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Surprising Things Nobody Tells You About Aging

Aging has become a lot easier these days as people are not only living longer, but they are healthier too! It’s one of those things that we can’t escape, no matter how hard we try, so it’s best to just embrace it when the time comes. While there are many things we can do to make it as smooth as possible, it’s also out of our control in the sense of when it starts to wholeheartedly hit us.

For the most part, we all know what to expect when it comes to aging. There are some aches and pains, a few wrinkles, and things tend to slow down a little. But what about all those things people don’t warn us about like the facial hair, the belly fat, or the fact that we might lose a few inches…in our height? Yikes! This article is going to dive into all those little tidbits of information that people don’t talk about when it comes to aging. Check it out…

1. Facial Hair

Our hair does some funny things as we age. It begins to disappear in other places like our head (we’ll get into that more later on), but then also shows up in other strange places like our face! This one is more alarming for women as they’ve often never experienced facial hair before, but it also happens to men. According to WebMD, older women will notice small hairs showing up on their chin, while men experience a surge of hair in their nose and ears. This is all a result of a change in hormones.

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