Peachy Not-So-Keen: How to Remove Unwanted Peach Fuzz (Vellus Hair) From Your Face & Body

Peachy Not-So-Keen: How to Remove Unwanted Peach Fuzz (Vellus Hair) From Your Face & Body

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Ways To Remove Peach Fuzz Hair (Vellus Hair)

Let’s talk about peach fuzz (also known as vellus hair). It’s adorable on new babies and kind of fun on fruit, but peach fuzz hair (vellus hair) on your face and body? Not always the most desirable.

This type of hair is normally subtle and undetectable to others, but you might still decide to remove it in a quest for silkier skin, better exfoliation, and a smooth canvas for even application of all your fabulous makeup looks.

It definitely comes down to personal preference, but if you’re looking to find out how to remove peach fuzz (vellus hair) face and body hair, you’ve come to the right place.

Here are some tips and tricks to set your own standards for what beauty looks like for you when it comes to peach fuzz (vellus hair).

What exactly is peach fuzz (vellus hair) hair?

Peach fuzz (also known as vellus hair) is fine, light-coloured hair that grows all over the body, including the face.

This kind of hair is most noticeable on the cheeks, upper lip, and chin. It can also appear on your arms, stomach and legs.

Appropriately named, this soft hair looks a lot like the skin on a peach.

Although everyone has peach fuzz (vellus hair), and it’s normally unnoticeable (except when the lighting is just right), many people still want to remove it.

Can you remove the peach fuzz (vellus hair) from your face and body?

Contrary to what your mom may have told you, your body hair won’t grow back thicker if you elect to remove it. In fact, regular waxing with products like Veet® Professional Wax Strips, Face, Bikini & Underarm* will make your hair grow back finer and thinner over time.

So we’re giving you the green light to wave goodbye to peach fuzz (vellus hair) and enjoy longer-lasting smoothness with the reassurance that when your hair does grow back, it won’t be any thicker than before (phew!).

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How to remove peach fuzz hair (vellus hair)


Waxing removes hairs right from the root, which means longer-lasting results (like up to 28 days of smoothness with Veet® Professional Wax Strips, For Legs & Body, Sensitive Skin, With Almond Oil*).

Got short hair? No problem! Veet® Professional Wax Strips are effective on hairs as short as 1.5mm.

Options like our cold wax strips are easy to use with no heating required. For best results, make sure to apply the strips in the same direction as your hair growth, get the angle right, and rip the strip off as fast as you can!

Choosing between waxing and other hair removal options? Read Why Choose Wax Over Razors?

Depilatory creams

Hair removal creams* like Veet® Pure™ Cream Sensitive Skin 400ml are another way to remove peach fuzz (vellus hair) on your face, arms and legs. To use, simply apply to the desired area, wait a few minutes, and remove.


An effective peach fuzz (vellus hair) removal method that pulls hair out right from the roots and leaves you with long-lasting smoothness.

Our Veet® PURE™ Sugar Wax Kit – Argan Oil* is designed to give you high-quality hair removal at home and leave you with moisturized skin and a PURE feeling. And you can enjoy your smooth skin for up to 4 weeks!

For more tips on this topic, check out 5 Facial Hair Removal Tips for Smooth Skin

Say Here I Am World: I’m Ready for My Close-Up!

Try these tips to say bye-bye to peach fuzz (vellus hair) and celebrate your smooth skin.

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*Ensure this product is right for you. Always read and follow the product label.

**Results last up to 4 weeks