After you have made the recipe, wait until it's cooled down to room temperature before attempting hair removal. We don't want anyone to get burned!
Skin will need to be cleansed of lotions and oils so the sugar paste doesn't slide off the skin. With a cotton ball, I used GiGi Pre-Hon (buy direct) especially made for use before sugaring or waxing because it contains anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory ingredients to help protect skin from irritation and break-outs from hair removal.
If you don't have a special cleanser to use before hair removal, take a bath or shower and wash skin thoroughly, but hold off on applying any serums, moisturizers or lotions.
Before sugaring at home, apply a light dusting of baby powder or cornstarch and rub softly into skin. Remember, more isn't better. Applying too much powder will interfere with removing the hair. Powder acts as a buffer helping the paste to grasp the hair better and stick less to the skin.
Since the sugaring paste will be room temperature, you will need to grab it with your fingers with some force. So for the body, take out a good scoop. If you're going to use it for you face, then take a smaller section.
It can be fairly sticky to work with, especially if it's humid out. So you may want to wear gloves.
The sugaring paste will be like a big blob in your hand, but don't apply it to your skin just yet.
Now you will take the sugaring product and roll it into a ball. Don't press too hard, just work it lightly in your hands. So when you do apply it, the paste will be warmed up a bit by your body heat go on more even.
You're now going to apply sugar to hair in the OPPOSITE direction of growth firmly allowing the paste to spread as you somewhat slowly pull it. You need to use some pressure and feel like you're pressing the paste against the skin for it to stick. You're not just laying it on top of the hair.
This technique can take some getting used to, but using the paste over sugar gel has...
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