There are many ways to get rid of excess body hair. There are creams, epilators, and waxing. Waxing for hair removal is very effective since its results last for up to six months at a time. While many kits are available online and in stores, there are method that is removing hair out of body at home by using sugaring.
According to About.com, sugaring is an ancient middle-eastern practice uses an all natural paste or gel made from food-derived ingredients like sugar, water, and lemon juice to remove the hair follicle from the root.
This process, sugaring, has many advantages. For instance, it can remove more hair quicker than waxing and has the same results. It is much easier to clean up, as well, since it is sugar based, not waxy. Furthermore, it is available at your own home. So, you will not need to see a professional, spend money on products that may or may not work.
Here is how to make the paste: first, you need a cup of sugar. Then, you add to it half a lemon and squeeze the juice out of it. Finally, you add some water. Getting the consistency right is tricky, but to make sure you have the right consistency, the sugar should be a nice golden hue.
Much like waxing, sugaring results last up to six weeks, however, as About.com points out, this process is less painful because the sugaring is water based. Thus, it can be removed without as many bruises or rashes.
After the paste is made, you are ready to start removing hair. Wait for the paste to be cold. Add olive oil to make the paste easier to control and move on your skin. You can decide on the length of the strips, but you can always go for the three-inch length and two inch width, as it this is the traditional way to wax. Then, leave a part of the sugar strip to be your tab so you can pull the sugar strip in the direction opposite of the hair growth.
It is helpful, whether you choose to wax or to use sugaring, to take your time. Play some nice music in the background. Use water or olive oil to remove the wax or sugar so you do not have to deal with dried up wax, which is very painful to remove without causing any skin rips or bruises. Take a nice cup of tea with you while you wax, make a ritual of it and try to make the most of it as tea time, it will make the pain, whichever level you experience, go by faster and be more of a blur rather than a painful experience as a whole.