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What is Sugaring and Is It Better Than Waxing?

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When it comes to getting rid of unwanted body hair, there are a number of different options. Lately, one of the more popular choices has been sugaring, which can be done in both high-priced salons and within the comfort of your own home. So what is this hair removal alternative and how well does it work?

The Ins and Outs of Sugaring

In some respects, sugaring is similar to waxing. During the latter process, heated wax is applied to the area of the skin where hair needs to be removed. A strip is then placed over the wax and pulled off, taking the hair along for the ride. Sugaring, however, brings a few important changes to the process.

Perhaps most importantly, the sugaring solution – typically consisting of water lemon juice and sugar – isn't superheated, so it’s far more comfortable. Additionally, sugaring doesn't require the use of cloth strips. The solution sets enough that it can be pulled off on its own, meaning you'll have less mess to clean up once the treatment is complete.

So Which Option is Better?

No scalding wax and less clean-up? It sounds like sugaring is definitely the superior option. But wait, there's more. If you're one of the sensitive souls who finds waxing to be too painful, then sugaring may be for you.

When wax is applied to your body, it sticks to skin and hair alike. So when it's pulled off, it takes some of your skin with it, which is why the process is painful. Sugaring, on the other hand, doesn't have this problem. The sugar substance only sticks to the hairs themselves, not the surrounding skin. So when the solution is removed, you only feel the hairs being pulled out, which may not be the most pleasant feeling in the world, but it's certainly better than the alternative. Also, in general, sugaring fans claim that the results last even longer than getting waxed.

Unfortunately, sugaring does have some of the same downsides as waxing. For starters, your hair has to be a certain length for sugaring to work effectively, so you'll have to grow your hair out before treatment. Also, it's hard to do precise, delicate work with sugaring, so it's not recommended for areas such as your eyebrows.

Even though sugaring is currently all the rage in the beauty world, it’s actually a practice that dates back to ancient Egypt, so it is tried and tested. If you're looking for a new way to get rid of unwanted body hair and you're feeling adventurous, give it a shot. After all, what do you have to lose, except for a little bit of hair?

If you or someone you know would like to learn more about hair removal, please feel free to schedule a consultation or contact one of our representatives today!

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