For my first blog post I thought I would deal with THE question that I am asked so very often.
Should I sugar or should I wax? Yes both of these procedures remove body hair. My years 0f experience sugaring have convinced me that there are many reasons why sugaring is a better alternative than waxing.
1. Sugaring uses natural materials-sugar, lemon juice and water. The wax used in waxing may have additives or artificial ingredients that skin (especially skin in sensitive areas) may react to. For some people waxing may mean an allergic reaction, rashes, itchiness and the like. Sugaring's natural ingredients are far less likely to cause irritation. Sugaring paste also rinses off easily. I also offer my own line of oils to ensure that your skin stays happy!
2. There is less pain with sugaring than waxing. Yes-you read right. Sugaring is a less painful method of hair removal. Wax attaches itself to live skin cells and pulls those cells off along with the hair. Ouch!!! Sugaring removes dead skin cells leaving your healthy skin cells right where they should be-attached to you! I have had clients come to me with painful in-grown hairs and raw skin as a result of waxing. Once they have been sugared they never go back to waxing.
3. Sugaring is never hot. The sugar paste needs only to be warm-not hot. Wax needs to be kept at a hotter temperature. You will not be burned with sugaring I promise you that.
4. Sugaring generally lasts longer than waxing. The reason for this is the way that sugar is removed compared to waxing. Waxing is applied in the direction of hair growth and taken off in the opposite direction. Sugaring is removed through a flick in the direction of hair growth. You can see why this approach means less pain. Many of my clients have also found that regular sugaring has resulted in less hair growing back!
It's really a simple decision. Sensitive skin and sensitive areas deserve and need to treated with care. Sugaring does that. Healthy skin still has sensitive areas and sugaring helps skin stay healthy. Really-no matter how sensitive your skin is-you owe it to yourself to sugar!