Mens’ sugaring hair removal?
Imagine Steve Carell getting his chest waxed in The 40-Year-Old Virgin? Relax. It’s not nearly as traumatizing. And if you think only metrosexuals, swimmers, or triathletes would choose to go totally bare down there, think again. Hairlessness among men is surging in popularity for all types of guys, from straight to ultra-conservative to liberal, according to the New York Times. Men are losing it, from their chest to well, well below the belt. Sugaring literally involves using sugar to remove unwanted body hair — and it’s also said to be much less uncomfortable than waxing.
Best for those with sensitive skin as it’s less sticky and irritating than waxing.
Hair removal methods are a bit like the seasons—everyone has a favourite. But quite frankly, there is no perfect way to be rid of unwanted hair. Shaving doesn’t last quite long enough, depilatories are hit or miss, and waxing can hurt like hell. But if there were anything close to an ideal way to remove hair, sugaring just might be the answer we’ve been searching for. A traditional ancient Egyptian method of hair removal, sugaring involves using a 100% natural paste to remove hair from its root. Unlike waxing, it doesn’t require strips or cloths for removal, and some even prefer it over other hair removal techniques.
Sugaring is a far superior method of hair removal because when you remove the root, the follicle will have less blood supply to it over time, which will, in turn, weaken it. You’ll get less hair growth each time, and the hair that does grow will be finer and sparser. The end result: smooth, hairless skin, which lasts for four to six weeks.
Sugaring hair removal uses a sticky, gel-like paste to remove hair. The paste—which is made up of lemon, sugar, and water—is safe, natural, and uses no chemical additives. It’s applied to any area that has unwanted hair and is then removed in the direction of the hair growth. Sugaring doesn’t stick to the top layer of the skin, it doesn’t pull at live skin cells (unlike waxing, which breaks the hair at the surface). Instead, it removes the hair from the root (the bulb at the end of the hair that resembles an onion), making it especially effective for ingrown or curly hair.
How Does Sugaring Work at Beauty Grace?
It can be hard to believe that what we know and love as our morning coffee’s finest accomplice can actually help get rid of unwanted hair. First, the area of skin that’s going to be sugared is cleansed. Then, the powder is applied, which provides some distance between the skin and sugar paste. Once the skin is prepped, the sugar paste is moulded while it’s slightly warm and is applied to the skin against the hair growth. The dried paste is then flicked off in the same direction of hair growth.” Yep, that’s it! No cloth strips or sticks needed. Like with plucking, over time (and with consistent upkeep), damage to the hair follicle can cause a reduction of hair growth. Even better, the hairs that do grow may be thinner, finer, and sparser. One caveat: You’ll need about an eighth- to a quarter-inch of hair growth in order for the sugar to be able to catch the hairs. Just like with waxing, you’ll have to be OK with a little fuzz in between appointments.
There are no synthetic fragrances in sugar paste, and as it is hypoallergenic, it’s even suitable for those with sensitive skin.
*Hair should be between 5-15mm in order to be removed effectively
*For best results, please do not moisturise on the day of your sugaring appointment
Beauty Grace utilises only premium grade Australian made wax, designed for Australian conditions. It was developed to make waxing as painless as possible and to provide superior adhesion to the shortest of hairs, thus leaving the skin perfectly clean and silky smooth. Ingredients such as extract chamomile acts as an anti-inflammatory to cool and to calm delicate skin, and titanium dioxide which makes it great for sensitive areas, thus reducing redness and hypo-allergenic properties.
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). For example, the sugaring menu at Beauty Grace includes everything from abdomen and Brazilian to legs and toes. Here are the most common areas.
- Underarms: An experienced esthetician can sugar your underarms in under five minutes.
- Arms: Depending on how long the hair is (and whether or not 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. “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 straightforward 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. 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. 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. “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.
The sugar paste is heated up prior to application, and “if the mixture is too hot, one could sustain a burn,” this is why it is important to have this done by our trained sugaring expert therapist.”
Additionally, if you’re using a retinol or vitamin C on your skin, or you’re taking steroids or Accutane, Palep advises that you steer clear of sugaring completely.
Avoid sugaring if you have bruising, swelling, rashes, open sores, sunburn, or cold sores. Possible side effects are ingrown hairs, folliculitis, irritation, burns, and rashes.”
Our strict NO re-dip policy
Beauty Grace has a strict 100% NO re-dip policy for ALL our waxing treatments, complying with NSW health regulations. All waxing spatulas are disposable. Ask your current waxer if they re-dip!
What is wrong with re-dipping anyway?
Re-dipping is the act of re-using the used spatula. This spatula is usually made of steel (most common) or wood. By re-dipping the spatula, saves time and resources, thus cutting costs. However, this act introduces bacteria, germs and even human blood into the sugaring pot. This same wax pot is then used by hundreds of clients, breeding a cocktail of bacteria and germs, waiting to be transferred to the next client! Beauty Grace has a strict NO re-dipping policy, where all our waxing spatulas are disposable and never re-dipped into the wax pot.
The finishing touch…
After the sugaring, we apply a professional post-wax oil to help loosen any residue wax from your skin. We would then remove all traces of wax and oil with fresh and clean warm wipes. Finally, we apply a professional moisturising cream, to help reduce surface bacteria, add moisture to fresh skin, leaving a pleasant lavender and chamomile smell.
Do we offer the cheapest sugaring in Sydney?
No. Nor is it the most expensive in town either. What we do know is, we do offer the BEST VALUE sugaring services in Sydney, hands down! We promise.
Payment note: due to only a specialist therapist performs this treatment the date and time subject to change via confirmation.