How often have you suddenly seen your face in a car mirror and wondered how long you’ve been wandering around with a hairy chin? Or spotted a big one sprouting only to find you’re nowhere near a pair of tweezers? Or panicked when a bright light falls suddenly and mercilessly onto your face? The answer is probably all too often – ALL women over 50 have been there. So High50 is delighted to recommend Henpicked, a site for wise women over 40, and crammed with information about how to deal with all the irritants that come with ageing as well as popular past-times like gardening.
We particularly like this very informative article on chin hairs and suggest anyone who is prone to chin hairs – so that means all of you – should log on and read Why is there hair on my chinny-chin-chin? It talks you through all the available options for dealing with the problem, from waxing and threading to laser and even suggests you avoid certain foods – white bread apparently.
It inspired High50 to get serious and eliminate the little pests once and for all. If you don’t ever want to worry again about sitting with your face to a sunny window, here are the 5 essential gadgets that need to become part of your daily routine:
Conquering the problem starts with a good magnifying mirror and a proper light. How many of us are putting our make-up on in poorly lit bathrooms or bedrooms? It’s not always easy to spot facial hair but then we can suddenly find ourselves in a shaft of blazingly brutal sunlight or in someone’s bathroom with a cruel overhead light and there they all are….mean little hairs sprouting and nastier, longer ones curling viciously from our chins. Do not ever leave the house without checking in this mirror, which has suction pads so you can place it at exactly the right level for you. It’s not always easy to look in it because the reality, especially when it’s hairy, can be harsh but better to be safe than sorry – make it part of your daily routine.
Do not, we repeat do not, leave home without this. It’s superb for quick checks – and you’ll need them as rogue hairs have a nasty way of sneaking up on us and unfurling themselves from our chins when we least expect it.
It goes without saying you’ll need a pair of good tweezers with grip and a slanted edge to dispatch hairs swiftly and lethally. We suggest you have several in case you lose a pair and never leave home without a pair in your handbag – ever. You can’t do better than with these original, award-winning tweezers by Tweezerman the expert.
We like the simplicity of this device. It’s easy to use and relatively pain-free and deals with upper lip hair and the downy hair along our jawline as well as those detested witchy hairs on our chins.
This is not cheap and it can sting – especially on the upper lip – but this is a quick and easy way to pluck hairs if you have a build-up of finer ones around your chin. The battery operated device means the revolving blades pluck the hairs as you pass the head over them. But you’ll need a mirror – while it can deal with a lot of hair at once and save time, the epilator can miss hairs so, as always, check in your mirror before you go out. Make that a habit you never break again.