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  • prickly vegan commented on TraumaComet's instructable how to sugar-wax your legs 1 year ago
    how to sugar-wax your legs

    Just a tip, from what I've read, the direction of application and ripping matters quite a lot. According to several online sources, it is most beneficial to apply the wax in the opposite direction of hair growth, then pull off the strip/wax in the direction of growth. This helps to prevent ingrown hairs, and might be less painful. Worth a try anyway. Also, I find it less painful when doing small patches at a time. When you start running out of patience, you'll be happy to suffer more by doing larger patches. ;) And, no, I have no idea why people think this is gross. It's just hair, people!

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  • Sun & bug lotion: one simple solution

    I would like to see data to support these claims, but these points do make a lot of sense. People put on sunblock and act like they are invincible. When I don't use sunblock, I cover up and stay in the shade. If I put on sunblock, I feel a bit more protected and stay in the sun for probably too long. Makes sense that other people would think the same way. The second point is curious, but also perhaps sound. Most sunblock is full of parabens and copolymers and things I don't understand. These would effectively disallow the skin normal access to oxygen. Perhaps that is why i feel so sweaty when I use sunblock. However, I think implying that oil does the same thing is perhaps false. I do not believe a thin layer of coconut oil on the skin prevents the skin from 'breathing'. I would definit...

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    I would like to see data to support these claims, but these points do make a lot of sense. People put on sunblock and act like they are invincible. When I don't use sunblock, I cover up and stay in the shade. If I put on sunblock, I feel a bit more protected and stay in the sun for probably too long. Makes sense that other people would think the same way. The second point is curious, but also perhaps sound. Most sunblock is full of parabens and copolymers and things I don't understand. These would effectively disallow the skin normal access to oxygen. Perhaps that is why i feel so sweaty when I use sunblock. However, I think implying that oil does the same thing is perhaps false. I do not believe a thin layer of coconut oil on the skin prevents the skin from 'breathing'. I would definitely like to know if it is true, though! The last point about the skin making it's own sunblock, effectively, is interesting. I'd like more info on that as well. Sounds possible, but it would never be enough to keep me from frying!

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