When it comes to getting rid of unwanted hair on your body, shaving and waxing are probably the first two treatments that come to mind. But there is another possibility that’s a way sweeter deal — literally.
Sugaring is a hair removal method that has been practiced for centuries throughout Northern Africa, Greece and the Middle East. A paste made from sugar, lemon, and water is used to remove unwanted hair from the roots. It is by far one of the most gentle all natural techniques that lasts longer than traditional waxing.
Sugar paste is applied to the skin and then flicked off in the same direction as the hair growth. Because of this, re-growth is slower, finer, softer and lighter in color and can lead to gradual diminished hair growth. This is because each hair follicle is programmed to produce a certain number of hairs in its lifetime. By removing the hair from the root the follicle is stimulated to produce its next hair more quickly than it would have done if the hair had been shed naturally. The follicle then gets through its programmed number of hairs more quickly, after which, it will stop producing a hair. It can grab the hair at 1/16 of an inch, which leads to permanency quicker than other methods of hair removal because you are getting the hair in the Anagen phase, thus depleting the follicle.
Traditional sugaring is ONLY used with a glove and hand. No strips or sticks. It removes the hair from the root. As dead skin is removed, the skin is left soft, smooth, healthy-looking, clearer, revitalized and stubble free for a few weeks.