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24th April - 22nd May 2019

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BEAUTY: Muddy tries sugaring hair removal!

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Do you know about the Sugaring? It’s never been on my radar really, as I’ve always waxed my legs, but I had a go at it the other day with Smooth as Silk (based in Thame) and it was quite the revelation.

Here’s what appeals to me. This ancient Arabic hair-removal technique uses completely natural products untested on animals, and is more effective than waxing because it removes the follicle not by pulling against the direction of growth (which can split) but with the direction.

Best of all, it’s good for sensitive skins (like mine), older fragile skins (yes alright, like mine!), or those with skin problems like eczema or psoriasis, as the sugaring only removes the dead skin, not the healthy skin.

I took my not-so-smooth legs along to Suzanne who, aside from being very lovely, is one of the only sugaring experts in the whole of the Thames Valley. We went down into her treatment room, in the basement of her home in central Thame, and it’s well kitted up for mums with kids (she has three herself so knows what it’s like) – so there’s a flat screen telly, colouring gear, a comfy sofa, and even a little ride-on horse.


The actual sugar is like a lump of dough that gets smeared over a small section of hair and then is immediately kneeded off again, so there’s none of that wait-for-it wincing before a wax strip is ripped off.

How it's applied, just with the hand

This is what it looks like when it goes your skin

You’ll have to forgive the very unattractive photo of the Muddy pins (er yeah, rolling pins) – £50 if you can spot all my knee operations! – but you can see how smooth they look. They really felt fab afterwards and there’s been nothing grown back since. According to Suzanne, sugaring is more effective in decreasing grow-back than waxing – I can’t verify that yet but I’ll let you know.


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I’m not particularly hirsute so probably it will be harder to see the difference on my legs, but I think if you need hair removal performed regularly, or have sensitive skin or skin conditions, or are despairing that other methods aren’t working properly, maybe think about giving Suzanne a call.



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1 comment on “BEAUTY: Muddy tries sugaring hair removal!”

  • Carol oxley November 19, 2014

    I have been sugaring for years and can confirm that regrowth is reduced after time. I have to search for hairs on my legs now!

    Underarm sugaring lasts for months.


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