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This is embarrassing to me but I feel comfortable with you, Vixens! Is it normal for women to have facial hair? Because at the ripe old age of 22, I am noticing more than a little fine hairs. I'm not talking thick dark whiskers but light peach fuzz. I've resorted to buzzing it off with my man's electric razor to make it less noticeable. Of course, the hair grows back, as hair naturally does. What can I do and what is causing this? Should I see my doctor?

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    Oh, honey. <3

    Not only is it normal for women to have hair on their faces, but wait until you see what it does when you reach menopause!

    What's causing the peach fuzz is the fact that you're a sexually mature mammal.

    I'm assuming that you get yearly pap smears, so the next time you go, mention it and show your doctor, just in case. Hormonal imbalances can cause weird hair growth, but it sounds to me like yours is perfectly normal. We all have it.

    There's nothing wrong with buzzing it off, but don't use your boyfriend's razor. Sharing razors is a good way to get a staph infection on your face and that's no fun.

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    Robynne wrote: Oh, honey. <3 Not only is it normal for women to have hair on their faces, but wait until you see what it does when you reach menopause! What's causing the peach fuzz is the fact that you're a sexually mature mammal. I'm assuming that you get yearly pap smears, so the next time you go, mention it and show your doctor, just in case. Hormonal imbalances can cause weird hair growth, but it sounds to me like yours is perfectly normal. We all have it. There's nothing wrong with buzzing it off, but don't use your boyfriend's razor. Sharing razors is a good way to get a staph infection on your face and that's no fun.

    Staph...yikes! Thanks, dear. I feel like I'm going through menopause- facial hair, night sweats, what gives? I've recently started a new birth control that has a very low dose of hormones and perhaps my body is adjusting. I really don't like the razor, though. Any other ideas? How is that expensive no-no thing?

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    My mom made a point to tell me that she SHAVES her "mustache" (we are very fair) so that when/if I need to I won't think it's crazy.

    so, yes, totally normal.

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    Anna wrote: Staph...yikes! Thanks, dear. I feel like I'm going through menopause- facial hair, night sweats, what gives? I've recently started a new birth control that has a very low dose of hormones and perhaps my body is adjusting. I really don't like the razor, though. Any other ideas? How is that expensive no-no thing?

    that is (please pardon the overused superlative) totally the birth control.

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    I wouldn't buzz it off because you don't want to get razor bumps, when I turned 27 I got my 1st little hair on my chin and although it was just one I nearly freaked out. However after I calmed down I grabbed my tweezers and plucked it. It doesn't grow back fast but when it does I simply pluck it again. I notice some women get there facial hair waxed, but never shave or razor. I see too many women walking around with razor bumps and itís just not cute.

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    I've known a few women in my time who wax their faces, and many women who wax their upper lip and unibrow. There's also sugaring, which I'm not too familiar with...
    I read somewhere that many women wax their face because it makes their cheekbones more defined.
    There's also hair removal lotions.
    I get really peach fuzzy along my chin and near my ears. I don't worry about it too much, sometimes I just pluck the gravest offenders, or even use hair scissors.
    It's common with certain medications, or when women are really thin, or just genetics.

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    Anna wrote: Staph...yikes! Thanks, dear. I feel like I'm going through menopause- facial hair, night sweats, what gives? I've recently started a new birth control that has a very low dose of hormones and perhaps my body is adjusting. I really don't like the razor, though. Any other ideas? How is that expensive no-no thing?

    It's probably the birth control pills, yeah.

    I wouldn't waste a bunch of money on the "No No Hair" system. There's a $10 battery-operated thing that looks like a long, silver wand. It gets advertised on TV and you can buy it at any drugstore or in the cosmetic department of Target and places like that. It works great and doesn't make razor bumps.


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    Every month around my period, three long-ish hairs sprout out of my chin. And I have some fine hair at the corners of my lips I keep meaning to Nair.

    And pretty much most of he women I've opened up to about it have said, "Oh my god, me, too!" No one ever talks about it, I presume, because we don't want the men folk to find out, and if we're all talking about it, they might overhear.

    We must keep up the ILLLUUUUUUSSSSSIOOOOONNNN!!!!!

    But yeah, I'm gonna go put Nair on my grocery list. Thanks for the reminder!

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    I agree with not spending money on the No No...it does have a money back guarantee, but it didn't really work for me and it kinda smelt like (obviously) burning hair/skin. :(

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