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
- When the wax is hard it is the most ideal for me to use.
- Using the sugar wax with the wax strips allowed for me to remove more hair than using the sugar wax alone.
- The ideal place for me to use this wax was on my arms and legs.
Realities Of Sugar Waxing
- 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.
- Make sure that the wax is cooled down hard enough to use.
- You should expect that the wax may not take to the hair on your first try.
- When I used this on my face I would, on occasion, experience a rash-like irritation and white heads. (I have acne prone skin).