So, I just went happily back to razors: hair removal I could understand. Until I recently started reading about
Sugaring is a technique that has been used for centuries in many diverse cultures because of its simplicity and effectiveness. There are no chemicals to burn the skin (Thank you!) and the "wax" doesn't stick to your fingers (Yesssssss).
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup water
You're basically making caramel. Cook the ingredients in a saucepan on the stove (to 250 F using a candy thermometer OR let it boil for about 5 minutes, stir, and leave on heat) until it thickens into a syrup. Once it is honey-like in consistency, pour it into a reheatable jar. When it cools to a workable temperature, spread onto the skin like regular wax and remove hair using waxing strips, or just strips of a cut up cotton t-shirt or jeans. The leftover wax can be saved and used again at a later date by heating it up.
Any sugar left on your skin will easily melt in the warmth of your shower. Also (and this is a HUGE also) it's agreed upon that sugaring is less painful than waxing. Really, is there any reason we're ALL not sugaring?
Have any of you tried sugaring? Do you think it is/would be worth the effort of "cooking" your wax? Has Nair ever made you bleed too :(?