Waxing and Sugaring

Waxing and Sugaring: Aren’t they the same?

Yes, from the perspective of ripping it out from the root, they are. The difference lies in the pain factor. Sugaring paste is water soluble, meaning you can wash it off with water and whereas with waxing, you need a special kind of solution such as wax remover. Sugar is lukewarm but wax is applied warm, but sometimes overheated causing a skin burn. So, sugar is safe to apply. When it comes to applying hair removal on sensitive parts of the body, sugaring comes in extra handy.

A Comprehensive Comparison

Sugaring

Waxing

100% natural (no resins, chemicals, preservatives) Contains resins, chemicals, preservatives
Will never stick to live cells Resin adheres to live skin cells
Easy to clean, water soluble Difficult to clean, solvents are required
Will not burn the skin, it’s lukewarm not hot May burn the skin, hotter temperature
Bacteria does not breed or survive in sugar Bacteria breeds in wax
Natural healing effect to the skin Damages skin tissues
Will grow back in its natural direction Will start to grow in the opposite direction
Less discomfort, less painful, less redness Painful and traumatizing to skin, redness
Superior end results Distorts the follicle
Leads to permanency Tremendous amount of breakage, early re-growth
Removes hair at shorter length (less than 1/8”) Requires a minimum of ¼” growth
Cost effective, small amount required, no strips Uses more product and supplies
Sugar never dries out Wax can over-dry if left for too long
Can be used over spider veins, eczema, varicose veins, and on diabetics Cannot treat those areas with wax
Skin is left soft and clean Sticky residue, uncomfortable feeling on skin
More hygienic, no double dipping More likely to double dip
No allergic reactions Can cause allergic reactions

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