Solid Sugaring

Solid sugaring is a 100% natural hard sugaring paste made from honey, sugar and lemon juice designed for coarse and short hair in the bikini area and it may be used also for the underarms area. We advise you not to use it if hair is shorter than 1/8 inches. Solid sugaring sticks to the hair more strongly than other kinds of sugaring.

You need to put it in a microwave for 20 seconds, so don’t forget that microwave time varies according to the quantity in the jar.

You should usually test the temperature by applying a very small drop onto your hand before using it on your body. Sugaring should never be more than 90 degree F so please test it with a thermometer to avoid skin burns.

Start with clean and dry skin and it is recommended that you use a pre-treatment sugaring cleanser and sterilized powder to prevent sugaring paste sticking to your skin and to help the sugaring to adhere to your hair. If it is hard for you to see the area on which you are applying it, then we recommend that you work in front of a mirror.

Apply sugaring to a small area against the direction of hair growth and then wait for 20 to 30 seconds before pulling the edge with your fingers. Tightly stretch the skin with 1 hand and with the other in 1 quick movement pull the hard sugaring in the same direction of the hair growth……Repeat if hair is not removed completely.
Solid Sugaring is water soluble so it very easily removed with warm water.

Dry your skin and apply sugaring toner to close pores and then apply sugaring moisturizing serum.

Wait 1 hour and then apply azulene oil to delay the hair growth and to cure irritation if any exists.

Soft Sugaring

Soft sugaring is a sugaring paste made from honey, sugar and lemon juice designed for sensitive skin areas in the front and back. It may be used for the underarms area and any part of the body, even the face and eyebrows.

If the room temperature is warm you may use it without warming, otherwise you need to put it in a microwave for 10 seconds. Don’t forget that microwave time varies according to the quantity in the jar.
You should usually test the temperature by applying a very small drop onto your hand before using it on your body.

Start with clean and dry skin. We recommend that you use pre-treatment sugaring cleanser and sterilized powder to prevent sugaring paste sticking to your skin and to help the sugaring to adhere to your hair.

If it is hard for you to see the area on which you are applying it, we recommend that you work in front of a mirror.

Apply sugaring to a small area against the direction of hair growth and then put on the strips and press it onto your skin. Rub the strip a few times…..Then, tightly stretch the skin with 1 hand and with the other in 1 quick movement pull the strip in the same direction of the hair growth ……Repeat if hair is not removed completely.

Stubborn hair needs to be removed with the circular technique when using sugaring or you may tweeze it.

use rosehip, pomegranate seed, and emu oils to combat scarring

Three Natural Oils That Give A One-Two Punch Against Scarred Skin

Everyone wants clean, clear, blemish free skin. Sometimes we have an accident, you get a cut, scrape or an insect bite. Have you heard that natural and organic oils like pomegranate seed oil, emu oil and rosehip oil are the way to go.

I’ve had a ton of scrapes, cuts, burns… you name it. Many of the scars fade over time by using emu oil but they are still there. They are considered unsightly and many people will try anything to remove or reduce their scars. You can find “solutions” to this problem in many different places, most of the time it will be a chemically based solution.

We and thousands of others prefer the natural way to prevent, reduce and fight scarring. So, stay with us and see what these two amazing oils can do for your skin.

These 3 oils are your solution to unsightly scars.

Pomegranate Seed Oil

Pomegranate Seed Oil is extraordinary! This oil is known as deeply penetrating oil, which is needed to fight scars while reaching multiple skin layers. Pomegranate oil is cold pressed from the seeds of the pomegranate fruit.

Did you know it takes roughly 200 pounds of pomegranate fruit seeds to make just one pound of pomegranate seed oil! Crazy!

Pomegranate Seed Oil Benefits

Because of the nourishing and hydration properties gained with this oil it has become very popular in recent years. The oil develops healthy skin cell regeneration. Pomegranate seed oil has high levels of antioxidants which also treats aging skin. Only a small amount is needed to treat your body’s scarred areas.

Don’t forget there is one more…

Rosehip Oil (unrefined)

If you read the labels on a number of skin care solutions you will find Rosehip Oil. I have seen it before I even knew what benefits it had to skin… but never thought that this oil alone could work miracles on scarred skin. The oil is mainly produced from the seeds of Chilean rose bushes.

Rosehip Oil Benefits

Organic Rosehip Oil is packed full of antioxidants, vitamins, and essential fatty acids. This combination is the perfect recipe for correcting and reducing wrinkles, dark spots, scars, and fine lines. Many haven’t been this excited about the benefits of natural oil since the popularity boom of coconut oil. It’s also a great hair care additive when used with your shampoo.

