What the Peach Fuzz?
There are several ways to rid away of the fizzy fuzzy facial peach fuzz. But what method has the best results short term AND long term? What method is less irritating? Which is most readily available? Is there a method that is both able to remove peach fuzz and at the same time increase skin health? Listen, I’ve Inspector Gadgeted into those answers for YOU!
I’ll start with the most common go-to method: waxing. Why is waxing so common? Who decided this is THE way to get rid of hair? OK, so I can understand the appeal of wax for stripping hair from large areas. One scream, done scream, am I right? But wait NOT on the face, please! The facial skin is tremendously more sensitive than body skin. When it comes to removing the peach fuzz on your face, don’t you want the most gentle, simple, and beneficial method out there? Waxing simply does not strike me as a gentle vessel for facial hair removal. First, most waxes contain chemicals and resin – your face will say ‘no thanks’. Second, wax often irritates sensitive skin – especially wax high in chemicals and resin. Sensitive skin is much more common than expected: overall ~60-70% of women and 50-60% of men have sensitive skin! Third, waxing may result in incomplete extraction and breakage of the hair shaft causing ingrown hair. Nah, no, and nope!
Shaving and/or dermaplaning is growing in popularity. Shaving is easy to do at home and also painless. Dermaplaning is a super fun addition to a professional facial because it has the added benefit of cleanly exfoliating the dead layers of facial skin. However, dermaplaning is not something easily done at home and is typically more expensive than other hair-removal treatments. The results of shaving/dermaplaning will not be as long-lasting because the hair is not removed from the root. So it feels great and has good exfoliation benefits, but wouldn’t it be cool to rid of facial peach fuzz forever?
Without further ado, I would like to introduce sugaring as a facial fuzz removal method! After piling through several resources, it is clear that sugaring offers all the benefits of waxing, shaving, and dermaplaning without any of the similar cons! What the peach fuzz?! Believe it, baby! Sugaring removes facial peach fuzz as short as 1/16” clean from the root to discourage ingrowns and is very complimentary to sensitive skin – and all skin conditions for that matter! Because the hair so cleanly extracted in sugar treatments, the follicle is weakened and regrowth diminishes over time. Additionally, sugar treatments use all-natural ingredients that adhere only to live skin cells. That means while facial peach fuzz is getting removed, the sugar treatment is soughing off the top layer of dead skin cells similar to the dermaplaning process. Another sweet perk: sugar treatments are not typically expensive for small areas like the face.
Sugar-me-timbers! If you haven’t tried sugar as a hair-removal method, or if you just haven’t tried it yet on your face, research shows it has all the benefits and more offered by other popular methods. The ingredients, accessibility for all skin types, diminished hair regrowth, exfoliation benefits, and low cost are all excellent reasons to use sugar as your peach fuzz removal method.