Once as beautiful as a princess from 1001 Nights be: Sugaring, a method of hair removal, which originally originates from the Orient and is now becoming increasingly popular in Germany, makes this possible. Allegedly, Kleopatra is said to have freed herself of annoying hairs with the help of a body sugaring. When sugaring a lukewarm sugar paste (Halawa) is applied to the skin and then similar to waxing abruptly withdrawn. However, since peeling off the sugaring paste is done with the direction of hair growth, the procedure is less painful than other hair removal methods.
Sugaring has many advantages
While during waxing or epilation by the hair removal contrary to the direction of growth there is a risk that the hair channel is deformed, Sugaring is gentle to the skin: By removing in the direction of growth, the hair can not break, so that the skin is less irritated and less pimples form, Thus, the treated areas feel smooth and tender after hair removal. In addition, Body Sugaring offers other benefits:
- Sugaring is suitable for all body parts, as it can be easily applied everywhere. Both eyebrows and arms and legs as well as the bikini zone can be depilated with the sugar paste.
- With Sugaring hair can be removed from about one to two millimeters in length. Only about four weeks after the hair removal by Sugaring the hair grows again. In addition, if the procedure is applied regularly, hair growth will also decrease over time.
- The sugar paste (Halawa) consists of all-natural ingredients and is made without chemical additives. In addition, sugar has an antibacterial effect and is considered a remedy for skin infections.
- The Sugaring paste does not stick to living skin cells, unlike, for example, warm wax, but only removes dead skin flakes. However, you should not let the mass dry too long, otherwise the skin can be injured when peeling off.
- Since you can easily make the paste for sugaring yourself, it is a cost effective way of hair removal.
Sugaring: Do it yourself by recipe
The sugaring paste consists of water, lemon juice and sugar. With the help of the following sugaring recipe you can make the sugar paste yourself:
- Juice of half a lemon
- 1 cup of water
- 1 cup of sugar
The ingredients are put in a saucepan and slowly boiled until a golden yellow, syrupy mass forms. If the sugaring recipe is not optimal, you can influence the state of the mass by adding sugar or lemon juice or a little oil. Upon cooling, the sugaring paste becomes tougher, but it can be reheated and liquefied in the microwave.
Important: After boiling, it is important to allow the sugaring paste to cool down sufficiently, otherwise it may cause burns.
When applied, the paste should have about body temperature. It is now applied against the hair growth direction to the desired location. Then a strip of fabric is placed on the sugar paste and pressed firmly. As a result, the mass connects with the hair and takes it with the jerky tearing in the direction of growth. Alternatively, the sugar mass can be removed without the fabric strip only with the help of the fingers.
Tips for Sugaring
Sugaring should first be tested on a small area of skin before using it for the first time, as with other methods of hair removal. Body Sugaring should not be used if the skin is red or irritated, sunburned, or you have recently been to the solarium.
Likewise, it should be avoided 24 hours before the Sugaring, with cream body lotion, since the procedure is best if the skin is fat-free. Even after the sugaring you should abstain from sun and solarium for up to 24 hours and do not use any alcoholic care products.