Men can naturally get rid of their mustache by shaving it. For women, shaving is not the best option because the hair grows back quickly. Repeat shaving is a nuisance and irritates the skin. Sugaring is a better option to remove unwanted facial hair. Similar to waxing, the result can last one to two weeks and the hair that grows back is soft. Instead of waiting your turn at the salon and paying to get your mustache removed, make your own sugar mixture to eliminate the hairs on your upper lip.
Put a pan on the stove and fill it with 1/4 cup water, 1/4 cup lemon juice and 2 cups sugar.
Turn on the heat and bring the ingredients to a boil while stirring them with a spoon. Turn off the heat once the mixture has a thick, waxlike consistency.
Pour the thick liquid into a microwave-safe bowl or jar, so you can heat it and reuse it in the future.
Cut an old cotton T-shirt into small strips that easily fit on your upper lip; an approximate width of 1 inch and a length of 3 inches should be sufficient.
Dip a small spatula in the sugar mixture and spread some of it on the inside of your lower arm. If it feels comfortable on your skin, the blend is ready. Avoid using the mixture immediately after removing it from the stove because if it's too hot, it may burn your skin.
Apply a layer of the sugar mixture to a small area of your mustache. Spread the mixture in the direction of the hair growth, from the bottom of your nose down toward your upper lip. Cover the hairs completely.
Place a cotton strip over the sugar mixture. Use downward strokes to help the strip adhere to the mixture.
Pull your upper lip in so the skin on your upper lip area stretches.
Use the fingers of your non-dominant hand to stretch the mustache area outward. Grasp one side of the cotton strip with your dominant hand and quickly tug against the direction of the hair growth. Repeat this hair removal process on the remaining hairs.
Look in the mirror and check for stray hairs that you may have missed. Use tweezers to pull out these hairs; hold the skin taut with your non-dominant hand and tweeze the hairs, one at a time, in the direction they are growing.
Use water or baby oil to wipe away any sugar mixture that's left on your face.
Kimberly Caines is a well traveled model, writer and licensed physical fitness trainer who was first published in 1997. Her work has appeared in the Dutch newspaper "De Overschiese Krant" and on various websites. Caines holds a degree in journalism from Mercurius College in Holland and is writing her first novel.