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Updated April 28, 2011


Sugaring is an ancient method of hair removal, similar to waxing, that uses a sticky sugar solution to bind to the hair follicles. The sugar solution can be made at home with items found in your pantry, like vinegar, sugar, lime juice and honey. Check out this detailed guide from About.com's hair removal guide for thorough instructions on home sugaring.

While it is uncomfortable whenever you pull hair from the skin, many women report less discomfort associated with sugaring than with waxing. This is because the sugar solution is cool when it is applied to the skin, reducing the risk for burns. In addition, it does not stick or pull at the skin, only the individual hairs being removed.

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