The human body is, by nature, hairy, and that’s completely normal. But sometimes unexpected hairs crop up in unanticipated places. An estimated 20 million American women remove hair from their chins per week, CNN reported. The first time I noticed I had female chin hairs, I totally freaked out. They were in a small cluster, and they were longer, thicker, and darker than the fine hairs that grow on the side of my face. I was convinced that they showed up overnight as a response to something weird going on with my health, but turns out some women just get them (and I happened to be one of them). Nevertheless, there are potentially health reasons you're getting chin hairs all of a sudden, and if that's the case, it's a symptom you might consider taking to your doctor.
I never noticed my hairy chin because I didn't spend much time looking at the underside of my chin in the mirror, but chin hairs on women can sometimes be a symptom of a larger health issue that you might not have noticed without 'em. A doctor can help you explain why you're getting chin hairs all of a sudden, and hopefully treat the underlying issue to help make them go away. That being said, sometimes a chin hair is just a chin hair, so you shouldn't automatically worry they signal a health issue unless you notice them along with other weird happenings in your body. Ahead, see a few of the potential underlying reasons behind your chin hairs.