Photo credit to Veria.com
As an active member of the beauty community, I am constantly looking for new and exciting ideas to try out and share with my readers. DIY's are especially appealing to me, since they are often a hell of a lot cheaper than traditional fixes (DIY mani vs salon mani?).
Today I am going to be sharing with you some information from an article I discovered about DIY Sugaring from Veria Living. This hair removal technique is very similar to waxing, but is much more gentle on the skin because of it's ability to only adhere to the hair (not the skin) as well as because of it's all natural properties. Below I have copied-and-pasted the recipe and instructions, as I do not want to misconstrue the proper steps! (health and safety precautions on my part)
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons water
- Pour ingredients into a saucepan and cook over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring often with a wooden spoon.
- After boiling, turn heat to low and simmer for 25 to 28 minutes. Continue stirring.
- The color will eventually change to a dark amber shade, and the paste will thicken to a honey-like consistency. If you have a candy thermometer, the mixture is ready when it’s a steady 250 degrees.
- Remove from heat and pour into a glass container. Be careful – it’s hot!
- Allow mixture to cool to room temperature, about 1.5 hours. The sugaring paste should be thick enough to roll into a small ball in your palm.
- Spread the mixture onto hair you want to remove, in the direction of hair growth. If it’s the right consistency, you should be able to peel up a corner of the paste and remove in a single piece. If that doesn’t work, you can use a strip of clean cloth (an old pillow case or pair of jeans).
Sugaring works best on hair that is between 1/8”- to 1/4”-long. Your skin should be completely dry beforehand, so don’t try sugaring right after showering or sweating. Exfoliating frequently and moisturizing will help prevent ingrown hairs."
Please let me know if you try out this DIY hair removal method, and if it worked for you! Thanks so much for reading.
Luck & Love,