A woman's beard is an increase in hair that appears in the area of a woman's upper lips or cheeks.A trigger for increased hair growth in this area can be, in addition to a genetic predisposition, above all a disruption of the hormonal regulation. The degree of hairiness can vary. A woman's beard affects around 20% of all women. In most cases, they suffer a lot from the increased hair and try to combat hair growth in different ways.
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Removing the lady's beard
Most women who suffer from a lady's beard feel particularly mentally stressed. The increased hair is not only a cosmetic blemish, but also makes the women affected feel uncomfortable and ashamed of their appearance. Even if the immediate removal of a woman's beard is the top priority for most women, the possible cause should be clarified by a doctor.
Lies a Excess of male sex hormones as a trigger, in this case you can have a drug hormone treatment initiate. If a normal regulation of the hormone level is reached again, the hair on the upper lips and cheeks shows clearly regressive and the female beard disappears over time. If there is no hormonal disorder as the cause, in many cases lengthy treatment is required for the women concerned, although an effective therapy that permanently combats the female beard is not yet available.
Should the lady's beard short term many different options are available. This includes methods like that Lasers, To grow, Shave, bleaching or Epilation, but also familiar ones Home remediesthat are available in any drug store. Finding the most suitable and above all effective method for removing a woman's beard is difficult for many women. Not every method achieves the desired success, since the removal of the hair often with clear Skin irritation goes hand in hand.
Plucking the lady's beard
Many women try to get rid of their lady's beard by plucking away the annoying hair. Plucking is a very inexpensive method that can be done quickly with tweezers. By stretching the skin on the upper lips and in the cheek area, hair removal can be made easier. This is a painful method. If the hair of the lady's beard is not properly grasped by the tweezers, the hair may break off and the hair cannot be removed with the root. Visible stubble emerges. With a very pronounced female beard, the plucking of the individual hair is much more difficult, takes longer and it becomes difficult to catch all of the hair. After plucking, the skin in the upper lip and cheek area is usually very irritated and reddened.
Shaving the lady's beard
Hair removal in women with a lady's beard can be carried out with the help of a razor, just like removing hair from other parts of the body. Shaving only cuts off the individual hair. The hair root is not removed. This allows the whiskers to grow back very quickly. The affected women develop stubble, which is not only visually visible, but also perceived as unpleasant. The stubble is particularly noticeable with dark and thick hair. Shaving also makes the whiskers thicker and more resilient. Although shaving to remove a woman's beard can be carried out very quickly, it is not recommended as the first choice, especially for women who value smooth and well-groomed skin.
Laser the lady's beard
A woman's beard can be removed most effectively through laser treatment. However, this is a method that is associated with high costs of around 400 - 500 euros per session. When a laser is used, a beam of light is generated that damages the whiskers in the root area and thus prevents growth. However, several sessions are necessary to effectively combat the increased growth of beard. The laser treatment should only be carried out by a doctor or a trained beautician with appropriate specialist knowledge.
However, the laser is only effective for dark hair. Dark hair contains a dye called melanin, which absorbs the light generated by the laser and kills the hair roots. The use of the laser causes considerable irritation and irritation of the skin. The strain dries it out, looks red and often swells. The formation of wrinkles in the face area can set in prematurely as a result of the laser treatment.
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Grow a lady's beard
When waxing, there are several ways that you can remove a lady's beard. Depending on your personal preferences, you can use either cold wax strips or warm wax.
Waxing the annoying hair with the help of cold wax strips is a little easier and faster. Cold wax strips, which are available in the drugstore, are first warmed in the hand and then applied to the upper lip or cheek area. After a short exposure time, the wax strips can be removed along with the annoying hair. There are even smaller wax strips specially made for hair removal in the facial area, which are specially adapted to the contours of the upper lip and thus achieve an optimal result.
Many women find the warm wax method a bit more pleasant, but it takes longer to carry out because the wax has to be warmed up before it can be applied. Overall, the use of wax will keep the woman's beard from growing again for about 4 to 6 weeks. However, with this method you have to keep in mind that the hair must have reached a certain length in advance so that the wax can grip properly.
Epilate a woman's beard
As with leg hair removal, many women resort to epilation when removing excessive beard hair. With an epilator, the small hairs in the upper lip and cheek area are pulled out together with the root. This results in a long-lasting effect of up to 4 weeks. Only then does the hair slowly grow back.
To avoid the pain that occurs when pulling out the hair, it is advisable to smooth the skin. In addition, careful skin care with the help of suitable moisturizers should follow after epilation in order to prevent possible skin irritations. In contrast to a conventional shave, the hair grows more slowly and, above all, finer, so that it does not quickly become disruptive and visible again.
A special method of epilation is thread epilation. The method originally comes from the Far Eastern countries and requires a great deal of sensitivity. You knot a piece of string together so that a circle is formed. This circle is then rotated between the fingers to remove the hair above the upper lip along with the root.
Bleaching of the lady's beard
Another possible method for combating a disturbing female beard is bleaching the hair. Bleaching does not stop the growth of the hair, but makes it so light that it is no longer visually visible.
