Five Things You Need to Know About Sugaring
Sugaring can be used as an alternative to waxing or shaving. Sugaring uses a mixture of sugar, water and lime juice, heated to a lukewarm temperature for hair removal. If you’re unsure about whether or not sugaring is for you, read on to find out.
Sugaring helps exfoliate
When applied, the sugaring mixture binds to the dead skin cells. So as well as removing the hair, the dead skin is also removed from the surface, making sugaring an excellent exfoliation method. It leaves your skin fuzz-free and clears out dead skin, to reveal soft, smooth and radiant skin.
Sugaring shows better results than waxing
In a sugaring technique, the hair is pulled out in the direction of growth, as opposed to against the direction of growth, as in the case of waxing. Due to this, there is a lesser chance of developing ingrown hair. The sugar adheres better to the skin, making it easier to pull off the hair. Also, since the sugaring mixture is not heated to temperatures higher than the body temperature, you won’t have to worry about painful unsightly burns. Being water soluble, the sugaring mixture can be easily removed after hair removal by just rinsing it off with water.
Sugaring hurts lesser with successive sessions
Most people who have tried both sugaring and waxing report that sugaring hurts lesser with successive sessions. Sugaring is much more gentler than waxing, and it is not as abrupt or intense as the latter. Of course, the length of the hair determines how much sugaring hurts. Shorter hair has less pain when sugared, when compared to longer fuzz. Also, sugaring is better if you want to get rid of short fuzz when compared to waxing, as it does not irritate the skin. You will notice lesser inflammation from sugaring than you would with waxing.
Sugaring is not for everybody
If you have cuts, wounds or ingrown hair, then it’s best that you wait before you go in for a sugaring session. Same goes with sunburns, as sugaring can aggravate your skin further. If you use retin-a or Accutane then sugaring is not for you.
You can try sugaring even on short fuzz
You do not have to wait until your hair grows back to its full length before you go in for successive sugaring sessions. Sugaring can easily adhere onto even short hair strands, so you do not have to wait for long between appointments. A common question that is asked by most people is how long it takes for the hair to grow back after sugaring, and if it shows prolonged results when compared to waxing. There is no straight forward answer to this, as the duration it takes for the hair to regrow depends on the person and the nature of hair growth. Of course, you should not go expecting unrealistic results with sugaring, as it is natural for the stubble to set in within a week or two after sugaring. The hair grows back a lot slower for people with fine hair. Typically, people go in for sugaring sessions once in every 3-4 weeks.