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Body hair removal

Hello everyone! Methods of hair removal have been practised in virtually all human cultures since at least the Neolithic era.  These hair removal methods have varied in different times and areas, but shaving was and still is the most common method.   Body hair has long shaped gender dynamics, served as an indicator of social class and defined notions of femininity and the “ideal body”.  Today, most women feel like they have to remove body hair as if they have no other option.  There's something unsettling about that, however, perceptions are slowly shifting.    Removing body hair or growing it out is a personal choice! If you choose to remove it there are two types of hair removal:  depilation (surface removal by shaving, dissolving), or  epilation  (removal of the entire hair, such as waxing or plucking).  I’ve written various posts about this topic in the past, today’s post is a roundup of my  hair removal related blog posts.  This way you can find them

Sugaring vs. Waxing

Sugaring vs. Waxing: Aren't  they the same thing?   Both are hair epilating methods.   But when it comes to the pain aspect, the two methods are very different.   Sugaring is also a cheaper, homemade alternative. The sugaring paste is made up of all-natural ingredients like sugar, lemon juice, water and sometimes essential oils.  Most waxes are made mainly of resins and contain artificial fragrances, dyes, chemicals, and preservatives.  Even though you can be allergic to any given ingredient, natural or not, it’s more common for people to be allergic to artificial fragrances and ingredients. Sugaring paste is water-soluble; therefore you can simply wash it off with water. Sugaring will only take away dead skin cells, unlike waxing which also removes live skin cells.  This means that you don’t have to worry about the sugar accidentally removing skin! There are various sugaring recipes; I am going to give you a basic version, one I used myself. Ingredients: