#1 IT GOES WAY BACK
Sugar(ed) is the first and only body-sugaring studio in Singapore, but sugaring is one of the oldest forms of hair removal. It has been around since 1,900 BC, as a hairless and smooth body was considered the gold standard of youth and beauty in ancient Egypt.
#2 YOUR HAIR NEEDS TO BE LONG ENOUGH
For the paste to effectively bind your hair and pull it out at the roots, your hair must be at least 0.2cm (the length of a bristle on a mascara wand) long.
#3 IT DOESN’T LEAVE ANY STICKINESS
The sugar concoction is water-soluble, so just wash it off after the procedure.
#4 IT'S LESS PAINFUL THAN OTHER METHODS
Unlike hard wax, the paste is applied onto your skin in the opposite direction of hair growth, then quickly removed or fl icked off by the therapist. As it is removed before it dries, the paste only adheres to your hair and not your skin, which minimises topical pain when it is removed. Plus, it is only heated to lukewarm temperature, so you won't get scalded.
#5 IT USES NATURAL INGREDIENTS
The sugar paste has a sticky consistency like malt candy, is 100 per cent natural and water-soluble. It’s made of three ingredients: Sugar, water and lemon juice. Rather than DIY, go to the pros for a job well done.
Sugar(ed) is at #02-02 Second Avenue Junction (6816-6288)
This story was first published in the October 2016 issue of Her World magazine.