skin care concerns 7 Ways to Get Rid Of Peach Fuzz

Those short, fine hairs are totally normal, but removing them can lead to a closer makeup application.

December 09, 2022
Peach Fuzz On Face


The ability to execute makeup looks and intricate hairstyles is valuable, but another handy skill to have in your beauty bag of tricks is at-home hair removal, especially in the not so obvious places. While you may know how to shave your legs like a pro, other types of hair removal, like getting rid of facial hair, might be a territory you haven’t gone before. If you’re curious about tackling unwanted facial frizz, keep reading for our guide on how to get rid of peach fuzz in seven different ways.

What Is Peach Fuzz?

Peach fuzz is that super fine, lightly colored hair on your face that resembles the fuzz on the skin of a peach. These soft hairs typically appear under the nose, on the chin, or sometimes on the cheeks and are common on all skin types and skin tones. While these hairs are generally not very visible from afar, removing them is a personal preference that, for some, may offer cosmetic benefits like a smoother makeup application.

What Is the Best Way to Remove Peach Fuzz on the Face?

If you are set on parting ways with your peach fuzz, there are plenty of options that will work. Regardless of which hair removal route you choose, just know that it won’t cause your peach fuzz to grow back thicker, darker, or faster. So feel free to choose from any of these options below to say bye to those fuzzy little hairs.

1. Waxing

One of the most common methods for hair removal on your eyebrows, waxing can also be used for peach fuzz on your face. Whether you use an at-home kit or head to the salon, the process is pretty standard. First, soft melted wax is applied to the area in question, then given time to cool and harden. 

Next, a fabric is placed on top then pulled off in the opposite direction that the wax was spread, removing hair from the root in the process. If you use a hard wax, the process is the same except there will be no fabric needed, and you’ll instead pull the wax (and the hair) off of your face by itself.

2. Sugaring

Nearly the same process as waxing, sugaring is a hair-removal method that can also be used to remove peach fuzz at the root. Rather than using traditional wax, the process uses a sugar paste to remove any hair, including peach fuzz. A melted sugar mixture is applied to the hair and, once cooled, is rolled and pulled away from the skin, removing hair as it moves.

3. Threading

Threading involves using a loop of thread to pluck the hair away from your skin. This popular hair removal technique is most known for creating sculpted brows, but it also works wonders on removing facial fuzz. It’s a totally natural method, and since threading lifts the hair from the follicle, your will hair grow back thinner and finer. 

4. Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is a popular facial treatment that gently removes away the top layers of your skin to help exfoliate and help reduce the appearance of acne scars, and it also removes hair at the same time. A dermatome, which is similar to a tiny electric razor, is used to remove the surface layer of your skin, and, in the process, peach fuzz on your face is removed, too.

5. Hair Removal Cream

Hair removal creams are another popular option for removing peach fuzz. Known as depilatories, hair removal creams, gels, and lotions affect the protein structure of hair, causing peach fuzz to dissolve and be easily wiped away. If you go this route, it’s important to use a hair removal cream that’s been formulated specifically for the face.

6. Bleaching

While not quite a hair removal method, many people opt to bleach their peach fuzz rather than get rid of it completely. This is especially the case for those with dark hair who deal with more prominent peach fuzz on their face. By using a bleach that’s safe for your face, you can lighten your peach fuzz so that it’s less visible.

7. Shaving

Just as you can with any other facial hair, you can shave unwanted peach fuzz. Rather than reaching for the same razor you use on your legs, opt for a gentler option by using a small, electric razor specifically meant for use on your face.

2 Non-DIY Ways to Remove Peach Fuzz

If you love a good spa day and would rather sit back and relax for a hair removal treatment by a pro, try these two options below.

1. Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal involves using a concentrated beam of light to remove unwanted hairs, as the Mayo Clinic reports. Laser hair removal delays hair growth for long periods of time, and when the strands do grow back they’ll be finer and much more sparse than before. There are different kinds of lasers that are safe for different skin tones, so talk with your provider about which treatment options are best for you.

2. Electrolysis

If you want totally permanent peach fuzz removal, go for electrolysis. According to Cleveland Clinic, the process involves a trained electrologist inserting a thin wire into the hair follicle. An electric current will then move down the wire to the bottom of the follicle, destroying the hair root. That follicle damage is what will then prevent hair from growing back, and it will cause the existing hair that’s there to fall out.

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Edited and Photography by: Témi Adebowale, Photo Design: Sarah Duvivier