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Dear Dish-It: Facial Hair – Why Me?

Dear Dish-it,

Do all girls have facial hair? Because my best friend keeps laughing at me about it and so does this boy I’m crushing on…

whyme

Dear whyme,

The answer is YES. All girls have facial hair. You’re probably shocked, but it’s true. The amount of hair on every girl’s face is different though; same with the color. Some girls have really, really light, barely even noticeable “peach fuzz” on their faces, while others may find hair that’s a bit darker growing in places like their upper lip or sideburns. It’s nothing to be embarrassed or ashamed about – it’s just the normal human body, which is totally covered in hair in order to keep warm!

If you have darker hair on your face, you may feel more comfortable if you eliminate it. Lots of girls (and probably most women in North America) do this, and there are a variety of methods to get the job done. Before you try any of these out, you should talk to your mom, or maybe your fave aunt or older sis about their experiences and recommendations.

To get rid of facial hair, some girls tweeze, wax or beach regularly. The reason that women don’t usually shave the hair on their faces is that shaving can be way too harsh on your sensitive skin. Also, tweezing, waxing and bleaching are best left to the pros – most salons offer these services for not much money. For your first time, it’s very important you get a professional or an adult who knows what they’re doing to help you out, and you get your parents’ permission to do it.

If your case of facial fuzz is really out of control, or you’re worried about what might happen if you try to remove it or bleach it, go see your doctor, who can explain to you why it’s happening and what the best and safest way to deal with it is.

HAVE YOUR SAY: What do you think whyme should do? Do you have some good advice? Leave your comment below!

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