If you’re a 20-something girl like me, you also must be fed with the mammoth task of hair removal. Razors seem convenient and effective but only for a few days. Waxing is expensive and painful AF and don’t even get me started on depilatories. Dealing with body hair has always been frustrating but there may just be a solution to all our hair removal woes. Say hello to the new hair removal method that’s gaining a lot of popularity: Sugaring
The sugaring method may seem like a trend but it has actually been around for more than a hundred years! It has been practised for plenty of years in areas like the Middle East. Coming back to the present day, sugaring is now a popular method to deal with unwanted hair. Before you jump onto the bandwagon and book yourself a sugaring hair removal appointment, here’s what you need to know:
Sugaring involves a thick gel-like paste that is made up of just 3 ingredients—sugar, lemon juice and water. These ingredients are mixed together and then heated to form the paste. This sweet mixture is all-natural, biodegradable and much more gentle on the skin than wax is.
This method can be done either by an esthetician or by yourself. However, if you’re new to this method of hair removal it’s always better to leave it in the hands of professionals. In this method, an esthetician wears gloves and applies the sugar paste on your skin, in the opposite direction of your hair growth. When the paste dries, it is then quickly removed in the same direction of your hair growth. The same ball of paste is used until it can no longer grab the hair.
Sugaring almost follows the same principles as waxing, but there are a few key differences. The wax that is used for waxing is not always made with good quality natural ingredients. Whereas the sugar paste, used for sugaring is made with simple and natural ingredients. In addition to that, what makes sugaring a better alternative is that it doesn’t pull live skin cells during the process whereas waxing does. Therefore, it is much more gentle on the skin in comparison. Another reason what makes sugaring a better alternative is that the sugar paste is not hot like how wax tends to be. Hence, you’ll be prone to lesser burns.
You can use this method of hair removal to get rid of unwanted hair from areas like your eyebrows, sideburns, hands, legs etc. Since it is gentle on the skin, it can be done in sensitive areas as well.
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