Sugar paste ; How is this method of cold hair removal and what are its advantages

Hot wax, bands, razors, depilatory creams, thread, laser, pulsed light, tweezers and devices to use at home. When it comes to hair removal, are you from the technology team or are you more inclined to conventional methods?

In any case, if you shave, this information will surely interest you because the waxing technique known as sugaring is already available in the country, which is all the rage in Russia and has the particularity of being applied cold.

Although, in general terms, it is very similar to the Spanish wax system, sugaring has some advantages. First of all, the product that is applied to the skin is a 100% organic, absolutely natural, chemical-free, biodegradable and vegan paste.

Its ingredients? Water, sugar (which acts as a natural exfoliator) and lemon, which, thanks to its high content of vitamin C and its more than 20 antioxidants that protect the skin from free radicals, works as a natural astringent, which is ideal to weaken the skin. hair growth.

As for the application, when done by a professional, the paste goes straight from the pot to the skin. It is placed against the hair, with the help of a spatula or the hands (depending on the expertise of the person doing it), and after it melts with body heat, it is removed in the direction of hair growth.

Thus, burns and pulling, typical of hot wax, are avoided. And in that same sense, you can go through the same area several times without risk of irritating the skin. Learn more wax sugar

When applied by a professional, the paste goes straight from the pot to the skin. It is placed against the hair, with the help of a spatula or your hands, and after it melts with the body heat, it is removed in the direction of hair growth. Thus, burns and pulls are avoided

As it is an abrasive method, it cannot be carried out on sensitive or injured areas or with photo-exposure. Is that the action of lemon combined with exposure to the sun produces a marked and definitive discoloration and the consequent appearance of spots.

Also, since sugar has a coarse granule, waxing can irritate the area if not done gently. Therefore, sugaring can only be done on healthy skin, highly hydrated and with the right balance. How to achieve this balance? With the use of a moisturizing product rich in vitamins A and E, which can regenerate the skin and the conscious application of sunscreen to minimize the appearance of spots.

Hydration helps retain moisture in the skin, restore the water it has, and form a protective barrier that prevents evaporation and subsequent dryness.

Homemade paste

If you want to prepare it, you will need: 2 cups of sugar, ¼ cup of lemon juice, ¼ cup of water, a saucepan, a wooden stick or stirring spoon, a thermometer.

Many tutorials circulate on the web with instructions to make your own paste at home.

How to prepare it:

to assemble the depilatory sugar paste, you have to put all the ingredients on a low heat and stir constantly. When the temperature reaches 120 degrees, you turn off the stove and let it cool. The mixture has to be flexible, sticky and malleable, golden in color and not too runny.

How to use it:

as always, before waxing, cleanse your skin. It is also convenient that you hydrate your hands with almond oil, so that the paste does not stick. This technique achieves better results – and less painful – if you use your hands to distribute and remove the product. Place it by hand on the area to be treated. Then, pull in favor of the hair. If the paste hardens, heat it up in the microwave or on low heat again (you can add a little water). This preparation can be stored in an airtight container for two months in the refrigerator, to be reused.

Precautions:

when trying to remove the paste, do not pull the product excessively or upwards because you can generate small bruises.

From the pot to the skin : another option is to buy the product ready for use. You can get it online. There are different densities depending on who uses it (more liquid for experts and harder for those who are just starting out).

Those who use wax, couldn’t imagine what it would be like to do it with something cold.

It has a cool but nice feeling when felt the product and when I taken off it hurt less than the hot wax. Being my first time,

Jimena Barrionuevo Says; I still cannot give a verdict, but I know other girls who say that this technique weakens the hair and over time it grows less and less. “

Experts consulted:

Dra. Mónica Maiolino. Medical specialist in dermatology, advisor to Dermaglós, member of the Argentine Society of Dermatology. Matea Paz. Epilator and official professor in sugaring technique.

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