Sugaring.Just in case you are not using waxing as a hair removal technique, it might be a good idea to consider it.
The process of sugar waxing is very old and one that has been used in one way or another for thousands of years (dating back to ancient Egypt even) and can work very well for you today.
What is sugaring?
It is the removal of hair from the root through a process of applying a wax and then quickly removing it.
And, yes, waxing does hurt a bit but it is only temporary and can give you hair free results for six to eight weeks.
All in all, it can be well worth it.
Where To Wax?
Waxing can safely be done throughout the body.
Individuals use it for their legs, eyebrows, bikini areas and much larger hairs such as their chest, stomach and back.
You can have it done so that it gives you confidence about yourself.
Sugaring paste can be prepared with common household food items such as water, sugar, lemon juice, cornstarch, honey and molasses.
Since natural sugar is used in the solution, it also has the benefit of being anti-bacterial.
Lemon juice is added for its acidity, which breaks up the sucrose into fructose and glucose.
Such as in making a candy, this gives the finished sugaring wax a non-crystalline, or amorphous, structure.
Getting the correct consistency takes practice for most users.
Pre-made sugar paste is also sold.
This includes professional and retail versions, which may contain guar gum among other ingredients.
Since sugaring paste is water-based and water-soluble, the substance can be easily cleaned up with warm water.
During the process, a sugaring substrate sticks to and in effect removes hair without attaching to the skin.
The substrate can be applied at room temperature or heated to a lukewarm temperature, thereby minimizing the risk of burns.
For this simple reason, sugaring is by and large preferred over waxing when it comes to hair removal from larger areas of skin.
Nonetheless, sugaring can result in skin irritation, sensitivity, and reaction.
However, this can sometimes be prevented by taking an anti-histamine. Sugar itself is otherwise hypoallergenic.
With the strip method, the area to be epilated is typically dusted with powder (commercial or corn starch) prior to application of the sugaring solution, which is applied on with a spatula or tongue depressor.
To begin the process, a pliable, honey-like sugar paste, typically made from sugar, lemon juice and water, is applied to the skin.
After the sticky paste is applied to the skin in the same direction of hair growth, a strip of porous cloth or paper is pressed into the preparation and quickly removed, with the strip taking hairs along with it.
Afterwards, the process can be repeated after 8–10 days of hair growth.
This is unlike the 3–4 weeks worth of hair growth traditional waxing requires.
Depending on your hair growth rate, results can last up to six weeks and sugaring requires only 1/4′ to 1/2′ of hair growth for removal.
There are no waxes or resin in the unique sugar paste and since sugar is a natural preservative, bacteria cannot grow so no contamination or cross contamination takes place.
There are so many advantages to getting sugared.
Less painful than waxing because the sugar adheres to the hair, not the skin as the water hydrates the follicle and extracts only the hair
Since the formula is made of only organic and natural ingredients, it is water soluble and easy to clean up with warm water.
If hairs are missed, the sugar paste can be reapplied over the area because the sugar doesn’t stick to the skin.
The temperature of the sugar is always luke warm and will NEVER burn or take off skin.
Using only gloves and one piece of sugar paste, it is sanitary and easily disposable- No strips, sticks or double dipping!
Over time with consistent sugaring, hair starts to refine and dimish as the follicle dies out.
Professional sugaring products never adhere to live skin cells on bodies, faces, or legs.
Therefore, when it is removed, it only gently exfoliates dead skin cells, leaving behind freshened skin on legs, bodies, and faces.
Things to avoid after your appointment:
Deodorant if you had your underarms sugared
Heat, such as baths/steam rooms
Direct sunlight or tanning beds
G string Bikini And Brazilian Waxing
Here is a brief explanation with regrds to the differences between bikini, g string, and brazilian waxing.
A bikini waxing will as a rule, clean up the sides and top of your bikini line.
The areas that will be commonly on display while wearing a bathing suit.
In terms of a G String, the sides and top, as with the bikini, is cleaned.
Obviously wearing a G string reveals more of the buttocks.
With that in mind any hair that might peep out if you’re wearing a thong is cleaned.
A Brazilian is the removal of all pubic hair, although some people like to leave a strip of hair.
G String Bikini And Brazilian Waxing
Advantages Of Sugaring
100% natural - there are no artificial waxes, chemicals, or invasive techniques used
super smooth results - effectively removes hair from the root
less painful - sugaring pulls less on the skin than wax
sensitive skin-friendly - results in less redness/irritation after your treatment
fast and efficient - large areas can be sugared at once
easy cleanup - sugaring gel is water soluble, so all you need is water to remove any stickiness
Difference Between Waxing and Sugar Waxing
Sugaring is a constitute of all natural food grade ingredients such as sugar, lemon juice, water and on occasion essential oils.
For the most part, waxes are made primarily of resins and contain synthetic fragrances, dyes, chemicals and preservatives.
Its a fact one can be allergic to any specific ingredient, be it natural or artificial.
It happens to be more widespread for individuals to be allergic to man-made fragrances and ingredients like those found in waxes.
Reactions to an allergy can make the skin red, blotchy, irritated, and at times break out into a rash.
Sugaring paste is water soluble, meaning you can wash it off with plain water.
A very different story with wax that needs to be taken off with a special wax remover, baby oil or petroleum jelly.
Sugaring doesn’t attach to live skin cells and will only take away dead skin cells.
Waxing on the other hand also removes live skin cells.
If your skin isn’t already over-exfoliated (using glycolic, Retin A or peels) you don’t have to worry about the sugar accidentally removing skin.
Wax is applied warm, but sometimes overheated causing a skin burn.
Sugar paste is used lukewarm so there’s no chance of burning the skin.
Wax is applied with the direction of hair growth, but removed against the grain of hair growth.
But the traditional sugaring technique using the paste is removed in the same direction hair grows, putting less strain on the skin.