Since it’s summer, I’m thinking about waxing. It’s something most of us girls experience often this time of year. With the warmer temperatures, that means it’s time for bathing suits and mini skirts. We want to be stubble-free, so we can wear sleeveless tops and shorts without a worry. With all of the different options out there, I think it’s important to weigh the benefits between sugaring and waxing. Not sure what sugaring is? Keep reading to learn more about this alternative hair removal technique.
We’re all probably familiar with waxing. The most common waxes for summer are the bikini wax and Brazilian wax. A bikini wax involves removing all the hair around your bikini line. It’s relatively nice and natural. Basically when you wear a bikini, you’ll be smooth with no hair showing. It’s surface level only and you can choose how much you want to take off. You’ll see it as “standard bikini line” on most salon menus.
A Brazilian wax has the reputation of being quite painful. Everything from underneath is waxed off. So, basically it’s a more intense version of a bikini wax. If you want to feel totally smooth, go for a Brazilian wax. It’s one of the most popular options.
Lastly, you could opt for a Hollywood wax which involves removing all of your hair, even the hair between your buttock cheeks. You’re left with no hair. Zero. Be prepared to have to take your underwear off, so the waxer can be sure to get all your hair off. It’s very thorough.
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If you’re not a fan of waxing and are looking for an alternative, then sugaring may be for you. It’s far less painful than a regular wax and better for your skin. As a matter of fact, sugaring is actually a really safe and organic alternative to waxing.
Your hair is removed using a sugar paste, which is normally made from 3 ingredients: sugar, lemon juice, and water. It’s 100% natural. You can even eat the paste if you want, as proof of how natural it really is.
The direction in which the sugar paste is applied is the main thing that makes it different from waxing. During sugaring, the paste is applied at the root. Then, it is flicked off and the hair is taken out in the direction of growth. So, there is no breakage and you get a more easy removal. The hair is taken out at the root every time.
Another difference between sugaring and waxing is that the sugar comes off easier. If you’ve ever gotten a wax, you may have noticed sometimes there’ s leftover bits of wax stuck to your skin. With sugaring, the sugar comes of really easily because it’s water soluble. All you have to do is wipe it off and it’ll come off in seconds.
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Tips for Sugaring
First, you should try to let the hair grow long enough that you can pinch it. As a general rule, you should wait a month after the last time that you shaved or waxed.
Second, try to avoid going to the gym or exercising for a day after a sugaring session. After sugaring, your pores are open. You don’t want to sweat in these open pores, because that can get caught in your hair follicle and cause ingrown hairs. So, try not to workout after. Also, take a cold shower to help close up your pores.
Exfoliate every 3 days or so after your sugaring session. Take a shower and exfoliate after and wear looser pants, again to help prevent ingrown hairs.
Key Benefits of Sugaring over Waxing
It’s slightly less painful and irritating. If you have sensitive skin or a low threshold for pain, then sugaring may be better for you. The sugar paste is less invasive than wax. It will still hurt, but not as much as a wax would.
It’s natural. It doesn’t require any paper strips. Since the sugar paste is made from simple, wholesome ingredients, it is much better for your skin. It’s a more gentle process, so if you have sensitive skin it may be better for you.
The results of sugaring are good, if not better than waxing. Since wax hardens, it has a tendency to break hair off at the surface, rather than pull it out. Sugar keeps the hair intact while removing it, so it grows back slower and softer.
Sugaring is an excellent, less painful & more natural alternative to traditional waxing. It’s become the top choice for hair removal for many people, so it’s definitely worth giving a try!
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Since it’s summer, I’m thinking about waxing. It’s something most of us girls experience often this time of year. With the warmer temperatures, that means it’s time for bathing suits and mini skirts. We want to be stubble-free, so we can wear sleeveless tops and shorts without a worry. With all of the different options…