The History of Egyptian Sugar Waxing


Egyptian sugar wax is a hair removal method, which was safely used all over the body. Egyptians applied it like traditional body wax, but is made from sugar and all natural ingredients. Egyptians who did sugar waxing claim that the sugar wax was not harmful to the skin, had no chemicals added and was Egypt’s traditional wax.

Sugar waxing has been used in Egypt, India, Greece and Persia for over 4,000 years. Sugar wax was found to make smooth, hairless skin and was used on both males and females. The main ingredient in ancient sugar wax was honey, whereas today spas use a modern honey wax and different types of hard wax. Sugar wax was easily made using honey, oil and water, which was heated to a boil. It was then removed from the heat and applied to the skin.

Historically, sugar wax was applied to the upper lip, eyebrow, chin, arms, bikini area and legs. The sugar wax was applied in a thin coat, so that it can grip the hair easily. The Egyptian waxing technician quickly pulls away the wax from the skin, which left silky smooth skin.  Clients who go to a salon or spa for hair removal and choose waxing can expect a quick, rather painless experience. Much in the same way wax was applied by the Egyptian technicians, wax is applied today in our spa.

Egyptian sugar wax worked as a natural skin exfoliator, and lessened the risks of burning, chafing or lacerating the skin. The Egyptian Technician then applied a lotion or gel to the waxed area after the sugar wax treatment. This assisted the treated skin in healing, and prevented any soreness or swelling.

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