How to Get Rid of a Mustache Shadow After You Shave

by Sarah Coennen

A mustache describes the hair between your nose and upper lip. As we all know, men and women alike get them. Shaving is not always the answer. Some hours after shaving, the hair grows back in just enough to create a shadow, and that can be obnoxious, unsightly and even embarrassing. Is there a product that can get rid of the shadow? There is, but it might not be what you were thinking.

Items you will need

  • Microwavable wax
  • Toner
  • Facial cleanser
  • Face loofah
  • Lotion
Step 1

Wash all makeup, dirt and grime off of your face with a facial cleanser and face loofah.

Step 2

Microwave the wax according to label instructions.

Step 3

Begin in the middle of your upper lip, and apply the wax, beginning at the indentation and working out to one side.

Step 4

Repeat on the other side.

Step 5

Wait until the wax is dry but pliable.

Step 6

Start with the side you put wax on first, and pull the wax strip toward the center of your lip; when you hit the center of your lip, stop.

Step 7

Pull the other side of the wax strip to the middle of your lip, completely removing the wax from your upper lip.

Step 8

Apply a toner to reduce the pores and restore the pH balance of your skin.

Step 9

Let your skin rest for 10 to 15 minutes, then apply a facial moisturizer, preferably with one full of nutrients and some sunblock.


  • Self-waxing or home waxing kits can be purchased at beauty supply stores or online.


  • The wax will be hot when it comes out of the microwave oven. Prepare yourself to feel the heat. It should not burn you, but it will be hot.

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