Hi.....I know that im going throught the stages of pre-menopause, on and off ..Mood swings, hot flashes, dry skin, and yes going crasy.....But I have not heard anyone talk about body hair. Now I have always had hairy arms and legs ,it runs in my family but the facial hair is whats bothering me the most. Im 43 and I find that my facial hair is getting longer, have never shaved or plucked except eyebrows before , the hair is noticable under my nose and chin/neck area,,ive tried bleaching but I get a rash. Im afraid of waxing or shaving because it might get darker and I might have more hair to deal with...Any suggestion would be appreciated. Also I wanted to mention that the hotflashes I would get were the type that you would feel your face on fire and I now have problems with rosacia, I tried soy products but it keeps my thyroid level to low, anything else I can use that is safe and natural.
I dont even want to think about hormone replacements........Im very sure that I have plenty of progesterone...So im told. Its accepting the natural course of having the body go through stages. I was hoping for someone to tell me a way that is easiest to remove facial hair. Hormone replacements is someting I fear so its not on my list of options.
tweezers are a wonderful invention. What I do for the longer ones, is periodically I get a scissors and clip the hairs as close to my skin as possible. For the longer ones, I use tweezers. Most times, after plucking the same hair out for two or three times, that particular hair does not come back.
I felt the same way that you gals do before I started using Sally Hansen wax strips.I assure you it does not come back thicker.In fact,everytime you wax it lasts longer and comes in FINER.I don't like the hot wax that you heat up.The strips are so simple,all you do is use them.I promise that you all will love the results.Have fun.
I also have the same facial hair issues,NOT fun!or funny.I can't take HRT,plus that's not good for your body so forget it.Before I entered into menopause I did have some facial hair which I had laser removed.This can be kind of costly but, the hair will be gone once and for all.As soon as move I'm going back to get the laser treatments,in the meantime I just shave it off.
I use Veet (cream depilatory), the kind for faces, about once a week, but it burns so much I'd hesitate to recommend it. It feels as though it would be bad for the skin and sometimes I think it's damaging mine a little. Stinks too. But it works.
I'm going to try those wax strips. Thanks for the useful thread and replies.
Hmm, I have tried home waxes, cremes, etc and none of them worked for me. Also, got someone to do a professional wax on me and I broke out in awful pimple like lumps. I keep getting ingrown hairs on my face which doesn't help and tweezers are not that wonderful, especially when you can't get hold of the hairs and they break off or don't come out properly. Then you end up with a problem. So far my doctor has just said it is something that should be dealt with by hair removal but I think he is being an ignorant male and not being a particularly good doctor in suggesting this. I know there are creams and other ways of dealing with this but so far no help from him! So, I am stuck with facial hair issues and having to try to muddle through on my own. Perhaps I should just TELL my doctor to refer me to a derm. Anyway, I feel for you - but you are not alone!