I have dark hairs around my nipples. Why are they there, and how can I get rid of them?
Pluck them! Gently pull out the little rascals with tweezers. Avoid waxing or shaving that area—it’s too tender, and you’ll get red bumps that aren’t harmful but can be sore and unsightly.
Most women have a little nipple fuzz, explains Dr. Carol Livoti, author of Vaginas: An Owner’s Manual. Hair is there to protect skin against weather and other irritants. No need to talk to your doc unless you notice way too much dark, thick hair on nipples, face, chest, back, upper thighs or upper arms. A hormonal imbalance called hirsutism could be to blame, and that can be fixed with a prescription.
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BY GL ON 6/16/2010 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN hair problems, breasts