Sugaring: Ancient Hair Removal Technique
Nowadays, men are after hair restoration while women are obsessed with hair removal.
Body sugaring is an old hair removal technique that has been in use since 1900 BC when a hairless and smooth body was considered the standard of beauty for women in Egypt. Sugaring, or “sugar waxing” promises to be less painful because the sugary paste sticks to your hair rather than your skin. Still, don’t expect a picnic. This technique also promises less irritation since all ingredients are natural. It will also make your hair growth less thick and less frequent.
Regular shaving will result to icky stubble, and waxing is unconveniently painful and costly when done in waxing salons. So here is a basic sugaring recipe that you can try at home if you want to be hairfree – naturally!
Homemade sugaring recipe:
- Melt 1 pound of sugar together with the juice of two lemons. Simmer for 10 minutes and add 1 1/2 teaspoons of glycerine. Or use this more popular sugaring recipe: 2 cups sugar, 1/4 cup lemon juice, and 1/4 cup water.
- Apply the warm mixture in thin downward strips to the desired skin area using a popsicle stick. But before that, allow the sugar mixture to cool or else you’ll get your skin burned.
- Press a piece of cloth over the top, let set for a few seconds, and pull back towards you or against the direction of hair growth.
- Practice until you get the right sugar mixture consistency – not watery and not as hard as a candy.
- The benefit behind body sugaring is that the hair is removed by the root. Hair that will grow back will be lesser and softer, unlike when you use a razor.
- Since the sugar solution is water-based and water-soluble, sugaring is easily cleaned up with warm water.