Sunday, March 22, 2009
Sugaring success and failure
Back to posts before my little tennis distraction. I successfully sugared my armpits. It was a lot less painful than I thought it would be and the results were amazing. I don't think I have ever had such baby soft pits, well not since I was a baby. It lasted almost a week but I waited another week before I sugared again, I did it the night before I left for tennis so I knew I would not have to worry about my pits the whole time. Of course it hurts a bit, you are ripping out your hair but I have tried waxing on my legs before and that was quite painful and this was less painful in a more sensitive area. I used the recipe I posted previously and cut up an old sheet to use as strips. I used an old knife to spread the sugar and when I was done with a strip I put it into a bowl of water I had in the sink. When I was done with the whole process the sugar had pretty much come off all the strips and I just swooshed them around in the water and then set them out to dry and next time I did laundry I put them in a mesh bag and threw them in. All clean and ready for next time. A simple and effective process for hair removal. That being said I did come across complications...
I liked the sugaring so much I tried it on my legs with horrid results. It didn't work very well, probably more of an execution thing, as in I just suck at it but I also ended up with A LOT of ingrown hairs on my legs, really badly. They weren't painful but they were very apparent, lots of red bumps on my legs and they lasted a long time, two weeks, I still had them when I left for tennis. I exfoliated a few times with my homemade sugar scrub and it helped a bit but it was still not great.
So I will continue to sugar my armpits but not my legs. Sugaring the legs is a bit difficult also, I got the shin area done fine but when you move to the sides it gets harder and I never did the calf area because I just couldn't bend that way. So sugaring great for pits not so great for legs, not the results I was expecting but I am very happy with the results.