Sugaring in Perth
Sugar Waxing Hair Removal
Benefits of sugaring
Sugaring hair removal is done at body temperature at approximately 30-35 C. Heat is not used during the sugaring procedure which results in less pain in comparison with waxing. Sugaring paste adheres to the hair and not the skin, it lubricates the root for easier removal from the follicle hence again less pain during hair removal.
The New Smooth
Longer lasting and better result in comparison with other methods such as waxing. Minimised hair breakage leads to no early stubbly regrowth. Even very short and fine hair can be removed with sugaring and re-growth of the hair is finer & gets sparser if used regularly. With sugaring hair removal, you will need fewer treatments than with waxing.
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What is sugaring hair removal?
What do you need to know for the first sugaring hair removal procedure to go smoothly?
You’ve probably heard of the sugar paste hair removal procedure. Egyptian and Persian girls also used this method to achieve perfectly smooth body skin thousands of years ago. It sounds beautiful and tempting, but it is only natural that you are a little worried and cannot decide to try it. After all, before entrusting your body to a stranger, you need to at least get to know each other. When you learn more about sugaring and evaluate the result, you will definitely stop being afraid. Some people compare sugaring with sex – it’s exciting for the first time, but then you just can’t live without it.
Sugaring has a number of advantages over other methods of hair removal, so it is not surprising that in the 21st century it remains one of the most popular ways to remove body hair.
Benefits of sugaring
Environmental friendliness. The completely natural composition of the paste, which is good for the skin and the environment.
Silky skin. Sugar paste gently removes dead skin cells without injuring healthy ones.
Decreased hair growth. With regular treatments, hair growth slows down significantly, and hair becomes softer and more invisible.
The comfort of the procedure. During sugaring, the paste is slightly warm, so owners of sensitive skin do not have to worry about burns and irritations.
Hygiene. The master regularly changes gloves, uses only disposable tools and always takes fresh paste.
After the first procedure, you will feel the difference and understand what we are talking about;).
If you have never done sugar hair removal, use our tips to feel more confident.
Moisturize your skin a couple of days before sugaring to make it more elastic. You can do a light regenerating exfoliation the day before your procedure to straighten the ingrown hairs. But don’t worry if you have a lot to do and don’t have time to get ready, the master has everything you need to cleanse and moisturize your skin.
And this condition must be met – the length of the hairs should be at least 3 millimetres. This is the average length to achieve the most comfortable result. If the hairs are longer than 12 millimetres, the procedure may be slightly more painful.
If possible, do not apply lotions, ointments, creams, deodorants and other products to the skin, or be sure to warn the master about this.
What to wear:
Wear comfortable clothing if possible. In summer, it is better to protect the skin from the sun and dust – light clothing made from natural materials will do. In winter, you also don’t need to wear clothes that can chafe or squeeze your skin. Choose loose-fitting underwear made from natural materials.
At the appointment:
Tell the master about the peculiarities of your body – for example, the close location of blood vessels, the tendency of the skin to peeling or rashes – this will help the master choose the right products and methods for you.
If you are worried before the first procedure, then we want to calm you down – everything will go quickly and comfortably, and the result will surely please you!
Trying something new and the unknown is always exciting. You can sign up for a procedure with an experienced friend (if there is such an opportunity in the salon), her confidence will cheer you up. Or start getting used to sugaring gradually – first, let the master remove the hair on the legs to the knees, next time try the hips and gradually reach the bikini.
You decided and signed up for sugaring for the first time. Congratulations! But are you still worried? Try:
Honestly tell the master about your fears and worries, if for peace of mind you need to control the process, ask the master to explain what is being done and why, if you want to distract yourself, ask to play your favourite music, TV show or talk to you, you do not need to drink alcohol, coffee etc. before the procedure.
According to the statistics of the masters, about 90% of clients come out satisfied and admit that they were in vain to worry so much.
Try sugaring and you will definitely appreciate the benefits of this skincare procedure.
How to overcome shyness? Do not forget that for a sugaring master, the client’s body is work, cosmetologists, like masseurs or doctors, look at the skin only from a professional point of view. You may not completely undress the first time or ask to cover yourself with a light blanket – your comfort is also important for the master, so do not hesitate to talk about your experiences and needs.
