Most women and some men shave their legs daily, or at least a couple of times a week. While some people don’t mind frequen shaving, most experience skin irritation, itching and even skin. Not to mention, shaving daily takes time, and before you know it, all that hair is back and ready to be shaved again.
Waxing, on the other hand, can help you get rid of body hair for a longer period of time, while regular waxing may even help you get smooth skin permanently. Although you can buy many different creams and pastes that remove body hair, most contain questionable ingredients that can be harmful to your skin and cause irritation.
Luckily, there is simple, DIY 3-ingredient sugaring wax paste that can eliminate body hair without causing any irritation or bad side effects.
DIY Sugaring Wax Paste
This simple, yet highly effective sugaring wax paste contains only 3 ingredients and can be prepared and used in your own home. Here is how to make it:
- 2 cups white sugar
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- ¼ cup water
Combine the three ingredients in a pot and then put on a medium heat. Cook the paste, occasionally stirring the mixture so that it doesn’t stick at the bottom. After the paste boils, cook for another 20 minutes. As you cook and stir the paste, you should notice it darken as the time goes along. The final result should be a dark amber color sugaring paste that is sticky and pliable.
After the paste has cooled down, shower and towel dry your skin. Apply the sugaring wax paste in the opposite direction of your hair growth, wait a few seconds for everything to sink in, and then remove the paste by flicking it in the same direction that your hair grows. Do this for every part of your body that needs waxing.
Like any waxing technique, this sugaring wax is a little bit painful – but nothing out of the ordinary! The more you use sugaring wax paste, the fewer hairs you’ll have – and those that grow back will be lighter and thinner.