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March 06, 2020
How To Remove Peach Fuzz

The ability to execute curated makeup looks and intricate hairstyles is valuable — nothing has taught us that better than the past two years. 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 your tweezers 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 complexions and skin types. 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.

How To Get Rid Of Peach Fuzz

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, you can rest assured that it won’t cause your peach fuzz to grow back thicker, darker, or faster— a rumor that the Mayo Clinic has finally disproved. So feel free to choose from any of these options below to say bye, 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, 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.

2. Sugaring

Nearly the same process as waxing, sugaring can also be used to remove peach fuzz at the root. Rather than using traditional wax, this hair removal method 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 from your skin, as described by the FDA. This popular hair removal technique, known for creating sculpted brows also works wonders on removing facial fuzz. 

4. Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is a popular facial method that 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, the FDA explains that hair removal creams, gels, and lotions affect the protein structure of hair, causing peach fuzz to dissolve and be easily wiped away.

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 even 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.

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Edited by: Lauren Paige Richeson, Photo Credit: iStock