Besides infertility, this is one of the most devastating parts of having PCOS. I've basically shaved since my senior yr. in high school. First it was once or twice a week...now every day. I tried to pluck, but it hurts and damages my skin...there's just too much hair. I can't afford laser, and I've heard it doesn't always help cysters at least permanently.
A few yrs. ago I heard about a hair removal cream on a different PCOS support forum. Since for most women with PCOS, a regular facial hair removal cream doesn't always work, another solution is to use a cream formulated for men, as facial hair may be coarser than "normal." The recommended brand is SoftSheen Carson Magic Cream for black men, that is supposed to prevent razor bumps. www.softsheen-carson.com/_us/_en/magic-sha
I bought this cream and I use it from time to time in addition to shaving. Because I've shaved for so long, it still doesn't remove that hair, but it gets rid of finer hair and peach fuzz very well. Though instructions say to wait 36 hrs. until using again (or shaving), I sometimes wait a few minutes after washing away and shave. It does cause some redness...I have sensitive skin. But they do have a sensitive skin variety that seems to lessen the issue. My face always feels so smooth after using this.
But since you haven't removed your hair and probably don't want to start, there is a method I just heard about last month. For years, Indian women use turmeric powder to create pastes for hair removal. It is supposed to make hair fine over time...sometimes taking several months of dedication. They use it on babies to make them nearly hairless as they grow up. Indian brides use it for hair removal and to lighten their skin. I've tried the paste once so far, using greek yogurt to form the paste. I had the cooking variety which can stain yellow (though I didn't really see any noticeable staining the next morning after a night application). There is a white turmeric powder suitable for the face and cosmetic use as well.
I am willing to try this since it seems proven. I wish I would have known about it as a teen before I ever picked up that razor. I love it because it's natural, too. I hate using smelly depilatory creams and of course have the bad reaction sometimes. I pinned several links to good info. on turmeric powder on my Pinterest board: pinterest.com/cre8tivcurrents/natural-beau
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