Beards are sexy as hell on men, but not so much on women. Not many beauty issues are more embarrassing than female facial hair, even though it is common. The growth of feminine facial hair is called hirsutism, and usually affects women from the age of 18-45 years. Whether it is dark, coarse hairs or peach fuzz, there are ways to rid yourself of facial hair ladies.
Hirsutism is a condition where unwanted, male-patterned hair growth occurs in women. Hirsutism results in excessive amounts of stiff and pigmented hair on body areas where men typically grow hair; face, chest and back. The amount of body hair you have is largely determined by your genetic makeup. Hirsutism may arise from excess male hormones called androgens, primarily testosterone. Hirsutism may also be due to a family trait.
There are many effective medical therapies most women with hirsutism. However, many times it is as easy as a few dollars at Walmart and little extra time in the mirror.
A poll conducted by Kelton Research shows nearly 18 million American women are more stressed about facial hair than their finances. Now while I can’t make that exact connection. I can say is that, I am very paronoid about the appearance of MY facial hair. Yeah, I said it, “MY FACIAL HAIR!” I have a little milk mustache and a few random hairs under my chin all which I keep waxed at all times. I know plenty of women my age and older who have the same issue, but some address it differently. Some women live in fear that removing their facial hair with cause it to grow back greater. While others wage war against it by plucking, shaving, using cream or waxing constantly.
FACIAL HAIR REMOVERS
*Waxing is fairly quick, gets even the fine hairs, and can last weeks at a time if performed the right way. So before you go taking the warm gooey stuff near your face, this is something I suggest you allow a professional or experienced person to handle.
Wax Strips are similar to warm wax; not as dangerous but just as effective. This is my method of choice.
Creams can get messy and some have a strong odor because of the chemicals. Effects don’t last as long as waxing.
Plucking(my second but least favorite method) allows precise removal of hair and works best on stray whiskers. If you’re allergic to certain waxing ingredients, plucking is a better way to go, and since you’re pulling the hair out from the root, it slows down re-growth. Plucking is time-consuming. It can be more painful for sensitive areas like the upper lip and the hair removal process is not as convenient for larger patches of hair.
Facial Hair removers are easy to use and chemical-free. Regrowth is even slower than waxing. Some hair removal gadgets claim up to a 94 percent reduction in facial hair. However they range in price from a few dollars to hundreds of dollars.