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How to Make a Paste for Sugaring

Not everyone can successfully cook their own paste for sugaring at home on their first try. But don’t get upset after the first failure. If you follow this cooking recipe, your chances of getting the perfect mixture are multiplied.

5-Minute Crafts wants to tell you how to make a paste for sugaring at home so that you don’t have to buy ready-made mixtures.

What you’ll need:

  • baby powder or talc

  • 2/3 glass of sugar

  • 2 tbsp of lemon juice

  • 2 tbsp of water

  • small saucepan

  • aloe vera gel

  • wooden spatulas (optional)

How to use it:

1. Pour sugar into the saucepan. Add the lemon juice and water to it.

2. Put the mixture on low heat. Keep boiling it for 5-7 minutes, stirring constantly. Don’t leave the paste unattended, otherwise, it will harden quickly.

3. Leave the mixture to cool for 10–20 minutes. It should thicken and resemble honey in its consistency.

4. While the paste is cooling down, apply some talc to the depilation zone, or use the baby powder. It will help you decrease the potential for pain and increase the efficiency of the procedure.

5. Take a spatula and apply the paste against hair growth with its help. Then remove it with a sharp movement. It’s important to do everything this way to avoid the appearance of ingrown hairs. Advice: to reduce pain after removal, press on the depilation area with your hand.

6. Apply aloe vera gel after the procedure. It will improve your skin condition.


  • The optimal hair length for depilation is 4–8 mm.

  • Make sure to use a scrub one day prior to the sugaring procedure in order to remove the outermost layer of the epidermis.

  • Take a hot shower before the procedure in order to steam the skin.

  • Heat the mixture in a water bath before using it again. But don’t keep the paste for more than 2 days, otherwise, it’ll thicken.

  • Don’t do any sugaring procedures if your skin is damaged or if it has rashes, scratches, or abrasions.

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