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At all ages, our skin has fine, short hairs all over it. The amount and type depends on our genes, you will know if you just take a look at your parents. When we are going through puberty, we start to grow thicker and darker hair around our genitals, which are called pubic hair, under our armpits and on our legs. The length, darkness and thickness of this varies between people. However, these first body hair could provoke problems if teenager does not know how to handle with it.
Some people choose to trim, lighten or remove body hair and others do not. This is only your choice. There is nothing wrong with feeling that you do not want to remove body hair. The fact is that European women often leave their body hair alone. Removing hair can cause some minor problems if the skin is nicked with a razor. Commonly skin is irritated by some creams or the re-growing hair gets stuck under the skin surface. For this reason everyone should be careful, and try different methods. You should find one that suits you, and keep the area very clean to prevent skin infections. Some girls and women are naturally more hairy than others, or have darker hair that is more noticeable then others. It is quite common to grow single or many hairs in the typical moustache area of the face. This case is especially as women get older or if they are taking some medications. Hair growth can also be influenced by your hormones or by some prescription drugs. If you have noticed that you are more hairy than your friends and you are not having periods, or your periods are irregular, or your periods have stopped, you should go to see your general practitioner, who can advise you.