Sugaring – Hair Removal Has Never Been So Sweet!
Do you really make your own Sugar?
This is a question we hear a lot, and it’s a very good question to ask. Sugar me decided to produce its own sugar when a problem developed with the delivery methods of the manufacturer we were using previously. Sugar Me worked with a nationally known chef, who has won numerous Food Network cake decorating challenges specializing in sugar decorations, for over a year to produce the finest sugar paste possible for our clients. The temperature changes around Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area and other locations to which we travel greatly effects the quality of the sugar paste so we developed our paste to provide the best service possible, no matter what the weather. The quality is such that other sugaring professionals have declared it to be the best sugar paste they have used and have asked to use the sugar – but it is produced exclusively for Sugar Me.
Sugar Me is certified by Alexandria Professional Body Sugaring. The technique is different than most other techniques. Germany tends to use the Turkish method, which uses a much stiffer sugar paste and is pressed into your skin using both thumbs and considerable pressure. The method generally used in England treats the sugar like wax, heating it to a spreadable state, applying it with a stick and ripping it off with cloth which, unfortunately, has the same downfall of waxing – you can be burned quite badly by this method. Alexandria Professional Body Sugaring Certification uses a gloved hand to apply the sugar paste and a flicking motion of the hand to remove it. Done correctly here should be less discomfort during the process than waxing and absolutely no chance of a client being burned.
Are there any negative effects or downfalls to Sugaring?
Not many!! Sugaring can be more time consuming and tedious than waxing. Sugaring is a rare service. It is extremely difficult to locate experienced Sugaring technician, Lisa at Sugar Me has 10 years of experience Sugaring, more than any other esthetician/Sugarer in Los Angeles.
What is Sugaring Hair Removal?
Sugaring is a form of hair removal that removes the hair from the follicle in the natural direction of hair growth using a sugar paste. The sugar paste is all natural made of sugar, lemon and water and has a consistency of taffy.
What are the advantages and benefits of Sugaring Hair Removal?
Sugar paste contains no chemicals or resins, it is hypoallergenic and safe for all skin types. Diabetics, those with eczema, spider or varicose veins and those prone to breakouts and ingrown hairs after waxing, will benefit from Sugaring.
Body Sugaring is sanitary. Sugar is naturally anti-bacterial and contains healing properties. Bacteria does not breed or thrive in sugar.
Sugar paste is applied at room temperature so there is never a risk in burning the skin. With this being said, with a skilled and experienced wax technician, you should never be burned with wax either!
Body sugaring is water soluble, meaning you can easily clean any residue with plain water unlike regular wax. You will never have a leftover sticky or tacky residue. Again, a skilled and experienced wax technician will ensure you are cleaned properly of all wax residue.
Hair can be removed at less than 1/8th of an inch (approximately 2-3 days of hair growth, depending on the person) as opposed to waxing which requires 1/4th inch re-growth.
Over time, sugaring regularly during the beginning stage of hair growth (Anagen), the follicle wall will begin to weaken. This causes hair to grow back thinner and finer. Eventually the follicle wall will collapse and will stop producing noticeable hair. According to the nurses at Aesthetics Plus, an esthetic medical training facility, Sugaring has the same success rate as laser, but at considerably less cost.
The paste is very gentle and can be put right over an area that was just sugared but missed some hairs, without fear of much irritation.
Sugaring does not attach to live skin cells. Sugaring will only take away dead skin cells. If your skin is not already over-exfoliated (using glycolic, Retin A or peels) you do not have to worry about the sugar accidentally removing skin.
How is the sugar paste applied?
The true advanced hand method of Sugaring, uses a soft ball of sugar paste. Your esthetician uses a gloved hand at all times and the sugar is a little warmer than room temperature. The sugar paste is molded into the hair follicle, opposite the direction of hair growth. The sugar paste is then “flicked” in the natural direction of hair growth removing the entire hair from the follicle wall. The same ball of sugar is used for entire area to be sugared.
What is the difference between waxing and sugaring application?
With waxing, the wax is applied in the direction of hair growth and removed opposite hair growth. Sometimes, this method does not always remove the entire hair from the follicle but rather breaks the hair off resulting in faster re-growth and ingrown hairs. Body sugaring removes the hair in the direction of hair growth, resulting in less hair breakage, quicker refinement, and reduced skin irritation.
Is Sugaring Painful? Does Body Sugaring hurt as much as Waxing?
Well, we are still pulling hair out from the root. So yes, it is a bit painful but most people find that it is less painful than waxing. A client described the experience perfectly “By the time you realize that it hurts, it no longer hurts!” Combine that with your skin feeling amazing after, well, it is the best way to do hair removal.