Sick of that unwanted hair on you legs, under your arm, or even on you face? Every woman wishes they could remove unwanted hair fast and easy, with less pain. Sure, you can try waxing and shaving but this can be painful and leave your skin irritated. Why not try this new technique called "sugaring" to remove that unwanted hair. The sugar paste sticks only to the hair and not the skin, so it's not as painful as waxing. Results can last up to six weeks and after repetitive use, the hair follicle can be damaged, so the hair may never even grow back. Now isn't that something we all would love?
Mix together your sugar, lemon juice (without pulp or seeds), and water in a sauce pan over medium to high heat, stirring often, and bring to a boil. You can also add a few drops of lavender oil and tea tree oil, if you wish, which has a calming effect on the skin. Once your mixture is boiling, reduce to low-medium heat and simmer for 25-30 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool for 10 minutes, then place in an airtight container. Your mixture should now be a dark color, similar to a dark soda.
Make sure your mixture has cooled to room temperature before applying to the skin then spread your paste over the area in which you wish to remove hair. I like to do one small area at a time, no bigger than a few inches long but you can do a larger area. I use the back side of a spoon to smear the paste on the skin, or you can use whatever works for you, such as a small plastic or rubber spatula.
Apply your waxing strip, which can be found at any store that sells hair removal products. You can also use an old sheet or pillow case, cut into strips. This is a big money saving tip! Rub the strip on the wax, then simply strip it away. It's that simple!
Excess paste left behind is water soluble, so it washes away easily and won't irritate the skin like normal waxing can.