Sugaring is a natural hair-removal technique. Unlike traditional waxing, sugaring does not require paper strips. Instead, technicians use a special paste made out sugar, lemon juice, and water.Using their hands, the aesthetician smoothes the paste onto the skin in the opposite direction of the hair growth and lets it sit for a few seconds. The paste cools a bit and gets slightly harder. Then it’s flicked off in the direction of hair growth to keep the hair intact and prevent breakage, Sugaring is a more gentle process, hair grows back slower and softer.
What is in the sugaring paste?
As mentioned above, the sugaring paste is made out of sugar, lemon juice, and water—and nothing else. There are no chemicals, fragrance, or coloring added. It’s also hypoallergenic, making it a viable option for ultra-sensitive skin. Traditional wax is heated to make it into a liquid and is applied hot. This can lead to accidental burns and even scarring sometimes. However, sugaring paste is applied at body temperature.
It’s also easily removed with water.
What’s the pain like compared to waxing?
Although pain tolerance differs for everyone, “most clients report their sugaring experiences to be less painful than waxing,” (Writer’s note: As someone who has done both, I can tell you from firsthand experience I found sugaring to be much less painful. Although it isn’t completely pain-free like shaving, I didn’t feel any discomfort afterward like I did when I got waxed.)
How often can you get sugared?
It is recommended people come in every 25 days to get sugared. However, that can depend on your hair type. For women with thick and dark hair, it may be more often compared to those who have fine, light hair. If you’re unsure, just talk to your aesthetician. The best part is, the more you do it, the less you’ll have to!