It’s not New

Rosehip oil has been used for generations. Today many people are jumping on board including celebrities and entertainers who make their living by having flawless skin. In our processed and refined worlds there are many that crave natural choices… natural rosehip oil is one of the best.

Emu Oil

Imported from Australia, our emu oil is the best quality. Refined six times and all organic, it comes from the back fat of the emu bird. The emu bird is related to the ostrich and is flightless.

Benefits of Emu Oil

Emu oil combats irritation and redness during the skins healing process. Because emu oil is an anti-inflammatory agent it does help minimize scarring during your skins healing stage, after a cut of scrape. Emu oil also has a variety of other benefits including treating dry skin, rashes, eczema, and it is known to reduce infection.

Try Combining Rosehip Oil and Pomegranate Seed Oil

You just heard about the awesome benefits of Rosehip and Pomegranate Seed Oil. You’ve read how both oils help with correcting scars and blemishes. Why not make our own blend? Get all the benefits of both oils for incredible skin improvements.

We would love to hear about your victories when using these oils to fight your scarring and damaged skin problems.

Not convinced? Try it… You will see!

3 Best Natural Oils for Dry Winter Skin

Winter may have been a little late this year…

People everywhere are scrambling, looking for relief from dry skin. The answer: Natural Oils

Many suffer during these cold conditions due to dry and cracking skin. It can be very painful and unsightly.

I know, you may be a little hesitant when it come to using oils on your skin… but trust me, there are a number of natural oils that give great benefits and absorb quickly into your dry skin. Leaving little or no oily residue.

Not only do these oils help in solving your dry skin issues but they also bring solutions to stretch marks, scaring, and healing as well.

So lets get into the list…

Unrefined Rosehip Oil

Rosehip Oil is one of the greatest, most amazing oils when it comes to dry skin. Even celebrities like, Gwyneth Paltrow are known to use rosehip oil for skincare… and we have all seen her skin! rose_hip_oil_for_dry_skin

Packed with vitamin C, Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids rosehip oil dives deep into the layers of your skin. The oil brings cell regenerating properties while increasing collagen production. These are all awesome benefits when dealing with dry and cracking skin.

But wait there is more. (Bonus)

Rosehip oil does more than just help solve your dry skin problems. It is also high in retinonic acid which helps with stretch marks, scars, burns, uneven pigmentation, acne and it provides protection from sun damage.

See, I told you it was great!

Black Castor Oil

A true cold weather oil for dry skin… Use black castor oil to fight dry winter skin

Better known as Jamaican Black Castor Oil is made by fire roasting the seeds of the castor plant. These seeds are then pressed to produce the oil. During fire roasting ash is produced. The ash is more alkaline with a higher pH…

Keep reading to see how a higher pH is useful

With a higher pH level black castor oil is perfect for helping to clarify your skin and eliminating clogged pours. Many people use black castor oil for dry scalp treatment too.

Because the oil has a higher density and is slightly thicker… it is best used in cold temperatures. Don’t forget it also has great hair and scalp treatment properties.

Pomegranate Oil

Pomegranate Oil is another favorite and is widely used because it absorbs quickly into the skin. The oil also improves skin elasticity and is extremely nourishing to dry skin. use pomegranate oil to help with dry winter skin

As the winter months go on, continued use of  pomegranate oil will revitalize your skin leaving it smooth, new and refreshed. You know… you’ll have the “shiny glow” affect.

Pomegranate oil is an awesome addition to your dry skin care regimen. Its healing and rejuvenating properties are perfect for dry skin winter survival.

You are ready to survive winter!

You are now equipped to take on the harsh winter weather, no longer worrying about the abuse your skin normally takes on during the cold months.

Here at CocoJojo we believe “natural is just better.”

 

What Is Natural Sugaring Hair Removal, And How Do You Use It?

The Natural, Less Painful Choice for Hair Removal

What is Natural Sugaring Hair Removal?

Many people have never heard of Natural Sugaring Hair Removal. Considered one of the treasures of Ancient Egypt, sugaring hair removal combines sugar, honey and lemon juice to create an all natural and less painful solution for hair removal.

Trust us… Sugaring will leave you with a SWEET taste in your mouth! Something you using don’t get with waxing.

Sugaring for hair removal is becoming more popular as people search for more natural and less painful hair removal solutions.

Here’s why many people love it.

All natural sugaring pulls your hair out by the root. With traditional waxing, the wax sticks to your skin AND you hair. This method causes you to pull your skin and this is where the pain, redness and irritation comes into play.