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WHY IS SUGARING BETTER THAN WAXING?
No risk of injuries or infections:
- Used at body temperature.
- Minimised risk of ingrown hairs.
- Bacteria don’t breed in sugar
- No risk of allergic breakouts.
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- Sugaring paste made only from organic ingredients, it is 100% organic and vegan friendly:
Lemon, Sugar & Water. That’s it!
Have you ever read the ingredients in the wax you’ve been using? Which would you choose? The one you can eat, (no literally you can) or the one you’d have to call a poison hotline if your children got into it? Every wax contains a bunch of toxic chemical additives like colourants, perfumes, acids to regulate the product’s pH, etc.
- Sugar only sticks to dead cells:
Unlike wax, sugar is water-soluble. This leads to a few great benefits, one of which is that it will not stick to water-containing live cells. Sugaring removes dead skin cells from your skin. This leads to less redness and irritation and of course less pain. It also allows sugar to act as an exfoliant, leaving your skin soft and silky-smooth after the treatment even days later. Unlike waxing sugaring procedure doesn’t remove the protective barrier of your skin!
- Another benefit of being water-soluble- it’s easy to get off:
Have you ever gotten waxed and spent the rest of the day sticking to your clothes because of the pieces left behind? We have all had that awkward experience going to the ladies after a bikini wax-ouch! Well, guess what! This doesn’t happen with sugaring! Even if you do end up with some left on your skin, a quick wipe with a warm cloth or children wipe is all it takes to remove it.
- Low temperature:
If you are one of the very rare personalities that enjoy the pain during waxing then this doesn’t apply to you. But most people find waxing quite painful.
Sugar does not have to be at high temperatures like wax does. In fact, if it is too warm we cannot use it. It’ll just turn into a giant blob of runny liquid sugar! This means there is no risk of being burnt like wax. Additionally, higher temperatures lead to more swelling as heat draws blood to the surface. Something you’ll be happy to miss out on with sugaring!
- Sugaring leads to less breakage:
Sugar is applied against the direction of hair growth and removal is done in the direction of growth, therefore minimising breakage of hair at the surface. The best part, less pressure=less pain.
Bonus: Your skin will stay smooth for longer as the hair bulb must be regrown before you will see hair again.
One of my favourite parts of sugaring is that it is way more sanitary than wax. Fresh sugar is taken out of the container each time by a new disposable glove. This sugar is then thrown out, at the completion of the treatment. Since there are chances of catching infections when getting waxed due to this reason, you can feel safe and sound knowing that this is not even a possibility with sugar. Besides, bacteria don’t breed in sugar paste! Probably that is the reason why Brazilian sugar wax is the most popular service in Perth.
- Sugaring leads to a permanent reduction of hair growth:
Each time you get sugared your hair bulb gets ripped out and your follicle collapses. Your follicle needs to be reconstructed and your hair needs to be strong enough to push through this collapse. Over time your hair gets weaker and eventually the follicle stops producing hair altogether. The longer you’ve been getting sugared for, the less hair growth you will see. Pair this with laser hair removal treatments and you will be hair free in no time!
So there you have it! Still not convinced? Come try it out for yourself!
What Body Areas Can Be Sugared?
Sugaring is gentle enough for delicate skin and can be applied on any body part (basically, anywhere you’d wax or shave). For example, the sugaring menu at Elite Look includes everything from abdomen and Brazilian to legs and toes. Here are the most common areas. Elite look
- Underarms: An experienced esthetician can sugar your underarms in under five minutes.
- Arms: Depending on how long the hair is (and whether you shave this area), sugaring the arms can take about 30 minutes.
- Bikini/Brazilian: While sugaring this area can still be done during your monthly cycle, your skin may be more sensitive. This area typically takes between 30 to 45 minutes to sugar.
- Legs: The sugaring process may take longer for a larger area like the legs—expect the appointment to last about 45 minutes.
One thing to note: if there’s an active skin disease on the desired sugaring area—such as folliculitis or eczema—sugaring needs to be avoided, as it can exacerbate the issue.
Is Sugaring Less Painful Than Waxing?
