Monday, July 16, 2012

Sweet as Honey: Getting to Grips with Waxing

Sorry for the long blog absence, we bought a house!!

I have been trying to get caught up on my blogging so thankfully I have a guest poster for one more day till I can finish other posts. Please bare with me!! 

Ill post pictures soon we close in probably 2 weeks!

Today Sophie is guest blogging for me :) read her bio below!

Sophie Banat, 25 years old from the UK. MSc graduate in Psychology, interested in fashion, beauty and all things knitted. For more top tips tweet @Scramboodle. 


Sweet as Honey: Getting to Grips with Waxing

When it comes to hair removal there are many different approaches, from depilation creams and shaving to the art of threading and of course waxing. Which approach to use is a distinctly personal choice and will often depend on the area of the body to be treated, skin type and thickness of the hair.

Wax away

For many women, waxing is the quickest and easiest method of removing hair, providing a semi-permanent result that can last between one and two weeks. Waxing can apply to many different parts of the body, but is most often used to remove hair growth from the legs, the bikini line area and the eyebrows.

One of the main reasons waxing has become so popular is that it has the ability to adapt to different areas of the body; for instance, a hard wax that dries and hardens on the skin is often applied to sensitive parts of the body so that the beautician doesn't need to use strips of fabric to remove the wax.

As waxing methods become more numerous, the number of available waxes is rising in tandem. Customers can now order from a range of wax treatments, some of which contain tea tree oil, which is ideal for people with sensitive skin. Other waxes contain extra moisturising ingredients or delicate scents.

Wax with honey

As noted above, there are plenty of options available to beauty-conscious customers. However, for a more natural approach to waxing and especially to prevent dry skin after hair removal, many experts recommend honey wax. This wax can be prepared and used at home with a mixture of 1tbs of sugar, 3tbs of honey and around 4tbs of water. This mixture should be boiled until all of the sugar melts into a brown thick liquid.

This liquid can then be poured very carefully into a foil-lined bowl and left for ten minutes before use. During this time, prepare your own waxing strips out of wax paper, ensuring that you leave these beside you. Remember that using honey as a waxing agent requires the skin to be dry and free from any oils or lotions, so prepare the skin carefully and always be extra careful when handling the hot honey.

Apply the mixture to the chosen area and put a wax strip over the top. Keep it there for up to ten minutes. After this time take a slow deep breath and pull the strip away from the skin. Repeat this process until the hair is removed and wash the area, first with warm water, then with cold.

Although this process is simple and cost effective and though honey is an easy ingredient to get hold of it's wise to remember that the honey must be heated to just the right temperature. Too cold and the waxing process won't work, too hot and the skin will be badly burnt. To really enjoy the benefits of this natural approach to waxing it's often best to go to a beauty salon first and learn how it's done by the experts.

1 comment:

Amy Klepser said...

Congrats on the house!!! Pictures please!!

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