Does any woman in the 21st century truly have the time or the inclination to shave her entire face for the sake of slightly softer skin? In a world that chastises any hint of facial hair in women, having it can be distressing psychologically, which is why some women in particular, those with polcystic ovary syndrome , which causes hirsutism already resort to shaving their faces. The use of oral contraceptives to lower the androgen production can help, and creams such as Vaniqa slow down the rate of hair regrowth. Skin tone also makes a difference to how much facial hair is visible. But it also has a faster regrowth rate, and the myth that it will make your hair grow back thicker and faster persists among south Asians.