Why Sugaring Is Right For You!

Whether it’s shaving, waxing, or laser hair removal, everyone has their preferred method of getting rid of unwanted hair. For us, it’s sugar waxing.

Sugaring is:

  • 100% natural, biodegradable & water soluble.
  • Safe for sensitive skin.
  • A cheaper alternative.

There’s a common misconception that sugaring makes hair coarser, darker and grow quicker. When in fact, sugaring destroys the hair follicle, resulting in thinner, finer hair over time.

It’s made entirely of natural ingredients – sugar, lemon juice and water and is used in the same way as wax, but the procedure is slightly different.

How does sugaring work?

Follow these step-by-step instructions for a simple and easy DIY sugaring experience that provides salon results from the comfort of your home…

What body areas can be sugared?

Sugaring is so versatile and can be used on any part of the body (essentially, wherever you’d wax), and is gentle enough for delicate skin.

Here are the most common areas:

  • Underarms
  • Arms
  • Bikini/ Brazilian
  • Legs
  • Face (e.g., mustache, eyebrows.)

Please note: Sugaring is to be avoided if you have an active skin condition like eczema or folliculitis, as it may aggravate the target area.

Sugaring vs. Waxing

How do they differ?

Despite sounding similar, sugaring and waxing are completely different.

1. The direction in which the hair is pulled.

If we look at the illustration above, the sugar paste is applied against the hair growth and is quickly removed in the opposite direction in comparison to waxing.

This guarantees that the hairs are successfully removed, avoiding breakage and ingrown hairs.

2. Pain Tolerance

If you have low pain tolerance, sugaring is for you!

Sugaring only adheres to hair and dead skin cells, causing less irritation and discomfort whereas waxing adheres to both the hair and skin, causing injuries and scarring.

Tip: To avoid discomfort, sugaring should only be done on longer hairs (at least ¼ of an inch long).

3. Easy Use

The sugar paste is water soluble – this means only water is required to clean up any residue whereas with waxing, you need oils for removal which can clog your pores.

It’s also important to note that the sugar paste requires no heat and can be used straight out of the container, so there’s no risk of getting burned as with waxing.

4. Safe for the Environment

Sugaring is eco-friendly since the sugar paste is biodegradable and our wax strips are reusable.

I think it’s safe to say sugaring is the better option when compared to waxing, but I know some of you may want to continue using razors and depilatory creams (e.g., Nair, Veet, Sally Hansen, etc.) since they are the most practical for you. However, over time this can be bad for your skin. Here’s why…

Ready to make the switch?

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