Let’s get one thing straight: Sugaring doesn’t hurt. That said, many people do find it less painful than waxing. “Sugaring does not stick to live skin cells—only to the hair and dead skin cells—which means less irritation and discomfort,” says Elena. “There’s still a bit of an ouch factor when sugaring, as it’s still pulling out hair from the root, but the feedback we’ve received from our guests is that most find it less painful than waxing.” And because sugaring may thin the hair and damage the hair follicle, over time, the procedure will be less painful.
What is the Aftercare of Sugaring Like?
While sugaring is a pretty straight-forward process, there are some things to bear in mind in terms of aftercare, especially when it comes to your lady bits or man parts. “After a Brazilian, wearing loose clothing is important to let your skin breathe,” advises Elena. “Avoid working out and sitting in a tub, Jacuzzi, sauna, or anything with high heat—the area will be sensitive and is more prone to bacteria.” She notes that showering is permitted, but exfoliation should wait an extra 24 hours, as should skin-to-skin contact (yep, that includes sex).
Twenty-four hours post-sugaring, though, it’s a different ballgame. “It’s crucial to exfoliate your skin every day to avoid ingrown hairs,” notes Elena. “Salicylic acid is a great option for exfoliating, as is vitamin E and aloe for moisturizing the skin following a treatment.” Patel agrees, maintaining that keeping the skin hydrated can help decrease inflammation and the chance of infection.
How Long Do Sugaring Results Last?
Sugaring results typically last around three to five weeks depending on the area and the rate at which your hair grows. The beauty of sugaring is that it may reduce hair growth over time, meaning you’ll have less hair to sugar each time a new appointment rolls around. Elite Look recommends booking your hair removal appointments on a regular maintenance schedule (every four to six weeks) to ensure the smoothest result and most painless service possible.
Why Sugaring Is the Best Type of Hair Removal.
The way we apply the sugar paste kind of seeps into the hair follicle wraps around the hair, and then it pulls out. The craft is always being perfected. It’s like an art of hair removal.
I’m going to get sugared today. Since I was a gymnast, I was only a teenager, all the time I think I was about nine when someone pointed out my leg hair. And I was like, mom do I need to start shaving, and she was like no you’re just a little girl, stop, and I was like, mom I need to remove my hair. I think I started shaving my legs when I was ten. It took me a while to learn how to do it. Getting a cut on your ankle is the worst kind of razor cut. You get what I know about sugaring. I know it’s, but I feel like I’ve heard it’s like more natural, and you have longer-lasting results from your hair removal.
My name is Elena, and I’m the owner of Elite Look. I started sugaring about 10 years ago. I had terrible skin, and I was trying to find different natural ways to heal myself and my skin. It led me into beauty school and like how can I take care of it from the inside out, but then I also learned this great art of sugaring hair removal. That I just fell in love with at sugaring LA. I think we’re six years later, and we have five sugaring salons along the west coast. It’s really exciting to see how quickly it’s grown and how well people really took to it. Yeah, I’ve had bad waxing experiences before, where they like ripped off my skin. A little it and, so, I’d have like weird like strip marks on my head that happened one time, and I was like, No! We get a lot of clients that come and see us coming from waxing or shaving.
You know having to shave your skin every day getting that irritation from the constant friction. And you can get really bad razor burn if you try and shave every day. The ingrown hairs that you can get with shaving your terrible. Waxing half the time. It just breaks your hair or the hyperpigmentation you can get it from repeatedly waxing your skin and pulling on the skin operators kind of pull your hair out in every direction, and then it’s going to start and deforming your hair follicle. With them, it’s like using Drano on your skin. It just kind of burns down into the hair follicle as far as it decides to go, so you’re not actually going to pull it out and get the results’ laser. You know it’s the last letter and laser is out for radiation plugging is going to take you a really long time. You’re always going to have hair because you’re always pulling them out at different times.
We don’t use any sticks or strips and no double tips our signature paste is made of lemon. Lemon is our natural preservative. Sugar is a natural healer and in water, and they’re all organic ingredients. It’s literally just a gloved hand and one ball, so we have a ball and this one ball is your ball. In your ball only we apply it against the hair craft and it seeps into the follicle wraps around the hair and then as we flick it’s removing the hair in the natural directions. Because your shaver, even your hair isn’t like a weekend or thinner and finer yet but because she has like thicker skin dead skin cells, and she’s been shaving right. It’s like I get them I get a lot the first time, but then I’m like loosening it, as I’m flicking, and they got to go back over and so it starts to turn this colour because it picks up all the dead skin cells and all the hair.
