What is sugaring?
Sugaring is a hair-removal technique, similar to waxing, but it is all-natural and a much gentler experience than traditional waxing. Technicians use a special paste made out sugar, lemon juice, and water that keeps the hair intact down to the root as it is removed, as opposed to waxing, which may break off 15 to 30 percent of the hair at the surface of the skin. With sugaring’s more gentle process, hair grows back slower and softer.
What is in the sugaring paste?
As mentioned above, the sugaring paste is made out of sugar, lemon juice, and water—and nothing else. There are no chemicals, fragrance, or coloring added. It’s also hypoallergenic, making it a viable option for ultra-sensitive skin. wax is heated to make it into a liquid and is applied hot. This can lead to accidental burns and even scarring sometimes. However, sugaring paste is applied at body temperature. It’s also easily removed with water; You will never leave a sugaring treatment feeling sticky. Since wax contains resins, chemical solvents are required to remove its residues.
Where on your body can you get sugared?
Anywhere, really! Legs, arms, bikini area, lips, even underarms—anywhere you’d like to remove hair, as long as the hair is long enough to pull out. So what is the appropriate length? About one-eighth inch of hair, this is the length it typically grows just five to seven days after shaving. There’s only one type of hair they don’t recommend getting sugared —men’s facial hair, as it is almost always too rough, coarse, and thick.
Why sugaring over waxing?
As mentioned, sugaring is gentler than waxing, so the pain during removal is less. Additionally, because more hair is removed at the root, hair growth is slower and hair comes back much softer; if you sugar regularly, your hair will become finer and thinner, and will eventually become much less visible. Finally it is an all-natural process. The sugaring paste is actually eatable. So no damaging chemicals or solvents touch your skin.
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