I would have a go at home-made sugaring. The last facial waxing that I had done here in Hamburg was horrendously painful. So I don’t see any harm in giving it a go (on my legs at least). The recipie I got was from Mickgirl
- 2c sugar
- a quarter cup lemon juice
- a quarter cup water
Boil then simmer for 40min. Leave the mixture cool down a lot and add a little powder to your skin. Working in small areas, apply the sugar-liquid with a lollypop stick or similar and then put a strip of cloth (e.g. a torn-up tshirt) onto it. Leave to harden for a moment and before it hardens too much, rip the cloth off in a “against-the-grain” motion. Unused sugar-liquid can be heated to use another time.
So, how did it turn out?
Well the first mistake that as I made was to make a smaller batch than the recipie calls for, i didn’t reduce the “cooking time” and I over cooked it to the point where it started to burn on thehob. This meant that when it went on, it was extremely hot but wouldn’t stick. I think I need to heat it gently in a water bath and add a little more water to the mixture when it is “moulten” again. I think i got two test blobs that were a success and wasn’t nearly as painful as the aforementioned disaster.
Has anyone else tried home-made sugaring with more success?