We’re able to kind of go over the area a few times because it’s just exfoliating the dead skin cells, so it’s very thorough, we don’t miss a hair. Just the quality of my skin looks better. She took off like a lot of dead skin cells and like told me how to exfoliate these stuffs, so like my scan on my legs just like what’s better in general. So, the sugaring felt similar to waxing, but I actually thought it was like a little less painful probably because
it’s not hot. Definitely want to go back when the hair starts growing back because I want to keep that, and I can just tell like my skin is already really happy about it. So, I’d definitely want to start transitioning into sugaring. It was a peaceful process and it was nice. It’s kind of an emotional release. You know for them, who’ve been holding this stuff that really gives them like body image issues and to be able to free people of those is great. That’s some of the favourite parts of what I do and why I sugar.
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What is sugaring or sugar waxing and whether it is better than waxing?
Sugaring is the anglicism of sugar removal. This type of hair removal consists of making a caramel paste composed of lemon, water and sugar. As you can see, it is cruelty free and vegan by not using beeswax. In addition, you can use it whatever your skin type, since it is suitable even for the most sensitive.
What is this new sugar hair removal technique?
First of all, you have to prepare the pasta and check that it has the right temperature. Before applying it, you should make sure your skin is clean and dry. You can apply, if you wish, a little powder on the area. Subsequently, it is time to distribute a thin layer of the mixture on the area to be waxed. Of course, always do it in the same direction of the hair.
On the other hand, when removing it, it will have to be against the grain. At this time, you can do it by hand or help yourself with specialised strips of paper
Where can you apply sugaring or sugar waxing?
Body : glutes, back, abdomen and chest.
Arms : armpits, forearm and arm.
Legs : thighs and calves.
Face : eyebrows, forehead, nose and upper lip.
Intimate areas : comprehensive, Brazilian and English waxing.
Benefits of sugaring
One of the advantages of using sugaring as a hair removal method is that it is 100% natural. However, this is not the only benefit:
It hurts less than wax. As lemon is used to make it, and it contains salicylic acid, the hair follicle weakens. In this way, the pull will be unpleasant but less painful.
The hair comes out with the bulb. Sugar sticks to hair and not to living skin cells. Also, even if you have different lengths of hair, you can completely wax the area.
Natural scrub. By distributing the paste, you will be doing a natural mechanical peeling. Therefore, your skin will be smoother.
It can be used on sensitive skin. You can use sugaring even if you have neurodermatitis or psoriasis. Furthermore, as it is applied at 37 ºC, it does not cause capillary fragility. Likewise, the properties of sugar as a natural antiseptic prevent bacterial proliferation. On the other hand, thanks to its texture and composition, you can reapply it in the same area without fear of damaging the skin.
Delays hair loss. Since the sugar makes it possible to extract the hair from the roots, it takes longer to come out again.
Easy to remove. Once you have waxed, it is normal for traces to remain on your skin. In case this happens, you will only need to use water to remove them easily.
How is the sugaring recipe made?
The sugaring technique is something that you can experience in specialised beauty centres. But if you are one of those people who prefer to make your own depilatory cream with sugar at home, we are going to give you the keys you need:
White or brown sugar. If the area to be waxed is small, a cup will suffice. If it’s bigger, add a couple of cups.
Lemon juice. This ingredient is very acidic, so it is not convenient to abuse it. A splash will be enough.
Water. You will need about a quarter of a glass of water.
Extra. If you have very sensitive skin or simply want to prevent irritation, you can add a few drops of rosehip oil to the mixture.
What should you do to have the mixture completely ready? Very easy.
Put in a saucepan to heat all the previous ingredients while stirring. You will see how it thickens and turns caramel color. Once it has the texture of pasta, you can place it in a container to warm it up, but without solidifying. Remember that the glass can explode due to the temperature, so do not pour the mixture totally hot in this type of container.
And that’s it. Once done, you can now proceed to your hair removal with sugar. When applying it, you can use tongue depressors to facilitate its extension on the surface to be waxed. In case you do not have these depressants at home, you can use something similar, such as a popsicle stick.
Now that natural is so fashionable, why not try a new way to wax, like sugaring ?