From Razor to Sugar
I think it is safe to say that we have all used sugar for baking at one point or another. Some of us also use it to feed butterflies, keep baked goods fresh in containers, or to ease the pain when we burn our tongue with hot chocolate. But did you know that sugar also has secret beauty proprieties that spas in Ottawa offer? As a matter of fact, simple white (and brown) sugar can be used in body and facial scrubs, as a smoothing lotion for the lips, and even for hair removal! This article gives you more information on the world of sugary wonders, and teaches you how you can put that bag of sugar to good use and get sugaring in Ottawa.
Have you ever waxed without wax? Admittedly, it is not really waxing… but nevertheless, it is becoming increasingly popular in Ottawa to practice sugaring. This simple, old-fashioned method of hair removal proves to be very effective and has added benefits. Thus, it is no surprise that spas in Ottawa offer this treatment. You see, not only does this water-soluble solution remove hair efficiently; it is less irritating than wax (ideal for sensitive skin), natural, and does not dry off quickly so you don’t have to rush into things. Sugaring is offered in Ottawa spas because it exfoliates, does not clog pores, helps get rid of blemishes, and gives your skin a healthy glow since the sugar prevents it from being too oily or dry. Furthermore, the solution does not stick to hair and skin the way wax does, significantly decreasing irritation.
Actually, there is a recipe to make this sugar paste at home; although I am pretty confident it will not compare to any solution for sugaring available in Ottawa spas, since it is relatively hard to make. But if you are willing to take a shot at a DIY project, you can mix in a casserole over medium heat 2 cups of white cane sugar, ¼ cup of strained lemon juice and ¼ cup of water. Make sure the liquid heats slowly so it does not burn. Once it turns to a boil, lower the heat and simmer for 25 minutes until it turns (very) dark amber. When it is cooled, you can transfer it to an air-tight container and then it can be used to remove short or longer hair.
From its origins in Oceania, sugaring in Ottawa has become a popular treatment for its long-lasting effect and gentleness on skin. Sugar treatments are a must and must really be given a try. Fortunately, spas in Ottawa have adopted the practice so many can profit from sugar’s natural benefits.