How to Grow and Maintain the Perfect Pencil Mustache
The pencil mustache makes a statement on it’s own, and usually does not include a beard. Follow these steps to get a great pencil mustache that will make you want to light a cigar and drink some whiskey with the boys.
1. Shave all of your facial hair except your mustache.
This look is best when it stands alone, so start by shaving off all of your facial hair except the mustache. To get a close shave and prevent razor burn, use a shave lube and a safety razor.
2. Trim your mustache.
A pencil mustache should be short. Use a 2mm or 4mm guard on your trimmer to even out the length of your ‘stache.
3. Define the shape.
The distinguishing feature of the pencil mustache is that it’s usually straight across. Take any attachments off your trimmer and use short, gentle strokes to achieve a straight line. Stop frequently to check for symmetry.
4. Take care of your skin.
Since most of your face will be sans hair, you’ll want to take extra care of your skin to prevent dryness, flakiness, or acne. Use a facial cleanser like Tough Scrub to eliminate dirt and oil and prevent clogged pores. Finish off with a moisturizer that contains SPF to keep your face hydrated and protected from the sun’s rays.
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