Lots of women – and some men – shave their legs on a regular basis, but it becomes a tedious task when repeated day in and day out. Even if you only shave a few times a week it still takes up precious time. Before long all that hair is back – but not anymore thanks to this easy-to-use “sugar paste depilation” hair removal technique! While their are tons of alternatives to shaving, most contain harmful chemicals that are really bad for your skin. This simple technique only uses three ingredients: sugar, lemon and water.

Start out your sugar paste hair removal journey by combining 1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice, 1/4 cup of water and 2 cups of sugar.

Place them in a deep pot and cook on high heat for 4-5 minutes. Once it starts to boil take it off the heat and pour it into a separate bowl. The result will resemble caramelized sugar cake. Allow it to cool for a bit and then start pulling it apart.

The mixture should have a similar texture to chewing gum at this point but if it is too solid add a tiny drop of water. Make sure your skin is completely clean before proceeding to the next part.

Dry the skin then apply the separated parts of the sugar paste. Make sure to apply it in the opposite direction of the hair growth. Then just pull the pieces of paste off your leg and you’re all done!

This process is a little painful but compared to waxing it is a breeze and the best part is that after a few sessions of this the hair will start to grow back thinner and softer until it pretty much doesn’t come back at all.

via lushzone