10 Tips To Help Your Teenage Son Grow His Mustache & Beard Faster

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When a child approaches puberty, he or she goes through various physical and emotional changes. While the menstrual cycle marks the start of adolescence for girls, the appearance of facial hair, such as beards and mustaches, marks the start of adolescence for boys. You may also find some teenage boys searching online for “how to grow a beard faster for teenagers” to appear more mature and older.

Some teen boys may even become anxious about the appearance of their mustache and beard. If you are the parent of a teenage boy or know someone who is concerned about his mustache or is losing patience worrying why he hasn’t developed a beard yet, you may want to know how to help him. This post shares useful beard growth tips to help your teen grow beards and mustache faster. But first let’s have a look at the different stages of beard growth.

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Different Stages Of Beard Growth

For a teenage boy, a beard grows in different stages. Here is the most common pattern or stage in which a teen boy gets his full beard. This is just an approximate estimation, and the age may vary for each individual.

  1. 11 to 12 years: There is a first hint of facial hair on either side of the upper lip.
  2. 16 to 17 years: The hair grows over the entire upper lip and the small patch under the lower lip. Sideburns emerge by extending the hairline around the cheeks.
  3. 17 to 21 years: Facial hair growth intensifies and grows a full beard.

Tips To Help Your Teenage Son Grow His Mustache And Beard Faster

Here are a few tips to grow facial hair, specifically a mustache, fast:

1. Clean the face regularly

Clean the face regularly to grow beard faster

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Ask your teen to wash his face twice a day using a mild cleansing gel or soap. He should use warm water as it opens the pores of the skin.

2. Exfoliate dead skin cells

In most cases, the skin is layered with dead skin cells that block the natural or fast growth of facial hair. Your teen should use a good exfoliating scrub at least twice a week. Make sure that the exfoliating scrub is specifically meant to be used by men and is also suitable for your teen son’s skin type, such as dry, oily, sensitive or combination. Using the exfoliating scrub on the face will help to remove the dead skin cells and will clear out the skin, aiding in hair growth.

3. Use eucalyptus

Eucalyptus cream to grow beard faster

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While choosing a moisturizer or cream for the face, ask your son to use one which contains eucalyptus as one of its ingredients. Eucalyptus will help to keep your teen’s skin moisturized and hydrated, and remove any dry or rough patches. Once your teen’s skin is soft, facial hair growth is faster.

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If your teen is too concerned about the abnormal growth of his mustache and beard, ask him to be patient as it may take time to grow full, thick facial hair. Also, explain how external appearance should not make or break him.

4. Take an adequate amount of vitamins and minerals

Not having enough vitamins can considerably slow the growth of facial hair in your teen son. If your teen does not follow a good diet or is deficient in important vitamins such as vitamins B1, B6, and B12, it could increase the time it takes for the mustache to appear. These vitamins and supplements will help increase the rate at which your teen’s facial hair appears, so make sure he eats a diet which is rich in the same.

5. Have regular protein intake

High protein helps beard grow faster

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Having protein daily will also increase your teen son’s chances of growing facial hair and growing a mustache. Some of the best sources of protein include meat, eggs, lentils, nuts, and beans. Depending on whether your teen follows a non-vegetarian or vegetarian diet, you can ask him to eat accordingly.

6. Have a balanced diet

The key to proper overall growth is a balanced and healthy diet that your teen takes on a regular basis. Make sure that your teen’s diet is rich in essential minerals and vitamins. Ask him to eat a mix of fruits, vegetables and meat to get all the nutrition he needs.

7. Massage

Massaging the facial skin improves blood circulation and promotes hair growth. Ask your teen to use a special beard oil that is meant for beard growth.

8. Rest well

It is important for your teen to get enough sleep and rest so that his body can grow the way it is supposed to. Having, at least, eight hours of sleep a day is crucial, as it will help to recharge the body and also encourage the growth of hair.

9. Exercise

Exercise to grow beard faster

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Regular exercise improves blood circulation and potentiates testosterone levels in the blood. Try including some exercises in your routine, especially in the morning as testosterone levels peak in the morning.

 10. Take medications

If the beard growth is still not improving, it is time to visit a dermatologist. A dermatologist, after proper examination of hormones and other health parameters, may start hair-growth lotions and serums that have scientific evidence of increasing beard and mustache growth.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How often can teenagers shave?

There are no fixed rules on how often you should shave. Shaving and grooming a beard is a personal decision, and you may do it depending on how fast your beard grows. Generally, shaving every one to three days may give you smooth-looking skin (1). According to an anonymous blogger, ” I used to shave four times a week when I was a high school student. This habit continued into the summer until I attended orientation for Mississippi College. While I was here, one of my friends dared me to grow my beard. I took this challenge up and grew a fully developed beard for the first time ever. I have never looked back on this endeavor (i).” However, since every boy is different, the results may vary, and one should not compare the outcomes.

2. At what age does the beard grow fully?

Beard growth mainly depends on genetics and ethnicity, so the age when the beard grows fully varies from person to person. In most adolescents, it continues to grow in thickness and coarseness from ages 18 to 30 (2).

3. How does hormonal development during the teenage years affect beard growth?

During puberty, the hormone testosterone is produced in males, responsible for hair growth on the face (3).

Knowing how to grow a beard faster for a teenager can help make various thick beard styles. Sometimes teens can be anxious about thin and uneven beards and mustaches and look for ways to grow them thicker. Exfoliating the dead skin, cleaning the face regularly, adequate nutrition including proteins, minerals, and vitamins, exercise, and rest can promote beard growth in puberty. Massages and eucalyptus oil may enhance hair growth. You may consider a dermatologist appointment and use prescribed hair growth lotions or serum if needed.

Infographic: Effective Tips To Grow Mustache And Beard Faster

Teens love beards, and patchy beards often make them feel insecure. However, certain lifestyle changes can spurt your teen’s hair and mustache growth. Read this infographic to know how your teenage son can grow his mustache and beard faster.

tips to speed up teenager beard and mustache growth (infographic)

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Key Pointers

  • Load your teen’s diet with fruits, vegetables, and meat to ensure a balanced and healthy intake.
  • Poor diet or vitamin deficiencies, such as B1, B6, and B12, may delay mustache growth in your teen.
  • Encourage your teen to adopt a daily routine of exercising, washing their face, exfoliating, and applying eucalyptus-containing moisturizer.
  • Improve blood circulation through facial massage and ensure at least 8 hours of sleep to encourage facial hair growth.
  • A dermatologist may prescribe scientifically-proven hair-growth lotions and serums after a thorough examination to increase beard and mustache growth.
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Dr Deepak Jakhar is a board-certified Dermatologist and Medical Director at Dermosphere Clinic, New Delhi, India, with over eight years of experience. He completed his MD from the prestigious University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He has received scholarships from top organizations including the American Academy of Dermatology and the European Academy of Dermatology & Venereology. Dr. Jakhar has...read full bio