Face hair removal is a very popular procedure all across the world. As the unwanted hair is on the face, you have to be more careful about the type of treatment used compared to removing hair on the legs and consider any aftereffects and the overall effectiveness of the procedure more carefully. Sugaring, used in ancient Egypt, is popular in many parts of the world but has only recently been made popular in Western cultures. Many regard this as a more natural, and therefore safer, approach to facial hair removal. Sugaring is used in much the same way as traditional waxing for removing unwanted hair. Though a wax version is available and is used similarly, the traditional sugaring substrate is a paste made of sugar and water. No matter how “natural,” waxes must contain various resins, chemicals and preservatives to perform, whereas sugaring contains only a few basic ingredients.
Facial sugaring comes with a range of short- and long-term benefits and is suited for all skin types and hair textures. Sugar cane’s natural alphahydroxy acid (AHA) content makes for a refining and a moisturizing hair-removal method, which is known to improve facial texture and tone. Because you are pulling in the direction of hair growth, sugaring helps eliminate and prevent ingrown hairs and is said to be less painful than traditional waxing and threading. Unlike traditional hot-waxing treatments, sugaring will not burn the skin and can be reapplied to catch missing hairs without irritation. It’s also hypoallergenic and water-soluble, which makes for easy cleanup.