Wax On, Wax Off: Benefits of Sugar Waxing (Sugaring)
While the term sugar waxing or sugaring may sound like a marketing ploy dreamed up by cosmetic company to make a potentially painful procedure sound ‘oh so sweet!’, you may be pleased to know it actually refers to a beauty regime that is believed to be about 30,000 years old.
What is sugaring?
Sugar ‘wax’ is actually not a wax at all. It’s an all-natural thick paste made up of sugar, water, and lemon juice and is used for hair removal. At Sugar Me Bare, we add some chamomile into our mix to soothe your skin.
Benefits of Sugaring:
There are plenty of reasons why you should try sugar waxing at least once – especially if you typically use traditional wax as your go-to hair removal method. Although, we’d say try it once if you epilate, shave or don’t bother with hair removal at all. Read on to learn about the benefits of sugar waxing.
How Sugar Waxing Works:
Sugar wax is applied against the direction of your hair growth and then removed quickly in the direction of growth.
- Environmentally Friendly
The ingredients in sugar wax make it a vegan product, unlike traditional wax which may include beeswax. At Sugar Me Bare we use organic ingredients to make it even more eco-friendly. You don’t need strips for most types of sugar wax so there’s no waste going to landfill either.
- Less Painful
Most people report that sugar waxing is less painful than traditional wax, probably since hair is pulled in the direction it grows in. You can also use sugar wax over the same area in case you missed a hair or two without fear.
- Perfect For Sensitive Skin
Sugaring is ideal for sensitive skin as there are no harsh chemicals that go into the wax reducing the potential for any adverse reactions. Additionally, sugar wax only sticks to your hair and dead skin cells leaving your skin gently exfoliated without a lot of the redness you see after a traditional wax.
- Works With Shorter Hair
Don’t you hate that time between waxes, especially when you know you have a special night out coming up? You can use sugar wax to remove hair that is only 1/8th of an inch long compared to hair that is a quarter of an inch long with traditional wax.
- Hair Gets Thinner Over Time:
After a few sugaring treatments, you’ll see your hair growth become thinner. This reduction continues as hair follicles become thinner and weaker allowing you to go for longer periods without a wax.
- No Burns:
Sugar wax needs to be lukewarm when it is applied, unlike traditional liquid wax which needs to be hot. So, there are no chances of burns on your skin due to wax being applied too thickly or when it’s too hot.
- Easy Clean Up
Sugar wax is water soluble. There’s no need for oils or special wax removing solvents – all you need to do is rinse off any excess sugar wax with some water and you’re good to go!
As sugaring is a gentle process, it is possible to do it yourself. Simply, pick up the wax you need and get started.
At Sugar Me Bare, we offer sugar waxes for all skin and hair types and they’re all natural, organic, and certified cruelty-free to boot. If you’re new to the process, we offer a short instructional video on our website to help you get started. Browse our sugar wax products or get in touch with us to know more!