Making wax for hair removal at home is a great option, because in addition to using natural products, which provide softness and shine to the skin, it has a lower cost, since the wax is prepared with ingredients that are easily found and at a more affordable price.
Most homemade wax recipes are made using refined or brown sugar, to which other ingredients can be added, such as honey or passion fruit, which help to make the skin less irritated after treatment. A good tip to facilitate waxing and make the skin less irritated is to apply a little talcum powder before starting, as it prevents the wax from sticking too much, reducing pain during the procedure.
In addition, it is essential to carry out some care before waxing, such as doing the touch test about 2 hours before, to check for a risk of allergy, hydrate the skin daily and exfoliate the area that you want to shave.
Some homemade wax recipe options for hair removal at home are:
1. Sugar and honey
Wax with sugar and honey has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as providing hydration and softness to the skin.
2 full cups of refined or brown sugar;
1 dessert spoon of honey;
1 tablespoon of water.
Method of preparation
Place the water, sugar and honey in a pan and stir over medium heat until the sugar starts to melt. When the wax is pulling, it means it has reached the proper point.
Before using, it is important to let it cool down a bit to avoid skin burns.
2. Sugar and passion fruit
Sugar and passion fruit wax is an excellent option to eliminate hair efficiently, as well as providing the skin with a soothing and deep hydration effect.
2 cups of strained passion fruit juice;
4 cups of refined sugar.
Method of preparation
Over medium heat, place the sugar in a pan and stir until it starts to melt. Then gradually add the passion fruit juice, stirring constantly, so that the sugar does not crystallize. When the mixture reaches the boiling point, remove from the heat and continue stirring, until the wax is intensely shiny, but still liquid. Then let it cool for 30 minutes before applying to the skin. If the epilation is done in a larger area, it is possible to increase the amount of ingredients, maintaining the proportion of each item.
How to use natural hair remover
To shave at home and get the best result, it is important to follow a few steps:
Apply a thin layer of warm wax in the direction of hair growth using a spatula or wooden toothpick;
Place the waxing paper over the wax and gently run your finger over the paper for better adhesion, for around 5 to 10 seconds;
Remove the wax in the opposite direction to the hair growth.
It is recommended that the application of the wax is done only 1 to 2 times on the site, so as not to cause irritation to the skin.
To remove the traces of wax that may remain on the skin, it is recommended to remove it with the depilation paper or apply, for example, sweet almond oil with a cotton pad.
Care after hair removal
Care after waxing is essential to maintain skin integrity and help with cell renewal. Among them are:
Apply a soothing lotion: skin irritation caused by epilation can cause itching in the area where the treatment was performed. A great option is iced chamomile tea that relieves the effects of the treatment, in addition to providing freshness to the skin. To make the lotion, you need to boil 2 cups of water and 2 sachets of chamomile tea and wait for it to cool. Then apply the cold lotion to the entire area you want to treat with the help of a cotton pad or a spray bottle.
Avoid washing the area with very hot water: hot water can increase skin irritation and cause stains. It is recommended to wash the place with warm or cold water, as it helps to improve the pain;
Moisturize the skin: daily hydration increases nutrition and maintains skin integrity.
Perform skin exfoliation 1x a week: the elimination of dead cells, present in the first layer of the skin, helps the penetration of natural actives and helps in the more efficient and less painful elimination of hair.
It is essential that, after the procedure, sunscreen is applied to the area that was treated, as epilation causes a slight flaking of the skin, eliminating the outermost layer, which can cause an increased risk of burns and the appearance of stains.