Beards are sexy. It’s a fact. They just are. Perhaps it has to do with signifying boys finally becoming men, or maybe it stems from cavemen days when strong hunters had a long beard. But perhaps it’s a subconscious thing where a healthy beard signals healthy offspring.

While I can’t tell you for sure what makes men with beards so attractive. All I know is that when a sexy guy shaves his gorgeous facial fur, it’s a huge lady-boner killer. So why on Earth did these ten celebrities shave their faces? I suppose the actors might say it was for a role, but that excuse won’t work for everyone. John Legend, I’m looking at you!

One thing is for sure, the shave did take years off their appearance, but I can’t say it was in a good way. These men all turned into boys, and I mean baby boys when they took away their whiskers. Scroll through this list to see what I’m talking about.

Besides, aren’t you just a little curious to see what Nick Offerman’s upper lip looks like?

1. Michael Fassbender

He looks like some kind of sexy Irish Viking with that ginger beard.

Unfortunately, he’s more of a baby leprechaun without it.

2. Jared Leto

Remember when Jared Leto used to look like a sexy Jesus? Yeah, I miss those days, too.

Clean-shaven, he doesn’t even look like the same person!

3. Kit Harrington

It can sometimes be confusing whether it’s Kit or his beard that plays the gorgeous Jon Snow on Game of Thrones.

When the beard is gone, so too is the magic.

Ever wonder what gave Zach Galifianakis his comedic powers? Hint: It was totally the facial hair…