Facial hair is an issue that many women prefer to keep quiet, with furtive trips to the beauty salon or secret bleaching sessions at home. While all women have fine, light hair covering their faces and bodies, for some women this hair can be thicker, coarser and more visible — but why? We spoke to dermatologist Dr Stefanie Williams at the launch of the new Philips Lumea , where she told us that there are a variety of factors behind female facial hair. Shaving, waxing and threading are relatively cheap and quick ways to remove the hair, although of course, they require regular maintenance. Or you could keep a pair of tweezers on hand to get rid of little unwanted hairs.
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W omen like me have been keeping a secret. The removal of facial hair is just as paradoxical — the pressure to do it is recognized by many women as a stupid social norm and yet they strictly follow it. Because these little whiskers represent the most basic rules of the patriarchy — to ignore them is to jeopardize your reputation, even your dignity. More specifically, they were interested in terminal hairs ones that are coarser, darker and at least 0. The men looked at 11 body areas on women, rating the hair from zero no hairs to four extensive hairs. The Ferriman-Gallwey scale was born. It has since been simplified, scoring just nine body areas upper lip, chin, chest, upper stomach, lower stomach, upper arms, upper legs, upper back and lower back.
Why do some women grow facial hair after menopause?
Women with visible facial hair have often been treated like sideshow attractions, attracting curiosity and ridicule even when not performing in an actual 19th-century carnival. But facial hair, like all body hair, is completely natural. Some women simply have more of it than others, whether they're trans or dealing with a hormonal health condition like polycystic ovary syndrome PCOS. Hirsutism, in which lots of hair grows where it otherwise might not, is one of PCOS's most common symptoms. And while beauty standards have traditionally dictated that women's faces should be hairless to be attractive, many women are now actively embracing their beards and mustaches as part of their identities.
Now, growing a mustache may very well be a rite of passage for teenage boys, not to mention 70s sitcom stars. But it can also be an unwelcome one for menopausal women, because of hormonal changes. About 30 percent of women report unwanted hair on the face. The cause? Too much male hormone, often caused by polycystic ovarian syndrome or by the loss of estrogen after menopause, which accelerates hair growth.