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Sugaring is a hair removal technique that's excellent for sensitive skin areas. Learn what to expect and witness this particular technique for yourself.See Transcript

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Transcript:Hair Removal: See the Sugaring Technique

Hello, I'm Janay Lima, from Jaira's Waxing Salon in New Jersey. I'm here for about.com to explain the Sugaring hair removal technique.

Benefits of Sugaring

Sugaring can be applied as a paste or a gel. It is commonly made from natural ingredients such as sugar, water, and lemon juice. It is often compared to waxing. Waxes, however, are commonly made from resins and often contain artificial chemicals.  

Sugaring can be rinsed off with water, unlike wax which requires oils or special wax-removing solutions.  Sugaring is great for people with sensitive skin and it is also good for people who have a problem with ingrown hairs.  

Getting Started

Before undergoing a treatment, be sure to wash off any lotions or oils from the area the treatment will be applied. Lightly cover the area with baby powder. The paste should be about room temperature.

Begin the Application

Scoop out a small amount with your fingers. It should be spread on the skin against the direction the hair is growing. Pull off the paste in the same direction that the hair is growing. This helps to minimize pain and it helps to prevent hair breakage.

This differs from waxing, which is pulled off in the opposite direction of the hair growth. Continue this technique until you have removed all of the unwanted hair. If you are using sugaring gel, you will apply it with a stick.

Unlike the paste, you will apply it in the same direction that the hair is growing. Place a cotton or paper strip over the sugaring. Smooth it down with your fingers and then pull it off in the opposite direction of the hair growth. Continue this technique until you have removed all of the unwanted hair.

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