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How to Get Rid of a Mustache on Kids

By Stephanie Kinch ; Updated April 18, 2017
Unwanted facial hair can cause children embarrassment.

Puberty, which can start for young men as early as age 9, comes a host of bodily changes. One of the most noticeable physical changes is the development of facial hair. Mustaches can cause embarrassment for young children, especially when puberty comes early. It is important to consider whether or not the facial hair needs to be removed, as removal can be painful. If the mustache must be removed, sugar wax offers a chemical and razor-free way to remove unwanted facial hair.

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Bring water, sugar and lemon juice to a boil and stir constantly for 5 to 8 minutes. The final mixture should be frothy, with no individual sugar granules in it.

Let the mixture sit in the pot for a few minutes until it becomes gooey.

Place the mixture in the fridge for 15 minutes.

Test the temperature of the mixture. The mixture should be warm, but not too hot for your child's face. Test the temperature on the palm of your hand.

Apply a thin layer to the mustache area with a popsicle stick.

Cover the area with the cloth, rub to absorb the wax, and remove quickly.

Things You Will Need

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • Small sauce pan
  • Popsicle stick
  • Cotton fabric cut into 3" x 5" strips


Wax that is too hot can burn your child. Also consider whether the procedure is necessary, given that it can cause pain for your child. Even though the wax is chemical-free, the removal can be painful.

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About the Author

Stephanie Kinch is an English copywriter based in Copenhagen, Denmark. She has worked for several newspapers and magazines in the United States, including Messenger Post Media, "The Ithaca Journal," "Ithaca Times," "Cape Cod Times" and "The Springfield Republican." Kinch has an M.S. in global studies and communications from Lund University in Sweden, as well as a B.A. in journalism from Ithaca College.

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