During my Glow Day at Rockridge Day Spa, I received my first sugar brazilian wax.
OMG. Where has the sugar technique been my whole life?
If you’ve gotten a brazilian before, you know that it can be super duper painful. While I was being sugared (is that a phrase? it is now!), I could not believe how chill the whole thing was. No pain, just beautiful, baby soft skin.
What is a sugar brazilian wax?
Sugaring, or sugar waxing, also known as Persian waxing, has been around since 1900 B.C. The “sugar” consists of sugar, lemon juice and water. Sometimes the sugar can be substituted for molasses.
What are the benefits?
Traditional waxing uses products that contain resins which adhere to the skin cells. This is why waxing hurts so freakin much, because it is literally yanking your skin. Ouch!
Sugaring does not adhere to the skin, in fact it only attaches to live skin cells, and acts more like an exfoliator by removing dry, dead skin as it removes hair.
The sugar is kept at body temperature or slightly warmer, completely eliminating the possibility of getting burned.
Lastly, with traditional waxing, the esthetician is pulling against your hair’s natural growth. With sugaring, the esthetician is working with your hair’s growth. Which equals less pain for you and me.
Overall, sugaring not only removes hair in a less painful process, it reduces the possibility of hair breakage and ingrowns, and leaves your skin glowing because it acts as an exfoliator with all-natural ingredients.
How to prepare for the treatment?
Similar to other waxing services, you will need to make sure your hair is grown out enough to remove, while keeping it manageable to reduce the potential pain. Trim your brazilian area to between ¼” to ½”. (Another benefit to sugaring: it can pick up hair at 1/16”, which means you don’t have to wait as long between waxes!)
Your brazilian area is your entire vagina area. You can also choose to leave some hair, called a “landing strip” or other such decoration. If that’s too much for you, you can choose to have a bikini wax, where only the areas that your bikini expose are waxed. It’s all a personal preference.
How much does it cost?
Pricing varies, but a sugar brazilian wax is typically similar to the cost of a traditional brazilian wax. At Rockridge Day Spa, pricing starts at $55.
My thoughts afterwards
I am SO in love with sugaring and will continue to receive this treatment. Usually, my skin is sensitive to the touch after the treatment for about twenty-four to forty-eight hours. But, my skin felt comfortable immediately after the waxing. If you’re thinking about doing it, I highly recommend it.
Have you received a sugar brazilian wax? What was your experience?
Let me know in the comments below.
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This is service was courtesy of Rockridge Day Spa.