There are various ways for hair removal to take place. You only have to choose between shaving or plucking- they may save time but will you be able to live with the effects? These methods may be doing more damage than good to your skin.
Another option is to try out waxing. There are two types of waxing: hot and cold. Hot wax involves melting or heating the wax that comes in a compact form and applying it on the skin. On the other hand, cold wax comes in a gel-like state, sometimes transparent in appearance and already in room temperature. You will need muslin cloth to cover the wax that you apply, and its thickness is usually enough so that both the hair and wax will stick.
Waxing is considered a good alternative to shaving and plucking because with each use, it exfoliates and lightens the skin. In addition, body hair that grows back is finer and takes longer to re-grow. This is because the hair is pulled directly from the root and leaves your skin smoother.
One popular option for waxing is honey. The most basic variant on the other hand, is lemon.
You will need 1 cup sugar, 1 cup honey and ½ cup lemon juice.
- In a saucepan, melt the sugar over medium heat, simply leave it without having to stir it, swirling the pan can do the trick. The sugar will caramelize and you can smell its familiar scent. You can add in the honey and lemon juice using a wooden spoon. The sugar will be foamy and hot.
- At this point, you will have to continue stirring until the substance has melted. It will then look like pancake batter. If it looks too thick, you should add 1 tablespoon of water until you have the correct consistency.
- Keep an eye on your mixture. Remove it from the fire and let it cool. You can then store it in an airtight container. You may also store in the refrigerator or simply leave in a dry, cool area of a room.
Homemade wax can save you money compared to having to make that trip to a spa or salon, have an attendant see you cringe as the hair is pulled, and you won’t have to feel embarrassed about it. The bottom line is that you’ve saved money and you can do it right in the comforts of your own home.