If you are like me, then you have been blessed with nearly translucent skin and thick black body hair. I have been waxing since I was twelve. Once middle school hit I began to phase out anything in my wardrobe that didn’t have sleeves on account of my Parisian styled under arms. Anytime I would shave, I had about a 5 hour (sometimes less) time window of “smooth skin.” Waxing helped solve my 5 o’clock shadow problem but it was painful and gave me rashy red bumps on my unfortunately sensitive skin.
Thankfully, I have recently found a solution to my body hair problems. Ever heard of sugaring? Here are 5 reasons why you should stop waxing immediately and start sugaring.
1. It’s not hot
The sugar substance used for hair removal is composed of sugar, lemon and water and is about room temperature or slightly warmer when it is applied. This results in the skin being far less irritated throughout your service and after.
2. You don’t have a sticky residue left on your skin
Because the sugar substance is water soluble it does not leave a sticky residue on your skin once your service is complete. Furthermore, if anything happens to get on your clothes it washes right off with water.
3. It is slightly less painful
I am not going to betray your trust here….. it still hurts. It just hurts a little less, than waxing. The fact that the sugar substance is not hot, is a contributing factor to this. I recommend taking some advil or ibuprofen before your service to take the edge off.
4. Your skin stays smoother longer
I had my legs, bikini area and under arms sugared before my last vacation and didn’t have to shave the entire time I was gone and for about another 2 or 3 weeks after my return. The hair also grows back much thinner than if you were to shave.
5. It is more sanitary
Unlike waxing, sugaring does not require sticks or strips. The only thing that is used to sugar is a pair of gloves and the sugar substance itself. I believe this also allows the technician to be more thorough in removing all the hair.
I personally go to L.A. Bikini for my sugaring services and I really love them. I used to go to a very well known waxing chain and have found that L.A. Bikini is much more professional and enjoy the atmosphere so much better. If you have a sugaring studio near you I would highly recommend giving it a try.