Post # 1
I was wondering if any other ladies have a similar problem to mine. First, I have a hormonal imbalance, it’s not a horrible thing but it’s pretty embarrassing and annoying.
Mainly because it makes hair grow in places I don’t want it (neck, chin, chest, stomach, armpits ::sighs::). It’s to where I have to shave neck/chin everyday because its so course, so dark, and if I shave in the am just like a man.. come the evening time I have the stumble already back.. and you can see it. And worse is that when I do shave, no matter where.. legs, arms, chin, neck .. I break out with razor burn. I’ve used all the sensitive skin crap and I just dont know what else to do.
I don’t know what to use to make it less noticable, I’ve read about laser hair removal but I heard that with hormanal imbalances it usually grows back. I don’t want to have razor burn on my face/chin/neck/underarms on my wedding day. I dont want my arm pits to look like I haven’t shaved them 🙁
I also have “skin tags” under my arm they are small and I have discoloration there as well as a spot on my neck.. Im not really sure what that is..
I know the “ooh you can edit that out in pictures if youre worried about that” its more about me having a strapless dress, wanting to dance, be close to and hug people without them noticing or me being so insecure of them noticing that I end up pulling away
any one else have this problem? any solutions?
Post # 3
have you been to a doctor about this? I have PCOS and have been on medication for it– it’s supposed to help and lessen some of the hair.
Post # 4
Shaving will only make it grow thicker and faster. Your best bet at this time is to probably wax it all off. Waxing isn’t all that bad. Also you may want to speak to your doctor about hormone therapy. I am Italian and I have thick dark hair that grows crazy on my arms and legs and underarms I just usually shave it all off, but I must shave everyday except for the arms (every couple of days) if I want to show those areas.
Post # 6
I would talk to your doctor about the hormonal imbalance. There should be meds you can take for it.
You may also be able to get the skin tags removed. I’m not sure about costs, but if you can have a mole removed, surely you can remove a skin tag.
As for the discoloration, I feel like there are creams that supposedly even out the skin tone. I’d talk to a dermatologist about it. They may have a solution.
Post # 7
@PoeticDoveInLA: Sounds like PCOS to me. I also have this, although a milder case. I will definitely be plucking everything the morning of my wedding! I’m not sure if you’re having anyone do your makeup, but I guess I would recommend first plucking or waxing your face and chin (get as many of those hairs out down to the root as you can — it’ll give you a day or so’s worth of grace time), and then make sure that you or your makeup artist puts on some pretty serious concealer or foundation.
I’m sorry about your razor burn. I generally shave with Dove soap, which actually minimizes razor burn for me, compared to shaving cream. I’ve also heard that shaving in the direction that the hair grows can be good to minimize irritation (my legs are generally fine, but I do this for my bikini area). Also in some cases, hitting the shaved area with some antibacterial soap or cream can be good to minimize irritation.
Are you on anything to even out the hormonal imbalance? I’m on HBC for, well, the normal reasons, but also to help even things out. I should also probably be losing weight, which is also supposed to help even things out — naturally, I don’t know if this is an issue for you at all.
Good luck! I’m sure that you’re going to look beautiful on your day. I hope that you can experiment with some of this stuff beforehand and find what works for you.
Post # 8
I have PCOS, I am over weight, I just had a hysterectomy in December because a biopsy revealed I have complex endometrial hyperplasia with atypia, I refused hormone therapy because cancer runs high in my family with women who have been on it (4 aunts died so far on my dad’s side) and was the reason why I did the hysterectomy.
I haven’t tried waxing anything other than my brows (which I have serious Burt & Ernie brows they even have to trim them after they wax because they’re so long). I use Dove and Dial soap because the doctor said they were the most sensitive ones unless you count Ivory which I dont like.
Post # 9
I’ve done laser hair removal– 4 treatments on underarms, 4 on bikini, 3 on legs.
I definitely noticed a difference while I was in the treatments. Hair would fall out and not grow back for 6 weeks… which was right when they’d zap it again. But nowadays (6 months after my last zap) and it’s not thaaaat much different than before I started? My hair is thinner but absolutely not gone– I still have to shave just as often as before, there’s just a little less of it (it’s finer). I’m starting up 3 more rounds of leg treatments at the end of the month.
I think eventually it might all go away, but I can’t afford enough treatments to do it… at least not for a while. I’m considering electrolysis for some of the hair?
Post # 10
@PoeticDoveInLA: I’m sorry about your surgery, glad that it was successful, and hope that all will go well for you in the future. (My mom actually just had the same surgery done for the same reasons.)
I don’t have much more to suggest, but I just wanted to say that you look beautiful in your picture! None of the stuff you mentioned is visible there. 🙂
Post # 11
I second the looking beautiful part. I don’t have any advice other than what’s already mentioned or to see a specialist, though I am sure you have already done that. It’s suckie that we’re made to feel down about these things. Usually everyone has something that they’re insecure about. For me it was acne, which still makes me insecure today, and a few years ago was so bad that sometimes I just couldn’t bring myself to leave the house to go to work. I hope you find a solution, even if it’s just temporary for your wedding day, but you will look gorgeous no matter what (and you’re marrying someone you love!).
Post # 12
Have you tried the facial Nair for sensitive skin? I’ve used it before & didn’t have any issues and my skin is super sensitive.
Post # 13
@ MsFoxxy :: I didn’t know Nair made it for face I will have to look into that. I’ve only used Nair once as a teenager and I didnt know how to use it haha
Do they make it for underarms too?
Post # 14
Yeah, there’s one for “Body & Underarms” but I’ve never tried it. I tried the regular one on my underarms a few years ago & ended up with a painful rash, so I never got “adventurous” with the underarms again after that, lol.
Post # 15
Regarding the skin tags, I used to have a few under my arms and my mother did as well. She taught me an easy way to remove them by yourself quickly and with no pain. It really works.
Most skin tags have a thinner part that connct the tag to the skin, so that you can kind of gently pull the tag away from the skin. In other words it’s not like a pimple that is just a bump on your skin.If that’s the case, santize an open blade razor (like this one: http://www.denlorstools.com/home/dt1/page_6103_118/us_blade_usb9_single_edge_razor_blades_-_100_pk..html) by heating it on an open flame for a few seconds, or dipping it in rubbing alcohol. Put a piece of ice on the thin part of the tag that connects it to the skin until it is numb. Pull the skin tag away from the skin and quickly nick the little connecting part as close to the skin as possible to remove the tag. Clean the skin with rubbing alcohol, neosporin, etc and put a little bandaid on.
It doesn’t hurt and there is almost no blood- just a drop or two at most. Some of mine haven’t had any. There are virtually no nerves running to the tag and almost no blood vessels. I’ve done this multiple times, on myself and on my fiance, who was amazed at how easy it was to remove a tag that had been bothering him for years. The longer the tag has been there the easier it will be to remove (as it is usually more disconnected from the skin).
Obviously if you have multiple tags or big ones or ones that you think will hurt if you try to remove them, see a doctor. But for everyday little pesky ones that arise, this works quickly, painlessly, and without any cost.
Post # 16
I have PCOS, hardcore. It’s really bad. I got a Tria gun. It’s at home laser hair removal. It hurts…but it keeps me from shaving on the daily.