Tips for getting rid of unwanted facial hair

Tips for getting rid of unwanted facial hair

13 November 2014

Facial hair can be embarrassing for women to deal with – and whether yours is due to the menopause or as a result of Hirsutism (Excessive Hair Growth) it’s understandable that you would want to try and find a solution to get rid of it. So here are some top tips for removing unwanted facial hair.

  • On your chin

Going through the menopause causes your oestrogen hormone level to drop and your androgen level (male hormones) to increase. This can lead to unwanted facial hair, particularly on your chin. While the occasional hair can be plucked, a more effective and lasting solution is Laser Hair Removal, which targets hair at the root, destroying the follicle and slowing down regrowth considerably.

  • On your face

All of us have tiny fine hair on our face which is hardly visible. During the menopause however, this hair becomes more noticeable. According to one Skin Care Expert, “Hair can thicken and darken thanks to fluctuating hormones, and grow in areas where normally only men get it, such as in front of the ears.”

Dermaplaning has been touted as an effective solution for this type of unwanted hair and involves using a sharp blade to remove the hair and exfoliate skin at the same time. This leaves your skin visibly clearer and smoother, as well as hair-free.

Bleaching creams can be used to lighten the appearance of the hair, while a more unusual tip is reducing the amount of white carbohydrates in your diet. White bread is classed as a high glycaemic food and is responsible for raising blood sugar, which increases your insulin levels and in turn causes your body to produce too many androgens.

  • On your eyebrows

Unlike the rest of your face, your eyebrows can become thinner and less noticeable during the menopause. Fix this easily and quickly by drawing them in with a pencil or have them tinted in a salon to make them look darker.

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