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Old 01-04-2006, 10:31 AM   #1
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Facial Hair

I have had increasing facial hair lately (age 51); mostly in chin area. I pluck the thick ones and sometimes I use Nair for face. I have always suffered with acne, now facial hair. And the dark circles under my eyes is driving me crazy. Any ideas?

 
Old 01-04-2006, 06:03 PM   #2
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Re: Facial Hair

Denise, I feel your pain. I have a fear I'll lose my mind and end up in a nusing home where I will grow a beard. Yikes!!! Electrolysis works. It can be costly but after multiple treatments, those little buggers stay gone.

The dark circles may be a sign of allergies. Have you always had them or is this a new development?

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Old 01-05-2006, 12:19 PM   #3
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Re: Facial Hair

Laser works faster, although is more expensive.

The dark circles often get worse as we age, due to skin becoming thinner.

Oh, the joys of ageing!

 
Old 01-06-2006, 06:22 AM   #4
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Re: Facial Hair

Same chin hair problem. Lots of electrolysis treatments didn't help and new ones keep sprouting all the time. Seems like they grow from zero to 60 in an hour. I keep tweezers in my purse at all times. Isn't this fun?

 
Old 01-23-2006, 03:33 PM   #5
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Re: Facial Hair

Can you imagine when the prehistoric women had hair all over their body. Everyone had sex anyways...

ApeMan,"ooo sexy hair on your breasts..."

I wish evolution completely got rid of female "facial hair" rather than leaving a few little specs every so often.

 
Old 01-23-2006, 06:05 PM   #6
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Re: Facial Hair

They say that every part of the human body serves a purpose, you know, like the hair in our nose is supposed to catch particles in the air and prevent them from being inhaled into our lungs?

Maybe we get hair on our chins when we get older so there is something there to catch the food that dribbles out of our mouths ... LOL

Hmmmm, maybe if I didn't pluck the hairs out of my chin my blouse wouldn't get as many food stains on it. I swear, the older I get the more food doesn't make it all the way into my mouth.

My daughter asked me once if my chest was a food magnet! I told her 'No honey, it's not my chest, it's the d*mn blouse! LOL

 
Old 01-23-2006, 07:01 PM   #7
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Re: Facial Hair

May I ask how old you ladies were when the chin hair started? And does the removal (either elect or laser) work only if the hairs are black?

 
Old 01-23-2006, 07:02 PM   #8
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Re: Facial Hair

I believe that even women tend to grow some facial hair, but it's much less than men, right? So it seems this should be much easier to take care of if you get one of those wipe away products (sorta like Stridex pads) you see on TV. And btw, anybody know where to get those?

 
Old 01-24-2006, 01:06 PM   #9
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LLTL - as to when the chin hair started, mine started in my 40's (I'm 56 now). At first I had only 3 or 4 in one spot on my chin and had electrolysis for those. Didn't work, and more kept sprouting in the same area. Thought I was keeping up with the plucking, and then this past weekend I stayed in a hotel where they had one of those lighted magnifying mirrors. Ohmygawd! There were about 30 that I'd been missing all along because they weren't stubble. Now I'm mortified that I've had a beard all along and didn't know it.

 
Old 01-24-2006, 01:47 PM   #10
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I'm 26 and already have this problem!! Even worse, after I pluck some of the hairs become ingrowns and cause horrible red pimple-like marks. Has anyone had this and how did you deal with it?!?!

 
Old 01-27-2006, 04:28 AM   #11
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I didn't know anyone was trying to be funny here. This is a very serious problem for me that is ruining my face. Does anyone have an answer??

 
Old 01-27-2006, 07:20 AM   #12
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Personally, I do think there's a funny side to the fact that I'm growing a beard. My daughters (29 & 24) and I laugh about it all the time - they'll point out hairs that I've missed.

 
Old 01-27-2006, 11:57 PM   #13
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Re: Facial Hair

Hello all...Bevery wary of hormone replacement as it can raise testosorone levels and therefore you get hairy. Plucking can leave hair bumps. Nair burns the skin. I shave off the strays every day...no problems and i use baby lotion and it works wonders...

 
Old 02-03-2006, 01:10 PM   #14
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I've always had a mustach. I've been shaving it once a week. Now I get a long hair here and there on my chin that I shave off when it gets too long maybe once a month.

 
Old 03-04-2006, 10:45 PM   #15
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Hi all -- this thread has made me laugh! Some of these aging threads are depressing and/or sad, but let's face it (pun intended!), we're all dealing with this issue as we get older and it's kinda funny! Like many of you, I never leave home without tweezers in my purse. I'm intrigued by what I'm hearing about laser treatments and plan to look into that. Nair is good for the soft, longer hair that's appearing on the side of my face, but doesn't work on those true "whiskers" that are appearing on my chin. I think we all fear the nightmare scenario of being old and incompetent in some nursing home where no one is attending to our whiskers!

 
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