Lets talk about that bane of post-menopausal women - no, not men. I mean facial hair.
Last year, a TV broadcaster in NZ attracted complaints for referring to a person in the news as "that lady with a moustache". More than once. His offsider tried to hush him but he replied along the lines of "well, she obviously doesn't care about it so why shouldn't I mention it?". While he later lost his job, it was for racially-based comments, not this occasion, so the TV network did not consider this overly insulting, just in poor taste.
Apart from losing my waistline, this is the most annoying thing I find about having gone through menopause. The embarrassment of finding an errant stray hair that you simply hadn't noticed blooming freely somewhere on your chin or cheek for all to see is acute.
I am fascinated by women who do not remove their facial hair, and wonder why. Is it too much trouble? Too expensive? Poor eyesight? Or are they simply not bothered by it?
While I am in my mid-50s, I still try to look good for my own self-esteem, and to achieve that, I do wax my chin. What are your thoughts about facial hair?