What is Sugaring?
What is Sugaring?
By Belinda Hughes, Belinda Hughes Skin Clinic
When I explain to people about my chosen form of hair removal, sugaring, this is what I most commonly say. It’s kind of like waxing, but a lot kinder to your skin and hair, plus it leads to permanent hair reduction. Sound good? Let me explain further.
Waxing is the most common professional form of hair removal. Your beauty therapist applies the wax in the direction of the hair growth, sticks on a strip and rips it away – quick, effective and sometimes a bit painful.
Sugaring, though, is applied by hand in the opposite direction of the hair growth and is removed with the hair. The biggest difference with this technique is that it greatly reduces hair breakage, plus you get a skin exfoliation. So instead of walking out red and sticky, you walk out feeling like you’ve had a full body exfoliation at the spa.
ADVANTAGES OF BODY SUGARING
> Pure and natural ingredients
The sugar paste is made up of sugar, water and lemon. That’s it! It’s so natural you can eat it!
> It is not as hot
Sugar is applied at body temperature, making it safe on all areas. You will never be burnt.
> Easy to clean
Oops! Your therapist just made a line mistake on your eyebrows – no problem. Simply wash the sugar off with water.
> It won’t stick to the skin
Sugar cannot adhere to live skin cells. Live cells are wet and because sugar is water soluble, it cannot stick to live cells. It will extract hair and exfoliate dead skin cells, helping to free ingrown hairs. It’s also safe to perform on dry, itchy eczema and psoriasis without causing skin damage or irritation.
> It will not break as many hairs
Using our advanced sugaring technique the paste wraps around the hair shaft making it pliable. The sugar seeps below the mouth of the follicle and lubricates the hair, making the extraction more complete and gentle. The hair is eased out of the follicle in the direction of the hair growth, which helps keep the hair in tact, and there is little pain.
> It is more sanitary
The sugaring paste is hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic. Sugar helps control cross contamination and because of the high level of sugar, bacteria cannot breed in the jar. Sugar also helps to prevent infections while promoting healing.
> It can extract very short hairs
Our sugaring technique requires less than 1/16 inch or four to seven days’ growth after shaving. No more waiting to grow your hair out! The shorter your hair is in a treatment, the more comfortable it is.
> Leads to permanency
After a number of treatments the hair follicle begins to deplete. Because we have the ability to extract short hairs, the hair is always at the right growth cycle to lead to permanent hair reduction. You will see superior results after just a few treatments.
Belinda Hughes Skin Clinic has been designed to take care of all aspects of your skin on your body and face. Go to belindahughes.com.au for treatment bookings and full treatment menu.