Having smooth skin on our bodies has been a part of fashion in some form or another for centuries.
While various methods for hair removal have been used ( depilatory creams, tweezers, threading & shaving ), waxing & sugaring are the two main methods of hair removal.
Waxing and Body Sugaring have both been around for a long time, however, and are proven techniques for safe hair removal.
People think of waxing and sugaring in the same way and often group the two together, simply because they both involve lifting the hair out by the follicle. The truth is, they are two very different techniques.
While waxing is very mainstream and can be found at almost every beauty salon, Body Sugaring is a little known secret of hair removal.
However once people try sugaring, they swear never to return to waxing.
For those who have been waxing forever, it is a difficult thing to commit to trying something new. We’ve decided to break it down by telling you all there is to know about both methods.
Here it is – our comparison of Body Sugaring VS Waxing!
Wax is applied to the skin with a spatula in the same direction as the hair growth. Waxing strips are then used to pull the hair out in the opposite direction of the follicle growth pattern
The process is repeated until the entire area is waxed.
As the wax is heated, your skin is likely to burn.
Waxing can result in hair breakage. Therefore, many women face the problem of ingrown hair if not treated properly.
Applying wax to the same area repeatedly can cause irritation and redness.
It is difficult to remove wax from the skin. If the beauty therapist leaves even a tiny piece of wax on the body, washing it off will take time.
Sugar paste is heated to just above room temperature ( when needed ) so it doesn’t feel hot when applied to the skin .
The paste is applied against the hair growth and removed with the hair growth which is the exact opposite of waxing. The same sugar paste is used to repeat the process until all the hair is removed.
When applied, the sugar paste only sticks to the hair. It is water soluble meaning that it simply can’t stick to live skin cells because they contain water. Because the sugar paste only sticks to hair, there is significantly less discomfort and risk of grazing or ripping the skin like with waxing.
Sugaring is so gentle that it can be used on every skin type, even on sensitive skin!
If you are still unsure, just give sugaring a try! You won't regret it!