Sugaring is the most natural and gentle method of hair removal that originated in ancient Egypt. Women have been using sugar to remove hair for centuries. There is no animal testing or harmful side effects because it is 100% natural. The ingredients are sugar, water and lemon. Sugaring is less irritating and less painful and will give you significantly smoother skin. It is applied against the hair growth and extracted from the root. Sugar has a taffy like texture and is golden in color and is water-soluble. It is easily removed by rinsing with water, unlike traditional wax that is more difficult to get off. Most typical waxes are made mostly of resins and often have artificial fragrances, dyes, chemicals and preservatives in them, which makes sensitive skin more likely to react negatively.
Sugaring Is Superior to Waxing
Sugaring leaves the skin with a clean healthy glow, without any nicks and cuts, as is the case with shaving. As opposed to waxing, the skin is left in a much healthier state. Sugaring can actually be even faster than waxing. You can remove a large amount of hair at once, with wax you often have to apply it to a limited area at a time. Also if any hairs have been missed, the sugar is gentle enough to be reapplied over an area that was just sugared without irritating the skin. The main benefit of sugaring is the fact that it is so gentle, less painful and will over time damage the hair follicle, which results in the hair growing back more sparse and sometimes will stop growing all together. The after effects of smooth, hair-free, supple skin are well worth the mess and pain of being waxed.
Sugar is applied at body temperature and cannot burn you. It is also the safest hair removal for even the most sensitive of skin. It can only stick to dead skin cells, just like exfoliating. Wax has been known to remove more than just the hair, since it can adhere directly to live skin cells, which makes waxing painful and irritating.
The results of getting sugared can last up to 6 weeks, making you bikini ready in no time! You'll want to exfoliate before and after being sugared to prevent ingrown hairs. This really does help a lot and your skin will feel amazingly soft and supple. You can use natural oils like Coconut, Olive or Grapeseed to moisturize the area after and in between to maintain silky smoothness.
Is Sugaring More Sanitary?
Yes! Cross contamination with wax is always a danger, especially since bacteria will grow inside of a wax jar. The sugaring paste is hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic. Sugar helps control cross-contamination, with a high concentration of sugar bacteria cannot breed in a jar. Sanitation is increased with the use of latex or nitrile gloves and the proper cleansers to prep your skin.