Sugaring – Cleopatra’s Waxing AlternativeWritten by Dawn Summer in Grooming
Waxing your skin requires you spread sticky hot stuff all over your skin, and rip it off like a Band-Aid. However, you can use sugar paste at room temperature. You also pull the hair out in the direction of the hair growth. These huge differences make sugaring the way to go.
Start by taking a nice warm shower and exfoliate thoroughly. Dry yourself off completely and wait a couple of minutes before you begin the next step. You can also lightly dust the area with talcum or baby powder to help make the hair adhere better.
Take about a quarter cup sized scoop of the sugar paste, and spread it against the direction of growth. If the pulling bothers you, keep in mind sugaring works on short hair too; you can trim you hair before you begin to avoid pulling at it as you apply the stuff. Allow it to rest once you’ve applied it for a few seconds before continuing.
Begin pulling the sugar in the direction of the hair growth. Avoid pulling it up or backwards out and it feels so much less painful than waxing. The motion should feel like you’re flicking your wrist. DO NOT trying to remove everything from your toe to your naval at once. That hurts! Use your other hand to hold your skin tight as you go, to avoid even more pulling and discomfort.
Just so you know, the sugaring paste begins as a darkish red caramel color. It slowly turns an opaque sort of off white as you go. When the paste is opaque and/or it begins to feel more like a gooey play-dough, replace the paste.
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