Fuzzy cheeks owe to a number of reasons. These include:

  • Hirsutism (the condition of excess hair on your face, chest, and back)
  • Too many male hormones, or androgens, in your system
  • Certain medical conditions, such as polycystic ovary syndrome and Cushing's syndrome

Whatever the cause, you can have an effect in terms of growing in beauty. Here are eight ways of dealing with facial hair.

1. Weight loss

Did you know that overweight women tend to make more male hormones? So if you lose weight, your body will produce fewer of them, resulting in less facial hair.

2. Shaving

This isn’t an ideal treatment, but it will help you to control your facial hair. Some women get razor burn from shaving too often, and you may need to shave daily to avoid stubble growth.

3. Tweezing, waxing, and threading

These methods can cause pain and redness, but they pluck hair out at the root, which means you won’t have to do them so often.

4. Depilatories

With this method, you apply cream to your face that destroys the hair follicle, and then wipe it off. Depilatories can irritate skin, though, so you do need to be careful.

Laser Hair Removal

5. Electrolysis

This expensive procedure zaps hair at the root with an electric current. You’ll need to repeat the process a few times to permanently remove hair.

6. Birth control pills

Birth control makes your body produce fewer male hormones. So with regular use, you should have less facial hair.

7. Face cream

Some face creams on the market contain agents that slow down hair growth at the sites where their applied.

8. Laser hair removal

Laser hair removal helps you to manage facial hair safely, effectively, and quickly in as few as four sessions. Best of all, you’ll never have to experience ingrown hairs, razor burn, or thickened hair follicles ever again.

End the Hair Scare

Excess hair growth in women is mainly caused by excess male hormones called androgens. Chief among these is testosterone. It can also be due to genetics or certain medications. Certain syndromes, like polycystic ovary syndrome and Cushing’s syndrome, also cause excess facial hair. It’s important to get checked out by a medical professional to rule out any life-threatening conditions.

References

  1. "7 Gentle and Effective Ways to Remove Facial Hair," Good Housekeeping, August 9, 2016.
  2. "Excessive or Unwanted Hair in Women," Healthline, October 15, 2015.
  3. "The Best Way to Secretly Get Rid of Your Chin Hair," New York, November 18, 2014.
  4. "The Hairy Woman's Guide to a Fuzz-Free Face and Body," The Daily Mail, February 19, 2014.

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