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Beauty, Skin care 9 Steps to do hands and legs waxing at home

9 Steps to do hands and legs waxing at home

By Glowpink Staff   

Every girl wants silky hands, legs and for this, we do spend a lot of money on parlor but now if you do not want to spend money on parlor follow these steps to do waxing at home. When you go for waxing make sure that your hairs are at least 1/4 inch long.


Step 1 – Put your wax container on the heat for about 20 seconds. Do not overheat otherwise consistency will not be okay for waxing. For wax, consistency should be a little thicker than syrup.

wax container on heat

Step 2 – Apply a light dusting of powder. Powder helps the Nads to stick only to the hairs and not so much to your skin.

powder before wax

Step 3 – Apply a thin layer of wax evenly in the direction of hair growth using an applicator (wooden stick) to a large area of hair. Do not apply thick layer because that is hard to remove

apply wax

Step 4 – Apply strip in the direction of hair growth and press it on your skin

apply wax strip

Step 5 – Remove the strip quickly in the opposite direction of hair growth. Grasp onto the end of the strip that isn’t attached to the hair. Hold skin taut with one hand, and remove strip in the opposite direction of hair growth in one quick pull, all the way to the other side.

remove wax strip

Step 6 – Use tweezers to remove any hairs missed by wax

Step 7 – Rinse with water

rinse with water

Step 8 – If the wax is still there, remove it with baby oil or petroleum jelly

Step 9 – Apply lotion

Follow these do’s and dont’s if you don’t want a bruised skin post waxing:

  • Do not take a shower 2 hours prior to your waxing session.
  • Do not wax your skin if you have minute zits or bumps or any kind of skin infection or rashes on your skin.
  • In case you have got a botox done, don’t wax that part of your body for at least 72 hours.
  • Always conduct a patch test before waxing your skin. You may be allergic to sugar wax so make it a point to conduct a patch test if you do not want to suffer from skin irritations.
  • Apply a mineral based makeup after waxing your face, skip using silicone-based make as it clogs the hair follicles.
  • After waxing your skin, either rub some ice cubes on that area or apply aloe vera gel to soothe your skin and prevent skin irritations.
  • Do not scrub abrasively after waxing, you should rather use an exfoliator at least 3 days before waxing to get clear, smooth skin.
  • Choose between Rica wax, normal wax or chocolate wax depending upon what suits your skin type.
  • Wax your skin at least after an interval of 20 days for your hair to grow back at least to a quarter of an inch.
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Now, there are a few home remedies which you can use to wax by yourself. These remedies will provide you with instructions which will allow you to make your own natural homemade DIY wax. Then, you can use that to wax yourself and also be sure that there are no harmful chemicals and stuff in the wax which might irritate your skin. The following are a few recipes which you can follow to make your own wax right in the comfort of your home.

Homemade Sugar Wax Recipe

Recipe 1:

Ingredients needed:

  • Lemon juice: 2 tbsp
  • Raw sugar: 1 cup
  • Water: 2 tbsp
  • Cornstarch: as needed

Procedure:

  1. First of all, take a pot or pan and place it on the stove. Place the sugar and water in it and some freshly squeezed lemon juice.
  2. After that, bring the mixture up to a boil, and once it has reached that point, turn down the heat so that it is just simmering. Its color should be golden right about now.
  3. Then, take the pot off the heat and transfer the wax into another stainless steel container or bowl. Let the mixture cool down for a bit.
  4. After that, the wax should be ready for use, so prepare your skin for it. You should rinse your legs and exfoliate them. You can look up a variety of natural ingredients which will help you exfoliate effectively and efficiently.
  5. Then, before waxing, dry off your legs and apply a thin layer of cornstarch on your legs, or arms, or wherever you want to wax.
  6. Now, once the wax has cooled down a bit, take a handful of the wax and spread it over your skin from where you want to wax the hair off of. Go along the direction of your hair growth while spreading the wax for the best results.
  7. Then, after you have spread the wax, place a strip of cloth on it and press it a bit so that it sticks to the wax.
  8. After that, let the wax cool down a bit more until its temperature is the same as your body. Then, strip off the wax by grabbing it and ripping it off against the grain of the hair. Perform this step repeatedly to get rid of all the unwanted hair from your body.
  9. Lastly, just wash your skin to remove any residue and then finish by moisturizing and you are done!
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Recipe 2:

Ingredients needed:

  • Brown sugar: 1 tbsp
  • Raw honey: 1 tbsp
  • Water: 1 tbsp

Procedure:

  1. First of all, take all the ingredients in a microwave-safe mixing bowl and combine them well together.
  2. After that, place the bowl in the microwave and heat it up for about 30 to 35 seconds. It should start to bubble up and turn color to brown or golden brown in this time.
  3. Then, turn the microwave off and let the wax cool down for a bit.
  4. Now, once the wax has cooled down a bit, take a handful of the wax and spread it over your skin from where you want to wax the hair off of. Go along the direction of your hair growth while spreading the wax for the best results.
  5. Then, after you have spread the wax, place a strip of cloth on it and press it a bit so that it sticks to the wax.
  6. After that, let the wax cool down a bit more until its temperature is the same as your body. Then, strip off the wax by grabbing it and ripping it off against the grain of the hair. Perform this step repeatedly to get rid of all the unwanted hair from your body.
  7. Lastly, just wash your skin to remove any residue and then finish by moisturizing and you are done!

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