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The Down Side of Sugaring

The Down Side of Sugaring

Sugaring has been the talk of the hair removal town for a while now. This ancient hair removal method is known for its pain-free experience and its eco-friendly facet. But just like other hair removal methods, this too comes with its own set of perils. So, let’s have a look at what sugaring is and it's downside to stay steer clear of any skin damage.

What is sugaring?

Sugaring is most commonly used as an alternative to waxing. It is a traditional ancient Egyptian method of hair removal and it removes body hair by quickly pulling the hair from the root. In the process of sugaring, a paste consisting of lemon, water, and sugar is all heated together until it reaches wax-like consistency. After the paste cools down, it’s applied against the direction of hair growth and removed in the direction of hair growth with quick, small yanks.

While the process sounds easy, there are some repercussions. So, let’s learn four side-effects of sugaring before giving it a whirl.

Difficult to get the consistency right

If you have melted sugar before, you must be aware of how messy the process is. Melting sugar correctly is very difficult. There is a constant risk of burning it and also not making it thin enough. Getting your paste to the right consistency while sugaring can be quite a hassle. It is very difficult to get the texture correct. If the paste isn’t made correctly, It won’t have optimal results.

Prone to rashes

If you are a beginner and don’t know how the process works, you might run into the risk of getting rashes. It’s because there is a key technique that one needs to master. If the sugar paste strip is pulled in an incorrect manner, there is a scope of damaging your skin. Also, if you have sensitive skin, doing it yourself might not be your best bet. It has also been seen that sugaring is more likely to irritate and aggravate skin concerns like eczema.


There's a technique to pull off the paste, which if done incorrectly could lead to bruising of your skin. If the skin is not held tightly when stripping the sugar or if the strip of sugar is yanked off in a wrong manner, it can lead to bruising of the skin.


Skin burning is one of the most common problems one faces during sugaring. If you are new to the concept of sugaring, you need to keep an eye on the temperature. It is essential that the hot paste is given some time to cool down. Otherwise, you will run into the risk of causing scarring damage to your precious skin. There are also some chances that you might experience temporary redness and itching immediately after your sugaring session.

Unavailability of professionals beauty services

As you know that sugaring requires the right technique which only a few can master. But sugaring in India is often done at home as a DIY replacement for waxing. Very few salons and professionals provide sugaring as a part of their service. Along the way, we have learned that if done incorrectly, your skin will have to face many ailments.

Using waxing as an alternative to sugaring is much more feasible. The market is flooded with ready to use wax options. You can opt for an option that best suits your needs. Head over to the BIOSOFT website and browse through the wide catalogue of complete waxing solutions. Give your skin the love and care it deserves!