Both Men and Women are welcome to all waxing and sugaring methods at Spa in the City.
Sugaring Versus Strip Waxing
Waxing versus sugaring, aren’t they the same? Often put in the same category of hair removal because they’re somewhat similar in the way they rid hair, yes ripping it out from the root.
But very different from one another when it comes to one aspect extremely important- PAIN! Discover why even the people that cringe at the thought of the tiniest bit of discomfort are saying, “Pour some sugar on me.”
What is Sugaring?
Sugaring is an all natural ancient art of hair removal. Sugaring is done with a sugar paste that is made of sugar, water and lemon. The sugar paste is all natural, and considered a “greener” method of epilation since we do not use strips or spatulas to put it on and take it off creating less waste. The women in Egypt call this type of hair removal “HALAWA”.
Why is Sugaring better then strip waxing?
The sugar is applied at body temperature and is not HOT. It is removed with the direction of the hair growth, unlike traditional waxing, for a cleaner removal with less breakage and is typically a less painful way to remove hair. The hair can be as short as 1/16th of an inch (about one to two week grow out after shaving, depending on the speed at which your hair grows).
Waxing Vs Sugaring: Sugar Formula Is Superior
What’s in the pot? Real sugaring is made up of all natural food-grade ingredients like sugar, lemon juice, water and sometimes essential oils. Most waxes are made primarily of resins and contain artificial fragrances, dyes, chemicals, and preservatives. Although you can be allergic to any given ingredient, natural or not, it’s more common for people to be allergic to artificial fragrances and ingredients like those found in waxes. Allergic reactions can make skin red, irritated, and break out into a rash. Ouch!
Sweet, but not sticky. Sugaring paste is water soluble, meaning you can wash it off with plain old water. A very different story with wax that needs to be taken off with a special wax remover, baby oil or petroleum jelly.
Sugaring doesn’t attach to live skin cells. Sugaring will only take away dead skin cells, unlike waxing which also removes live skin cells. If you’re skin isn’t already over-exfoliated (using glycolic, Retin A or peels) you don’t have to worry about the sugar accidentally removing skin. Sugaring can be done on any body part just like waxing.