Body Sugaring hair removal, also called “Sugar Waxing” is an ancient method of hair removal that has its roots in Alexandria, Egypt, where a clean, hairless body was considered to epitomize youth, innocence and beauty. It is believed that its uses were discovered accidentally, after the paste was used to treat wounds and aid in healing.
Removing the paste removed the hair while leaving the skin unharmed. This method of unwanted hair removal was much quicker and more effective than shaving or using tools like tweezers and left the skin smooth and exfoliated, therefore replacing older methods of depilation.
The formula for making the sugaring mixture has remained much the same over the centuries, using sugar, fresh lemon juice and water. This mixture is called Sugaring Paste as well as Sugaring Gel/Wax.
The difference between traditional waxing and Sugaring is in the METHOD used to apply and remove the mixture to and from the skin for temporary hair removal. The warmed (body temperature), thick PASTE is applied directly to the skin, with a gloved hand, against the growth of hair and removed in the direction of the hair growth, minimizing damage to the hair follicle.
The ‘Gel’ or “Sugaring Wax” is applied to the skin with a gloved hand and removed with a quick flick of the wrist. This method is commonly referred to as “waxing” due to the similarity to the application of the sugaring mixture to wax – applied in the direction of the hair growth, and removed against the direction of growth (this can cause ingrown hairs).
Sugaring vs. Waxing
Body Sugaring hair removal has become increasingly popular in the West due to its 100% natural ingredients; unlike wax, the sugaring mixture contains no resins, preservatives or chemicals which can cause bacterial infection and contamination.
Also, unlike waxing, the paste adheres to the hair and dead skin cells, not the live skin, and is therefore less harmful to the skin.
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