Sugaring is a hair removal technique that uses an all-natural paste to pull off body hair.
The paste consists of only three ingredients: lemon, sugar, and water. That’s it! There are no additives or cloth strips involved, making it a natural alternative and more environmentally conscious alternative to traditional wax. Sugaring has actually been used for centuries for hair removal, and it has roots in ancient Egyptian and Middle Eastern cultures.
Sugaring paste is soft enough to penetrate into the pores, where it adheres to individual hairs, and pulls them out from the roots. The technician starts the treatment by cleaning the skin with a gentle cleanser made of ingredients like aloe, witch hazel, and tea tree oil. Then, powder is put on the area to provide a protective barrier between the skin and the paste. The technician molds the paste in their hands to warm it up and make it easier to work with. Then they smooth the warm (not hot) paste on, rubbing it on against the hair growth. To remove, they then flick the hand back, going with the growth, pulling up hairs with the paste.
They use the same ball of paste throughout the treatment—molding the paste in their hands repeatedly between applications—repeating this process until each area is clean.