Sugaring is a hair removal technique that's been around for a long, long time, practiced for centuries in the Middle East, Northern Africa,and Greece.
So what is it?
An all-natural gel or paste is made from ingredients like sugar, water and lemon juice, which is then used in a similar way as wax - to remove body hair from the roots. Whilst the sugar paste can be used with adhesive strips, traditionally it's used alone. The paste is balled up, and then applied and pulled off the skin in the same direction of hair growth, the sugary substance works by wrapping around the strands and then pulling hairs out from the follicle as it's rolled off the skin.
It's been hailed a 'less painful' approach to hair removal, as the sugary substance sticks only to hairs and not to the skin - meaning there is less pull, and therefore, less pain.