Sugaring is an ancient hair-removal technique, which is also known as Persian waxing; it has been in use since Cleopatra. Now the ancient hair removal method has been rediscovered for the 21st century and it has just been given a modern and specialty technique making it the most hygienic, effective and less painful method of semi-permanent hair removal.
Why Sugaring instead of Waxing:
Sugar Paste is All-Natural
The paste is made of sugar, water and lemon juice. It’s 100% natural and fragrance-free. There are no chemical and no wax resins and it is deliciously edible, very gentle on your skin. It’s suitable for all skin types even very sensitive skin and since the paste is water soluble, it can be easily rinsed away if needed and it will never leave your skin sticky like waxing.
Sugaring extracts the hair in its natural growth direction
Sugar paste is applied with therapist’s fingers in the opposite direction of hair growth and then it is flicked off in the direction of hair growth. The sugar paste wraps around your hair while seeping into the follicle to lubricate the hair. This makes the extraction more gentle and complete with no hair breakage from your skin surface thus eliminating the ingrown hairs.
Wax product hardens around your hair causing it to break off at the surface rather than pulling it out with its root, which leads to faster regrowth and ingrown hairs.
These two facts alone make a world of difference in comfort and result, especially for people who have sensitive skin and had a bad experience with waxing.
No risk of skin burnt with Sugaring
The sugar paste doesn’t need to be hot and it is applied at your body temperature so it will never burn your skin which is a drawback with regular waxing products.
Sugar paste does not adhere to live skin cells
This is one of the major differences between Sugaring and waxing.
Sugar paste is water-soluble so does not stick to moisture; therefore it won’t stick to your living skin cells. It gently exfoliates dead skin cells, leaving your skin a lot less red and irritated than with waxing, and it’s safe to go over the skin multiple times to complete your treatment.
Wax products are made of resins, which adhere to skin cells, and because wax sticks to any surface that it is applied to, pulling it away causes unwarranted pain and skin irritation, and it can’t go over your skin more than once without damaging the surface.
Sugaring eliminates ingrown hairs
Body Sugaring helps eliminate ingrown hairs because it exfoliates the skin and pulls hair out from the root in the natural direction, which minimises hair breakage from your skin surface (The reason for ingrown hairs).
But if you want to be completely free from ingrown hairs, you must exfoliate and moisturise your skin between your treatments.
Sugaring is a semi-permanent hair reduction treatment
After a number of treatments your hair follicles begin to deplete, so if your sugaring treatment is maintained on a regular basis, the result will be a permanent hair reduction, and treatment would be less painful and more comfortable for you.
I can say without doubt that Sugaring is one of the best options for people who cannot get laser hair removal because of their skin type or hair colour or even the treatment cost. It’s a gentle hair removal treatment for sensitive skins because of its technique and its natural ingredients, and a perfect treatment to eliminate ingrown hairs.