Sugaring is a great choice for hair removal all over the body, with the exception of eyebrows where threading is a better option. The sugaring option has become a huge fan of those with sensitive skin and those with thin “peach fuzz” because there is less irritation than with any other option. **Note: Soft Sugaring can be used on eyebrows.

 

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The Different Types of Sugaring

Soft Sugaring

Soft Sugaring, also known as Brazilian sugaring is a 100% natural sugaring paste made from honey, sugar, and lemon juice. Soft sugaring is designed for sensitive skin areas. It can be used for underarms and even the face… including eyebrows.

How to Use Soft Sugaring

  1. Make sure you have clean and dry skin. We recommend you use CocoJojo Sugaring Cleanser and Sugaring Sterilized Powder to complete the drying process and sterilize the skin.
  2. If the weather is cold you may have difficulty getting the sugaring out of the jar. Warm the container for a few seconds in a microwave or place the entire container in warm water.
  3. Apply sugaring in a cool room or in front of a fan. Try to provide the best environment to avoid sweating during the sugaring process. Sweating makes the process harder and can cause irritation. Always check the temperature of your sugaring before applying. It should be slightly warm, not hot. (80 F / 27 C)
  4. Once you have cleaned and dried the skin… use a tongue depressor to apply a thin layer of sugaring, against hair growth.
  5. Work Slowly.
  6. Apply the cotton strip and press firmly into skin.
  7. Rub the strip a few times to ensure sugaring has absorbed into strip.
  8. Tightly stretch skin with one hand and with 1 swift movement, pull the strip in the direction for the hair growth.

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Whenever you feel sweaty add the appropriate amount of sugaring powder then continue sugaring. Sugaring is water soluble. We also strongly recommend using Sugaring Toner, to close your pores. Using Sugaring Serum and/or Azulene Oil to moisturize and reduce irritation, if any. Azulene Oil also delays future hair growth.

Standard Sugaring

Standard Sugaring is the traditional Egyptian sugaring, used for centuries to remove hair from the body and face. It is also 100% natural and made with lemon, honey and sugar. Again, this sugaring paste is also designed for body and face applications.

How to Use Standard Sugaring

  1. Make sure you have clean and dry skin. We recommend you use CocoJojo Sugaring Cleanser and Sugaring Sterilized Powder to complete the drying process and sterilize the skin.
  2. If the weather is cold you may have difficulty getting the sugaring out of the jar. Warm the container for a few seconds in a microwave or place the entire container in warm water.
  3. Apply sugaring in a cool room or in front of a fan. Try to provide the best environment to avoid sweating during the sugaring process. Sweating makes the process harder and can cause irritation. Always check the temperature of your sugaring before applying. It should be slightly warm, not hot. (90 F / 32 C)
  4. Take a piece of sugaring, mix and stretch for about 2 minutes. Apply this piece of sugaring against the direction of hair growth.
  5. Pull the sugaring, in a swift motion, in the direction of hair growth
  6. Repeat if hair is not removed completely.

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Sugaring is the best natural way to remove short hair. Very short hair is a bit more stubborn to remove and we recommend allowing at least 6 days of growth to ensure effectiveness.

Solid Sugaring

Solid Sugaring, which is also called “bikini sugaring” is 100% natural and made with the same ingredients as the two previous options… lemon juice, honey, and sugar. Solid sugaring is designed for coarse and short hair, like the hair usually found in the bikini area. It can also be used in other areas of the body where coarse hair is found. However, it is not recommended for facial use or on hair shorter than 1/8 inches.

How to Use Solid Sugaring

  1. Make sure you have clean and dry skin. We recommend you use CocoJojo Sugaring Cleanser and Sugaring Sterilized Powder to complete the drying process and sterilize the skin.
  2. Use sugaring cleanser and sterilized powder to prevent sugaring from sticking to your skin.
  3. Work in front of a mirror so you can see the application areas.
  4. Warm solid sugaring in the microwave or in warm water for a few seconds.
  5. Solid Sugaring should NEVER be more than 100 F, to avoid skin burns. Use a thermometer or test a drop on the back of your hand before applying to large skin areas.
  6. Apply sugaring to a small area.
  7. Wait 20-30 seconds before pulling the edge with your fingers.Tightly stretch skin with one hand and with 1 swift movement, pull the strip in the direction for the hair growth.
  8. Tightly stretch skin with one hand and with 1 swift movement, pull the strip in the direction for the hair growth.
  9. Repeat if needed.

What about clean-up after Sugaring?

After you’ve finished with your hair removal process, clean-up is easy… All you need is warm WATER! Think about it. When you mix sugar with warm water, it dissolves. It’s just that simple.

Check out all our 100% Natural Sugaring products. They are great and effective options for natural skin care and hair removal.

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