Facial hair!

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Has anyone any tips or advice for how best to deal with facial hair please?  Would hrt help this amongst other things?

At the moment I'm tweezing maybe 10-12 darker hairs out of my chin, but now I'm starting to see a finer pale downy growth around my lower cheeks. 

I have a fear of being unconscious in a hospital bed with husband and visitors watching my beard growing! 😷   I've given my sister instructions to visit with tweezers! 

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    This is too funny when it shouldn't be. My chin is horrendous. I shave it every other day. If I don't I will have a full beard. The hair is hard and course and brown and grey. I absolutely hate it. Hopefully someone will leave some tips as to how to get rid of it for a longer period of time.
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    Electrolosis treatments should help. My sister-n-law does it all the time. I'm sure it's pretty expensive and not sure how often you have to do them. I won't spend the money though.

    I do have an electric facial hair trimmer and I tweeze too, cause I just don't have the money for Electrolysis treatments.

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    Hi there

    I must admit I carry a pair of tweezers in my bag as I would have a beard. It's the white ones that are like thistles to remove - you may laugh at this I do or I would cry as I'm 44.

    I just put it down to one of those things. Is it a symptom of peri? I would feel better if it was as that would explain a lot of other bizarre emotions - yet the doc looks at me like I don't know my self and I'm talking rubbish- I think they just don't want to do a hormone test despite me asking numerous times. I would love to know the best way to remove unwanted facial hair as chin can get quite sore using tweezers twice a day.

    All tweezered out for now

    Take care

    Keep me posted for possible answers.

    Wax strips?

    Sazzie42

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      It is one of the symptoms of peri we seem able to laugh about, like you said, or we'd cry.

      I nearly cried when my six year old granddaughter said 'ouch Nana you pricked me then' when I kissed her! Oh dear

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    Hi, there are lots of hair removers for the face (google facial hair remover brush-on) which you just literally brush on - leave for 4 minutes or so (test first), scrape off with spatula in box (or an old credit card will do) then rinse. Please don't cut, snip or shave, the hairs go into 'defence mode' and come back stronger and often darker. I do mine every 10 days or so and have no problems with the product or the process, nice and straightforward smile
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    The Remington I light are very good I have one
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    If you are considering natural alternatives, add drops of pure spearming essential oil and pure lavender essential oil into your face cream/oil/moisturiser and drink several cups of speamint tea daily. Research published showed that drinking this tea helped to reduce mild facial hirsutism in postmenopausal women due to its ability to suppress androgens in the body. 

    Other herbs that have similar effect include vitex, black cohosh, saw palmetto. If you decide to support your body with these I just mentioned, it's wise to consult with a professionally trained  herbalsit who can provide you with info, right dosage in a prescritpion.

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      Thank you for that info, I'm ordering the spearmint tea now! And will be looking for the essential oils. Definitely interested in the natural alternatives

      Thanks x

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    Hi Maisie I have a few chin hairs started on my 40's. Just about 3 small ones though nothing much yet I shave them off SD well haha
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    Hi Maisie05, I really laughed when I read your post, we sound like twins ! 😀  for the past  3 years since being peri,  my facial hair has really become a problem. ( on my chin and upper lip ) Everyday I have to pluck dark course hair......if I didn't I'd look like a billy goat !!😂 I'm scared of what would happen if I had some sort of accident that would stop me using my hands and was unable to remove the hair. I'd be totally mortified if my partner and friends saw me turning into a man before their eyes ! I really thought I was the only one who thought this way.  I may take the advice of  Laura-lee and try a hair removing cream.....it's worth a go. It's nice to know I'm not alone 😀
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      😄 Yes we are silly what makes us worry aren't we! My mum said that when my Gran died and she went to visit her in the Chapel of Rest that she had hair all over her chin and a moustache! Apparently your hair carries on growing after you die. I'm going to write instructions that no one comes to see me after I die.

      Love and laughter xx

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      Oh how funny 😀 When I die I don't care what people think ! I can imagine my boys both laughing and saying " I didn't know Mum had a beard ! " 

      Men don't have all these worries !

       Thanks for making me laugh 🌺

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