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Waxing vs. Sugaring

When talking about hair removal, most people tend to immediately think about waxing and the pain that comes with waxing. Sugaring is often compared to waxing, although it is extremely different in many ways. At The Sweet Spot Sugaring Studio in Seattle, WA, you’ll find dedicated estheticians who want to change your mind about hair removal with sugaring.

What exactly is sugaring?

Sugaring is a form of hair removal that resembles waxing in that it extracts hair from the follicle, but is much gentler on the skin and is all natural and organic. Sugaring has been around for centuries, dating all the way back to the civilizations of ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Greece. Sugaring tends to hurt less than waxing and more effectively removes unwanted hair.

The differences between Sugaring and Waxing

Waxing and sugaring are often grouped together since both lift hair from the root of the hair follicle and have a longer effect than shaving, but they are very different. With waxing, a strip is usually used to remove your hair in the opposite direction of the follicle growth pattern, which is one of the reasons that waxing is known for being painful and causing ingrown hairs. With sugaring, it’s the opposite. The hair is pulled in the natural direction of the growth pattern. Wax is also usually very hot, and sugaring paste is room temperature so, there’s no risk of burns. Wax sticks to the skin, sugar does not. The sticky quality of the sugar paste allows for it to pull hair out without pulling on the skin, which means that you will usually have a lot less irritation and redness, while waxing always leads to irritation and redness. Because it is all natural, sugaring is great for people with sensitive skin and especially on sensitive parts of the body.

Another great benefit is that the residue from sugaring can easily be washed off with water since it is water soluble, while waxing tends to leave a sticky film on the skin and does not always come off very easily.

Try out sugaring today!

Our amazing estheticians at the Sweet Spot Sugaring Studio in Seattle, WA, are ready to show you the wonders of sugaring and how great naturally smooth skin can feel. Our estheticians have not only graduated from reputable beauty schools, but have gone the extra mile to receive certification in sugaring, and each esthetician has undergone a training exclusive to Sweet Spot to ensure that each esthetician provides the same, guaranteed professional, high-quality service. Call us at (206) 632-3602 to ask any questions and to book your appointment today!

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