I’ve tried waxing for hair removal, and it’s just too painful for me.
I also ended up with very nasty red patches because it irritated my sensitive skin so badly.
For years, I stuck with shaving and dealt with constant stubble. When someone recommended that I try sugaring, I thought they were talking about some type of baking technique. Upon further explanation, I learned that it’s actually a method of hair removal. I was a little reluctant because sugaring is similar to waxing in that it pulls the hair from the root. However, the paste is made of lemon, water and sugar. The ingredients are heated until they form a candy-like consistency, and it’s applied to the skin after cooling. The mixture is entirely natural and way more environmentally-friendly than wax. The main difference is the direction from which the hair is pulled. With waxing, the mixture is applied in the same direction as hair growth and removed in the opposite direction. The sugar paste is applied against the direction of hair growth and removed in the same direction as growth. It is removed with small, fast yanks. Waxing tends to break hair follicles in half. Plus, the sugaring paste won’t stick to the skin, so it only removes the hair, avoiding irritation. Because of this, it can be used for air removal from the legs, arms, underarms, pubic area, face and anywhere. While sugaring isn’t a pleasant experience, it definitely isn’t quite as painful as waxing. It provides super smooth skin and there’s red bumps left behind.