Did you know that there are very natural ways to remove hair from your body? With them you save the costs of conventional hair removal, as well as irritation and its other side effects, you also get more and more hair weakening, instead of growing stronger each time.
Sugar and lemon
This method of hair removal has been used since ancient times in Ancient Egypt and other Eastern countries, and only sugar and lemon are needed. The method is similar to that of wax, but it is less painful, more economical and more natural.
Currently, in some countries they sell ready-made sugar paste, although it is so simple that we should learn to prepare it ourselves.
We will need:
How we prepare it:
- We will put the juice of a lemon and the two cups of sugar in a pot or pot medium. The juice should completely cover the powder, otherwise we should add a little water until it is covered.
- Heat this mixture over medium-high heat, stirring with a wooden spoon until the sugar has completely dissolved. If we have a kitchen thermometer we can check that the mixture reaches 115 degrees Celsius.
- When it begins to boil, we will lower the fire enough and wait for a more thick and sticky but manageable paste to be made, of a soft golden color, as if it were honey. If it has a dark color it may have burned us and we will have to do it again. In no case let it boil over high heat for more than a minute.
- Remove from heat and let cool.
This sugar wax is applied in the same way as conventional wax. We will distribute the wax well so that there is a thin layer and without waiting, we will pull it in the opposite direction, that is, in the direction of hair growth.
So that the sugar wax does not adhere too much to the skin we can put a little talcum powder in the area to be removed, which should be clean and dry.
At the end, we will apply a little moisturizer or aloe vera gel to soothe the skin . If there are traces of the wax, we will wash with warm water.
Silk or cotton thread
A surprising and natural method to eliminate hair, possibly the most economical , is to simply use a thread. This technique, known as Threading, was once used in India or Egypt, and in fact is still used by many women today.
At first this method requires a bit of skill, and the first time we could go to a professional to do it and see it firsthand. When we learn to do it, we will do it very quickly and painlessly.
For this method we will use silk or cotton thread , which is used as a loop that traps the follicles from their root, in a way that is not aggressive to the skin.
To do this, cut a long piece of yarn and form a circle by attaching its ends, and then follow the instructions that appear .
This type of hair removal has the great advantage that it can take up to 6 weeks before the hair comes out again, and progressively it weakens, unlike with conventional hair removal. And also it can also be used on the face.
For after the hair removal we can prepare a facial or body helps to weaken the hair progressively, so it will be the perfect complement for our treatment.
We will simply mix the turmeric powder with water until we obtain an unctuous paste that does not drip, we will apply it on the skin and let it act for twenty minutes.
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