People who have "hipster beards" or facial hair of a similar style may need to change their look according to a new recommendation from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, face masks and respirators have been in hot demand to help protect against the disease.
But a new graphic from the CDC shows beards and a few moustaches will prevent the mask from completing a seal against the skin, meaning the masks won't be fully effective.
Hipster looks including the bandholz, the garibaldi and the verdi are among the 23 facial hairstyles that prevent a face mask from properly working.
Clean-shaven comes the most recommended as it provides an easy surface for a mask to seal onto. Soul patches and various small moustaches were also deemed okay.
Styles that could still be worn but may cross the seal if the facial hair wearer wasn't careful include goatees, the "villain" moustache and the horseshoe.
Simply put, those with facial hair should be wary their styles don't cross the mask-sealing surface.
So hipsters beware - to keep yourself free from sickness, you may need to sacrifice your all-important beard.