Sugaring VS Waxing

Sugaring VS Waxing

What's The Difference Between Sugaring And Waxing?

Have you been searching for the perfect way to remove unwanted hair? Sugaring and waxing are both popular and effective methods, but sugaring may be taking over and we can see why. It’s an all-natural, safe, and effective method of hair removal. Using a sugar paste consisting of just sugar, water, and lemon juice; the hair is removed in the same direction of hair growth. This causes the process to be much less painful than waxing and is also good for preventing ingrown hairs. If you’ve ever suffered from any of these things, you may want to give sugaring a try!

Is sugaring better than waxing?

Sugaring is a gentler way of removing just the hair and leaves the skin more intact. It removes the hair in the direction of growth and the live skin cells remain untouched while the dead skin cells are taken away with the unwanted hair. When pulling away a wax strip, the top layer of the epidermis comes up with the hair. This makes waxing more irritating and painful than sugaring and a less favourable option for those with sensitive skin or who use retinoids. This is also why it is advised to not go over the same spot more than once with a wax strip. When using sugar however, the same area can be gone over multiple times with little to no irritation.

Although there are downsides to waxing, it is much quicker than a sugaring appointment and allows for better precision when tackling something like the eyebrows. Sugaring can be time consuming making it better suited for small delicate areas such as the bikini line.

How should I prepare for my appointment?

You’ll get the best results by exfoliating before your appointment. You’ll want to do this 24-48 hours prior. Keeping your skin moisturized will also help the process but you want to make sure you don’t come to your appointment slathered in body creme.

Avoid sun exposure to the ares that you want to treat (which shouldn’t be hard if we’re doing a Brazilian). Ideally, your hair will be about 1/4 inch when you come to your appointment.

What can I expect during my appointment?

When you arrive at your appointment, your service provider will give to privacy to undress and get onto the sugaring table. They will cleanse the area and begin removing the unwanted hair. This will take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour depending on how many areas you are treating and how large the areas are. 

What does the aftercare look like?

Post sugaring appointment, you will be advised to avoid hot tubs, hot baths, sweaty workouts, and harsh chemicals for 1-2 days. This will ensure a seamless healing process and help you to avoid any unnecessary irritation.

All to say, if you’re after a quick appointment or require precise lines, waxing may be the way to go! If you’re concerned about skin irritation and prefer a relatively painless treatment, you’ll fall in love with sugaring. Don’t miss out on the sweetest hair removal appointment available!