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?
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?
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?
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?
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.
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...
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!