Bare it all worry free with tips from PopSugar! Vellus hair—endearingly known as peach fuzz—is the short, fine, lightly pigmented hair that can appear on the face, neck, and other areas of the body. While it's often barely noticeable, many people still want to rid themselves of it. As you may know, peach fuzz is a tough thing to remove permanently, but there are a few things you can do to temporarily eliminate it. Lasers seek out dark hair, so they're best used on more pigmented strands. While the results are permanent, it "doesn't work very well on fine hairs, because it's too difficult to get into each follicle," says Gendler. Depilatories: These use a chemical process to help dissolve hair above the skin and slightly under the pore. While Gendler notes their effectiveness, she also acknowledges that some people can experience irritation from using them. Also, if you're using tretinoin, glycolic acid, or salicylic acid, then waxing can cause the skin to flare up.
How to Remove Facial Hair by Waxing
Why are modern-day women taking razors to their faces behind locked doors? Is shaving the face skin beneficial for a woman? Are there better ways to rid our mugs of unwanted hair? It was time we went straight to the experts—and try out three specific methods for ourselves. We rang Dr. Take dermaplaning : the practice of taking a scalpel directly to the face and scraping at the top layer of the skin. This procedure not only rids the face of vellus hair, but it also clears away dead skin cells. Cline gently scraped away at our entire face—from jawline to hairline, peach fuzz or not—with a fresh Bard-Parker stainless steel scalpel.
Of all the beauty treatments out there, removing your facial hair or any hair , for that matter is one of the least pleasant activities — but it doesn't have to be difficult as long as you choose the right method for your preferences, hair type, and needs. We talked with top experts in the field, from dermatologists to estheticians to get the lowdown on everything from plucking to lasering. So if you want to get rid of that fuzz along your upper lip, hairs on your chin, or sprouts between your brows, here's what you need to know about each possible way. Chances are, plucking is the route with which you're most familiar. After all, tweezers are commonplace in most households so they're the easiest to reach for when you see some strays.
Yes, I'm talking about face shaving. And though plenty of women swear by plain old face razors for eliminating peach fuzz on the jawline and upper lip, others fear the side effects. It's a common belief that once you shave your face, you risk thicker and darker regrowth. Shaving, like it does for any other body part, can cause redness and irritation when done too harshly. In order to test all these side effects and determine if they're worth it, I took the plunge and started shaving myself. YOLO, right?