Get rid of embarrassing peach fuzz from your face

Dec 03, 2019
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It can be both frustrating and embarrassing when your face is covered with unwanted hair. The short, fine, often light in colour hairs that have a ‘fuzzy’ appearance are more commonly known as ‘peach fuzz’ and the only place it looks ‘cute’ or ‘adorable’ is on the skin of the fruit.

The most common places you’ll get a bit of peach fuzz is on the face – the sides of your face, along the jawline, and your upper lip area. It’s very normal (and quite common among the over-60s), but that doesn’t make it any more attractive and women the world over have investigated their options for getting rid of it.

What can you do?

Instead of spending hundreds of dollars on epilators, waxing kits, electrolysis or laser therapy, we’ve pulled out three natural ways of getting rid of that unwanted facial hair that actually work. These home remedies have been tried and tested, and it might surprise you just how effective they are.

Read on if you are looking to remove that facial hair, rid your upper lip of its moustache or trim those whiskers.

Lavender oil and tea tree oil

Lavender and tea tree oil have shown positive results in reducing mild unwanted ahir growth in women. It might take a few weeks before you’ll see positive results, but this natural remedy has been found to work. It’s recommended that you dilute the lavender oil with some water if you have sensitive skin.

Here’s how you do it:

  • 1 teaspoon lavender oil
  • 4-6 drops of tea tree oil

Mix the lavender oil with the tea tree oil in a bowl.

Apply the mixture of oils onto your facial hair with a cotton ball. Repeat two to three times a day for up to three months.

Basil and onion paste

It might sound like the start of a great pasta sauce but this is a surprisingly effective remedy for removing unwanted hair. It’s a bit fiddly though — you will need to remove the thin membranes from between the layers of the onion, because that’s what you’ll be using to get rid of the hair.

Here’s how you do it:

  • Slice two onions in half and then use the knife to remove the thin membranes from between the layers of the onion.
  • When you’ve got the membranes removed, add 10 to 12 fresh basil leaves (don’t use dried) to a mortar and pestle and crush the two together until it forms a smooth paste.

Apply the past to your unwanted facial hair and let it sit for up to 20 minutes. If it starts to burn you may have left it too long.)

Use warm water to remove the paste from your skin.

It’s a remedy that will require a couple of applications throughout the week, but after around a month you’ll start to notice your unwanted hair disappear!

Oatmeal and banana

Oatmeal (aka porridge) has a grainy texture and that makes it a good exfoliant for the face. This method is suitable for all skin types.

Here’s how you do it:

  • 2 tablespoons of oatmeal
  • 1 ripe banana

Mash the banana into a past. Blend the oatmeal and the mashed banana in a bowl.

Apply the paste generously to the desired area and rub it in a circular motion.

Leave it sit for 15-20 minutes and then wash off with cold water. Repeat a couple of times a week.

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IMPORTANT LEGAL INFO This article is of a general nature and FYI only, because it doesn’t take into account your personal health requirements or existing medical conditions. That means it’s not personalised health advice and shouldn’t be relied upon as if it is. Before making a health-related decision, you should work out if the info is appropriate for your situation and get professional medical advice.

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Do you have unwanted hair on your face or body? Have you used natural remedies such as these to treat it, or do you prefer more cosmetic options. Share your tips with us.

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