DIY Sugar Wax for Ridiculously Smooth Skin

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Sugar waxing is likely one of the few makes use of for white sugar I can get behind. (Sugar scrubs are available at an in depth second!) Here’s make your individual pure DIY sugar wax and use it for easy, radiant pores and skin.

What Is Sugaring?

Sugaring, or sugar waxing, is the method of making use of heat, melted sugar to the pores and skin, then shortly eradicating it and taking physique hair with it. It’s totally different than sizzling wax, which makes use of precise wax. Sugaring is taken into account simpler and safer to do at residence than different waxing strategies. It does require the hair to be at the least one-quarter inch lengthy to work, however that’s not so onerous to perform with a little bit negligence.

You can safely use sugar wax on most areas of pores and skin, together with the legs, arms, underarms, face, and bikini line. Like with different waxing and hair elimination strategies although, by no means apply it to broken pores and skin.

The Benefits of Sugar Wax

If you’re going to remove body hair, sugaring could be an effective way to do it. As I discussed earlier than, it’s extra user-friendly than sizzling waxing with precise wax. Sugaring additionally lasts longer than shaving (as much as 6 weeks!) and isn’t as more likely to trigger pores and skin irritation. It doesn’t take loads of time, particularly when you get the cling of it, and you may have easy pores and skin for weeks on finish.

Sugaring additionally helps exfoliate by eradicating lifeless pores and skin cells, leaving easy, glowing pores and skin behind. Unlike waxing, which removes hair towards the grain of the hair follicle, sugaring goes with the pure route of the hair. This helps scale back ache, irritation, hair breakage, and ingrown hairs. Over time, hair could turn out to be finer and thinner.

A Note of Caution

Sugar waxing isn’t for everybody and there are some precautions. Of course, ensure that the melted sugar isn’t too sizzling earlier than making use of. A sticky sugar burn is the very last thing we wish! Also, folks with sure pores and skin circumstances, like eczema, or taking sure drugs shouldn’t do sugaring.

Some meds, like sure antibiotics, can make the skin much thinner than traditional, making it inclined to ripping. If you’re not sure you’ll be able to at all times do a patch check or seek the advice of your doctor first.

How to Sugar Wax Skin

The first step is to purchase or make your individual sugar wax (see recipe beneath). Once that’s taken care of, it’s time to get began. You’ll wish to prep the pores and skin space that you just wish to wax. This is a vital first step as a result of with out it we danger pores and skin irritation and/or the sugaring could not take away the hair.

How to Prep the Skin for Sugar Waxing

You wish to ensure that the pores and skin is totally clear and dry. If there are lifeless pores and skin cells and particles then the sugar will simply follow that and not likely pull out the hair. You can dry brush or exfoliate the day earlier than to verify there’s nothing in the best way. Exfoliating proper earlier than sugaring could trigger pores and skin irritation.

Once the pores and skin is all clear you’ll be able to apply a skinny layer of non-GMO cornstarch or arrowroot powder. Be certain to brush off any further. This helps do away with any extra moisture or oil.

So to recap:

  1. Exfoliate the day earlier than (non-compulsory).
  2. Wash and dry the pores and skin.
  3. Apply a skinny layer of powder.

Sugar Waxing Method

  1. Once your pores and skin is prepared, use a flat wood stick (like a fats popsicle stick), or your fingers to unfold a skinny layer of the nice and cozy sugar in the wrong way of the best way the hair is rising. The sugar needs to be a thicky syrupy consistency, much like raw honey. Don’t unfold the layer too thick or it could not take away the hair.
  2. If utilizing your fingers, roll the sugar right into a ball between your thumb and fingertips, then press and unfold it into the pores and skin. Spend a bit urgent and “molding” the sugar wax into the pores and skin so it actually adheres to the hair.
  3. Pull the pores and skin above the sugared space taught with one hand, then use the opposite to shortly flick the sugar down in the identical route the hair is rising. You’re going to tug it in the wrong way of the best way you utilized it.
  4. If there’s a little bit little bit of stinging (there normally is the primary time), then apply strain to the realm together with your hand after waxing to assist relieve the discomfort.
  5. Spread one other layer of sugar in a brand new space and repeat the method till you’ve sugared wherever you wish to.
  6. Afterward, apply lotion or oil to moisturize the pores and skin. You can even put some aloe vera gel on earlier than making use of the lotion for further pores and skin soothing.

Clean-up Tips

Sugar wax is water-soluble, so it’s simpler than some strategies to wash up. All you want is a few heat water afterward and also you’re carried out.

I sat within the rest room with my leg propped up on the bath whereas I did my legs, however you can simply do that within the bed room, or wherever you are feeling comfy. The mess stays pretty contained and doesn’t require being within the bathe to do it.


DIY Sugar Wax Recipe

This straightforward recipe solely calls for three components and is an effective way to get smoother, exfoliated legs.

Prep Time2 minutes

Active Time5 minutes

cooling time30 minutes

Total Time37 minutes

Yield: 4 ounces

Author: Katie Wells


  • Combine the components over medium-high warmth, stirring always. Continue to warmth and stir till the combination has simmered for about 4 minutes and has simply began to show a golden coloration.

  • Immediately take away from the warmth (don’t simply flip off the burner) and pour it right into a glass mason jar that’s been evenly oiled. The oil prevents the sugar wax from sticking like glue to the jar.

  • Once it’s cooled down, however nonetheless heat, about half-hour, it’s prepared to make use of.

  • Take a golf ball measurement piece of sugar (or a little bit smaller) and roll it between your fingertips to knead it. Use to sugar your legs, arms, or different areas of pores and skin as desired.


Never sugar wax pores and skin that’s minimize, bruised, irritated, or in any other case broken.

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