How to make wax for eyebrows without cornflour

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How you choose to remove unwanted eyebrow hair can be as individual as your choice of lipstick. Some prefer to pluck away stray hairs, while others find waxing to be quicker and more convenient. Many people who prefer waxing over plucking go to a salon to have the simple procedure done.

But making your own hair removal wax substance allows you to inexpensively clean-up your eyebrows at home. Simple supplies from around the home allow you to mix eyebrow wax without the need for a thickening agent like cornflour.

Honey treatment

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Drop one egg white and 2 tbsp honey into a bowl. Whisk the two together until blended well.

Fill the bottom portion of a double boiler with 5 cm (2 inches) of water. Bring the water to a boil, then place the top part of the double boiler over the bottom part.

Melt 2 tbsp beeswax in the double boiler, stirring frequently. Remove the beeswax from the heat source as soon as it melts. Allow the wax to cool for 1 minute.

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Pour the melted beeswax into the egg white and honey mixture; stir the three ingredients together. Transfer the wax substance to a plastic container. Allow it to cool so the wax is still warm and soft, but not too hot for the skin. Smooth the wax over unwanted eyebrow hairs, smooth a cotton gauze strip over the wax, then pull it off in one swift motion, moving in the direction of hair growth.

Alternative treatment

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Place 2 1/2 tbsp honey and 1/2 tbsp lemon juice in a cooking pot. Heat the mixture over medium heat for half an hour.

Remove the honey and lemon mixture from heat. Add 3 drops of glycerine and stir into the mixture.

Place the honey mixture into a plastic container. Put it in the fridge long enough to cool the mixture until it's just warm and thickens.

Apply the waxlike paste to unwanted hair along your eyebrows. Cover the wax with a strip of cotton gauze and smooth the gauze over the honey wax. Grasp the edge of the gauze strip and quickly remove the gauze and honey wax by pulling the strip off in the direction of hair growth.