Here's The Scientific Reason You Grow That One Annoying Hair On Your Chin

It's always there, right?

Here's The Scientific Reason You Grow That One Annoying Hair On Your Chin

Do you get a pesky hair or two growing out of your chin?  You know that one that springs up out of nowhere and always appears when you can't find your tweezers? 

If so you're not alone. But why do we get them? 

“Chin hair results from a combination of genetics and hormones,” Hadley King, M.D., board-certified dermatologist told Women's Health.  "It’s our male hormones (called androgens), as well as our overall hormonal balance, that stimulate growth of chin hair," she explains.

While they can appear at any age, she said it's more likely they'll pop up as we get older. Plucking them is the easiest and quickest way to get rid of them, but if you're blessed with a few, it might be worth investigating laser hair removal. 

And while you can get chin hair with a perfectly normal balance of hormones, if you also notice irregular periods, excess facial and body hair and stubborn adult acne that isn’t responsive to treatments, you may have polycystic ovary syndrome(PCOS). If you’re concerned, you should probably see your doctor. 

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