Why does sugaring hurt less than waxing?
Many will find sugaring less painful than waxing because of a few reasons…
NB everyone’s pain threshold is different
Adhesion to the skin: Sugaring paste is water-soluble and adheres more to the hair than the skin, as a barrier powder is applied first. With wax, oil is applied first, adhering to the skin, leading to discomfort and pain during removal.
Temperature: Sugaring paste is applied around body temperature, which is typically cooler than the temperature of wax, which is also heated before application. The lower temperature of sugaring paste may be less irritating to the skin and less likely to cause discomfort. This is also good news for diabetics.
Ingredients: Sugaring paste is made from natural ingredients such as sugar, lemon juice, and water, which may be less irritating to the skin than the chemicals sometimes found in wax.
However, it’s important to note that everyone’s pain threshold is different, and what is tolerable for one person may not be for another. Additionally, the experience of sugaring or waxing can also depend on the skill and technique of the person ie Sugarflick are experienced and have been removing body hair for over 17 years.