Body sugaring is a great method for removing body hair and offers a cheap alternative to waxing.Sugaring works very well because it removes your hair by the root. Also, when the hair does grow back, the density and frequency would be far more subdued and it would also be much softer and convenient to eliminate.
Body sugaring comprises of a mixture of water, sugar, and lemon juice which has been marginally heated. Many such pastes also entail the use of beneficial essential oils that makes your skin soft and supple.
On the other hand, waxing is anything but natural because it is made of resins, comprising of dyes, artificial fragrances, chemicals as well as preservatives.
Benefits of Sugaring Vs Waxing
Waxing versus sugaring, they appear to be the same, don’t they? Often bracketed in the same slot of hair removal (because they’re seemingly similar), they do have some similarities.
But both are completely opposite to each other when it comes to one of the most important factors in hair removal: Pain!
Allergy is another factor that distinguishes the two. While it is technically possible to be allergic to just about everything under the sun (even yourself) it is far more difficult for you to be allergic to natural ingredients like lime juice and water!
Using the same logic, one is also predisposed to allergic reactions from artificial ingredients, needles and fragrances which waxes have no dearth of.
These allergic reactions can make your skin irritated, swollen, painful, red and even trigger rashes. So much for getting your body hair removed and inviting all these unforeseen problems.
Sugaring Hair Removal for Sensitive Skin
Sugaring paste is water soluble, implying that it is possible to wash it off from sensitive skin with tap water, which is a far cry from wax which needs to be tediously gotten rid of using baby oil, wax removers, powders, creams and petroleum jelly.
As opposed to waxing, sugaring will remove only the skin cells, and not the live ones. In case your skin is not over-exfoliated already through ingredients like Retin A, glycolic and peels, you don’t need to fret over the sugar removing your cherished skin.
No risk of heating
Sugar is sweet but never hot like waxing. Wax is usually applied warm, but is oftentimes prone to overheating, which inevitably triggers skin burn and scabs. On the other hand, Sugar paste deploys only lukewarm water, so there is practically no possibility of burning out your skin.
Less strain– Wax removes hair against the grain of its growth. In contrast, sugaring technique not only applies the paste is removed in the very same direction of its growth, but also removes that way. This obviates the various kinds of stress put over your skin, causing discomfort and irritation that stretches your threshold for pain.
The worst offenders are your chest, upper lip, bikini and genital portions. Sugaring comes to your rescue when it gets rid of hair from these areas in a painless manner.
How to Make Your Own Sugaring Wax
Waxing at Home Ingredients
2 cups of sugar
¼ cup of lemon juice
¼ cup of water
Applying the Body Sugaring Paste Recipe
Combine the ingredients into a sauce pan over medium heat. Stir until the mixture is boiled and then reduce the heat to low-medium level. Let this paste simmer for about half an hour until you see a darkish amber tinge.
Make sure that this dark color is visible because it is this phenomenon which allows sugaring to get the consistency and texture which is so widely renowned for. When the mixture is ready for use, put it into an airtight vessel or container to make it safe from sunlight and other unhealthy stuff.
Exfoliating your body in the shower before applying the paste is also a good way of preparing your skin for it. Get yourself a clean cotton fabric in tiny trips after making sure they’re not badly woven.
Using a Popsicle stick, spread the sugar on your skin and then Cover with cloth strip., leave it on for a few minutes and rip the hair off ASAP like you would while taking a bandage out.