Can we talk about the skeleton in the room?
UNWANTED HAIR GROWTH BECAUSE OF HORMONE IMBALANCE!
Really, I want to talk about the time that I had a long strand of hair randomly growing out of a mole on my face. Have you reached this point in your life? I hope not. Regardless, keep reading.
A few years ago, I was sitting in a memory care facility watching my mother-in-law sleep. I remember looking at all of the ugly facial hair that had almost taken over her face and thinking to myself that Carolyn would not be happy if she knew her face looked like that. She was always made up—never without makeup or her beloved wig (not sure why she wore a wig because her silver hair was beautiful). She was a well kept woman in her prime. Her chin now had hairs growing out of it and she was growing a mustache. Taking good care of her mental and physical state was more important than trying to explain to her demented mind that we needed to pluck whiskers off her chin. I felt for her. And, I remember thinking to myself that I hope I never have this problem when I get old.
Fast forward to last summer. I’m riding in the passenger seat of our convertible with the top down. All of a sudden my husband started laughing at me. The sunlight caught my face at the right angle and showed a long strand of hair growing out of a mole on my face. My husband thought it was hilarious. I was mortified! I guess I’m officially old. Maybe it was karma for not taking care of Carolyn’s facial hair.
Unwanted facial hair is another unwanted symptom of hormone imbalance.
As if night sweats, hot flashes, weight gain and insomnia weren’t enough. I now had to deal with unwanted facial hair. Another of the infinite reasons that menopause sucks!! Am I right?
Since I was adamant that I would not be caught dead with unwanted hairs growing on my face, I decided to make the bold move and start shaving my face. That’s right. I now shave my face. I know. I know. It sounds very masculine. I never knew this was a thing that women actually did. It’s funny what you can find on the internet. Thanks Google!
Now, I’m now addicted to shaving my face. Sort of. I only shave my face once a month so it’s not an everyday task or as high maintenance as shaving your legs, armpits or bikini area. My only regret about shaving my face is that I didn’t think to do it years ago! It almost works like microdermabrasion. Seriously! I love how my skin feels afterward!
I use these little razors found on Amazon here. They are gentle and easy to use. I have not cut myself a single time. There are several video tutorials on the internet about face shaving for women.
I think it goes without saying that unwanted facial hair is just another reason to do something about your hormone imbalance.
Thankfully, I found products that balance my hormones naturally and safely. Life changing balance! I cannot tell you if the balance has eliminated the unwanted hair growth because I continue to shave my face. Like I said earlier, I love it. I love how my skin feels and looks after I shave it.
I use the charcoal bar soap mentioned in my previous blog as my “shaving cream” and then I follow it up with the Mirah Cleansing Oil afterward. That combination makes the skin on my face as smooth as a baby’s butt! I love it!
Have you tried shaving your face? If not, give it a go!
Are you ready to balance your hormones and say goodbye to hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, unwanted hair growth and insomnia? I can help you find a solution. Read my prior blog post here to read about some of the products I use to balance my own hormones. Don’t waste another minute being miserable! Let me help you find a solution that fits your body’s natural balance. Reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 817-300-7288. This is my passion. I want to help!
Live healthy, my friends, and remember that age is just a number.