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Women & Unwanted Facial Hair

Women & Unwanted Facial Hair

Saturday, January 1st 2005

Unwanted facial hair (UFH) can cause embarrassment and lack of confidence in young and older women alike. One of the first things to recognize is that UFH is a common problem faced by many women. A 1999 survey of over 13,000 women in the USA found that 40% of them had removed UFH and 20% removed UFH on a weekly basis. 4% of these women had a chronic problem and removed UFH on a daily basis.

Everyone has facial hair. Most of it is so fine it is hardly visible. Ageing and menopause often causes this hair to become thicker and more noticeable. Another cause is excess androgens in the body commonly associated with obesity. Other causes can be diseases such as polycystic ovary syndrome, or hormonal fluctuations due to pregnancy, puberty or menopause.

A natural, long lasting way to remove UFH from the roots is through the use of a sugaring gel. Unlike waxes, these gels are typically made to adhere to the hair and not the skin so that the hair removal involves significantly less discomfort. Regular sugaring can weaken the hair follicle to such an extent that it noticeably reduces hair re growth over time.

BodEze facial gel is a sugaring gel made from natural ingredients like sugar, kiwifruit, aloe vera, lemon and added antioxidants in the form of watermelon extracts. It is gentle on the skin and the pack comes with a glycerine based facial exfoliating bar with coconut and watermelon extracts. The gel has been formulated as a warm gel to open the pores and make hair removal effective and effortless. Combined with the innovative strips, the formulation removes the hair by the roots with minimal discomfort for a smooth hair free complexion lasting from 4-6weeks.

Reproduced unabridged from the January - March 2005 issue of Health and Herbal News, with the kind permission of Health and Herbs International Ltd.

Footnote from Ideal Health:

These products are in the BodEze Range:

Body Beautiful
Facial Pack
Some people have also found benefit using Spearmint Tea

Related health information can be found here:

Efamarine for healthy skin, hair and nails
Hormonal Changes
Skin Health
Tea tree oil - antiseptic healer
What your nails reveal

Related articles can be found here:

Exfoliation
Natural Personal Care - What Really Is In That Deodorant?
Trilogy Rosehip Oil - Why It's Just So Good For The Skin
Women & Unwanted Facial Hair

If you need help or advice, you are welcome to email our naturopathic team with your health question.

Disclaimer: The health information presented here has been written for the New Zealand health consumer. It is of a general nature and is only intended to provide a summary of the subjects covered. The information is not intended to be comprehensive or to provide medical advice to you. While all care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information, no responsibility or liability is accepted, and no person should act in reliance on any statement contained in the information provided. All health ailments should be treated by a qualified health professional.

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