Sugaring is a natural and effective method of body hair removal originating in ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt and Greece. The organic hair removal paste is made from sugar, water and lemon juice.
How Does It Work?
A licensed esthetician applies the sugar paste in the opposite direction of the hair growth, which allows the paste to seep into the follicle and wrap around each hair shaft. They then use a flicking motion to remove the paste, along with the hair, in the natural direction of hair growth.
Is Sugar Less Painful Than Waxing?
Sugaring does not stick to live skin cells—only to the hair and dead skin cells—which means less irritation and discomfort. And because sugaring thins the hair and eventually kills the hair follicle in total, over time, the procedure will be less painful.
What's The Aftercare Of Sugaring Like?
While sugaring is a pretty straight-forward process, there are some things to bear in mind in terms of aftercare, especially when it comes to your lady bits or man parts. After a Brazilian, wearing loose clothing is important to let your skin breathe. Avoid working out and sitting in a tub, Jacuzzi, sauna, or anything with high heat—the area will be sensitive and is more prone to bacteria. Showering is permitted, but exfoliation should wait an extra 24 hours, as should skin-to-skin contact (yep, that includes sex).
How long does it last?
Sugaring results typically last around three to five weeks depending on the area and the rate at which your hair grows. The beauty of sugaring is that it reduces hair growth over time, meaning you'll have less hair to sugar each time a new appointment rolls around.