Everything You Need to Know About Sugaring
March 14, 2016
When it comes to removing unwanted hair on your body, waxing and shaving are, unquestionably, the first two treatments that come to people's minds. Both of them are less painful and less expensive compared to laser hair removal. But there is another treatment called sugaring that's a way sweeter deal - literally. Never heard of sugaring? You are definitely not alone. Here are your sugaring questions answered, including its benefits as well as pre- and post-sugaring care:
What exactly is sugaring?
Sugaring is a practically painless hair removal treatment that has been practiced for centuries throughout the Middle East, Northern Africa and Greece. A gel or paste made from sugar, hot water and lemon is used to pull hair out of the roots. A natural alternative to lasers, sugaring is, by far, one of the most ancient and gentle techniques that lasts much longer than traditional waxing.
What is so great about sugaring?
Unlike traditional wax, sugaring only sticks to the hair, not the skin. That's why it really removes the hair out of the roots. Who wouldn't prefer using a wax that only pulls your hair – instead of your skin? That's the bottom line.
How will my skin look and feel?
In a word – amazing! Once you try it, you can truly feel and see the difference. With sugaring there's no need to worry about redness or bumpy irritation. We can't stress it enough: your skin will be as soft and smooth as a baby's bottom.
Am I a candidate for sugaring?
Even if sugaring is great for removing fine hair all over your body except eyebrows, it perfectly suits individuals with blonde peach fuzz and sensitive skin since it's less likely to cause irritation. To be a candidate for this marvelous treatment, your hair must be a quarter of an inch long so that the paste or gel is able to bind to the hair and pull it out at the root.
What is pre- and post-sugaring care?
Before your appointments, make sure the area you plan on sugaring is well exfoliated and oil-free. Post-sugaring, you must try to avoid exfoliation, hot water, the sauna and gym activity for at least 48 hours. Keep in mind that your skin is sensitive. You must always treat it nicely. After that time period, you are in the clear to exfoliate your skin to prevent in-grown hairs. You must also apply a gentle bikini balm or hydrocortisone cream in order to soothe any skin sensitivity. If any issues arise after a 48-hour period, you should see a dermatologist immediately.
What about regrowth?
When it comes to hair growing back, you stay fuzz-free for at least a couple of weeks, and the more you do the
treatment, the less your hair will grow back, letting you go longer between sessions. Also, it becomes less painful the third time around.
Are there any drawbacks?
A minor drawback is that it takes a few sugaring sessions before your hair is completely removed. Also, you need someone who's experienced in the technique. Last but not least, sugaring tends to be a bit pricier than traditional waxing, but again, the results are better and it lasts much longer. So, it's your call!
We hope this information comes in handy. Are you ready to treat yourself to something nice today? You'll find something perfect in our range of affordable, yet top-of-the-line beauty products. When you look great, you feel great! To learn more about our home waxing remedies and superior skin care items, contact Beauty Image USA at (888)513-8815 or visit our Contact page.