Sugaring vs Waxing | Simran Beyond Beauty, TTDI

Wednesday, July 12, 2017


Hi merry goers,

Nowadays, we go all out for beauty and even go through pain just to look flawless. When it comes to getting rid of unwanted hair on our body, the first thing that comes to our mind would be shaving or waxing. Well, the less painful method would be laser hair removal or IPL but that would hurt your wallet because that treatment ain't cheap.

Shaving is the easiest and most convenient form of hair removal but leaves your skin feeling raw plus the hair grows thicker which becomes a real pain. Hard waxing is one of the most popular waxing method where if you go to the beauty parlor, the beautician would use a heated wax which would harden, attaching to the hair and it would be stripped off. 


Have you heard of Sugaring? It's actually similar to waxing but the difference is that instead of using hard wax, it is all natural using a gel made from sugar, lemon and hot water. This hair removal treatment is an ancient method used throughout Northern  Africa, Greece and Middle East. 

The benefits of Sugaring compared to Waxing is that this method does not stick to your skin but only to the hair. So instead of that painful waxing experience which tugs at your skin, the sugar only binds to the hair and pulls the hair. Not only that, since the gel mixture is mostly made out of sugar, there is no worries about leftover residues after waxing as you can easily wash it off with water. 

The mixture is slightly warmed to room temperature and is used just like a wax to remove the unwanted hair. Wax removal can sometimes be pretty harsh and results in hair breakage which would cause ingrowth. Not only that, because wax normally contains resins they can sometimes stick to live skin that when accidentally removed can cause slight skin burn. However when you use sugar paste, it only adheres to your dead skin cells which will effectively remove the hair and help exfoliate at the same time.

Using sugaring method is gentle and effective which leaves your skin silky and smooth perfect for those with sensitive skin types. 

I was first introduced to Sugar Waxing at Simran Beyond Beauty located at Taman Tun Dr Ismail (opposite McDonald's). A quaint and cozy beauty salon which offers a lot of treatments all using organic ingredients. Among some are for hair growth which I am looking forward to try during my next visit.


I was able to have a look at the sugar paste that would be used. The mixture is made from sugar, lemon, water and some special ingredient. Totally organic, this mixture is also edible! Trust me, because I tried and it tasted so good. They often offer a spoon for customers doing sugar waxing to soothe them and to distract their attention. 


It was sticky and tasted just like honey. It was definitely a sweet treat to suck on. One plus point is that because the mixture is totally organic it is also water soluble. So if there are any residue left on your skin after waxing, it can be easily washed off.


The method of sugaring is similar where the sugar paste is melted and heated up before applying to the hair removal area. Take a deeeeeep breathe and with one pull, the slightly harden sugar paste would tug off the hair. My personal thoughts, it was slightly more painful than using chemical wax. However, it was still bearable. Post-waxing treatment is just using aloe vera gel to soothe the waxed area. I actually didn't apply any soothing gel which I normally have to after waxing. Growth of hair after waxing was slower and finer as well. Plus this time round I had no issues with ingrown hair which was great! Ingrown hair can really be so uncomfortable.

Pros:

Reduces risk of ingrown hairs
Gently exfoliates skin
Best for sensitive skin
Sugar paste is all natural and hypoallergenic (it's even edible!)
Water soluble - easy removal
Eco-friendly and cost efficient

I would really recommend you trying out Sugaring at Simran Beyond Beauty and you will really experience a different hair removal treatment that is not only organic, natural but also encourages less hair growth in unwanted areas.

Simran Beyond Beauty
54-A, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 1, 
Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, 
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

+60 3-7725 3897

Til next time,
xoxo
Miriam

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