What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear of hair removal? If you ask me, I’d say pain. Yes, I am 27 and I still dread my waxing appointment every month.
While hair removal is a personal choice, everyone has the right to pick what they feel comfortable with. Some rely on hair removal creams while others choose to get rid of their body hair once and for all with laser treatments (which, by the way, can cost you a bomb).
But, what if we tell you that a pantry staple can help with hair removal and not cause as much pain? Yes, this method of hair removal is known as sugaring. It’s the best alternative for waxing.
As the name of the treatment suggests, sugaring is a hair removal technique that involves the use of sugar. A sticky paste made of sugar, lemon juice and water is used to remove hair from the root without pulling at live skin cells.
Here are 5 reasons you should try sugaring.
#01: Less painful
Unlike waxing, sugaring only targets the hair at the root without disturbing the surrounding skin. This makes it a far gentler and comfortable process than waxing.
#02: Leaves no sticky residue behind
Sugar is water-soluble which means you can simply wash off your skin with plain water after the sugaring treatment. There is no stickiness or irritation post this hair removal treatment.
#03: Discourages hair growth overtime
If laser treatments weren’t so expensive, we’d all love to get rid of our body hair once and for all. But, you’ll be happy to know that sugaring is a slow but effective way of discouraging hair growth altogether.
#04: It is hypoallergenic
The wax used for waxing can sometimes cause red bumps or skin irritation. But, with sugaring, you don’t have to worry about any skin concerns or post-treatment reactions. Sugaring is hypoallergenic and completely safe to use.
#05: Re-growth is considerably finer
A few other hair removal treatments can make hair grow back thicker. The best part about sugaring is that it grabs onto the hair and pulls it out of its follicle completely. When the hair gets removed from the root correctly, it makes way for thinner hair re-growth.