Wondering what are the benefits of waxing and sugaring? How Sugar waxing is different from the usual waxing procedures? If you are looking for answers to these questions then you are at the right place. Lets look at the differences and similarities between these two hair removal techniques and which one is right for you.
The Difference between Sugaring & Waxing: Waxing and Sugaring are often put together in the same category because they both lift hair from the root of the hair follicle and have a longer effect on the skin then shaving. Lets look at the key difference in the process and benefits of both to help you decide the right choice for you.
What is Waxing?: Waxing is a hair removal method that removes your hair in the opposite direction of your follicle's growth pattern. Different types of Wax can be used from Hot Wax, Hard Wax, Strip Wax, or Soft Wax.
The Benefits of Waxing:
In waxing, hair is pulled out from its root and as such, skin remains smooth till the time the hair follicle regrows and the shaft of the hair reaches the surface of the skin. The whole process of hair regrowth takes about 3 to 4 weeks, which gives you the opportunity to experience smoother skin for a longer time period.
Sparser and Finer Hair Growth
Due to regular waxing, the hair follicles become weak over time. This results in production of sparser and finer hair by the weak hair follicles. However, it will be a progressive change and gradually you will find the hair is growing sparsely.
As wax application is carried out and subsequently stripped off, skin’s outer layer also goes off with the wax. This outer layer consists of flaky and dead skin cells. This results in gentle exfoliation of your skin and skin texture also improves during the process.
Zero Skin Irritation
Shaving gels and hair removal creams often result in skin irritation and allergies. These problems are not faced when waxing procedures are utilized since in waxing extra ingredients are not utilized, which may cause allergies or irritation. There is subtle post waxing redness, but it normally subsides within a short time period.
What is Sugaring?: Sugaring or sugar waxing is a process where sugar paste, consisting of water, lemon, and sugar is applied on skin. It is a completely natural and does not contain any polymers or petrochemicals. In sugaring, the sugar paste application is against hair growth’s direction and removal is carried out in the same direction as the growth of hair. In addition to the above-mentioned benefits of Waxing, Sugaring has some additional benefits listed below.
The Benefits of Sugaring:
In sugaring, the sugar paste application is against hair growth’s direction and removal is carried out in the same direction as the growth of hair. This process results in comparatively less pressure on shafts of hair, causing less breakage.
Compared to waxing, sugaring is performed at much lower temperature. In case the sugar is too warm, it cannot be applied since it will become runny liquid sugar that cannot be used. The benefit is that you cannot get burned in this process
Hassle Free Cleanup
Sugaring is a process where natural ingredients are used and as such, it is completely water-soluble. Oftentimes, after waxing you will experience a sticky feeling. This happens due to wax residues remaining on the skin and it gradually comes off in a day or two, but it does give an uncomfortable feeling. On the other hand, the good thing about sugar paste is that it dissolves immediately with application of water and you do not have to experience any kind of sticky feeling.
As we can see, there are benefits of both waxing and sugaring. However, the option you select will depend upon your personal preferences. If you have more questions or doubts about these procedures then you can contact our experts and they will provide you all the details about both these procedures and help decide which one is right for you.