Ready to ditch the hot wax? Or, maybe you’re sick of shaving three plus times a week? Then this may be the time to switch over (or start) sugaring. This type of hair removal uses a mix of natural ingredients including sugar, water, lemon juice, and sometimes honey, salt and essentials oils, made into a paste or gel. Since all of these ingredients are natural, you already know that there are no harmful, unknown chemicals that can irritate your skin. 😉 Interested? Read on!
But this isn’t any new age form of hair removal, in fact, sugaring has been practiced for hundreds of years throughout Northern Africa, Greece and the Middle East. It’s one of the most gentlest techniques, and a natural alternative to lasers.
Unlike waxing, sugaring doesn’t attach to live skin cells nor does it remove them. It only sticks to the hair, so it really gets the hair out of the roots without pulling your skin along with it. Less pain!
This form of hair removal is quicker than waxing, and can pull more hair out all at once. Plus, it’s easier to clean (especially if you’re doing it at home)! Since both the paste and gel are water soluble, you can wipe off the residue that’s left on your skin with good old H2O (no painful scrubbing involved). Wax, on the other hand, is not water soluble, so in order to remove it, you need an oil-based formula to get rid of any residue.
Once you try sugaring, you’ll never want to wax or shave again! Your skin will feel soft and smooth, and you can be hair-less for up to six weeks. If you do it frequently, you can cause damage to the hair follicles, which will stop hair from growing. Say goodbye to shaving!
I found a great place that offers sugaring on Montana, Sugaring LA and they do a fantastic job! Be sure to book your appointment with Jill. She works in the LA and Manhattan Beach locations. If you’re looking for a safer, organic, less painful alternative, that lasts longer than waxing, try sugaring.
Products to use after sugaring. I love Beautycounter Baby Oil to reduce any redness after treatment. You can also try coconut oil and another favorite is Egyptian Magic which is an olive oil base and great to help with redness as well.
Cheers to sugar!