Sugaring for hair removal

Be as beautiful as a princess from 1001 Nights: Sugaring, a  hair removal method that originally comes from the Orient and is now becoming increasingly popular in Germany, makes this possible. Cleopatra is said to have gotten rid of annoying hairs with the help of body sugaring. With sugaring, a lukewarm sugar paste (halawa) is applied to the skin and then pulled off with a jerk, similar to waxing. Since the sugaring paste is removed in the direction in which the hair grows, the procedure is less painful than other methods of hair removal.

Sugaring has many benefits

While waxing or  epilation  by removing the hair against the direction of growth poses a risk of deforming the hair canal, sugaring is gentle on the skin: by removing it in the direction of growth, the hair cannot break off, so the skin is less irritated and fewer  pimples  form . The treated areas feel smooth and soft after hair removal. In addition, body sugaring offers other advantages:

  • Sugaring is suitable for all parts of the body because it can be applied anywhere without any problems. Eyebrows, arms and legs as well as the bikini zone can be waxed with the sugar paste.
  • Sugaring can remove hair from about one to two millimeters in length. The hair does not grow back until about four weeks after the hair removal by sugaring. If the procedure is used regularly, hair growth will also slow down over time.
  • The sugar paste (Halawa) consists of purely natural ingredients and is produced without chemical additives. In addition, sugar has an antibacterial effect and is considered a remedy for skin infections.
  • In contrast to warm wax, for example, the sugaring paste does not stick to living skin cells, but only removes dead skin cells. However, you should not let the mass dry for too long, otherwise the skin can be injured when removing it.
  • Since you can easily make the paste for sugaring yourself, it is an inexpensive way of hair removal.

Sugaring: Do it yourself according to the recipe

The sugaring paste consists of water, lemon juice and sugar. With the help of the following sugaring recipe you can easily make the sugar paste yourself:

  • Juice  of half a  lemon
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup sugar

The ingredients are placed in a saucepan and slowly boiled until a golden-yellow, syrupy mass forms. If the sugaring recipe is not optimal, you can influence the condition of the mass by adding sugar or lemon juice or a little oil. The sugaring paste will thicken as it cools, but it can be reheated and liquefied in the microwave.

Important:  After boiling, the sugaring paste should be allowed to cool down sufficiently, otherwise  burns  may occur.

When applied, the paste should be around body temperature. It is now applied to the desired area against the direction of hair growth. Then a strip of fabric is placed on the sugar paste and rubbed down with pressure. As a result, the mass connects with the hair and takes it with it in the direction of growth when it is jerked off. Alternatively, the sugar mass can also be removed without the fabric strip using only your fingers.

Sugaring tips

As with other hair removal methods, sugaring should be tested on a small area of ​​skin before the first application. Body sugaring should not be used if the skin is red or irritated, if  you have sunburn  or if you have recently been to a  solarium  .

You should also avoid applying body lotion 24 hours before sugaring, as the procedure works best when the skin is free of fat. You should also refrain from sun and solarium for up to 24 hours after sugaring and do not use alcohol-based care products.

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