There are several ways to remove unwanted hair. These include both type’s semi-permanent and permanent hair removal methods. In this article, I am going to discuss the semi-permanent way to get rid of unwanted hair by using natural ingredients, which is called sugaring. Sugaring is just like waxing, but we use really thick honey or other natural ingredients instead of wax during the process. Here you will find everything about sugaring in detail.
Natural Ingredients in Sugaring Paste
Usually, sugaring paste can be prepared with kitchen-based ingredients Honey/Sugar, Lemon, and water. It is a relatively safe material as compared to wax because the ingredients are all-natural. Honey even has healing properties. Even you can buy the mixture from an online or grocery store easily.
How to prepare DIY Sugaring Paste
Honey-Based Sugaring Paste
Take 5 tbsps. Of honey and 1 tbsps. Of lemon juice. Now add a little water and heat this mixture for 15 minutes (medium heat). Now remove this from heat and mix a little glycerin in it.
Sugar-Based Sugaring Paste
Ingredients you will need for a sugar-based paste 2 cups of sugar, ¼ cup of lemon juice, and ½ cup of water. Now mix them in a saucepan well and put them on a light flame, and continuously stir until you see a dark brown paste is formed. Then remove from the flame and let the paste cool a little bit. Before applying the paste, test on a small skin area to check if this should not be too hot and burn your skin.
Areas where we can use sugaring
According to a sugaring expert, the paste can be applied to almost all body areas, including the upper lip, eyebrows, underarms, abdomen, legs, arms, and bikini line. Only men can’t use this on their beards because they have a different root system.
How to prepare for sugaring
To remove hair from the root, it should be at least 6mm long. Longer hair should be cut to this length. For making your skin completely dry, remove any creams or oils from the treatment area and apply some talcum powder to make your skin dry.
The sugaring paste is heated and then applied in a thin layer on the skin in hair growth direction. Reusable fabric strips are then pressed firmly onto the skin, then pulled sharply, which removes the hair with the roots. For better results, apply the paste in the direction of the hair growth. When you press the cotton strip onto the paste, you should leave a small section free at the end to easily hold it when you pull it back. Also, make sure to pull back the strip sharply against the hair growth direction. Do not strip up from the skin as this can be painful may damage your skin.
Is it Painful?
Some people report a slight sting similar to tearing a piece of duct tape from the skin. The skin may be red for a while after this hair removal treatment, but it will usually go away within 12 hours after treatment.
Is sugaring offer long-lasting results?
In general, the result can last up to 6 weeks maximum, depending on hair growth. The hair is pulled out from the root. Repeated treatments can tend to weaken the hair, making it more comfortable over time.
Difference between Sugaring and Waxing
- It can be less painful because paste adheres only to the hair
- This paste is made with natural ingredients to very gentle to the skin and improves skin condition
- The Sugaring paste can only be used when slightly warmed
- Sugaring paste can be cleaned up with lukewarm water
- Sugaring is not suitable for all types of hair
- The paste is natural, so no post-skin treatment lotion is needed.
- It can be painful because it adheres to the skin and hair
- Waxing may contain a harsh chemical that can damage your skin if used repeatedly
- It can be applied cold or hot to the skin.
- It can be messy to clean up due to the petroleum base.
- Wax can be used for all types of hair
- As I said, wax can damage your skin, so a post-skin treatment lotion might be needed to repair your skin.