Here’s a quick run down of how sugaring is different (and in most cases better) than waxing.
What’s In It?
This is probably the most important question. You should know exactly what is going on your skin, especially if you have sensitive skin that is susceptible to irritation or infections.
Most waxes are resins that contain all sorts of chemicals, dyes, and preservatives. Many often use artificial fragrances to cover the wax smell. Think of it this way: the more artificial ingredients there are, the higher the chance your skin will be allergic or irritated.
Most Sugaring products, including Surganic, are made from only natural ingredients. Typical ingredients include sugar, lemon juice, water, and various essential oils. While you can be allergic to natural ingredients, there are less
How They Work
Waxing and sugaring appear very similar, but there is a fundamental difference in how they work.
- Wax must be heated – increases the risk of accidental burns
- Waxing pulls skin cells which causes extra, unnecessary pain
- Waxing pulls against the direction of hair growth
- Waxing requires the use of a strip
- Sugaring can be done at room temperature
- Sugaring only pulls dead skin cells – results in much less pain
- Sugaring pulls in the same direction as hair growth
- Sugaring does not require a hair removal strip (but you can use one if you prefer)
If you’ve ever tried waxing, you know that you need a special remover to remove the wax from your skin. Typically you can use baby oil or petroleum jelly, like Vasoline.
Clean up with sugaring is much simpler. The sugaring paste is water soluble so you need only rinse with water to clean up.
It has been demonstrated that bacteria can breed in wax. This of course can lead to infections if you’re not very careful.
Most bacteria cannot survive in sugar. In fact, sugar was used in the past to prevent infections and increase healing.
Waxing is still popular and effective form of hair removal. But if you’re thinking about trying something new; something that you can easily do yourself at home, then please consider sugaring hair removal.