When it comes to getting rid of body hair and keeping facial hair at bay, many women are willing to subject themselves to pain or are apt to resort to chemicals and other methods that go against the grain of their otherwise health-minded approaches to life. Before you go out and buy another bag of disposable razors or make another appointment to get waxed, why not consider sugaring?
Sugaring might be gaining in popularity. However, it’s not a trend! Sugaring is an ancient body hair removal method. Unlike waxing that pulls on your skin when hair is yanked out, sugaring gets to the root of the hair. It releases the hair from the follicle, without stressing surrounding skin.
Remove Hair Naturally Without the Pain and Danger of Harsh Alternatives. Sugaring May be Your New Best Friend
Interestingly, there are no harsh chemicals involved. The basic paste is made out of mixing and heating three ingredients; sugar, lemon juice, and water. The paste is applied to the skin while lukewarm and left to settle in. The paste is then removed with strips or wiped off.
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Sounds sweet, doesn’t it?!
Try sugaring if:
- You’re tired of tossing disposable plastic razors in the trash and want to find a hair removal system that is more environmentally friendly.
- You have sensitive skin that develops razor rash after shaving or swells after waxing.
- You’re seeking an economical way to control body hair. You can concoct a sugar “wax” by mixing and heating three readily available ingredients at home: ¼ cup water, ¼ cup lemon juice and approximately 2 cups of granulated sugar.
- You want results that last longer than shaving.
- You’re hope to decrease your amount of body hair over time. Hair will grow back softer and thinner. Over time sugaring can change the hair follicle so that, in some cases, hair might not come back!
- You avoid harsh chemicals. Sugaring can be completely organic.
Sugaring might not be for you if:
- You are pressed for time. It takes a little time to sugar. You either have to make the paste yourself or make an appointment at a spa. Shaving is quicker.
- You expect perfection right away. There are mixed reviews. Some people say sugaring doesn’t always remove stubborn hairs and additional tweezing is needed to clean-up strays.
- You want to have hairless skin daily. In order to sugar, hair has to be about a 1/8-inch long. That means between treatments (about 3 weeks later) you’ll likely be dealing with stubble.
The bottom line is, there is little risk to sugaring at home and if it could work for you! A sugaring tutorial can guide you. Some people master it on their own. Others say it’s worth the time and money to have a professional pull it off for you. Either way, there is little risk to sugaring and worth a try if you’re looking for a new way to remove and soften body hair and unwanted facial hair.