Sugaring: A Sweet and Less Painful Method for Hair Removal

Hair removal is an important skin care and beauty regimen and women of all age groups follow this regimen. They have been using different hair removal techniques and one of them is sugaring. Sugaring hair removal is an ancient middle-eastern practice used as an all natural paste or gel made from food-derived ingredients like sugar, water, and lemon juice to remove the hair follicle from the root easily. The results can last up to six weeks. While there are many recipes, only natural ingredients are used in real recipe. It’s also been called sugar waxing, although not a correct term, because it’s done very similar to waxing. Ignorant

How it Works?

The two types of sugaring, using the paste and gel are performed differently. Here’s how:

  • The paste: It is considered as a traditional technique, a warmed thick mixture is applied first in the opposite direction of hair growth and then in the direction of hair growth using the hands. It’s then flipped off in the in the direction of hair growth.
  • The gel: Performed similarly to waxing, the gel is applied in the direction of hair growth and then it is removed in the opposite direction.

The Benefits of Sugaring:

  1. Someone experienced and professionally trained worker can do sugaring quickly with the paste. Large amounts of hair can be taken out at once, and can take less time as that of waxing. With most waxes, you have to apply them to a limited area- remove, go to your next area- remove and so forth. With sugaring you can do it in a speedy way by applying the paste to a very large area, and it won’t dry out, even if you take it off in smaller sections.
  2. It is easy to clean up sugar paste or gel. Both the paste and gel are water soluble, which means you can clean off any residue left on the skin with plain water, unlike regular wax.
  3. Sugaring can be done right in your own home. Entire sugaring hair removal kits, supplies can be bought online, or you can whip your paste at home. (Be aware of conditions or circumstances in which you shouldn’t sugar, and follow all instructions). It is very easy to make the paste at home.
  4. Sugar paste can be applied over missed hairs. The paste is very gentle and can be put right over an area that was just sugared but missed some hairs, without fear of much irritation. Since it is made up of kitchen ingredients so there is no fear of it containing any kind of chemicals
  5. Temporary results can turn into permanent. Over time, frequent sugaring can cause the hair follicle to become damaged, and stop growing thicker and long hair.

Pain Factor:

Just like waxing it’s still pulling out hair from the root, but most people find it less painful than waxing. Sugaring doesn’t stick to the skin as much as the wax does, which means less irritation. The upper lip, chest, bikini and genital areas rank as the highest pain offenders. If you find someone experienced that uses the traditional technique using the paste, the discomfort is less because hair is removed in the natural direction of its growth (as opposed to waxing, which removes hair against hair growth).

So if you want to have less hair growth on your body you can try sugaring that is very effective and less painful hair removal technique.

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