Here’s How You Can Have No More Peach Fuzz On Your Face
Facial hair removal is a seriously hot topic, but it’s also a rather taboo subject. There’s been some almighty mistakes in the past when it comes to hair removal—the main one being that we’ve all maybe tried to handle peach fuzz as if it were a Richard from Friends–style ‘stache.
Those tiny hairs on your face have probably been through everything, including extra-strength hair removal creams left on much too long and wax ripped not once, but multiple times from the same bit of barely-there hair (no judging here). But I know we’re not alone in this endeavor for a hair-free appearance.
We’ve all been there, so why not give you a handy guide on how to de-fuzz?
I like to think I’ve got a good grip on de-fuzzing facial hair these days owning a day spa for so many years, and that’s in part because I always advise everyone to leave it in the hands of experts. It’s a tricky area, certainly, with many varying questions like:
- How to soothe a burnt upper lip if it all goes painfully wrong
- Is it worth waxing your eyebrows
- Asking about regrowth and whether it really comes back thicker
So keep scrolling to read some of the biggest questions about facial hair removal, and then find out how to do it the fuss (and fuzz) free way!
- First, Let’s Debunk Old School Myths About Hair Removal
It’s a common myth that removing facial hair will cause the strands to grow back thicker, but this is only the case when shaving with a blunt razor. Waxing can actually produce the opposite effect—making hair grow back thinner and finer than before over time. With regular waxing, your skin becomes smoother and more radiant due to the physical exfoliation so hairs grow in thinner and sparser. Clients can notice a difference in their hair by the third visit!
- Prep Skin With a pH-Balanced Cleanser
With pre-hair removal, it’s crucial you don’t tackle fuzz where the skin is broken or irritated. To stay crack free? Use a pH-balanced face wash to cleanse, and dry your face with a clean cloth. Limit harsh prescriptions and skin actives before hair removal too. If you’re using Roaccutane, retinol or acid-based creams, you’re more likely to see irritation, and if waxing, the skin is more likely to rip off. So don’t use these for five days before going for treatment.
- Try Waxing
Personally, waxing is my preferred method for tackling peach fuzz. It’s low on pain, super fast and can be done by expert hands, which puts anyone more at ease. It’s a great method because it pulls hair out completely from the root so the small black hair follicles don’t show like when you shave.
- Book a Threading Appointment
A brow expert can recommend threading as the gentlest method of hair removal. It’s able to pull strands from the root much like waxing, but unlike its zippier counterpart, it isn’t prone to tugging the top layer of skin away as it whips off the hair. It can sting, though, and because only small patches of peach fuzz are removed at a time, you may have to grit your teeth through some eye-watering discomfort. There will be some redness post-removal, but this tends to fade quite quickly. Just be sure to choose a spa close to home or pack some concealer in your bag.
- Try IPL and/or a Laser Treatment
There are a variety of professional lasers available now, meaning most skin tones can be treated in spas safely, effectively and—honestly?—for a hefty price. However, if you’re willing to pass on expert hands and invest in an at-home intense pulsed light device, you’ll find the initial big spend will work out less in the long-term than multiple treatments.
But it’s not an instant fix so expect to have a bit of patience if you choose this route. Results can take three to six months to show, but as long as you’re not looking to be hair-free by next week it’s definitely worth considering. Still, when they do, you’ll notice fuzz stays away for longer. It’s important to note that some at-home devices can’t be used on dark to very dark skin and are most effective where there’s a greater difference between your hair and skin color. So we highly suggest doing some research before making this purchase.
- Use a Cream Bleach Formula
This method is pain-free and effective. And because the strands remain intact on your face (no ripping or tugging), there’s a lower risk of developing a bumpy rash or ingrown hairs with bleach. However, bleaching peach fuzz can make your hair more sensitive to sunlight, which can cause pigmentation. Avoid sun exposure for several days after treatment, and use a good SPF 30 to 50 daily. If you do experience discoloration, apply an SPF every day, an antioxidant every morning and an AHA cream at night to even tone.
- Make Sure You Treat Skin Post-Removal
When peach fuzz has been de-fuzzed, use soothing, natural products such as aloe vera to cool the skin and take the redness down. Finally, if your chosen method is wax, hair removal cream or cream bleach, avoid sun exposure for three to seven days to reduce the risk of pigmentation.
Botanica Hair Removal Services
At our beautiful day spa located in Clearwater, FL, Botanica offers the top-voted waxing services in the Tampa Bay area! Our wax experts are so skilled at waxing and removing hair from various parts of your body for years, and know the best ways to avoid the least amount of discomfort for you during the appointment.
With summer right around the corner, call us today at 727-441-1711 to book your waxing when we reopen!