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A $20 Sugar Wax Transformed My Beauty Routine

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During the height of the pandemic, my beauty routine was confined to the walls and mirrors of my home, so I took to the Internet to find beauty products for long lasting, painless hair removal. This is when I learned about sugaring (sugar waxing). Most of the YouTube videos on sugaring are about how to make your own wax at home. 

As the great DIY-er I am (at heart), I gathered all the ingredients mentioned in the videos and attempted to create my own sugar wax. Although I was persistent and diligent in creating the sugar wax, my final product never turned out like the YouTubers I watched. My wax was either too watery, burnt, or all the above.


So, I decided to buy a ready to use wax instead. I went onto Amazon and purchased the Sugaring NYC Sugaring Paste For All Body Parts after reading the Amazon reviews and watching reviews on YouTube. And I am happy to say the wax worked for me, unlike the homemade wax I created.

This product made hair removal effortless, painless, affordable, and fast. I would recommend it to any and everyone. Check out below how I use it.

How I Sugar Wax At Home?

Disclaimer: I recommend you patch test this product before you use it on large areas of your skin.

Step 1: Wash your skin. I wash my skin with my choice of cleanser. 

Step 2: Prep the skin. I dry my skin thoroughly with a microfiber towel. Then I apply baby powder to the area to remove any natural oils or water that may still be on my skin. 


Step 3: Prep the wax. I warm the wax in the microwave in its original container for about 10 to 15 seconds. I allow the wax to cool down to a temperature that is warm enough to be effective, but not hot enough to burn my skin or be uncomfortable. 

Step 4: Apply the wax to your skin. I apply a glob of wax to the desired area with the provided wooden stick and spread the wax over the entire area in the opposite direction of the hair growth.

Step 5: Apply wax strips. I apply wax strips on top of the wax. Then, I apply pressure to the wax strip. Lastly, I pull the wax strip in the direction of the hair growth to remove it. 

Step 6: Clean the area. I wash off the area with water. Usually, there is no excess wax on my skin but if there is, the water will remove any of the sugar wax. 

Step 7: Soothe the skin. Apply aloe vera gel to the skin to prevent redness and irritation that may arise from waxing. 

My Recommendations For Using This Product  

  1. When the wax is hard it is the most ideal for me to use. 
  2. Using the sugar wax with the wax strips allowed for me to remove more hair than using the sugar wax alone. 
  3. The ideal place for me to use this wax was on my arms and legs.

Realities Of Sugar Waxing

  1. Sugar waxing is messy. When applying wax to your skin, it can leave globs and strings of wax everywhere. Sugar wax is easy to clean up with water. 
  2. Make sure that the wax is cooled down hard enough to use. 
  3. You should expect that the wax may not take to the hair on your first try. 
  4. When I used this on my face I would, on occasion, experience a rash-like irritation and white heads. (I have acne prone skin).

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