Pour Some Sugar on Me...In the Name of Hair

by Sara Fast

It's hot, sticky-sweet from your head to your feet.  Technically it's room temperature, but you get the idea.  The question with sugar is no longer, "one lump or two?"  It's, "is sugaring right for me?"

Now a buzz-worthy method of hair removal, Premier is excited to offer this unique alternative to waxing to patients.  Sugaring is so simple, it's edible: sugar, lemon and water.  This completely natural form of hair removal is perfect for even the most sensitive skin types.  Check out this video demonstrating sugaring to the legs:  


No strips, no wax, no tearing or burning of the skin.  Sign me up, please!  From a dermatologist standpoint, this is a huge win in hair removal.  Many of our patients are advised to avoid traditional waxing simply because it can be too aggressive for patients with sensitive skin or even melasma.  Since sugaring is not hot and is completely water-soluble, it is tolerated by almost everyone.  As an added bonus, sugaring provides a very gentle form of exfoliation to remove dead skin cells on the surface of the skin.  Cleanup is also a breeze.  Just a little water, and the sugar paste is gone.  

So, is traditional waxing bad?  The answer: No.  Waxing works very well and has been around for a very, very long time - since the ancient Egyptians.  It just doesn't work well for everyone.  If you are in the latter category, give sugaring a shot.  After all, it's all in the name of love shaving less.