5 Ways Birth Control Medication Can Affect Your Skin


Hair removal is a time-consuming and expensive beauty habit, but it's tougher for women with hirsutism. Hirsutism is the growth of coarse, dark hair on women in places you don't usually expect it -- the face, back, breasts and lower abs, for example. As self-conscious as a woman may feel, the condition is common. It's often caused by polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), which triggers her ovaries to produce excess androgens [source: American Society for Reproductive Medicine].