Shaving and other methods of body hair removal are such integral parts of most women's daily routines. Shaving products for our legs are being marketed to us almost 24 hours a freaking day! But when it comes to having and removing hair on our faces, TV, movies, advertising, and other media outlets remain pretty hush-hush — as if it's impossible for women to have facial hair to begin with.
But we do! Women might not grow beards on the regular, but we can experience peach fuzz and minor hair growth along our jawlines and chins. Some women, such as myself, experience hair growth to the point that they need to shave their faces frequently. I've been shaving myself almost every single day for two years, and until recently, I was so embarrassed by it that I didn't even want my best friends who live and share a bathroom with me to know.
Needing to shave made me feel less feminine, but the habit brought me to discover a life-altering fact about my body. If you shave and are ashamed of it like I was, or have wanted to shave your face but are afraid of the stigma, listen up.
So I'm going to start picking up my face razor in the morning with pride — because I'm certainly not the only woman who does it.
Roughly 5 million women across the globe have PCOS — and it's not the only reason women grow facial hair. Gland abnormalities, certain medications, and general hormonal imbalances can cause women to grow facial hair.
So if you are like me and are wondering why the hell you need to shave so often, don't be ashamed of it! You're definitely not alone. You should, however, contact your doctor. Your shaving habits might uncover something much bigger.