Sugaring is a method of hair removal used more than two thousand years ago. It was a technique used by the Egyptians and has recently made a comeback as a popular hair removal treatment. Unlike waxing, hand sugaring removes hair the direction of growth at the root. This method provides a smoother appearance using a paste made from lemon, water, and sugar.
What Is Hand Sugaring?
Hand sugaring is used to help quickly and safely remove hair from the body. All ingredients are natural - lemon, water, and sugar - are heated together until it creates a honey-like consistency. The sugar, it is applied to the skin and then quickly removed. Since the mixture contains natural ingredients, this process is environmentally-friendly and a very desirable hair removal technique.
How Does Hand Sugaring Differ from Waxing?
Though hand sugaring may sound similar to waxing, it is very different. Waxing techniques involve the mixture being applied in the same direction as the hair grows. Then the wax is removed in the the opposite direction of hair growth. Hand sugaring is the complete opposite. The mixture is applied in the opposite direction of hair growth and removed using quick small flicks in the direction of hair growth. The difference reduces the amount of hair breakage that often occurs with waxing.
Additionally, the sugaring paste does not adhere to the skin. The paste only removes the hair. While waxing adheres to the skin and often causes irritation.
What Parts of the Body Can Sugaring Be Used?
Since the sugaring paste does not adhere to the skin, it is often the preferred method to remove hair from many body parts. Common places sugaring is used include the face, underarms, arms, hands, legs, legs, bikini area, and back.
What Are the Benefits of Hand Sugaring?
In addition to removing hair, sugaring offers many benefits. The first benefit is the light exfoliation the sugar paste provides. In addition to adhering to the hair, the paste sticks to dead skin cells resting on the skin’s surface. Once removed, a smoother surface is revealed, and the skin’s appearance becomes renewed. Another benefit is when the hair does grow back, it is finer and much softer.
Are There Any Risks or Side Effects of Sugaring?
Some clients who visit a Sugar Coated for hand sugaring experience temporary side effects. Common side effects may include slight redness immediately after the process. The side effects are pretty common and often resolve within a few hours of treatment. It is best to resist the temptation to touch the skin. Otherwise, it might cause more irritation.
Those with sensitive skin may also develop folliculitis where the sugar paste was applied. Though there are some side effects, they resolve within hours and hand sugaring has fewer side effects than waxing.
How Painful is Hand Sugaring?
A person’s pain tolerance determines how painful a sugaring treatment can be. Some people claim it is painful the first time, while others say it is not painful. Several clients have reported sugaring is far less painful than waxing because the mixture does not adhere to the skin.
How to Find a Reputable Sugaring?
Before selecting a esthetician for a hand sugaring treatment, it is essential to research various spas. Read reviews, ask about licenses and experience. If available, ask for any references.
Hand sugaring offers clients an alternative to waxing for their hair removal needs. Those with questions should call Sugar Coated to speak to a esthetican regarding a hand sugaring treatment.