Using sugar to remove unwanted body hair is also known as the Brazilian. Less painful and easy than waxing, this method is opted for by many today. This is a 100 per cent natural alternative to other painful methods.

Highlights of the sugaring process
a. It involves the application of baseball-size mixture of sugar, lemon and guar gum.
b. It is of the consistency of natural honey.
c. This mixture is applied at room temperature.
d. It does not burn the skin.
e. It pulls only the hair and not the skin.
f. The hair also grows back slower and finer.
g. Results are better if one does not shave for at least a week before the procedure.
h. It is not recommended for people who are using Accutane on Retin-A.
i. One is asked to tweeze sparingly after the first treatment.
j. One has to exfoliate the sugared area two to three times a week to prevent ingrown hairs from developing.
k. Purified water should be used to remove any stickiness.
l. The sugared area might be red/pink and sensitive for up to 24 hours after the procedure.
m. One is advised to refrain from sex, swimming and working out for 24 hours after a session.

The price ranges from $25 to $75, depending on the area.