Sugaring is a popular method of removing unwanted hair on your body, especially your legs...
It involves the application of a gum/wax/paste made from sugar, lemon juice and water to remove the body hair
SUGARING RECIPE INGREDIENTS
plus a few accessories
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 2 Tablespoons water
- 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
- High sided saucepan
- Plastic spatula or popsicle stick
- Candy Thermometer
- Cornstarch/cornflour or talcum powder
- Cotton fabric strips 3" x 5"
- Microwave safe container
PREPARING SKIN FOR SUGARING
Start with clean, dry skin. Tea tree oil spray will get rid of any grease and cornstarch will remove any moisture and help protect the skin.
MAKE HAIR SUGARING MIXTURE
- Add the sugar, lemon juice, and water to a saucepan and bring to the boil.
- Simmer over medium to low heat while constantly stirring. The mixture should turn to a golden brown and the sugar crystals should be all dissolved after approx 5 to 8 minutes
- Once it starts to turn from golden brown to brown (250 - 270 F), turn off the heat and let the mixture sit and cool for a few minutes
- Pour into a microwave safe container
- Put container in fridge until mixture has cooled enough to be placed on skin
HOW TO SUGAR WAX
- Use a spatula to spread a thin layer of sugar wax over an area slightly smaller than your cotton strip
- Immediately press the cotton strip firmly onto the wax in the direction of hair growth and rub up and down several times
- Let set for a few minutes then rip off quickly in opposite direction to hair growth!
- Repeat steps 1 to 3 until you are left with soft, smooth, hairless skin and all unwanted hair is gone
Use a damp cloth to clean up - having a shower is also a good way to clean up. You may end up with some redness and bumps
after sugaring but these usually disappear after a few hours. To help soothe your skin you can apply moisturizer or calamine lotion
HAIR SUGARING TIPS AND WARNINGS
Most women find that sugar waxing works great for hair removal, especially on their legs. It's cheap, easy and anyone can do it,
and it lasts much longer than shaving or depilatory creams. When the hair grows back it is softer and finer and there's less of it.
When users have problem with this recipe it is usually because they have not heated the mixture to the right temperature. Otherwise it is very straight-forward.
Once you have removed excess hair by sugaring, then using a hair retarding cream will significantly slow down and reduce the amount
of new hair growth. It does this by interrupting the anagen growth phase of body hair which thins out and reduces the length of body hair,
greatly decreasing the need to wax or shave in the future.
Sugar wax is basically sugar candy, so like candy if you don't cook it long enough it will be too soft, and if you cook it too long it will be hard.
If it is in a microwave safe container then you can heat it to thicken it, or add water and stir if it is too hard.
Any left over can also be stored and reheated in the microwave, or you can eat it!
Sugar waxing is less painful than regular waxing since it doesn't adhere to the skin, however some women find it is unsuitable for sugaring pubic hair, underarms,
face or bikini sugaring where the skin is thinner and more sensitive.
If you don't want to use sugar waxing for pubic hair or for other sensitive or hard to reach areas
or you have sensitive skin then a natural hair removal cream is a painless and simple solution (see links below).
The results are almost instant, the final effect is the same, and after 1 to 4 months of use the hair is so fine it is not noticeable.
OTHER HAIR REMOVAL LINKS
ULTRA HAIR AWAY - hair retarding spray
STOP GROW - hair retarding cream
REVITOL - hair removal cream
Hopefully this sugar wax hair removal guide has answered all your questions on sugar waxing hair removal.