How to Remove Peach Fuzz: Your Options Explained

Some people don’t even think twice about their peach fuzz, but for some, this light hair can be a nuisance, and for those who want to get rid of it, there are plenty of options. Here we’ll explore how to get rid of peach fuzz on face. Whatever option you choose to go with, it’s your choice!

What Is Peach Fuzz?

Vellus hairs, otherwise known as peach fuzz is that nearly invisible hair on your face reminiscent of the fuzz on a peach. These soft hairs are very common no matter your skin tone or skin type, and nothing to be self-conscious about. They’re generally invisible from a distance and removing it or not is a personal preference.

What causes peach fuzz on women’s faces?

Facial hair for women is very common and normal. It usually grows on the upper lip, the jaw, and the chin, although where it grows and how much varies. For the most part, it’s nothing to worry about.

With that said, if you are experiencing rapid, thick facial hair growth that could be a sign of a hormonal imbalance. Some women have changes in hair patterns when going through menopause or pregnancy, both of which affect a woman’s hormone levels. If you notice a sudden change in your facial hair, you should go to a physician and get checked out.

Is Shaving Your Face the Same as Dermaplaning?

Shaving and dermaplaning are two of the most common methods for removing peach fuzz. With shaving, you would use a razor to remove peach fuzz. Ideally a facial, new razor.  Apart from removing your facial hair, dermaplaning also exfoliates the skin, removing dead skin cells from its surface. It also causes skin regeneration, which helps address other skin issues like hyperpigmentation and fine lines.

How To Get Rid Of Peach Fuzz

More than likely, nobody else can see it except for you, but if it bothers you, there’s no reason not to remove it. Here are some methods to get rid of your peach fuzz.


This is one of the most common methods to remove unwanted body hair, waxing can also be used to remove facial hair. Melted cold or hot wax is applied to the skin’s surface and pulled off with a piece of fabric after a few seconds, taking with it all your facial hair, from the root. You can do it with an at-home kit or at a salon. It can be a little harsh for the more delicate facial skin, especially if you have sensitive or acne prone skin, because it sticks to the top layer of your skin. Some women also find the whole process painful.


This method is similar to waxing. A sugar-based sticky paste or sugar wax is applied to the skin and pulled off with a piece of fabric, removing your peach fuzz from the root. It’s gentler because, unlike waxing, the sugar paste doesn’t stick to the top layer of skin, but the actual hair. It’s also less painful, but not pain-free. If you have sensitive skin, a sugaring appointment could be the perfect way to remove hairs without irritating your skin.


A popular method to remove unwanted hair. With this method, a loop of thread is used to pluck hair from the skin.Threadings are professional treatments, you could cause further irritation and ingrown hairs doing it at home. It’s also not pain-free.


This is many people’s top choice. With dermaplaning a small scalpel-like blade is dragged over the skin, removing peach fuzz and dead cells. It’s completely pain-free. It’s safe for most skin types, but be sure to check with your dermatologist if you have rosacea or persistent acne.

Hair Removal Cream

Hair removal creams, gels, and lotions, also known as depilatories, cause protein damage to hair. It dissolves, making it easy to wipe away. This facial hair removal method is also pain-free, but you should be careful if you have sensitive skin, doing a patch test first is important.


Many people choose to bleach their peach fuzz rather than get rid of it completely, though this is not technically a hair removal technique. This is especially true for those with dark hair who have more visible peach fuzz. Make sure, if you decide to lighten your peach fuzz, you use a bleach that is safe for your face.


Similar to dermaplaning, you may remove unwanted facial hair by shaving it with a razor and shaving cream. But, you risk ingrown hairs, and instead of reaching for the same razor you use on your legs, you should try a more gentle option, with a razor designed specifically for your face.

How do I permanently get rid of peach fuzz on my face?

While some methods can weaken the hair follicle, and there are some permanent hair removal options, permanent facial hair removal is a little more complicated.

Laser treatments, for example, can slow down hair growth but shouldn’t be used if you have light hair, as it targets the pigment on the hair. This is why a laser treatment is not generally advisable for peach fuzz, which tends to be very light.

Prescription creams can also be applied in areas where you’d like to see less hair, but the hair will grow back when you stop the treatment. So it’s not a permanent way of removing hair. It also has to be prescribed by a doctor.

Electrolysis damages the individual hairs, preventing them from growing back. It’s safe to use on the face, but people with darker skin can develop a type of raised scar called a keloid. Some people find it painful since you feel a little sting with every follicle targeted. It should be performed by a board certified dermatologist with a sterile probe, to avoid infection, scarring, and burning.

There are some benefits associated with removing peach fuzz. Your facial hair could be clogging your pores, contributing to breakouts, your skin will be smoother and brighter, your makeup application will be more even, and finally, your skincare products will penetrate more easily, making them more effective. However choosing to remove peach fuzz, and which method to use, is entirely up to you.


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