April 24, 2013

Video: How to Hide Facial Hair

If you haven't seen this video via my tumblr yet, I thought I would share it here as well. It has some great tips for hiding facial hair--a couple of them I don't think would work for me, but who knows, they might work for you! Plus she's really sweet; you'll want to hug her!

And don't forget, the deadline for submissions to the Armpits 4 August zine closes next Tuesday, April 30th!  Are you submitting something?


Anonymous said...

I never cry at Youtube videos, but this video has me in tears. The quavering in your voice, the things you said...this feels so personal to me. I have to take a break and finish it later. I rarely leave my house. Even though I have a husband who loves me and accepts me completely, (he sees my hair fully grown-out, touches it like nothing's off about it) I still feel so much anxiety about leaving my little bubble of safety. I have very sensitive skin, so either I leave the house with a lip/chin/neck full of hair, or I leave the house with a face full of acne. Plucking and shaving both cause acne, but especially plucking. I've tried makeup to cover the bumps and redness, but nothing really covers it, especially in a certain light..you can see the silhouette of all the follicle bumps. Sorry for going on, but this is something that rules my life. You are so brave. Thank you for this.

Allerleirah said...

I wish I could take credit for the video, but I'm only sharing it because I enjoyed it so much. I'm sure the woman who did this would love to hear your comments too! :)

My heart goes out to you in your situation, though. You can go on for as long as you want! That's what this place is for. I have to fight to keep from letting it take over my life, too, and I've found it gets easier with time, a diagnosis and medical treatment to supplement the shaving. Have you ever looked into options like medication?

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this video. It feels life changing to hear someone with PCOS speak about her condition. I feel so isolated and alone. This is very meaningful to me Allerleirah!