SUGAR WAX: SWEET FOR YOUR SKIN

Homemade and Affordable

Making homemade sugar wax is a cost effective alternative to buying, often times expensive, conventional in-store waxes.  While conventional waxing is preferable for thicker hair removal, sugar-based waxes are perfect for eyebrows, arm, and leg hair (as long as it’s not too thick)

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

2 cups of white granulated sugar
2 Tbs of honey
¼ cup water (soaking a chamomile tea bag in the warm water for about 3 minutes before using the water can help soothe the skin.)
¼ cup lemon juice (acts as an astringent)
Mix the above ingredients together, and boil them for about 10-15 minutes on a low heat setting, as to not burn the sugar. Stir it frequently. It will turn a golden brown color when it has reached the proper consistency.  If you do not plan on using the whole mixture, transfer it to a glass jar with a lid.

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Time to Wax:

After the mix becomes cool enough to touch, use a spatula or spreading stick to smooth the wax onto the desired area. Then take a cotton or muslin cloth and smooth it down in the direction of the hair growth.  Hold your skin taught and rip the strip in the opposite direction of the hair growth.  Continue with the waxing process until desired results are obtained.

After Waxing

Apply either an Aloe/ Vitamin E based oil to your skin to soothe any irritation that may have occurred. Most beauty supply stores will sell after wax lotion, and solutions, most work quite well.

Storage:

As mentioned before, if all of the wax is not used, simply store the remainder in a resealable glass jar. Be sure to keep the wax refrigerated as this is a food product it can spoil. To reuse the wax, simply remove it from the refrigerator, take off the lid, and microwave it on medium power for about 45 seconds to a minute.  Stir the wax until it all has reached similar consistency.  Make sure the wax is not too hot before applying it to your skin.

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Do you have your own sugar wax recipe? I would love to hear about it in the comments below. If not, give this one a try and let me know your thoughts.

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