Some people like beards, I'm partially to them myself, and some don't. Getting rid of facial hair is a big industry. There seems to be a new and improved razor out every other month. Multi blade, lubricated, ergonomically designed beard scythes that make your face as smooth as an infants behind.
And that's just for the guys. The women have their own hair removal tools. Shaving, plucking and tweezing seem to occur on a routine basis. Not to mention some gals wax. OUCH! Of course if you're a European woman then hair removal may not be a major concern.
What got me thinking about hair removal was finding this little beard growing on a masonry block wall. It's a nice little beard, reminds me of a goatee.
This actually is a large crystalline growth of efflorescence. Efflorescence is common to see on cement surfaces and is usually white and powdery. Efflorescence is formed by salts that are left behind after water has pushed the salts in the cement to the surface and then evaporated.
Efflorescence may be unsightly, but is not detrimental to the wall. It also does not necessarily mean there is a water infiltration issue in the space.
The spot of my little beard was next to the basement bulk head stairs which were leaking. No doubt the extra moisture caused my friends whiskers to grow. He does seem quite pleased with his fuzzy face.
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