Thursday, April 17, 2014

Sugaring - All natural sugar wax - Part 1

As most of you know , I have PCOS. One of the most unpleasant symptoms of PCOS is excess body hair, Particularly on the face. For me, i get a lot of hair in unwanted places and it sucks to say the least. So a couple of days ago i was searching google for hair removal techniques. I was tired of trying to pluck a whole lot of hairs, was tired of the harsh wax , shaving is pointless, i came across something called "Sugaring". At first i was like yeah right, how could that possibly work. I kept watching you tube videos of people making their own wax at home with all natural ingredients and getting awesome results with it. So today i decided, why not, ill give it a try. So here is my part one of Sugaring. 

What you will need:
2 cups of sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice - can be fresh squeezed or store bought- Just make sure to take the seeds out of the juice.
1/4 cup water
small pot

What you will do is :
 pour the sugar into the pan
add lemon juice
add water 
turn stove onto med heat (about a 4)
DONT STOP STIRRING

At first it will be hard to stir , but stir it up and get it mixed. At this point it will be thick and white. After about 5 -7 minutes it should start bubbling if not, turn the heat up JUST A LITTLE BIT. Keep stirring, 10 minutes or so after you FIRST turned the heat on, take it off the stove and check the color, the color you will see when its done is a medium to darkish golden brown. (around 10 or 11 minutes it should be a yellowish color) if it is not yet golden brown keep cooking and stirring. Remember to check the color often because you dont want to burn it , it will not be any good if you do. It took mine about 18 mins total to turn that golden brown color. 
Once it is done, Pour it into a container ( i would recommend glass) and let it sit for about 2 or 3 hours. At this point its still hot and thin. 
Rinse the pan out immediately with HOT water and let it soak off any excess sugar. 
This is what mine looked like right after i poured it into the glass bowl...


Benefits of sugar waxing
Exfoliates skin
Natural ingredients
Cleans off easy


Part 2 coming soon! - The results!



Brittany

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