Body Sugaring- A type of sugar that’s good for you!
by Pillow Talk Gal
When someone first mentioned body sugaring to me, I have to admit I had no clue what they were talking about.
Was it some kind of new skin treatment craze
or was it something involving aroma therapy?
I quickly discovered that it is a wonderful hair removal method that’s all the rage.
First of all, let me be very clear that the idea of anything involving pulling on any hair on my body, is not my idea of a good time.
I had such a bad experience in the past that I vowed never to put myself through that again.
This said, The Sugar Hive-NDG had such great reviews that I couldn’t resist checking it out.
Ample parking makes it easy to access
and the owner, Oriel, was very inviting.
Upon entering, my senses were treated to wonderful aromas both from candles and the lovely natural sugar based products being used in my treatment.
After filling out a form (health information taken only as a precautionary measure) I was guided to a lovely room where we began the process.
While applying a skin preparation lotion (which helps to disinfect the skin and is completely natural), Oriel explained the origins of body sugaring to me.
It all began thousands of years ago with the Egyptians. The pharaohs and their entourage used this method to remove unwanted hair. Up until very recently, body sugaring had popularity mostly in Europe but thanks to word of mouth, it has gained momentum here in North America and shows no signs of slowing down.
All the products used are completely natural (made entirely of sugar, water and lemon juice) and this special formula of natural goodness does not adhere to live skin cells (unlike waxing, the sugar only removes the hair and dead skin cells, and not healthy skin cells).
The advantages of this include reducing redness and eliminating the possibility of developing ingrown hairs. The sugar used is prepared at room temperature so there is no worry of dealing with that feeling of burnt skin often experienced with hot wax. The fact that it is a natural product also is good news for the environment, as no harsh chemicals are used and the sugar is applied simply by a technique using only the fingers.
So, I know what you’re thinking;
it all sounds fine and dandy but what about the pain?
It’s safe to say that at one point or another in every woman’s life, we’ve had to deal with hair removal torture, in the many forms that pain presents itself.
I myself have had my share of bad experiences that include burnt skin, chemical burns and allergic reactions just to name a few.
Let me tell you, body sugaring is my new go to hair removal must have!
When Oriel started the process and began to remove the hair on my legs with the sugar, I was shocked!
I literally felt no pain.
I kept bracing myself to feel that all too familiar pinching sensation but each time I did, I was surprised I felt nothing.
Even on the most sensitive areas,
I was pain free and totally relaxed.
It was such a refreshing experience compared to what I had endured in the past.
Before I knew it, my session was over
and Oriel was applying
a natural soothing lotion
(that btw smelled awesome!).
My sugaring experience was one of the most positive hair removal experiences I have ever had and I highly recommend you look into it if you need to get rid of those pesky hairs (be it legs, arms, facial or otherwise).
High praise to the Sugar Hive for a job well done,
About the Sugar Hive and its owner: Oriel is from Kitchener, Waterloo and has been doing body sugaring for a few months now. She hopes to open her own body sugaring shop some day and would even love to offer a spa experience featuring all natural products. Her budding business is located at 4397 Grand Boulevard in NDG, Montreal.
Link to The Sugar Hive Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/TheSugarHivee/
About Pillow Talk Gal
Born and raised in British Columbia, she is a professional woman managing a career, marriage, and a teenager. Life can be challenging at times but she's a firm believer that everything in life happens for a reason, and more often than not, she tries to understand those reasons.
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