It is a simple, inexpensive and painless method. In addition, no stubble remains after application. By using a so-called oxidizing agent, in most cases hydrogen is used, the color of the whiskers is removed so that they fade and are no longer visible. The products that are used to bleach a woman's beard can easily be purchased in the drugstore.
It is important to make sure that you choose a color that matches your natural skin type, otherwise the hair may still be visible despite the bleaching. Particular attention should also be paid to the compatibility of the products on the skin. In many cases there is redness, rashes and skin irritation. This method of removing a woman's beard, like laser, is only useful for dark hair, as there is no significant effect on light beard hair.
Many women also swear by simple home remedies for bleaching facial hair that are supposed to color the women's beard lighter. This includes, for example, lemon juice or potato juice. It should be noted that bleaching, be it chemically from hydrogen peroxide or, of course, from citric acid, can seriously irritate the skin.
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Depilatory cream for the treatment of a woman's beard
More and more women are turning to depilatory creams to remove their women's beard. These creams contain the active ingredient eflornithine, which, when used regularly, inhibits hair development. This makes the hair grow back much more slowly and you have to shave or epilate the hair less often. It should be noted, however, that patients must be patient, as it can take 6-8 weeks for slowed hair growth to become noticeable.
Alternatively, there are also depilatory creams that have no long-term effect, but only remove the hair. These creams, which are e.g. are also used for leg hair, are applied to the woman's beard and left on for several minutes. Then you can wash your hair together with the cream. However, many women react with strong skin irritation to the chemical ingredients, so tolerance should be carried out on a small piece of skin in advance. The providers of these depilatory creams promise hairlessness for several weeks.
Can you permanently remove a woman's beard?
Before considering how to have a woman's beard removed, the cause of it should first be clarified so that malignant diseases such as tumors but also hormonal disorders can be successfully treated. As part of the therapy, the hair should then also decrease again. Is it a harmless cause e.g. Due to the genetic predisposition or the hormonal change after menopause, there are now possibilities to permanently remove the women's beard.
In cosmetic studios and some doctors, for example, there is the option of having a woman's beard removed with a laser. The device uses high-energy light radiation to generate great heat that can destroy the hair roots. It takes several sessions to permanently remove the woman's beard. Unfortunately, the laser treatment is particularly effective on dark hair; women with very light female beards may not benefit from the treatment.
Alternatively, there is also the option of electric or needle epilation, in which the hair roots are destroyed with the help of electricity and the lady's beard cannot grow back.
Home remedies for removing a woman's beard
In addition to the well-known methods of hair removal, there are also simple, well-known home remedies that can be used to remove a woman's beard.
The annoying hairs in the upper lip and cheek area can be removed with the help of a sugar paste that you can quickly and easily stir yourself. To prepare the sugar mass, sugar and lemon juice are used, which are heated together until the sugar caramelises. After the sugar paste has cooled down, it can be applied to the woman's beard and with the help of cotton strips, after a short exposure, be pulled off suddenly. This hair removal with the help of simple household means is similar to the waxing method, but it is better and more caring for sensitive skin. However, even with this method, the hair of the woman's beard must have a corresponding initial length so that an optimal result can be achieved.
Another well-known home remedy for removing a woman's beard is cucumber water. By applying fresh cucumber water to the woman’s beard several times a day, especially dark hair is removed from the color pigments so that it appears lighter. The cucumber water only needs to act for 5 minutes and can then be washed out with fresh water.
In women with light hair, lemon juice can be used to bleach the fine hair on the face. In the case of dark hair and skin types, however, no sufficiently positive effect can be achieved. If, in some cases, it is only a question of individual hairs that stand out or are annoying, conventional tweezers, which are available in every household, can be used for hair removal. Here you should make sure that the hair to be removed near the surface of the skin is grasped with the tweezers and quickly plucked out with one jerk.
What are the causes of a lady's beard?
There are several reasons why women get a lady's beard. The most common and harmless cause is a genetic predisposition. If there is a hormonal change during puberty, the typical sexual hair develops in men and women, including, for example, the armpit hair and also the hair in the genital area. This process is controlled by the so-called androgens, the sex hormones, which also include testosterone. Beard growth also develops here in men, as the hair roots of the man on the face are very sensitive to testosterone. If a woman develops a lady's beard in the course of puberty, her genetic predisposition may be responsible. Here, the hair cells of the woman on the face are also more sensitive to testosterone and this is why the woman's beard is created. This then often also affects the female relatives.
The hormonal balance of women also changes with the onset of menopause. Since less female sex hormones are produced (e.g. estrogen), male body hair can appear like a woman's beard. However, a pathological change in the hormonal balance can also be responsible for the development of a lady's beard. The production or conversion of androgens can be increased and the women suddenly show masculine features such as the lady's beard. Medically this is called Hirsutism designated. Malfunctions in the ovaries, e.g. in the context of polycystic ovarian syndrome or ovarian tumors. An overproduction of the hormone cortisone (e.g. through taking medication) can lead to the "masculinization" of women. In addition, hirsutism can also occur in the case of diabetes mellitus, severe obesity or diseases of the adrenal gland.
It is therefore advisable that if male hair suddenly appears, e.g. in the form of chest hair or a woman's beard, the family doctor or gynecologist should be consulted in order to rule out possible pathological causes.