Updated: Nov 30, 2019
Facial hair removal is an individual process. We are no doubt more careful when it comes to the type of treatment used on the face compared to removing hair on the legs. The overall effectiveness of the procedure and any after-effects are more carefully considered. Sugaring is an ancient art of hair removal using all natural sugar paste. This sophisticated Hand-flicking technique provides hair removal, a body scrub and gentle massage all in one. Many regard this as a more natural, and therefore safer, approach to facial hair removal.
Waxing is not 100% safe for any skin type because bacteria breed in wax. Compare to waxing, sugar is bacteria resistant and it is safe for sensitive skin conditions such as varicose veins, psoriasis and eczema-prone skin. On top of that, since there are no chemical preservatives to cause irritation, sugaring is more compatible as hair removal especially on the face. Sensitivities on the facial area are more obvious and can lead to outbreaks of acne.
Sugaring can remove hairs as short as 2 mm long, so it can be done more frequently than waxing and yet give the same long-term benefits because the paste grabs onto shorter hair regrowth. The hair is removed from the root in the natural direction of the hair, taking away the unwanted hair, dead skin cells and congestion from every hair follicle, without irritation, subsequently less pain and causing less hair breakage.
Sugaring is used in much the same way as traditional waxing for removing unwanted hair. Though a wax version which contains chemical reins is available and is used similarly, body sugaring is all natural ingredients. The sugar paste is water soluble since it is made only from lemon, sugar and water. Hence, it’s very easy to clean up and doesn’t adhere to live skin cells. Whilst waxing tends to remove the top layer of live skin cells with the hair. On the face, any hair removal method that causes less redness or other irritation is advantageous.
Waxing can be painful and traumatizing to skin. Especially when heated too hot, waxing may burn our skin, which can result in follicle distortion and hair breakage that could lead to ingrown hair and cause a long-term damage to skin cells. Contrary to waxing, body sugaring can safely remove hair from follicle and will never burn skin as it is barely lukewarm. Therefore, sugaring isn't likely to lead to an unsightly burn on the face even when you have the treatment for the first time.
So choose hair removal treatment which doesn’t deteriorate your skin. Like Benjamin Franklin said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.
Body Sugaring treatments are available in Batubelig & at our Ubud salon as well :)