I Turned 30 and Grew a Galstache!

Okay, we’ve got to talk about this. lol.

Firstly, no I do not shave my face. lol. But I’m starting to feel like I should. haha.

When I turned 30 my body seemed to take an early retirement or something because so many wacky changes happened.

My period changed, my hair changed, my sleep changed, and I started seeing these white (sometimes dark) longish facial hairs on my chin and upper lip. Like what the heck?!

Have they always been just little seedling hairs and I’ve never noticed them but now they’re blooming or is this just a symptom of getting older?

I am 33 years old now and use a pink eyebrow razor to remove my galstache (a girl’s mustache, I don’t know I made it up, lol.) every so many days.

 I’ve thought about having my hair dresser, who also does my eyebrows via waxing, just wax off my chin and upper lip but I haven’t yet.

I guess we can thank a hormone called androgens for our unwanted hair. Women who grow a lot of hair on their chin and upper lip, other places too, are developing more androgens than others.

Here’s what I want to buy and keep in my purse.

or maybe this

Our handy friend google had a recipe for removing unwanted facial hair naturally:

How to remove upper lip hair with honey
  1. Combine 1 tablespoon of honey and ½ tablespoon of lemon juice.
  2. Apply the mixture to your upper lip skin.
  3. Leave it on for 20 minutes.
  4. Soak a washcloth in warm water. Wring out excess water.
  5. Gently wipe off the honey-lemon paste and rinse the area with cool water.

I had to try this.

It didn’t work. lol.

Maybe my lip hairs are just stubborn but yea, no Bueno.

I guess this is just a part of growing up.

My husband likes to make fun of me even though I know he can never really see my Galstache.

But maybe your facial hair is a lot darker than other women’s and it’s really noticeable?

Don’t fear. A lot of women have this and some of the underlying reasons are more than just having hormonal changes. Women who suffer with PCOS can have unwanted hair too.

As women I think some of us may feel shame or embarrassment to admit that we have facial hair but that’s just another insecurity we don’t need to be carrying around.

I have it. My good friends have it. My mom has it. It’s human to have it.

The next time you’re feeling embarrassed about it just throw on “The Greatest Showman” soundtrack and listen to the song “This Is Me!”

The bearded lady in that movie rocked that song!!!! 😉

We do not need to conform to society’s beauty standards. No, I don’t want facial hair as a woman but I also don’t want to feel shame for it either. It’s natural. So let’s not be ashamed.

I have a feeling a lot more body changes are to come now that I’m aging but let’s not be afraid to talk about them. You’re not alone in your self-care regiments.

Now we can listen to the Highschool Musical soundtrack “We’re All In This Together!”

Can you tell I like Musicals? 😉

Happy Facial Hair Grooming! Share any tips or tricks you have for removing unwanted hair.






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2 thoughts on “I Turned 30 and Grew a Galstache!

  1. Elishah says:

    I can relate to this! I’m also 33 and have noticed the same hair on my mother’s chin has now appeared on my chin lol I now carry tweezer with me just in case.

  2. Vox says:

    Just wait until you turn 40! I’m 50 and all of a sudden the “diet” that I espouse-Where I eat really one meal a day and get 20,000 steps a day—no longer works to maintain my weight! I am looking to have to try something else as I have gained 20 pounds in the past 2 years! ? It’s like now that I have finally officially hit menopause, my body has gone nuts and the usual regime no longer works! I am going to have to love myself more than I hate the changes that need to happen if I want to maintain a weight that I am comfortable with. Thanks for reminding me that this is just a part of life.

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