How to Get Rid of a Peach Fuzz Mustache

Smooth on a depilatory cream to target a peach fuzz mustache.
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All skin is covered in a fine layer of peach fuzz, with some more noticeable than others. Peach fuzz on the upper lip is so fine that methods like shaving and waxing can be harsh and unnecessary. Wax doesn't always cling to fine hairs and can irritate the sensitive skin above your lip, while hair grows back quickly and sometimes more coarse when shaved. Depilatory creams provide a fuss-free and gentle way of removing a peach fuzz mustache in the comfort of your home.

Test the cream on your arm at least one day before applying it to your face. Do not use the cream on your face if you experience any sensitivity.

Wipe your upper lip with a cloth soaked in warm water to open your pores. Pat the area dry with a towel.

Use your finger to apply a thin layer of depilatory cream to your upper lip and down the sides if applicable.

Wait the minimum amount of time indicated on the product packaging, typically five to seven minutes.

Use a tissue to remove the cream from a small portion of your upper lip.

Check to see if the hair has been removed from the area. If not, reapply cream to the area and wait the maximum amount of time, which is typically five more minutes.

Gently wipe the area with a warm cloth to ensure all cream is gone.

Apply a soothing moisturizer to the area, and avoid applying heavy products or makeup to your face for at least an hour to give your pores time to close.

  • Only use depilatory creams formulated for the face on your upper lip as they are more gentle than those intended for the body.
  • If you experience any serious burning or irritation, seek medical attention immediately.
  • Remove any makeup or product from your face before applying the cream.

Celeigh O'Neil has been writing professionally since 2008. She has a Bachelor of fine arts from the University of Ottawa, as well as degrees in fashion illustration/design, digital arts and certification in hair and makeup artistry. O'Neil was a frequent contributor to Toronto's "Dialog" newspaper and has worked as an instructional writer, creating lessons in fashion, art and English for students of all ages.