Sugar Vs Wax
Don’t believe the hype, sugar? Discover the difference between body sugaring and waxing, from technique to ingredients, learn why sugaring is becoming the preferred hair removal method worldwide.
Sugar is hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic.
Wax contains allergens.
Sugaring prevents and eliminates ingrown hairs by removing dead skin, and the hair correctly from the follicle.
Waxing can cause ingrown hairs by removing hair against the natural direction of growth, and by hardening on the skin surface and breaking off improperly.
Sugar is gentle enough to go over the same area more than once and is less irritating on the skin.
Because wax can adhere to the skin surface it cannot be applied on the same area more than once and irritation after waxing is normal.
Sugar pastes can be used on sensitive skin or conditions such as eczema, varicose veins, etc.
Individuals with certain skin conditions cannot be waxed.
Our favourite part about body sugaring? Eventually the hair follicle depletes leading to hair becoming thinner and less dense producing a reduction in hair growth each time.
Sounds pretty sweet to us.
Sugar paste contains three simple ingredients – sugar, lemon juice & water. Wax contains chemicals, resins & preservatives.
Sugar pastes are water-soluble, you can wash them off with warm water and they cannot adhere to live skin cells ensuring the skin does not lift.
Wax adheres to live skin cells and can remove the top layer of your epidermis.
Bacteria cannot breed or survive in the sugar paste. It can breed in wax and be spread by double dipping.
Sugar is only heated to room temperature.
Wax is heated to a high degree which can
cause burning and discomfort