As a person who's been suffering from PCOS, hirsutism i.e extensive facial hair is something that I've been dealing with for most of my adult life.
I was completely fine with my facial hair, up until I discovered the hassle-free trend of shaving and realised that there is nothing wrong with shaving your facial hair, no matter what the shave-shamers say.
I am expected to shave my entire body clean but when I bring a razor near my facial hair it's a taboo? Why?
No, I'm not trying 'be like a man', in fact, there is nothing masculine about shaving, razors have been in women's lives for ages now.
Fun Fact: starting from Queen Elizabeth I to Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor, these women have publically admitted that shaving their faces was a part of their regular skincare routine.
No, my skin does not develop rough patches, in fact, it prevents my skin from getting peachy and fuzzy.
Trust me when I say this, I do not have stubble and my facial hair doesn't grow faster, thicker or darker.
The texture of my facial hair has nothing to do with my shaving habits. This is a myth.
Shaving doesn't make me lazy, it makes me self sufficient. My life doesn't revolve around my periodic threading calendar.
I no longer have to wait for my periodic threading or waxing calendar to get rid of my facial hair, I can do it anywhere at any given time.
I will choose to shave my facial hair instead of putting myself through the stinging sensation of bleach.
As a person with sensitive skin, chemical processes like these would leave me with redness and rashes all over my face. Shaving, on the other hand, doesn't have any such side-effects.
Yes, I might be prone to accidentally cutting my skin if I'm not careful but if I'm getting my facial hair waxed, I'm also prone to getting burns.