Simply put, sugaring is an all natural hair removal treatment that has been practiced for centuries throughout Northern Africa, Greece, and the Middle East. A gel consisting of sugar, lemon, and hot water is used to extract hair deep down from it's root out of the pore. When applied, the sugar based paste is molded only to dead skin cells and hair, not attaching or removing any live skin cells, making it far less abrasive than wax and ideal for all skin types. Sugaring removes hair while it is in the early growth stage – as young as 12 to 14 days – which minimizes unnecessary discomfort, irritation, and ingrown hairs, all while exfoliating dry skin cells. The result is beautifully smooth skin with next to no mess. For most areas we recommend about 12-14 days worth of growth, but your hair only needs 1/8" of growth to be removed. While the process may be similar to generic waxing, people have described it as far less painful since the gel is not adhering to your actual skin. To top it all off, there is very little clean up needed due to the gel being water soluble, unlike most waxing products. With sugaring, you're always guaranteed to have a sweet experience.