Peach Fuzz Removal- How To Get Rid Of Unwanted Facial Hair?

Women go to extreme ends to get rid of unwanted hair. They spend a considerable amount of time on monthly, or even weekly, appointments for hair removal methods like waxing, threading and epilating. Though painful, it can be said that these methods are at least safe and get the work done. Vellus hair, also known as peach fuzz, are the facial hair on women. Though it is quite normal to have fuzzy facial hair in women, it can be embarrassing when these hair become more prominent, thick and dark. Unfortunately, threading is not possible due to the huge surface area while epilating and waxing are not recommended because of the highly sensitive nature of facial skin and fear of ingrown hair. Read further to know more about the causes of excess facial hair, home remedies to remove hair naturally and permanent solution for it.


Facial hair in females are controlled by the level of androgens, including the male sex hormone testosterone. Higher levels of testosterone lead to denser and thicker facial hair. The causes which increase the level of androgens are:

  • Hormonal imbalance because of conditions like PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome).
  • Ovarian tumours
  • Hormonal disorders
  • Deformity in adrenal glands
  • Medications such as minoxidil for high blood pressure


  • Egg White Mask

        Egg white mask will not only effectively remove facial hair but will also leave your skin plump, hydrated and glowy. This is because egg whites contain collagen boosting substances. 

You will need: 

  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 egg whites

To make the mask, add all the ingredients and beat the mixture thoroughly. Apply this mask on your face. It will dry and harden after about half an hour. Peel off the dry bits and wash the face with cold water. Repeatedly doing this DIY will eventually inhibit the hair growth on the face.

  • Papaya Turmeric Mask

Papaya contains a biochemical enzyme called papain which enlarges the hair follicle causing it to fall out on its own. The process takes a little time to finally show results. Turmeric in the mask acts as an excellent antibacterial which deeply cleanses and soothes the skin. 

You will need: 

  • 1 medium sized raw papaya
  • A pinch of turmeric

Grate raw papaya and mix with a pinch of turmeric. Apply the paste on the skin and gently massage it in till the paste become dry. Wash off with lukewarm water and pat dry the skin.

  • Gelatin Milk Peel Off Mask

This DIY is very popular, especially on youtube, to remove blackheads and peach fuzz. It works wonderfully but be warned as this mask stinks quite horribly. If you still want to go forward, follow these steps.

You will need: 

  • 1 tbsp gelatin powder
  • 3 tbsp raw milk
  • Few drops of lemon juice

Transfer all the ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl and keep this mixture in the microwave for 15 to 20 seconds. Apply it on the hairier parts of your face. Wait for it to dry and peel off the mask to reveal soft and smooth skin.

  • Yoghurt Gram Mask

It is the easiest and the least painful method to get rid of facial hair.  

You will need: 

  • 2 tbsp gram flour
  • A pinch of turmeric
  • yoghurt

Add gram flour and turmeric with just enough yoghurt to make a thick paste. As the consistency of yoghurt differs from place to place, it should be noted that the paste should not be too runny. Take a little bit of the paste into your fingers and rub it in the direction opposite to the direction of the hair. The rubbing motion will naturally remove all the hair.

NOTE: Though these remedies are temporary, repeatedly doing these natural remedies will weaken the hair follicle permanently and offer flawless smooth skin permanently. It should also be noted that above hair removal remedies should not be done near the eyebrows and below the eyes as the skin is sensitive 


Apart from natural remedies, one can also opt for hair removal treatments which are performed under the guidance of a qualified and expert dermatologist.

     Laser Hair Removal
    It is a safe and effective method to get flawlessly smooth skin. The treatment involves destroying the hair follicle from within via pulses of the laser beam. Laser Hair Removal is done under the expert guidance of a dermatologist and may require 2 to 4 months for facial hair to completely vanish. The treatment is available at Kabera Global Trichology and Dermatology Clinic with the best doctors and dermatologists in the industry. The treatment is also extremely effective for conditions like hirsutism in women.
PROS:  Permanent results
Safe Treatment
One time investment
Best for dark and dense hair
CONS:  Time Consuming    

     Hair Removal Creams
    Today, there are several brands making sensitive hair removal creams for application on the face. It is an effective and quick way to get smooth skin along with being customer-friendly as it can be easily done at home by anyone.
PROS:  Instant results
No assistance required
Quick Treatment
CONS:  Lasts less than a week
Harsh chemicals
Skin Darkening

    Razors are not recommended for removing facial hair as it may result in thicker hair growth and ingrowth problems. Dermaplaning, on the other hand, is an effective method to get rid of all the peach fuzz and dead skin cells. It is done with a surgical scalpel by a skincare expert.
PROS: Baby soft skin
Instant results
Quick Treatment
CONS: Lasts only a month
Cumulative cost highly expensive

    It is a method for permanent hair removal which can only be performed by a highly trained expert. The procedure is painful but completely safe. It involves inserting a tiny probe in the hair follicle pore and passing current through it to completely destroy the follicle.
PROS:  Permanent results
No assistance required
Quick Treatment
CONS:  Painful
High Risk of infection if not done properly
Longer Sessions
Time Consuming   

NOTE: Kabera Global Trichology and Dermatology Clinic in India offers free consultation services. Feel free to call at 9888099906 anytime to enquire more about laser hair removal and other hair and skin treatments.

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