Without a doubt, honey is an essential cosmetic product to take care of different areas of the body. However, it is especially important in some skin treatments. Its components stimulate cell regeneration, deeply hydrate the skin, providing abundant antioxidants, and eliminating bacteria.
Also, honey is an excellent alternative to remove the body and facial hair. The beeswax for hair removal offers excellent results, as it irritates less than other techniques, weakens the follicles, and protects the skin. Besides, it uses only natural ingredients and is suitable for sensitive skin. If you want to try this hair removal technique, we will tell you how to wax with honey at home, its benefits and how to prepare the wax with honey.
Benefits of Honey for Waxing
Using homemade honey wax to depilate, in principle, is an inexpensive method, easily accessible, and straightforward to apply. However, its advantages do not stop there. These are some of the best benefits of honey for waxing :
- Exfoliate the skin. Apart from waxing, honey wax carries away dead cells that stick to it.
- Opens pores and makes hair removal easier.
- It slows down hair growth because it pulls it out by the roots. Thanks to this, it may take 5-7 weeks to appear.
- It thins the hair and weakens it after each waxing so that it appears more refined.
- It helps to depilate more delicate areas such as the bikini area, the face (mustache, eyebrows, part of the cheeks, and chin), thanks to its natural components that do not irritate the skin.
- It is less irritating and invasive. Due to its composition, honey wax for hair removal protects the skin. The skin does not spend more than 2 minutes reddened, and it hardly causes adverse effects.
- Take care of the skin. Honey contains mineral salts, amino acids, vitamins (A, B, C,) among other valuable compounds. For this reason, it cleanses, protects, and nourishes the skin.
Homemade Honey Wax for Hair Removal – Step By Step
Making your homemade depilatory wax is easy and straightforward. Also, the ingredients are readily available and inexpensive. Of course, during the preparation of the hot wax, you must be very careful and wait until it is warm to handle it.
If you were wondering how to make homemade wax, follow the easy steps below, you will love the results!
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 6 drops of essential oil (optional)
- Add all the ingredients to a medium saucepan. Mix well until you get a grainy texture.
- Cook over medium heat and stir from time to time. Remove it from the heat before it begins to cook or boil.
- If you can, check the temperature with a food thermometer, it should not exceed 43 ° C (110 ° F).
- Let the wax warm before applying it. Wait for 15-20 minutes before testing with your fingertip and confirming if you can use it. If you want to speed up the process, you can submerge the container in an inverted water bath.
- While you wait for it to warm, stir the preparation to confirm that the wax has thickened and smooth. If it looks too runny, heats the wax again, adds 1 tablespoon of additional sugar, and mix well.
- When the wax is already warm, add a few drops of essential oils and stir to integrate. Put whatever you like.
When waxing with homemade honey wax always remember 3 essential points: you must apply the wax in the same direction that the hair grows, remove it in the opposite direction to the hair, and always use it warm. With that in mind, follow these steps to learn how to wax with honey wax:
- Exfoliate the area that you will wax the day before.
- Make an extra batch of depilatory wax in case you waste wax while you learn how to use it.
- Wash and dry your skin using soap and water (choose a very creamy soap or cleansing milk). Afterward, pat yourself dry and apply mild talcum powder to make sure there are no traces of moisture. Shake off the dust.
- Get a sensitivity test. Apply the wax over the area to be waxed, but in a small space to make sure it won’t irritate you too much.
- Spread the wax in the same direction the hair grows. Scoop up enough wax on an ice cream stick or knife. Spread the preparation on the skin until it is covered with a very thin but even layer.
- Apply the wax in quick, concise strokes. If you use slower movements, you can create irregular parts that are much denser and, consequently, more difficult to remove.
- Cover the skin with a cloth or canvas.
- Set the fabric on your skin with light taps or rubs.
- Leave a tab or border to pull the fabric. It should measure at least 5 cm so that you can handle it comfortably. The eyelash should be in the direction of hair growth.
- Remove the fabric by pulling quickly in the opposite direction of hair growth. Stretch the skin well using your fingers before pulling the fabric.
- When pulling, keep the fabric as straight as possible. If you don’t do it this way, there may be a lot of hair left unremoved.
- If necessary, repeat the process. See if you have too many hairs without waxing.
- Do not wax the same area more than twice, as your skin is susceptible. If you still have hair, remove them with an eyebrow tweezer.
- Wash your skin with lukewarm water. You don’t need soap, but if you feel like using it, choose one that is very creamy and delicate.
- Hydrates or moisturizes the skin. This part is essential to avoid irritation in the days after waxing. Find out here How to hydrate the skin after waxing.
- Before waxing again, wait until your hair grows at least 1 centimeter.
- Take out the depilatory band or strip of cloth, just as you will tear off a band (band-aid).
- Do not use stretch fabrics, but firm. So you can remove the wax accurately.
- You can reuse the fabrics a few more times if you wash them in hot water.
- If you want to replace shaving with waxing, wait 1-2 weeks before changing.
- The inverted water bath uses ice instead of hot water.
Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff