Hair removal using honey, lemon and sugar

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How to Make Sugar Wax

Put the lemon juice and water in a small pan on the stove. Heat slowly. You can make sugar wax without lemon, but I recommend including it. Fresh lemon juice is great because it helps to fight the bacteria that could cause breakouts, deeply nourishing the skin with vitamin C. It also acts as a natural exfoliator by removing dead skin cells that can clog your pores.

Now, add the honey and the sugar and stir. Using raw local honey helps prevent breakouts caused by bacteria. (5)  Raw honey can also help quicken healing time, should a rash occur. Raw honey contains naturally occurring antioxidants, which help offer fast healing and a youthful glow to the skin! The sugar helps the skin obtain a supple and soft touch while moisturizing, and it also acts as a gentle exfoliant to the skin.

Reduce the heat, continue to stir and allow the mixture to simmer until it turns smooth and golden in color. Once heated and well-blended, remove from heat and transfer to a heat-safe glass or stainless steel bowl.

The amount of wax you need will depend on how much area you are covering. Consider trying this recipe first, which should yield enough for one or two legs — depending on how much hair you’re removing. If you have any left over, refrigerate in an airtight container for up to four or five weeks, then reheat when ready to use.


Sugar Waxing

While the mixture is cooling, wash the area you want to wax and dry it well. Use a popsicle stick or a small plastic spatula to spread a thin, even coating of the sugar wax on a small area of skin. Make sure to apply it in the direction of hair growth. (Before doing this, I recommend you do a small patch test to make sure the wax does not cause unusual irritation).

Next, place a strip of the cotton fabric on the area and smooth it down by pressing and rubbing it. Allow it to cool on the skin. Then, very quickly, pull the cloth in the opposite direction of hair growth. Repeat if needed.

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