I know that I haven’t got hair growth that’s as bad as some women with PCOS, but I do suffer with rapid, dark hair growth.

I have to shave my legs every day and have recently been getting fed up that even once I’ve shaved them, the dark hair follicles make it look like I’ve still got stubbly legs. I decided to try to do something about it.  Whilst I know that PCOS is responsible for the never-ending daily supply of dark leg hair that I get, I thought there must be something I could do to reduce the stubbly appearance from the dark follicles.

I did a bit of Googling, and came up with an idea. I hadn’t thought about the fact that shaving my legs every day might mean dry skin and that my pores were getting clogged up, making them look even bigger. So, I decided to go out and buy an exfoliating scrub and an exfoliating mitt. I actually bought a facial exfoliating scrub, but figured that would do the same thing.


Having done it for a few days now, I can report that it does seem to be helping. The skin on my legs looks healthier and the pores aren’t looking as bad! I’m not saying it’s a magical cure, because the only thing that would make it better is not having PCOS and not having ridiculously fast growing dark leg hair. I can say, however, that it has reduced the appearance of the less than sexy, dark stubbly post shave look I was rocking before.

So, if you shave your legs every day, be sure to exfoliate. It’s a good thing to do anyway for skin health, removing the dead skin, but also great at clearing the pores and follicles. Do it!

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