It is a safe and natural way to remove unwanted hair and is now used by modern men and women as part their beauty routines. It is a popular alternative to waxing.
This ancient Egyptian method of hair removal is enjoying a renaissance in the spa world because it is gentle and uses all natural ingredients. Spa therapists spread a warm paste of sugar, lemon and water onto the eyebrows, upper lip, bikini area, legs or underarms. They then press fabric strips over the paste and quickly pull back in the opposite direction. Hair is removed from the roots and skin stays smooth for four to six weeks.
Unlike wax, body sugar leaves no residue. And because the sugar mixture is warm, not hot like wax, it's less painful and causes less skin irritation. Like waxing, sugaring weakens the hair root over time so that new hair grows in softer and finer.
Sugar paste is made of sugar, lemon juice and water. It is 100% natural. It contains no chemicals. The product is a blend of natural ingredients therefore eliminating the possibility of any harmful side effects. It is gentle on the skin. This is because it is water soluble, applied warm (not hot) and it doesn't stick to anything moist. Therefore it doesn't stick to the skin or live skin cells, only the hair.
After the sugaring treatment:
Areas that can be sugared: eyebrows, top lip, chin, shoulders, back, chest, arms, underarms, bikini line and legs.
The differences between sugaring and waxing: