Make Sugaring Paste
Before we show you how to sugar, you’ll need to make the paste. Our sugaring recipe is simple to make with ingredients you probably already have at home costing a couple dollars and it’s all natural.
After you have made the recipe, wait until it’s cooled down to room temperature before attempting hair removal. We don’t want anyone to get burned!
Prepare Skin for Sugar Paste
Skin will need to be cleansed of lotions and oils so the sugar paste doesn’t slide off the skin. With a cotton ball or square, use a pre-wax skin cleanser specially made for use before sugaring or waxing because it contains anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory ingredients to help protect skin from irritation and break-outs from hair removal.
If you don’t have a special cleanser to use before hair removal, take a bath or shower and wash skin thoroughly, but hold off on applying any serums, moisturizers or lotions.
Apply Powder for Sugaring at Home
Before sugaring at home, apply a light dusting of baby powder, cornstarch or powder for waxing and rub softly into skin. Remember, more isn’t better. Applying too much powder will interfere with removing the hair. Powder acts as a buffer helping the paste to grasp the hair better and stick less to skin.
Grab Sugaring Paste
If you have made the sugaring paste on the same day and have waited for it to cool down, you can use it while it has a little bit of warmth to it. If it’s been stored then you can soften it up a bit. Microwave it for five seconds at a time on high until it’s soft and you’re able to spread it without too much effort.
Take out a good scoop for the body. If you’re going to use it for you face, then take a smaller section.
It can be fairly sticky to work with, especially if it’s humid out. So you may want to wear gloves.
Place Sugaring Paste in Hand
The sugaring paste will be like a big blob in your hand, but don’t apply it to your skin just yet.
Make Sugaring Product into Ball
Now you will take the sugaring product and roll it into a ball. Don’t press too hard, just work it lightly in your hands for a couple of seconds. When you do apply it, the paste will be warmed up a bit by your body heat go on more evenly.
Apply Sugar to Hair
You’re now going to apply sugar to hair in the opposite direction of growth firmly allowing the paste to spread as you somewhat slowly pull it. You need to use some pressure and feel like you’re pressing the paste against the skin for it to stick. You’re not just laying it on top of the hair.
This technique can take some getting used to, but using the paste over sugar gel has its advantages. The paste can remove hair as short as 1/16″, whereas the gel which is performed similarly to waxing (get directions) needs at least 1/4″.
Sugaring Hair Off
You’re now going to be sugaring hair off holding skin taut with your free hand (since I was sugaring my arm I couldn’t) using a fast flicking motion with your hand and removing the paste in the same direction of hair growth.
You don’t want to pull your hand up, but aim for way over to the other side. If you pull your hand straight up there’s more chance of missing hair or breaking it.
Removing hair in the same direction of growth also helps to avoid breaking the hair follicle either above or below the skin’s surface. This means, you’ll get longer-lasting hair-free results and avoid pesky ingrown hairs.
Removing all Hair and Finishing
If all of the sugar doesn’t come off, just put the sugar that’s already in your hand with the part that’s left and remove in the same fast, flicking motion.
Continuing the Process
Keep working in sections on the area that you’re removing hair. One section of paste can be made into a ball again and re-applied a couple times and then needs to be thrown away. If you miss some hair, you can apply it over the same area skin more than once (unlike waxing) but I wouldn’t recommend it more than a couple times. As soon as it begins to begins to feel too sticky or isn’t removing the hair, throw it away.
Where to Sugar
This paste is great for sugaring the body like on your legs, arms, bikini zone- virtually anywhere. It’s also wonderful to use on your face, but I would be extremely careful on your eyebrows. I wouldn’t try eyebrow shaping with the paste until you really get this technique down. Otherwise, you could be left with a really bad shape from taking hairs you weren’t intending.
Once you’re all done, just rinse area with soap and water. It’s water soluble. This is another plus over waxing, which isn’t can’t be removed with just soap and water but needs an oil-based product to remove it.
To calm skin and lessen redness and irritation apply an after wax cooling product to lessen any redness or stinging. Because hands can carry a lot of bacteria, try to avoid touching the sugared area the first 24 hours to avoid irritation and potential pimples.
April 14, 2020 by Katharina Bliem categories: Cosmetics
This sugaring paste recipe is as simple as mixing together a bit of sugar, water and lemon juice – that’s all you need to get rid of unwanted hair gently. Here’s an all-natural DIY sugaring recipe for body hair removal at home.
Sugaring DIY: Natural Body Hair Removal at Home
If you’d like to remove unwanted hair from your arms, legs, or face, there are several ways to go about it. Many people resort to questionable chemical creams, wet razors that produce unnecessary waste, or expensive peeling devices and wax strips. But have you heard of Sugaring? It is much gentler for you and better for the environment.
Sugaring is a proven method of hair removal that originates from Persia, where it is offered in Hamams – the traditional steam baths. The sugar paste – called Halawa – is a mixture of natural ingredients including sugar, water, and lemon juice. It is similar to waxing: You start by mixing the sugaring paste (see the recipe below), then apply the paste to your skin and remove unwanted hair by pulling the sugaring away.
Sugaring Paste: The Recipe
This DIY sugaring paste recipe is very easy to make yourself. You probably have everything you need for this hair removal technique at home:
- 1 part water
- 1 part lemon juice
- 2 parts sugar
- Cooking pan
- Stirring utensil
How to prepare the sugaring paste recipe:
- First, pour all the ingredients into a sauce pan and bring them to boil, stirring constantly.
- As soon as the mixture begins to bubble, remove the pot from the heat and continue stirring until the bubbles disappear. Then put the pot back over the heat and let the contents boil again.
- Repeat this process until you get a viscous, honey-coloured mass.
- If the paste has become hard and brittle, it can be revived by adding a little lemon juice to the sugaring recipe.
- If you suspect it is still too thin, just take a spoon full of the sugaring paste and put it in a glass of cold water. If it dissolves in it, you have to let it simmer even more.
- Once the mixture has reached the right consistency, remove the pan from the stove and allow the sugar paste to cool down to body temperature before use.
Sugaring Recipe: How to Apply It
The sugaring paste prepared in this recipe works best when removing hair between two and four millimeters in length. Once it has cooled down to body temperature, you can start:
- Your skin must be clean and free of excess oils or body lotions. Baby powder can help keep the skin clean and free of oil.
- Take a small portion of sugaring paste, about the size of a walnut, and knead it in your hand until it is soft and supple.
- Apply the paste to the skin against the direction of hair growth.
- Pull off the paste with several quick jerks in the direction of hair growth.
- You can reuse the piece of sugar paste until it becomes too weak to be effective. Then take a new portion of paste from your pan. It takes a little practice at first, but you will catch on pretty quickly.
Tip: If you have prepared too much of the sugaring paste recipe, you don’t need to throw the rest away. Pack it in an airtight container and put it in the fridge. It will keep there for several weeks.
Advantages of Sugaring Hair Removal
- Thorough body hair removal: Thanks to the tiny sugar molecules that penetrate better into the hair’s surface, the hair does not break so easily and can be more thoroughly removed.
- Less painful: Sugaring removes the hair in the direction of growth, which is less painful than waxing. In addition, the sugaring paste loosens from the skin more easily than wax, leading to less skin irritation.
- Slows hair growth: Unlike shaving, sugaring body hair removal removes the hair from the root, slowing down hair growth. In addition, the hair should grow back thinner and lighter after the treatment.
- 100% natural ingredients: This sugaring recipe contains sugar, lemon juice, and water – and no allergenic ingredients. Sugar is even antibacterial!
- Minimizes packaging waste: Wax strips and razors are often elaborately packaged. If you make your own sugaring paste with the recipe, you only need an old jar to store your unused paste in the refrigerator until it’s time for your next application.
If you end up not wanting to make the sugaring paste yourself, it can often be found ready-made in drugstores.
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This article was translated from German. You can view the original here: Sugaring selber machen: So funktioniert die Haarentfernung mit Zuckerpaste.
Even though it’s an ancient form of hair removal, body sugaring has only recently become popular in the modern hair removal world. It looks and works a bit like waxing, but is created from much more natural, household ingredients.  If you have a few simple ingredients and a stove, you can create and use body sugaring paste in the comfort of your own home.
1. Grab a saucepan. If this is your first time making a body sugaring paste, don’t use your nicest saucepan. This process can be a bit tricky, and it’s not uncommon to burn the paste, which is a nightmare to get off the pan. For safe measure, use a pan that you could stand to lose.
- As you heat your mixture it will boil and bubble up, so make sure your saucepan is big enough that it doesn’t overflow.
2. Pour in two cups of white cane sugar. This is the simple white sugar that you probably have around the house, or can find at any grocery store. It’s important to use white sugar for this recipe. Color changes are the main indicator used to determine if your paste is finished, so white sugar should be the base of your paste.
- If you want to make a smaller recipe, simply halve all of the ingredients. However, body sugaring paste can easily be put into a container and saved, so don’t worry if you create way more than you need for one session.
There are many ways to remove body hair, so what’s the big deal with sugaring?
How to make sugaring paste for hair removal? When it comes to DIY’s, ripping someone’s body hair out at the roots is something that we leave to professionals. Unwanted hair on the body makes the skin look dull. Along with this, women also associate hair growth with health and hygiene. This is the reason why women want to get rid of this unwanted hair. Many of us like to go to the parlour and get waxed because waxing at home seems a mess. At the same time now, some women hesitate to go to the salon due to COVID-19. But do you know the ancient technique of sugaring is just so accessible? You can wax easily at home by making wax from sugar.
Get rid of unwanted hair with sugaring
- The process of removing hair through sugar is called sugaring. This is an effortless and natural way to remove hair from the body, and the wax is made by mixing sugar, lemon juice and water in it (which annihilates unwanted hair from the skin). The good thing with this is that you can do spotless waxing at home and it also costs you very little money.
- Ingredients to remove hair from sugaring: To make sugar wax you need one lemon, half cup sugar, half cup water (all these things are readily available in the house).
How to remove hair from sugaring?
Make a solution by squeezing lemon juice and mix it with water and sugar. Beat it until it becomes a sticky paste. Leave this paste for a few minutes. Now spread the paste on the hands with the spatula. Apply sugar wax in the opposite direction of hair growth with a little paste. Now allow the paste to dry a little bit, but take care not to dry it too much. After drying, remove this paste in the same direction of hair growth.
Where to use sugar wax?
This paste can be used to remove hair on many parts of the body, including the face, underarms, hands, feet, back and bikini area. It is a better option for women who have sensitive skin. Waxing session is excruciating for people with sensitive skin, as it causes the problem of skin rashes and infections etc. In this case, sugaring might be the right alternative to waxing. Sugar wax sticks to the hair and does not stick to the skin so that there is no damage to the skin while removing the hair.
Get rid of dead skin with sugaring
Benefits of Sugaring: It removes unwanted hair from the skin, removes dead cells and improves the skin too. This does not cause burns and rashes. It can be cleaned quickly and does not take much time. You do not need strips to remove hair from the sugar wax; also, there is no pain during sugaring.
How is sugaring different from waxing?
This process of sugaring is more or less the same as waxing, but it is a little easier and natural. In waxing, the wax is applied in the same direction as hair growth. Then it is removed in the reverse direction. But in this process, precisely the opposite happens. First, the paste is applied in the opposite direction of hair growth and then removed in the same direction. Unlike waxing, the sugar wax does not stick to the skin.
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Sugaring is one of the oldest methods that has been used for centuries for removing unwanted body hair. It utilizes a natural paste that is made from three natural ingredients: water, lemon juice, and sugar. It is very easy yet effective way to remove unwanted hair from any part of your body. It removes the hair from the roots leaving your skin smooth and soft. In this article, we are going to tell you how to make this amazing paste and how to use it.
To make the sugaring paste, you need to follow the following steps:
1. Combine 2 cups of sugar with ½ cup of lemon juice and ½ cup of water, then heat the ingredients in a small pan.
2. Place the pan on the stove at a low heat and start stirring the ingredients constantly until all the sugar granules are dissolved.
3. When the sugar mixture stat to form small bubbles, check its color if it turned to the amber color, remove it from the heat source.
4. Allow the mixture to cool until you can touch it. Once it has cooled you can apply it on your skin or you can store it in a jar and use it when needed by heating in the microwave.
After making the paste you need to apply the following tips to get the best results:
1. Make sure your hair is long enough. The paste will not be able to pick up the hair from the roots if your hair is short.
2. Before using the sugaring technique, make sure your body is clean and free of any oils. You can spread talcum powder to the area to absorb any oils on the skin. And it is preferable to exfoliate your
skin one day before using the sugaring paste to achieve better results.
3. Spread a thin layer of warm paste in the direction of your hair growth. Then pull the paste in the opposite direction of hair growth. You should hold your skin firmly with one hand while pulling the paste with the other hand. This technique will help to pull the hair from the root and keep your skin smooth and soft for weeks. You can pull the paste with a muslin strip or with your fingers. At first, this will be somewhat painful but with time you will not feel any pain.
Sugaring is one of the oldest hair removal techniques, which was first used by Ancient Egyptians. Yes! Up until this day, many Middle Eastern women still prefer the sugaring hair removal technique, as it’s a natural alternative to the traditional waxing. Also, sugaring gives you longer lasting results than shaving.
How does sugaring work?
It’s all about the sugaring paste, that you can make at home, which you use to remove your unwanted body hair from the roots, without adhering to your skin. The result is silky smooth skin! Now, let’s find out how to do the sugaring body hair removal at home.
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Ingredients to make the sugaring wax paste:
– 1/4 cup lemon juice
Steps to make the sugaring paste:
1. In a small saucepan, add all the ingredients and turn the heat on.
2. Using a non-stick spatula, stir well until the sugar dissolves into the lemon juice and water.
3. When you notice that the sugar started to caramelize and the temperature has risen, take the pan off the burner.
4. Stir in a rapid motion until you have a smooth brownish sugar wax paste.
5. Pour the mixture in a container, and allow it to cool down for a couple of hours. Never use it when it’s too hot! It can really burn your skin.
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How to use the sugaring wax paste for body hair removal:
1. First of all, make sure your skin is dry and clean. It’s always a good idea to have a shower the night before to open up your pores.
2. Using your hands, take out a lime-sized portion of the sugaring wax paste, and gently rub and knead it with your fingers.
3. Now stretch the sugar paste on your skin, going against the direction of your body hair growth.
4. Wait a few seconds, and then pull it out using a flicking motion in the same direction of your body hair growth.
5. If you feel that you don’t have much control, hold your skin taut using your other hand, and just go bit by bit.
6. When the sugar wax paste stops feeling stretchy, replace it with another piece.
7. You can go over the same area several times to make sure you completely got rid of unwanted body hair.
8. After you’re done, gather the sugar paste that’s leftover on your skin with the sugar paste piece you got in your hands and then throw away.
9. Take a shower, and all the sticky skin will be clean in a matter of minutes!
Tip: For the best sugaring body hair removal results, your hair must at least a quarter of an inch long, so that the sugar waxing paste would be able to stick to the hairs and pull it out from the roots.
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If you’ve ever experimented with hair removal sans a razor blade, then you’re likely familiar with the many different hair-removal options at our disposal. There’s traditional waxing (ouch), hair removal creams and mousses (somewhat reliable), laser hair removal (brilliant, but expensive), threading (great for small areas), and then there’s sugaring.
As its name implies, sugaring literally involves using sugar to remove unwanted body hair — and it’s also said to be much less uncomfortable than waxing. But how, exactly, does a pantry staple remove unwanted stubble from head-to-toe? Here, we asked the experts to explain everything about this sweet-sounding hair-removal technique.
Sugaring, as it turns out, has actually been around since ancient Egyptian and Grecian times, according to New York City-based dermatologist Michelle Henry. And yes, sugaring does involve the use of real sugar. Specifically, “a mixture of sugar, lemon, and water are mixed to create a sticky paste that clings to [the] hair, effectively removing them without the skin,” says Henry. “It is similar to waxing but many report that it is less uncomfortable and gentler on the skin.”
Why is it considered to be a bit less painful than waxing? Unlike waxing, “sugaring works to remove the actual hair by the root without disturbing the surrounding skin,” explains Sapna Palep, a dermatologist at Spring Street Dermatology in New York City. “So, it tends to be gentler than waxing with less irritation.”
Because it is made from sugar, lemon, and water, sugaring (unlike the wax typically used for waxing) is also biodegradable, hypoallergenic, and can also be made using organic ingredients. Aside from the less painful components, sugaring also offers another benefit. “Compared to waxing, it’s faster, because you can cover a larger surface area,” Palep says. “It’s easier to clean off because it’s water-soluble, unlike wax.”
You might still be wondering how rubbing actual sugar on your legs can result in the removal of hair. First off, for sugaring to work, the hair needs to be grown out —ideally, “one-eighth or one-fourth inch of stubble for the sugary paste to adhere to,” Palep says.
Additionally, the method of applying and removing the sugar paste is crucial to ensuring proper hair removal. When done correctly, sugaring works to pull hair out at the root.
Here’s how it should go, according to Sugared + Bronzed founder Courtney Claghorn: “A licensed aesthetician applies the sugar paste in the opposite direction of the hair growth, which allows the paste to seep into the follicle and wrap around each hair shaft. They then use a flicking motion to remove the paste, along with the hair, in the natural direction of hair growth. This technique is extremely effective.”
The aesthetician won’t have to use a strip of paper to remove the sugar. Instead, they simply pull on the sugar paste itself (for reference, the paste has kind of a gel-like consistency).
In other words, the sugar paste itself grabs onto the hair and yanks it out of its follicle completely (much like waxing or using an epilator) when it is removed from the skin correctly. Because the hair gets removed in its entirety (i.e. from the root), “the hair can grow back thinner over time,” Palep says.
One sugaring treatment won’t produce these results, but if you book repeated sugaring sessions it can also help to discourage hair growth altogether (again, much like waxing or using an epilator). “Regular usage will noticeably reduce hair growth, and the re-growth takes longer to appear and is considerably finer,” Palep says.
Again similar to waxing, when it comes to sugaring, Palep and Henry say that everywhere is pretty much fair game. “It can be done anywhere from your eyebrows to your bikini area to your legs,” Palep explains. At Sugared + Bronzed, for example, sugaring is available for the bikini area (including Brazilian), upper lips, legs, arms, back, and chest.
Out of all the treatment areas on the menu, Claghorn says that “the Brazilian is by far the most popular service.”
“Hair is removed temporarily after just one session and typically, results last three to five weeks,” Palep says. If you want to commit to a regular sugaring schedule, accounting for that extra week or so of additional growth (since you need some stubble for the sugar to adhere to), that works out to booking an appointment about once per month, or stretching it to six weeks if you’re lucky.
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Here’s how to use the sugar paste method:
Hair length to use it as a paste is 1.5mm and use hands to remove it.
Here’s what you need!
- Pure talcum powder, baby powder or cornstarch
- Skin cleanser (or shower and cleanse skin thoroughly)
- Gloves (optional)
Before doing anything it is best the cleanse the skin with a pre wax cleanser. If you don’t have a pre-wax cleanser just take a shower before hand and cleanse skin thoroughly and once out don’t apply any lotions, sprays, anything!
Before sugaring at home apply a light amount of baby powder and rub in softly. (applying too much powder can interfere with the hair removal, so only a light amount is needed). Applying powder will help the sugar paste stick to the hair rather then the skin.
If you have made the sugaring paste on the same day and have waited for it to cool down, you can use it while it has a little bit of warmth to it. If it’s been stored then you can soften it up a bit. Microwave it for five seconds at a time on high until it’s soft and you’re able to spread it without too much effort.
Take out a good scoop for the body. If you’re going to use it for you face, then take a smaller section. It can be fairly sticky to work with, especially if it’s humid. So you may want to wear gloves.
Once you have to paste in your hand, work it gently into a ball. The paste will have warmth from your hands and will help apply evenly.
Apply the paste to the skin in the opposite direction to the hair growth with a firm swipe to spread the paste. When you apply the paste to the skin you need to use some pressure as if you’re trying to stick it along your skin!
Once the paste is applied to the skin while holing your skin taut, using a fast slicking motion you then use your hand to remove it in the same direction as the hair growth.
You don’t want to pull your hand up, but aim for way over to the other side. If you pull your hand straight up there’s more chance of missing hair or breaking it.
Continuing the process:
You can use the same Paste that you just used by rolling it into a ball are re applying, once the paste starts to feel to sticky or isn’t removing hairs throw it away and get a new amount. If some hairs are missed you can go over the area.
Where to sugar:
This paste is great for sugaring the body like on your legs, arms, bikini zone- pretty much anywhere. It’s also wonderful to use on your face, but I would be extremely careful on your eyebrows. I wouldn’t try eyebrows with the paste until you really get this technique down. Otherwise, you could be left with a really bad shape from taking hairs you weren’t intending.
Once you’re done, just rinse area with soap and water. it simply dissolves. To calm skin and help with redness and irritation apply an after wax calming product to lessen any redness or stinging, anything tea tree is great! Try to avoid touching the sugared area the first 24 hours to avoid irritation and potential bacteria problems.
Sugaring paste is very easy to make at home and can be prepared with just a few common household food ingredients. Although some sugaring paste recipes use ingredients such as honey and guar gum, we are going to show you how to make sugaring paste at home with just three simple ingredients: sugar, lemon juice and water.
It may take you a couple of tries before you’re able to get the correct consistency but it’ll be well worth it in the end as the finished product is completely natural with no chemicals or resins which is great for your skin and ideal for those who have sensitive skin. It can be used to remove hair from the body as well as being gentle enough to be used on the face.
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/4 cup water
- Put all the ingredients into a small non-stick pot and heat it on a stove over a medium heat.
- Mix the ingredients thoroughly and continue stirring slowly so that the mixture doesn’t burn at the bottom of the pot.
- Bring the mixture up to a boil and turn the heat down to low. Keep stirring the mixture and use a food thermometer to keep an eye on the temperature. Once it reaches 245°F take the pot off the stove and leave the mixture to cool a bit before transferring it to a container for it to fully cool down before use.
- If you don’t have a thermometer you can use a glass of ice cold water and drop a teaspoon of the sugar mixture into it. Take out the sugar mixture from the water with your hand and if you can roll it into a ball then the sugaring paste is ready and has reached the correct temperature.
- A teaspoon of guar gum can be quickly stirred into the mixture after it has reached the correct temperature as this will help preserve the sugaring paste for longer if you intend to store it and use it at a later time. However the sugaring paste should keep for a few months without it.
- If you overheat the mixture and it gets too hard, try adding a tablespoon of water to it, microwave it for 10 seconds and stir it. Keep repeating this process until the mixture becomes of the desired consistency.
Hope you’ll enjoy making and using this DIY sugaring paste. You can even make sugaring paste in a microwave using our microwave sugaring paste recipe but if you’re feeling lazy to make your own, check out our recommended professional sugaring pastes which you can buy.
Please feel free to leave a comment below to let us know how you got along with this recipe or if you’d like to share a homemade sugaring paste recipe of your own!
Sugaring Paste: Consistency vs. Temperature
Sugaring discussion on cold vs. warm sugaring paste, why it is super confusing and improper thinking.
From here on out, when you think about what sugaring paste to grab, think in terms of CONSISTENCY! Soft, Medium, Firm… NOT cold or warm paste. I know it is a challenge to get away from the cold vs. warm theory when discussing sugaring paste. Think of paste as the consistency itself. Soft (almost honey) to firm (like caramel taffy). ANY paste you pull from a tub that is NOT in a warmer will feel cold. ANY paste you pull from a warmer, will obviously feel warm.
For imagery, imagine it like this:
- Soft Paste = equivalent to honey. Typically DO NOT need a warmer. If you are in a cooler environment, perhaps super cold winters, the low temperature sugar warmer simply makes the paste pliable, not heated, and easier to remove from the tub.
- Firm Paste = equivalent to a piece of caramel taffy. You will want a low temperature sugar warmer for firmer pastes. If you are in warm, humid climate, you may find you do not need one. Firmer pastes prefer a warmer.
Pull a piece if sugar from a tub of medium or firm paste that is NOT in a warmer and it will feel cold. You probably won’t be able to mold it because at first it will feel like caramel. You have to allow it to warm in your fingers or with the body temperature of the skin before it becomes pliable. If you have the AC blasting, or a fan on, it will take much longer for it too soften.
You can pull the same medium paste from a warmer and of course it will feel warm, but it will also be gooey and easier to manipulate (or more challenging depending on how much that sugar warmed up. If it is a wax warmer or a high setting on the sugar warmer and it made your sugar paste hot, your medium paste will be like honey, but it is STILL a medium paste). Once it begins to cool, it will begin to firm up. (and you must cool it off prior to putting it on the skin because it WILL get stuck).
If you pull SOFT paste from a tub (again, not in a warmer), it feels cold. Remember, once it warms up with your hands and body temp, it will become softer, much softer than medium, and soft paste will stick more. If a cold environment forces you to put your soft paste in a warmer, you may need to allow it to firm up a bit prior to applying it to the skin. Soft paste out of a warmer WILL be stickier. Meaning if you pull it from the warmer and immediately begin to mold, you most likely will already be stuck. Softer pastes stick easily to the hair and dead skin.
Q. Why then, do some companies manufacture and promote “Cold Sugar” or “Cold Wax”?
A. Branding. It is simply a misguided attempt to reinvent the wheel. Some will tout that it is easier to work with. I always teach my students to ask themselves two fundamental questions regarding their technique and product they use.
- Did it break the hair?
- Did it hurt the client?
If you train using a “cold sugar”, you will inadvertently be putting yourself in a box. If you choose to be trained with the original formulas of sugaring paste, you will be teaching yourself how to use ANY sugar paste from ANY brand, including the “cold sugar”.
When do I use each consistency of sugaring paste?
Softer pastes: Easier to mold and do not tire your hand out. You must be efficient and skilled to use the softest of pastes. Why? Because they stick more. Remember, think honey. If you drop honey on your leg, it is stuck. Softer pastes are designed for larger body parts because they allow you to mold quicker in order to get the job done in a timely manner. Softer pastes are suitable for those with longer, finer hair, that is NOT dense. Dense hair will collect the softer paste varieties making it a recipe for a stuck situation. Softer pastes work much easier in cooler, less humid environments.
Firmer pastes: Less “sticky”. Require a slower application sometimes. You will find it challenging when attempting to mold fast. Best for training, learning, and practicing. Firmer pastes are designed for smaller body parts. It is suitable for shorter, courser, and/or dense hair. If you have stubborn/resistant hair, you will have to allow a firmer paste to sit awhile, to seep into the follicle prior to extracting. It is NOT recommended for long hair. Try dragging some caramel across some of your hairy arms or toes. OUCH!! Firmer pastes will have a tendency to tire your hands or arms out, especially if you are attempting to mold fast. Firmer pastes work much easier in a warmer, more humid environment.
If your paste is TOO SOFT > Turn on the AC or a FAN. Fans are a must, especially with intimate areas. You can also use a tongue depressor or a small spatula to scoop a small amount of firm paste to ADD to your current ball of paste. *Remember to clean the implements and not to cross contaminate by using the same spatula.**
If your paste is TOO FIRM > Spritz a little water, incorporate. Do this as often as needed until the paste is a desired softer consistency you can work with.
Cocktailing your sugar pastes:
In most hands on training classes, you will be taught to cocktail your paste. This means you grab a pinch of soft and a pinch of firm to create the “perfect paste consistency” that suits you and the area you are working with.
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First practiced in ancient Egypt, sugaring is a homemade alternative to waxing that effectively removes hair with less mess and pain. Unlike traditional waxing, which causes pain because it involves pulling on both the skin and the unwanted hair against the grain, during sugaring the hair alone is pulled in the direction that it grows. Create your own inexpensive sugaring wax at home and use it to eliminate unwanted upper-lip hair in a matter of minutes.
Combine 4 cups white sugar, 1/2 cup lemon juice and 1/2 cup water in a medium-sized saucepan. Insert the tip of a candy thermometer into the pan and place the pan on a burner.
Heat the sugar-and-lemon-juice mixture on a low-to-medium heat until the candy thermometer reads 250 degrees Fahrenheit, stirring often. The mixture also is done when the sugar is completely dissolved, which takes about 4 to 5 minutes. Don’t allow the mixture to boil. If it does boil, pour out the ingredients and start from scratch.
Remove the pan immediately from the heat and pour the mixture directly into a microwave-safe bowl featuring an airtight lid. If you’re using the sugaring wax right away, allow it to sit without the cover. While the sugaring wax is cooling, wash your upper lip with a cleanser that is formulated for your skin type.
Rinse away the cleanser and pat your face dry. Once the mixture is warm enough for you to touch without discomfort, dip a butter knife into the bowl and apply a thin layer of the sugaring wax on your upper lip, paying attention to avoid getting it on your sensitive lips.
Press a cotton strip against your upper lip and allow it to sit, and the sugaring wax to harden slightly, for 1 to 2 minutes. Pull the strip away quickly in the direction that your hair grows. It’s important to pull the strip quickly, or the sugaring wax and your unwanted facial hair will stay put.
Clean off any remaining sugaring wax from your upper lip with a damp towel. Pat your skin dry and apply a facial moisturizer to the area. Cover the microwave-safe bowl with the lid and refrigerate the sugaring wax for up to one month.
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Hi Sugars! Welcome to 2018!
We know it’s been a while since our last post, and if you’ve been keeping up with our social media you might have seen that 2017 was a big year for us! We endured lots of successes and hardships, and grew so much as a business and as individuals. In this new year, we hope to continue to provide practitioners and consumers with high quality sustainable beauty products.
To kick off 2018, we wanted to start by filling in all of our wonderful practitioners and followers more about who we are, and everything we know about body sugaring! So get cozy, grab a cup of coffee or tea, and let me tell you how everything started.
To be honest, the first time I heard about body sugaring was when I began to work with Sara and Samantha in the spring of 2015. I had no idea of what sugaring was! I mean, I was familiar with waxing and all of the at-home waxing kits available at the drugstore – I had even tried a few (with varying success) myself. I had no idea that body sugaring was a completely different method of hair removal compared to waxing.
So, if you are like me and are unsure of what body sugaring is, let me tell you some of the interesting facts I have learned!
Waxing vs. Sugaring
Body hair removal by waxing is still one of the most common methods used today. Commercially available waxes can be found in a soft or hard consistency, and often, require the use of strips to remove the hair. These waxes are made with petroleum based resins, and other harsh chemicals that can cause skin irritations, burning of the skin, as well as ingrown hairs. If you use wax often, you might notice that the sticky residue left on the skin is not water soluble, which means that you will need the help of oils or harsh solvents to remove it – and we know that the last thing you want to do after waxing is to put an alcohol based cleanser on your tender skin – OUCH!
Body sugaring originated in the Middle East, where is still commonly used, and it has many notable advantages when compared to waxing:
- The sugaring paste is non-toxic and made with simple every day ingredients: lemon juice, water, and sugar.
- Traditionally, Middle Eastern women prepared the sugaring pastes by heating a mixture of sugar, lemon juice, and water for a period of time and then let it cool into a putty-like consistency.
- The body sugaring paste is water soluble which means that if you have any sticky residue left, you do not need any harsh solvents or oils to remove it, just use water!
- The body sugaring paste is 100% natural and it works as a natural exfoliant helping reduce the appearance of clogged pores and ingrown hairs.
After discovering these facts, my mind was burning with questions; if sugaring is SO MUCH BETTER, why isn’t it the method of choice for hair removal? If it is only three simple ingredients, why can’t I just make it at home? Why are body sugaring products on the market so limited?
So now that I had a good understanding of what body sugaring was, as a chemist, I had to look at the chemical composition of the sugaring pastes available on the market. I chose to really focus on the ingredients being incorporated, the quality of the product, and their effectiveness in removing hair. My results were shockingly not good.
- One of the key issues that I first encountered was that many of the body sugaring pastes on the market were not consistent. What that meant was that month to month, as new jars of sugaring pastes were used, the consistency from one batch to the other were completely different. This issue caused practitioners a lot of grief, as well as a loss of income.
- Another red flag was the fact that some of the products in the market, targeted for body sugaring, contained petroleum based chemicals, resins, and other additives to extend the shelf life of the product. This could cause skin irritations, skin abrasions, etc., to the clients.
- Another issue that I encountered, especially when speaking to the professional practitioners at Sugarbush Spa, was the fact that the sugaring products would:
- Breakdown upon changes in room temperature and high humidity levels resulting in ineffective removal of the hair.
- Harden too quickly – this issue caused practitioners to put a lot of strain on their working hands, resulting in a painful arm at the end of the day.
Criteria for an effective body sugaring paste
Knowing all of these issues with the sugaring products on the market, the next step was to innovate an effective product that would:
- Be 100% natural – no harsh chemicals.
- Perform effectively upon changes to room temperature and humidity levels.
- Have an enhanced elasticity to allow practitioners use less product and relieve some of the strain on their arms.
One of the first things that we did before experimenting with ratios and conditions to make the sugar paste, was by breaking down the components of the sugaring pastes and focusing on each of the ingredients chemical properties and how they would behave when mixed together. I won’t get into the details of the chemistry of cosmetics, but if this is a topic that interests you, leave us a comment and we will be happy to write another blog post on that topic!
To make a long story short, the development of our products was no easy task. We had to change our formula countless of times, and after two and a half years, we finally innovated two amazing body sugaring pastes: Soft and Firm.
Both products are 100% natural, non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, non-abrasive, cruelty free, vegan, gluten free, and help reduce the appearance of ingrown hairs. Soft and Firm perform effectively upon changes to room temperature and humidity levels and we were able to enhance the elastic properties of the products to ease the work of practitioners.
So now that I have given you a bit of a glance on how everything went down, are you curious to try body sugaring? Please let us know in the comments below if you have tried body sugaring or if you have any questions.
You can also contact Sugarbush Spa if you are looking to book a sugaring appointment! Feel free to contact Sugar & Co. Canada if you are a certified practitioner interested in using our products.
Until next time!
Joanne – The Sugar Dr.
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Sugaring paste is a thick, sticky substance that can be used as an alternative to waxing for hair removal. As the paste can be made at home from common and inexpensive ingredients, sugaring can be a more affordable way to take away unwanted body hair. There are a variety of ways to prepare sugaring paste, but most formulations contain sugar, water, and lemon juice. The ingredients are heated on a stove top until they reach the desired consistency and then cooled to room temperature. The process may require some trial and error before the best results are achieved, and some people prefer this method of hair removal to waxing.
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Most sugaring paste preparations begin with sugar and water, although other recipes may contain lemon juice, corn syrup, or honey. To make the paste, heat the ingredients slowly in a saucepan and simmer until they reach the desired consistency and color, which is usually a light amber. It may be difficult to achieve the correct consistency right away, but the goal is to create a paste that can be easily spread on the skin and will attach to the hair. A large batch of sugaring paste can be made and refrigerated for later use.
To use sugaring paste, a thin layer should be spread across the skin where hair is to be removed. The hair should be long enough to adhere to the paste; the method may not work well on very short hair. After applying the paste, a thin cotton strip is placed over it and then quickly pulled off, taking with it the paste and hair. The process may need to be repeated a few times to take away all the hair, and different methods may work best for certain people. Sometimes, the paste is applied in the direction of hair growth and sometimes in the opposite direction. The cotton strip may also be removed in either direction.
Although it may take several tries to correctly make a sugaring paste that works, many people prefer this method of hair removal to waxing. It is believed to be a safer, all-natural alternative to depilatory wax, which is usually petroleum-based and can contain other chemicals. Also, because sugaring paste does not need to be continually heated, there is less risk of burns than with waxing. Finally, as body sugaring can be done at home, it is often a less expensive alternative to salon procedures.
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Sugaring is a method of removing hair from the body that is performed in the same manner as waxing. The difference between sugaring and waxing is in the ingredients. The sugaring recipe contains no wax. Instead, it relies on liquefied sugar to remove hair.
The ingredients for the sugaring recipe are very inexpensive. All you need is white sugar, lemon juice and water. To create the “wax” mix 2 cups sugar, 1/4 cup lemon juice and 1/4 cup water in a saucepan over the stove. (That’s an 8:1:1 ratio.) Heat the mixture over low heat until it turns a deep caramel color. Take it off the heat and let it cool a little, then transfer it to a storage container.
There are two ways of using the sugaring paste—cold or warm. When cooked correctly and for long enough, the paste should be hard but still pliable with effort at room temperature. Simply take a handful and spread it on the area that you want to remove hair from with just your hands. Pull it off in the direction of the hair growth. It you didn’t quite cook it long enough and it is not pliable, or if you prefer warm waxing with strips, heat the mixture in the microwave for about 10 seconds or just long enough to make it pliable. Use a popsicle stick to spread the mixture on the area that you want to remove hair from. Place a cloth over the sugar paste. Rub it a few times to secure it and pull it off in a quick movement. Reheat the mixture if it cools down too much.
Removing Sugaring Residue
The residue left over from a sugaring session is easy to remove because it is water-soluble. Just use soap and warm water to remove any traces of residue. Apply a moisturizer to the freshly sugared area afterward.
Sugaring is an ancient body hair removing technique that started back in Egypt. It has been around for thousands of years. If you’re wondering whats the difference between sugaring and waxing then you should know that it’s less painful than waxing. The reason being that the sugar sticks to hair, not your skin. So when you pull it off, you’re only pulling you hair not skin. This technique is safe for sensitive skin because it has all natural ingredients.
This method keeps your hair free for about 6 weeks.
To make sugaring paste for hair removal you’ll need:
2 cups of sugar
1/4th cup of water
1/4th cup of lemon juice
A thermometer if you’re making it on stove and jar with a lid.
Sugaring paste is prepared using two methods:
Add sugar in a microwave safe bowl. Pour lemon juice and water. Mix all the ingredients with a spoon. Heat the bowl in a microwave for about a minute. Take it out and check the consistency. It shouldn’t be too runny or too thick. The perfect consistency should be like honey. If it’s too runny let it come to room temperature. If the paste is too thick heat it in a microwave for a few more seconds.
In a saucepan, add sugar, lemon juice, and water.
Let the mixture melt and combine over low heat. Keep stirring the mixture so that the sugar is not sticking to the pan. When small bubbles start to appear, test the temperature with a candy thermometer.
Once it reaches 250 F remove from heat and set aside to cool. Allow the mixture to cool before applying on to your skin.
Pour the mixture in a glass jar or container with a lid. You can store it for about a month.
How to use it?
Make sure your skin is clean and dry. With a spatula or spoon smooth the paste in the direction of hair growth.
Apply a cotton strip or cloth over the paste. Press it gently so that it properly adheres to sugar paste. Pull the strip against the direction of hair growth.
Wipe off any sugar paste that’s left on your skin. Do the same steps on any area of skin you want to remove hair.
Have you ever tried sugaring for hair removal? Let us know!
Shorts, dresses, bathing suits… it’s definitely skin-baring season. For a lot of women (and some men too), it’s also hair-removal season. Hair removal can be stressful, expensive, time consuming, and, if you wax, painful. However, there’s a new, natural, less painful alternative to traditional waxing that delivers just as good, if not better, results than both waxing and shaving.
This seemingly too-good-to-be-true technique is called sugaring, and it’s become the No. 1 choice for hair removal for many people. “Waxing is a popular and easily accessible method for body hair removal,” explains Daria Afanaseva, founder of Sugaring Organic Waxing in New York City, “But once you try sugaring, we bet you never go back!”
Curious? Keep reading, and we’ll explain what it is, how it works, and other need-to-know facts.
What is sugaring?
Sugaring is a natural hair-removal technique. Unlike traditional waxing, sugaring does not require paper strips. Instead, technicians use a special paste made out sugar, lemon juice, and water.Using their hands, the aesthetician smoothes the paste onto the skin in the opposite direction of the hair growth and lets it sit for a few seconds. The paste cools a bit and gets slightly harder. Then it’s flicked off in the direction of hair growth to keep the hair intact and prevent breakage, Afanaseva explains. “Since wax hardens on the hair, it has the tendency to break it off at the surface, rather than pull it out,” she says. She explains that traditional waxing can actually leave 15 to 30 percent of breakage behind. With sugaring’s more gentle process, hair grows back slower and softer.
What is in the sugaring paste?
As mentioned above, the sugaring paste is made out of sugar, lemon juice, and water—and nothing else. There are no chemicals, fragrance, or coloring added. It’s also hypoallergenic, making it a viable option for ultra-sensitive skin. “It is so natural, a sweet-toothed person can even eat it!” Afanaseva says.Traditional wax is heated to make it into a liquid and is applied hot. This can lead to accidental burns and even scarring sometimes. However, sugaring paste is applied at body temperature. It’s also easily removed with water. “You will never leave a sugaring treatment feeling sticky,” Afanaseva explains. “Since wax contains resins, chemical solvents are required to remove its residues.”
Where on your body can you get sugared?
Anywhere, really! Legs, arms, bikini area, lips, even underarms—anywhere you’d like to remove hair as long as the hair is long enough to pull out. So what is the appropriate length? Afanaseva explains that sugaring requires one-eighth inch of hair, about the length of a grain of rice. This is the length it typically grows just five to seven days after shaving.There’s only one type of hair they don’t recommend getting sugared —men’s facial hair. “It is almost always too rough, coarse, and thick,” Afanaseva says.
What’s the payoff?
Like we mentioned, sugaring allows hair to grow in slower and softer. The more you keep it up, the less you’ll be pestered by unwanted hair. That’s because hair grows in cycles, and the more frequently you remove it in the middle of a growth cycle, the longer it takes to regrow. “If you start doing sugaring regularly, your hair will become finer and thinner, and, eventually, will be almost not visible, much like a baby’s hair,” Afanaseva says. Compared to waxing and shaving, sugaring results in fewer bumps and less redness post-appointment.
What’s the pain like compared to waxing?
Although pain tolerance differs for everyone, “most clients report their sugaring experiences to be less painful than waxing,” Afanaseva says. (Writer’s note: As someone who has done both, I can tell you from firsthand experience I found sugaring to be much less painful. Although it isn’t completely pain-free like shaving, I didn’t feel any discomfort afterward like I did when I got waxed.)
How often can you get sugared?
Afanaseva recommends people come in every 25 days to get sugared. However, that can depend on your hair type. For women with thick and dark hair, it may be more often compared to those who have fine, light hair. If you’re unsure, just talk to your aesthetician. The best part is, the more you do it, the less you’ll have to!
So what is ‘sugaring’?
When I say ‘sugaring’, it’s likely you think one of two things, cupcakes or body hair. Both very different, and i’m afraid we’re here to talk about the latter. ??
Sugaring is a hair removal technique that’s been around for a long, long time, practiced for centuries in the Middle East, Northern Africa,and Greece.
An all-natural gel or paste is made from ingredients like sugar, water and lemon juice, which is then used in a similar way as wax – to remove body hair from the roots. Whilst the sugar paste can be used with adhesive strips, traditionally it’s used alone. The paste is balled up, and then applied and pulled off the skin in the same direction of hair growth, the sugary substance works by wrapping around the strands and then pulling hairs out from the follicle as it’s rolled off the skin.
It’s been hailed a ‘less painful’ approach to hair removal, as the sugary substance sticks only to hairs and not to the skin – meaning there is less pull, and therefore, less pain.
As a much cheaper alternative to many other hair removal methods, it’s easy to see why people love it. The sugar method can be DIY’d at home with just a few ingredients from your kitchen cupboard (see our favourite recipe, here). But it can be tricky to get the consistency of the paste just right, so if you’re willing to spend a little extra, book in to see a professional therapist, most can remove larger amounts of hair at once, and also help prevent any accidental breakages that may lead to ingrown hairs.
The sugaring technique can be used pretty much anywhere on the body to remove unwanted hair, with exception of the eyebrows. Unlike with waxing the clean up is a dream, there’s no residual stickiness and after leftover sugar can simply be washed away with warm water – dreamy, right?
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WHAT IS BODY SUGARING
Body Sugaring (also known as sugaring or sugar waxing) is an age old method of hair removal that dates back to 1900BC. It involves the use of sugar paste being lightly applied in the opposite direction of hair growth and then being removed in the direction of hair growth taking only the hair.
Sugaring has many more benefits aside from being the most PAINLESS way to remove unwanted hair! It is also GREAT for skin: removing blackheads from any part of the body, helping find lines, rosacea, stretch marks, and firming the skin!
BENEFITS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
- Increase you profit margin- Sugaring services command a higher price points than waxing.
- People are paying for more painless hair removal and other associated benefits.
- No more disposable spautulas or strips!
- Use less product – just one piece of sugar paste does one entire body part.
- Our Sugar Paste cleans up quickly and easily, no more wax on the floors and furniture. Less operating costs
- Potential increase in your client base, unlike other body sugaring products, there is no Magnesium Aluminium, Talc, Parabens or Silicates in our products.
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TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION
Are you and your staff interested in getting certified in the Body Sugaring Industry? We believe the best way to become highly skilled in sugaring is hands-on training. Like any skill worth having, it takes education, patience, and practice. We’re thrilled to be able to offer classes through highly experienced sugaring educators who have been sugaring for no less than a year. When you hold a proficiency certificate with the seal of approval from Midwest Body Sugaring Supply. Please schedule online and let us know if your have questions?
Are you thinking of adding sugaring treatments to your spa or beauty business? Great initiative! Sugaring might be one of the most ancient methods of hair removal and is also a contemporary trend among clients who look for more natural and harmless alternatives to leave their bodies fuzz-free. No wonder why more and more hair removal products for sugaring are constantly being launched in the current beauty market.
Sugaring makes for a natural and safe hair removal alternative to traditional treatments like laser, soft waxes, or depilation creams. In case you didn’t know, people also call it Persian Waxing due to its origins in western Asia around 1900 BC. It’s a process not too different from standard waxing; they both consist of a paste that is applied to the skin to pull out unwanted hair. However, they are made from different ingredients, so preparing the skin for sugaring varies a little from waxing’s usual pre-treatment care.
Prepping the skin before a sugaring session is just as important as the treatment itself. If the proper precautions are not taken, the skin may suffer from infections, red bumps, ingrown hairs, dry skin, and many other unpleasant consequences. Before you start sugaring your clients, read and keep in mind these four essential steps you need to follow before a sugaring session:
Step 1: Exfoliation The first step to an excellent and effective sugaring treatment relies on the client—it’s his or her homework to exfoliate properly before the appointment. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells and cleans the skin, guaranteeing that the sugar paste will pull out the hairs without getting contaminated with dead skin cells. Advise your customers to use body scrubs, loofas, or exfoliating gloves in the shower to gently remove the outermost layers of dead skin cells from the body. Removing dead skin makes it easier for the paste to grab the hair.
Before you ask, yes, sugaring is also a great method for exfoliation too, and surely your clients will notice how smooth their skin feels after the treatment. However, you must remind them that for a better outcome, they should take time the day before the appointment to exfoliate… their bodies will thank them!
Step 2: Check the hair length In sugaring, just like waxing or any other method of hair removal, hairs need to be a certain length for the paste to be able to grab them and pull them out. Before treating a client, check if the hairs are the appropriate length for sugaring. One of the advantages of sugaring is that the hair does not need to be that long to be removed. In general, waxing requires the hair to be at least 1/4-inch long, while sugar paste can remove hair as short as 1/16-inch—almost five times shorter. Professionals feel more comfortable sugaring short hair instead of waxing it to prevent extra irritation; sugaring won’t grab the skin even if it doesn’t grab enough hair when applied.
Step 3: Cleansing Once you have checked that the hairs are the proper length to continue with the session, it’s time to perform a deep cleaning on the skin. Sugaring (and any other hair removal method for that matter) on dirty skin can lead to infections, ingrown hairs, and other uncomfortable side effects no client wants to encounter after a treatment at a professional spa. Hopefully, your guests will arrive to the appointment as clean as possible—you don’t want a client to arrive sweaty after the gym. In any case, cleanse the area before the session; there are a lot of pre-hair removal products perfect for this task.
Technically, anyone could make sugaring paste at home since all you need is water, sugar, and lemon. Nevertheless, as we stated a few blog posts ago, clients search for professional sugaring treatments at specialized spas or waxing salons because of the quality of products licensed estheticians use, the technique they master, and the lasting results that the typical customer wouldn’t obtain if she or he tried with homemade sugar paste. It’s a great plus to offer this service at your spa or beauty business, especially for those who suffer from over-sensitive skin.
Are you a licensed esthetician and looking for a professional sugaring paste for your spa? At Beauty Image, we have the best option for you—our Sugar Professional Forte. This sugaring paste is made mostly of water and sugar and can be applied with the hands. It is designed to remove hair shorter than 3 mm and without any extra pain because it does not stick to the skin. To learn more about our sugaring paste or other hair removal products and accessories, call us at TOLL FREE 888-513-8815 or fill out this contact form. We will be happy to answer all your questions. You can order any of our products through this site, check our tutorials to learn how. To keep up to date with our promotions, find us on Facebook at Beauty Image USA, follow us on Twitter @BeautyImageUSA and Instagram @Beautyimageusa.
Sugaring pastes recipes and application techniques have been passed down for centuries from generation to generation. So, even the beauties of the East removed unwanted hair on the body by sugaring. To learn how to make sugaring paste at home at home, read our material.
Ideal sugaring: effective recipe of the paste
It is believed that sugaring pastes recipe and hair removal technology was invented in Persia. Initially, this type of depilation was performed on the basis of honey, but it may be prepared using other active components.
Sugaring: paste recipe with citric acid
Recipe of the paste with citric acid is the most popular one. For its preparation you will need:
2 tablespoons of water, 4 tablespoons of sugar, 1 tablespoon of citric acid.
Pour the sugar into an enamel pot and add water. Place the container in a water bath, and wait until the sugar begins to melt. Once the sugar has melted, add the citric acid and mix. When the mixture becomes white, put the pan on the minimum fire. Do not cover it with a lid. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring constantly.
To check the readiness of the mixture, drip it on a plate. If the paste does not stick to your hands, it is ready.
Shugaring: paste recipe with honey
If you have sensitive skin, you will like the paste with honey, which does not only effectively remove all unwanted hairs, but will also treat your skin very gently the skin. To make the paste you will need:
250 grams of sugar, a quarter cup of lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of water, 2 tablespoons of honey.
Mix all ingredients in a saucepan and put on a minimum fire. Constantly stir the paste. Wait until the mixture comes to a boil; cover it with a lid about 5 minutes after the boil. Occasionally stir the paste for it not to burn. Boil the mixture for 20 minutes, and then let it cool. It should be soft and plastic.
If instead of the paste you get a lollipop, you’ve overboiled the mixture. Reduce cooking time or try to cook the paste in a water bath.
Sugaring paste recipe with lemon
Paste with lemon will please you with their soothing properties. For its preparation you will need:
280 grams of sugar, a quarter cup of lemon juice, a quarter cup of water.
Stir well all the ingredients of the paste in a saucepan. Put the pan on high heat, wait until the mixture boils. Be sure to stir the paste. Once boiling, reduce the heat to minimum, stir the mixture without ceasing, and watch carefully for its color. After 5 minutes, it will begin to change it into a honey shade. Very carefully, make sure that the paste is not overcooked. It should be the color of amber – not darker. If the mixture has turned brown, you have overdone it, and it is only useful for the preparation of sweets. Remember, in the process of cooking sugaring paste, it is better to undercook than overcook, because the overcooked mixture is not suitable for the procedure.
Reasons for unsuccessful cooking of sugaring paste can be the following: the quality of sugar, imprecise run-time steps during the preparation of the paste, as well as the inaccuracy of temperature control, since all ovens are different. Try to practice making the paste until you find your ideal brand of sugar, the proportions and the cooking temperature.
This is a two day intensive training course & workshop in which you will learn how to provide sugaring hair removal treatments professionally and the foundational knowledge of how it works.
This fast track course is for anyone who is a student in beauty school, a practicing beauty therapist or any licensed esthetician or cosmetologist looking to expand their skill set. Sugarists who have never had any formal training and want to develop their understanding, tools and techniques to deliver better results, and feel more rewarding for themselves and their clients.
People attending the 2 day Beginner Sugaring course will gain a comprehensive knowledge of the key skills and techniques required to be an effective sugarist and a greater awareness and perspective of how to remove body hair using this organic waxing method, how to manage the sugar paste and maintain control in the room, how to build loyal and repeat clientele, and guaranteed to build your confidence. The 2 day Sugaring Class at Bare Fruit Sugaring includes a day dedicated to only hands on training with 2 models.
TWO DAY BEGINNER
Using the tools and techniques you acquire throughout the day you will:
Be able to work on your clients back home, right away!
Learn how to manage the temperature or the sugar paste
Remove the proper amount to use per area
Pre and Post Care
Manual application and removal of sugar paste with minimal discomfort to client
Waste management – avoid over using sugar paste by throwing it away unnecessarily
How to manage sugar paste in different temperatures and seasons.
How to successful removes different types of hair – vellus vs terminal
How to get “unstuck” in every situation and how to avoid getting “stuck”
Building confidence with different clientele – men, women, teens, and LGBTQ
Suitable for sensitive skin and safer than waxing.
Suitable for sensitive skin and safer than waxing.
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Even as states begin to ease coronavirus-related restrictions, salons and spas remain largely closed. As a result, those who favor more permanent hair removal methods over plain old shaving may find themselves in a prickly situation. Coupled with rising temperatures that call for shorts and other summer wear, the current situation isn’t ideal for those who prefer to flaunt bare legs and underarms. Luckily, a number of hair removal techniques are easy to perform at home — sugaring, for example, is a prime method to experiment with from the comfort of your own bathroom. Gentler on the skin than standard waxing, sugaring uses sticky paste — made from three entirely edible and affordable ingredients: sugar, lemon juice and water — to remove unwanted hair from the root. By pulling hair in the direction of growth (as opposed to waxing, which rips hair out against the grain), sugaring results in less breakage and consequently, fewer pesky ingrown hairs.
HYPEBAE consulted with Courtney Claghorn, founder of hair removal and spray tan salon SUGARED + BRONZED, about how to perform sugaring at home. If you’re looking for a quick, safe and easy way to remove unwanted hair, keep reading for Claghorn’s expert tips on DIY sugaring.
Prepare the skin (and hair).
Before diving in, note that sugaring requires hair to be at least a quarter-inch long for effective removal. This length is typically achieved by letting unwanted hair grow out for at least one month after waxing or sugaring, or 14 days after shaving.
While waiting for your hair to reach the required length, Claghorn recommends maintaining a regular moisturizing and exfoliating regimen — “both enhance sugaring sessions and help to prevent in-grown [hairs],” she says. That being said, avoid exfoliating two to three days prior to sugaring. Your skin should be clean and dry (“sans any oils or lotions”) before your at-home sugaring session.
Areas that are fair game for sugaring include the bikini line, arms, underarms, legs, back, chest and stomach. Smaller spots such as the upper lip and hands are also ideal. Claghorn avoids sugaring the male bikini line, chest and face, as hair in these areas is too coarse and often grows in a criss-cross pattern. Though sugaring is suitable for sensitive skin, hold off if you’ve taken Accutane within the last six months or applied a topical retinoid on the area you plan to sugar within the last week.
Make sugar paste — or purchase pre-made paste online.
Sugar paste is relatively easy to make at home, as it requires three everyday ingredients that are probably already in your pantry. Countless YouTube tutorials, such as the one above by beauty vlogger Katrinaosity, detail the straightforward process (the recipe portion starts at 0:38 and ends at 1:25). In a saucepan, combine two cups of sugar with a quarter cup water and a quarter cup lemon juice. Bring the mixture to a boil (this will take about five to seven minutes). Transfer the liquid to a container and let it sit for approximately twenty minutes, allowing it to cool off and harden.
If you’d rather purchase pre-made sugar paste, SUGARED + BRONZED offers its own version in three consistencies — firm, medium and soft — for different hair types.
Apply and mold the sugar paste.
Once your sugar paste has cooled off sufficiently (it should not feel warmer than body temperature), drop your pointer finger, middle finger and thumb directly (straight down) into the paste. Scoop out a golf-ball size amount of paste and, keeping it on the fingertips, use your thumb to work it into a rounded shape. Make sure the paste stays atop your fingertips and does not go into the palm of the hand. The video above, courtesy of SUGARED + BRONZED, demonstrates how you should properly handle sugar paste.
Drop the paste onto the desired area so that your fingers are perpendicular to your skin’s surface. Slightly angle your fingers and push the ball of paste forward to mold, or spread, it across your skin. Pick up your fingers and return to the starting point of your paste, repeating the previous spreading motion at least three times. Take a look at the videos above for step-by-step visuals on how to apply and mold sugar paste.
Remove the paste using a flicking motion.
Once you’re done molding the sugar paste to your skin, relax your wrist and, at the end of the line of sugar paste, flick your hand forward — parallel to the surface of your skin. Claghorn describes the flicking motion as a “parallel swat with your wrist.” Avoid flicking upward, as this can lift the skin and potentially bruise it. Check out the video above for a closer look at how to flick sugar paste.
Hydrate and protect post-sugaring.
Claghorn recommends moisturizing with fractionated coconut oil post-sugaring. Fractionated (versus virgin) coconut oil is less likely to clog pores and has a longer shelf life, meaning you don’t have to refrigerate it. “It is quickly absorbed into the skin, leaving it feeling enriched and hydrated, but not greasy,” Claghorn explains.
The expert also cautions against exposing freshly sugared skin to the sun, hot tubs, pools and cosmetic products with fragrance for 48 hours post-treatment. “Skin will be more susceptible to UV rays and bacteria during this time,” she says. In addition, perspiring can potentially clog hair follicles, so avoid exercise for 24 hours after sugaring. If you’ve sugared your entire bikini area, wait 24 to 48 hours before getting intimate with a partner.
Sugaring paste is fairly easy to make at home once you get used to judging what is the correct consistency of the mixture but for those who find the DIY method a bit tricky or are pushed for time, there are a lot of pre-made sugaring pastes available that contain all-natural ingredients that are great for your skin. Below you’ll find our top recommendations for sugaring pastes that you can buy and use at home.
Cocojojo 100% Natural Organic Sugaring Paste
One of the best sugaring pastes available, it is 100% natural and organic made from honey, sugar, lemon juice and water as well as a rgan oil, azulene oil and tea tree extract to nourish the skin. It has a medium hardness that can be used with your hands and can also be used with strips to remove hair.
Sugaring NYC Hard Sugar Paste
This hard sugar paste is made by Sugaring NYC which is a leading sugaring hair removal salon based in New York. It contains 100% organic ingredients and is easy to use at home and great for use on all areas of the body and face using your hands to remove the hair.
Easy Sweet Egyptian Sugaring Paste
Handcrafted in Egypt, this sugaring paste is made from all natural ingredients including sugar, water, lemon juice, honey and olive oil. This paste is to be used by hand, is suitable for removing hair from both the body and face and is great for sensitive and allergy-prone skin types.
Shobha Sugaring Kit
The Shobha Sugaring Kit is a professional-grade kit that contains everything you need for sugaring hair removal at home including sugaring gel, denim strips and talc-free powder. The all-natural sugaring gel is free of parabens, dyes, fragrances, petrols, resins and waxes and is to be used with the strips provided to remove hair and not by hand. It is highly effective at removing hair with minimal irritation and is less painful than waxing.
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Cold vs Warm Sugaring Paste Top 10 Differences
1. Easy to hold stays firm longer, bye bye thumb twirl!
2. It’s a two-fer! Sugaring Paste OR Strip Wax
3. Low cost! Compared to wax it is $11 per can.
4. Does not stick to live skin cells, causes very little pain + lessens ingrowns.
5. Glides like butter the entire service! Never gets stiff or stops picking up hair.
6. Get UN-stuck fast by using a piece of fresh cold paste.
7. Cold Sugar means no more expensive warmer or time consuming heat ups!
8. It’s portable you can sugar anywhere or start a mobile business.
9. Organic + cold means almost no irritation, itching or redness.
10. Picks up very short hair 1/16th of an inch or vellus hair longer.
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Posted by Unknown on 7th Dec 2018
I love all jessa products but this sugar is amazing! It grabs the hair great and NO INGROWNS
Posted by [email protected] on 25th Sep 2018
Wow I thought it couldn’t get any better BUT the new formula is amazing. It cut my service time down and is so easy to mold and work with! I’m blown away, I really love it and haven’t even tried it in soft or firm yet but original worked great for a quick 20 minute Brazilian! No sticking and quick to get plyable! Awesome work Jessa this is a great new formula! I love it!
Amazing product and customer service.
Posted by [email protected] on 9th Sep 2018
Love the new formula! Sugar Love is he best sugar to work with. And their customer service is top notch. They respond quick and truly care. I’ll never use anything else! Thank you!!
Posted by Jonesy on 17th Jul 2018
I discovered SugarLove while watching training videos on YouTube, so I was excited when my products arrived. I’m still fairly new to Sugaring, so I decided to get the standard paste. However, after an easy and successful Brazilian, I feel I could even work with the soft paste. I was super impressed with the consistency, “buttery-ness” and even the beautiful color of the paste. I look forward to growing my Sugaring business with SugarLove and also trying more of the products!
Great quality! Highly recommend.
Posted by Ashlee Martinez on 2nd Jul 2018
Great quality, it picks up all the hair in one pass most cases!❤️ I would give 5 starts but the packaging, specifically the lid is a bit messy at first. I like to open the sugar, scrape the lid to save a much sugar as possible, the wash the lid clean so I can open and close it with out problem.
Posted by Browmd on 9th May 2018
Love this sugar paste so much. I’m hooked! Definitely buying again. Loving my sugar love!
Posted by Maria Sanabria on 20th Mar 2018
This product is wonderfull love the way it laves your skin so sofy and removes all hair
Posted by Erin on 6th Feb 2018
Best sugar I have used in the last 10 years . I so excited about these products!!
Best sugar I’ve tried!
Posted by Jodi on 11th Oct 2017
I have tried 3 different brands & Jessa’s is by far mine & my clients favorite!! I love that it doesn’t have to be kept in a heater. It’s not so soft & sticky like others, that I make a mess with.
Absolutely loving this!!
Posted by Jessica Otto on 11th Oct 2017
This wax is so easy and quick to use! My favorite part is when waxing a large area, there is minimal wax needed. and so painless!! Love it!