Sugaring: What is it and how to make your own sugar paste for hair removal

Sugaring is an all natural hair-removal technique that dates back from the ancient civilisations of Mesopotamia, Egypt and Greece.

Sugaring – which is a paste consisting of sugar, water and lemon juice – removes hair in the natural direction of hair growth, so removing the root and hair follicle thoroughly without any breakage.

It is a much cleaner process than common waxing as any remains of the sugar paste can be washed off easily with water.

Sugaring is gentle and safe enough to be practically used on all body areas. The paste is applied at body temperature and then removed from the skin. Sugar is by nature anti-bacterial and contains healing properties.

When sugaring, sugar paste only adheres to dead skin cells and hair, not live skin cells. Wax products however contain resins which adhere to live skin cells, which can remove the top layer of skin.

Sugaring is an inexpensive, easy way to remove unwanted hair and you can easily do it yourself at home. Because of its all natural, non-toxic ingredients, sugaring is great for sensitive skin, and the results last much longer than shaving.

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea

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