Sugaring Vs Waxing
People are often-times confused about sugaring and waxing being the same. For the avoidance of doubt, let us try and look at them side by side. Even though both are similar as excellent methods of hair removal, yet there is a major different between them and that boils down to the pain factor. While waxing can be painful, especially when it’s being undergone the first time, sugaring, on the other hand is almost painless.
As the name suggests, sugaring is the sweetening of the skin to allow for easy and painless hair removal. It is sweet to the touch – the skin does like them. It is a method of the removal of unwanted hair by the application of a mixture of lemon juice, water and of course sugar to the skin after which it is peeled off together with the hair.
The technique of professional body sugaring has been perfected over the years by progressive beauty salons and spas and has grown in popularity as a quality and better alternative to waxing as a method for the removal of hair.
Comparing waxing to sugar, it should be noted that sugaring is a much milder, safer, and truly gradual method of removing hair from all body parts. For both men and women, it is mild and effective on all types of hair and skin textures. Waxing on the other hand can be very harsh and particularly painful, especially on sensitive skins.
Sugaring offers numerous unique and diverse benefits. With sugaring, hair air can be removed in the normal hair growth direction thereby causing less irritation, breakage and pain, and by extension causes lesser in-grown hairs. In fact, very tiny hair growths are removed using sugaring technique, thus getting rid of the need to anticipate between-treatments hair regrowth. But alas, waxing, even though it is applied along the direction of hair growth, long-lasting and effective as a hair removal technique right from the hair root, can cause undue levels of pain when waxing bodies and legs since hair is being removed against the natural direction of hair growth.
This technique is a great for the shedding of dry skin. The paste from sugar does not adhere to the skin, and this makes the removal of hair less painful. Only skin cells that are dead would be removed by sugaring, unlike waxing which will also removes live cells from the skin along with the dead cells, thus the more painful.
When it comes to the application on the surface of the skin, waxing is applied warm, and sometimes this can get overheated thereby causing a skin burn that may later translate to scabs. Very lukewarm paste is used for sugaring thereby eliminating the possibility of a skin burn.
Above all, sugar is water soluble, implying that it can be washed off with good plain old water. The removal of wax on the other hand is not that easy as with water; it can only be removed using a special mix wax remover, petroleum jelly or baby oil.