Is Sugaring Good For Sensitive Skin?

Updated: Nov 30, 2019

Are you considering going bare but are worried how your skin will react? Many of our first-time clients are concerned because they’ve heard about how rough wax can be on sensitive skin. You might experience red and inflamed areas, itchy bumps, or any number of other issues. Those men and women with sensitive skin have to take special precautions in order to be waxed safely without all of the adverse side effects. However, there is even better news: sugaring is a much safer alternative for those who have sensitive skin.

If you have been on the fence about whether your sensitive skin can handle sugaring, now’s the time to try it! Check out these reasons why sugaring is ideal for those with sensitive skin.

Sugaring uses an all-natural approach

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.

Sugaring paste is water soluble, meaning you can wash it off with plain cold water. Because of the chemical structure of wax, it needs something containing oil to break it down and remove it. You will need a special wax remover, baby oil, or petroleum jelly.


We leave your skin cells intact

When you apply wax to your skin, it adheres to your live skin cells and the hair strands. This presents a problem when you go to remove the strips because it pulls off your skin cells along with it.


The sugar mixture doesn’t actually adhere to your skin cells when applied. It binds to your hair strands but leaves the skin intact. When we remove the sugaring paste, this looser bond makes it less painful for you. This is one of the major reasons why men and women with sensitive skin prefer sugaring over other methods of hair removal. You still get the clean, smooth feeling of being bare but without the pain, inflammation, and rash.


It won’t be nearly as hot

Applying sugar to your body only requires the paste to be a very warm instead of burning hot. You will likely find that this is much more comfortable during application. Even after the sugaring session, it could result in less redness and fewer blisters compared to waxing. Wax needs to be extremely hot which leads to an uncomfortable experience in your session. It can also lead to more blistering, swelling, and redness for those with sensitive skin issues.


Sugaring is great for people who want to go bare but still struggle with sensitive skin.

Be sure to give HiSUGARS a call today to schedule yourself for one of our professional body sugaring sessions! :)


Body Sugaring treatments are available in Batubelig & at our Ubud salon as well :)


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