I encountered sugaring when I was watching a middle eastern movie back in 2010. I don’t remember the name of the movie so don’t even ask and according to my sister I always watch really weird movies so I am positive it was something weird.
I was fascinated by what it was but I just thought it was something ancient that people nowadays just don’t do anymore. I recently discovered it again after swiping through Paris-to-go Instagram stories and I was so pumped to try it.
Sugaring or sugar waxing is a method of hair removal that has been using since 1900 BC. The three organic recipe includes lemon, water, and sugar.
I tried a recipe from liveabout blog (check out the blog) and oh hawh, it is NOT as easy as it looks. It was a disaster to say the least. Not only I overcooked it when I applied it after 5 minutes out of the pan, but I also burned my fingers and leg. It was not a good look. I don’t recommend you to try a recipe unless one, you are really good at following direction or two, you don’t mind failing a couple of times.
I didn’t want to give up so I purchased sugar paste on Amazon. There are three types: soft, medium, and hard. I got the hard one for bikini, Brazilian, and underarms. There is also the “howto” instruction on the sugaring paste website.
I have never gotten wax in my life and most of the reviews on sugaring agree that it is not as painful so I was determined to make it my number one hair removal method.
I’ve been experimenting with sugaring method for the past 3 weeks and as much as I want to love it, it is pretty painful. I’ve used it at least 3 to 4 times a week and it works really well on my legs.
Yes, I also tried it on my private area. Maybe it is because I have zero tolerance for pain, I have not cleared my who-ha. I think I spent at least 4 hours combine to clear it out.
I tried sugaring on my underarms twice and it is a no-no for me. I think it is best if someone helps you on your underarms. It takes a couple of times to really make a nice sugar ball to wax. It is also super sticky so I highly recommend sitting on a bigger plastic bag to avoid a mess.
After I’m done with sugaring, I use Tend Skin, the skin care solution for ingrown hair.
My conclusion on sugaring:
It is the best organic hair removal method and reduces disposable razor plastic usage. It beats bad razor burns or getting your skin ripped off by waxing. It does take time to get comfortable using the sugaring method but it naturally helps heal your skin. I am amazed at how smooth my skin feels after sugaring and I will continue to use both sugaring and razor. It is the best of both worlds. I don’t always have time to do sugaring so razor is great when I’m in a rush to get somewhere and sugaring helps exfoliated the dead skin cells thoroughly.
Let me know your take on sugaring if you decide to try it too.
Until next time Yoos,