The Hairy Truth – PCOS & Hirsutism

The Hairy Truth – PCOS & Hirsutism

Yes, weight issues may probably be the ugliest of all PCOS symptoms, for many of us out there lies a very, very close second, HIRSUTISM.

Simply put, hormonal imbalance + insulin issues = Hairy Fairy

hirsutism
ˈhəːsjuːtɪz(ə)m
noun
abnormal growth of hair on a woman's face and body.
 
Many women on PCOS meds such as Metromin note a reduction in hair growth. For me though, I am at the point where I am going this journey without meds.
 
There are a few methods around to assist in the removal of unwanted hair, here's what I've tried...
 

Waxing - Worked well initially until the hair growth became aggressive, also harder to remove shorter hairs that are still visible.  I do still wax my arms though.

Threading - Works well, even on shorter hair, the problem is finding someone to do it and tends to be a bit painful.

Laser Removal     -Highly Recommended! Hair growth is drastically slowed down, hair becomes finer and easier to remove and the skin looks so much smoother. You have to bear in mind though that due to PCOS being a hormonal issue, you will never get permanent results, I would suggest doing a full treatment and further touch ups every 1 - 2 years.

Shaving - Not exactly the best for your delicate facial skin however this is definitely the quickest, easiest, cheapest and least painful method. 

Unfortunately, trying to achieve a hairless face comes with an unwanted guest, ingrown hairs! Ingrown hairs can be sore, leaving red bumps on your skin.

 

Here are 2 simple tricks to combat ingrown hairs and smoother skin!

 

Depileve Intimate Folisan -  Roll-on applicator bottle in a gel formula allows application in hard to reach areas and on precise locations. Recommended to be used one week after hair removal to avoid pimple and ingrown hairs, however I use as often as necessary.                                                                                                    s526859806315784208_p7_i3_w800

Simple Sugar & Honey Exfoliating Scrub                                                                                                                                                                                              

Mix 1 tablespoon honey with 1 tablespoon brown sugar. Use over problem areas on your skin, exfoliating in a circular motion, rinse well with warm water, pat dry and apply a good moisturizer. I would recommend doing this once a week, if you do this too often you could risk drying out your skin.honeysugar         

Why not share your tips and tricks on dealing with hirsutism?

 

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