Body Sugaring - Method
Body Sugaring Technique
In sugar waxing a heated sugar mixture can be covered with a strip of fabric or spread directly on the skin.
With the body sugaring strip method, the area to be epilated is typically dusted with powder prior to application of the sugar paste, which is spread on with a spatula, tongue depressor or by hand. After the sticky sugar wax is applied to the skin in the same direction of hair growth, a strip of porous cloth or paper is pressed into the preparation, and lifted or zipped off in the opposite direction of hair growth, taking hairs with it. Alternately, the sugar paste is rolled onto the skin and flicked off by hand in the natural direction of growth.
That's all there is to body sugaring!
Actually, fine hair will start to show around two weeks after body sugaring is done, and the thicker, darker hair growth becomes apparent about four weeks later or so.
The theory behind body sugaring is that the hair is removed by the root, and when it grows back there will be less of it, and it will be softer and not stubbly.
Sugar Paste vs Sugar Wax
Either itís a sugaring gel thatís made up of natural ingredients like sugar, water and lemon juice or itís a wax resin product that also contains sugar. A real sugaring product will be water soluble, meaning you can clean off the residue from your skin with just plain water. Sugar wax (using a gel) has some things in common with regular waxing in they way it is applied and removed, and both require 1/4" of hair growth. The big differences are that sugaring gel is natural and is known to be less painful on the skin than waxing.Sugaring paste is much thicker and uses the hands rather than a stick when applied to the skin. Hair growth only needs to be 1/16" to remove hair. The body sugaring technique involves molding a sugar paste ball against the direction of hair growth and removing the hair in the direction of growth. Sugar waxing is performed just like waxing using a stick to apply the gel in the direction of growth and a strip to remove the hair against the direction of growth. Sugar waxing provides the same results and has the same drawbacks of increased ingrown hairs, irritation and hair breakage as resin waxing and is not as effective.