Depilation with sugar is an old natural method of removing unwanted hairs on the body. It is gentle to the skin, and causes less pain and irritation compared to plain waxing wax. Sugar mixture for waxing is prepared from sugar, water and lemon juice, and can be used as a sugar paste or gel. The difference is that the sugar paste remove the hairs in the direction of their growth, and sugar gel in the opposite direction (the same as in ordinary hair removal with wax).
-2 cups sugar
-¼ cup water
-¼ cup lemon juice
The ingredients put into the pot. It is advisable to filter lemon juice and to remove the pulp to get a clear juice. Place the pot over medium fire and stir. The mixture is initially white, and then becomes transparent.
Once the mixture starts to boil, reduce the fire. It is important sugar mixture to boil quietly. Stir constantly to not allow to burn on the bottom.
The liquid will slowly begin to change color, but because of the bubbles that are created on the surface, you will hardly be able to follow the change of color. Therefore, from time to time remove the pot from the fire and drew spoon the mixture to see exactly what color it is.
The mixture is ready when it receives color of honey. To make sure that you’ve cooked enough, take a cup of cold water in it and put a little of the sugar mixture. If you made a small ball, the mixture is ready. If immediately melt without to form a ball, continue to boil.
Allow the mixture to cool somewhat and then place it in another container. Once the mixture cool completely, take part of it in your hand and begin to interfere with your fingers. While mixture become stretched through the fingers, will resembles like a chewing gum.
For most efficient hair removal, follow these steps:
Make sure your skin is completely clean. take a shower to remove any dirt and natural oils that gather on the skin.
Apply on the skin very thin layer of baby powder. The powder helps to reduce the moisture of the skin, and in addition sugar paste not too sticky skin on reducing pain.
Apply sugar paste opposite the direction of hair growth. Then, with a quick pull moves in reverse. The hairs should not be very long, as it may cause breakage. At the beginning of rub smaller area. Once you master the technique, you will become braver and faster. You can use medical gloves mixture you do not stick to hands.
If there are omissions, or if not all hairs come out, do not be afraid to repeat the procedure. Sugar mixture does not irritate the skin so much as a wax. Finally remove the remnants of sugar paste with lukewarm water.