Sugar wax, sugaring, Arabic waxing or Persian waxing, whatever you want to call it there is an old, tried and true way to wax, naturally. Many beauty regimens do more harm than good as many products contain harsh chemicals including toxins, hormone disruptors and even pesticides! Here is a complete guide on sugaring using sugar wax.
Liquid wax (stripes needed):
To make: Mix two teaspoons of granulated sugar (brown or white) and one teaspoon each of honey and water. Heat the mixture in a microwave or on a stove for about half a minute until it bubbles and turns brown. Allow it to cool.
To Use: Using a spatula, apply it on the areas where you want to remove the hair. Place a cloth strip over the sugar wax and smooth it out with your fingers in the direction of the hair growth. Finally, rip it off in the opposite direction of hair growth. Repeat as needed.
Solid wax (stripes not needed):
To make: Heat one-quarter cup of water in a pan. Add two cups of granulated sugar and one-quarter cup of lemon juice to it. Continue heating the paste until bubbles appear. Turn down the heat to low-medium and let it simmer for about 25 minutes until it turns dark amber in colour. Turn off the heat and let the mixture cool.
To Use: Prepare your skin by dusting a little cornstarch or baby powder on your skin and then spread the lukewarm mixture in the opposite direction of the hair growth. Put a clean rag or cotton strip over the layer of sugar paste and let it sit for a few minutes. Finally, pull it off quickly in the direction of the hair growth.