The 3 main differences between waxing and sugaring

Sugaring unwanted facial and body hair requires an entirely different mindset and approach from waxing. For instance, did you know…

1. Alexandria Professional Sugaring products do not adhere to live skin cells…?

This is one of the major differences between sugaring and waxing. Wax products are made of resins that adhere to skin cells. Because wax sticks to any surface it is applied to, pulling it away causes unwarranted pain. Alexandria Professional® sugaring products never adhere to live skin cells on bodies, faces, or legs. Therefore, when it is removed, it only gently exfoliates dead skin cells, leaving behind silky smooth skin.

Additionally, because Alexandria Professional sugaring paste is all-natural and water-soluble, it can be easily rinsed away if needed.

2. Did you know that the Alexandria Professional Sugaring Technique extracts hair in its natural direction of growth?

When waxing, you remove the hair against the natural direction of growth causing undue levels of pain. With Alexandria Professional®’s sugaring method, you only remove the hair in the natural direction of the hair growth. Plus, through the Alexandria sugaring application technique, the sugar paste seeps into the hair follicle. This helps lubricate the hair root regardless of whether it’s on the legs or anywhere else.

These two facts alone make a world of difference in comfort. This is especially important for those of us who have suffered in the past with waxing in sensitive areas.

3. Alexandria Professional sugaring is performed at body temperature. 
 
 
Alexandria Professional® advanced sugar pastes adhere to the hair, not the skin, and lubricate the root for easier extraction from the follicle. Combined with hair removal in the natural direction of growth, AP sugaring means a much more comfortable experience for everyone.
 
Alexandria Professional Certification
Natalie has been sugaring with Alexandria Professional since 2014 and is a certified Alexandria Professional Advanced Technique Practitioner

What’s so great about Alexandria Professional Body Sugaring?

Alexandria Professional Body Sugaring and Full Circle Of Skin Conditioning Treatments will… 

  • eliminate ingrown hair
  • prevent new ingrown hair
  • extract all hair colours and textures
  • successfully treat all skin types and colours
  • improve the skin’s tone and texture
  • treat various skin problems such as keratosis, eczema, psoriasis, etc…

Alexandria Professional Body Sugaring will not…

  • burn the skin
  • damage the dermal cells
  • “pit” the delicate facial skin cells
  • scar the follicle mouth or surrounding area
  • promote cross-contamination
  • cause unnecessary discomfort
  • cause ingrown hair

Slow Beauty Eco Salon is a certified Alexandria Professional Body Sugaring Advanced Technique Accredited Salon. You can also find out more about Alexandria Professional Body Sugaring, or view Slow Beauty’s Body Sugaring Menu.

Full Circle of Skin Conditioning
The Full Circle of Skin Conditioning will ensure your skin has never looked better and give you optimal results from your sugaring treatments

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Hair Removal: Depilation Vs Epilation

When it comes to hair removal, the difference between depilation and epilation is fundamental. Depilation is the removal of hair at the skin’s surface, while epilation is the removal of the hair below the skin.

Examples of Depilation

Shaving – Hair is tugged and cut off at the skin’s surface. This can actually make the hair appear to be darker, stronger and more coarse-feeling as it quickly grows back.

Depilatories – Depilatories are composed of harsh chemicals which work to disintegrate the hair at the hairline, weakening the hair and allowing it to be rubbed off. The chemicals in depilatories can be very irritating to the skin, leaving redness and soreness when used.

Abrasives – There are several types of abrasives. They are often like mild sandpaper, used to remove fine hair by rubbing it off, leaving the skin irritated.

Threading – Hair is tugged out by a very impressive ancient art of hair removal by a quick manipulation of hands, fingers, mouth and thread. A high percentage of hair is broken.

Examples of Epilation

Waxing – Wax is available in various forms, i.e., hot wax, cold wax or liquid wax, yet they all share several similarities. All wax products contain organic or synthetic resins or beeswax and are removed using cloth strips or the wax is allowed to harden (dry) on the skin and removed by gripping the edge of the wax.

Sugaring – Body Sugaring is a gentle hair removal method, suitable for all parts of the body. Safe and effective on all skin types and hair textures, sugaring is suitable for everyone. The sugaring paste used is a blend of natural ingredients with no chemical additives so there is no fear of any harmful side effects. The application of this unique product will also remove dead skin cells leaving the skin soft, silky and healthy.

Electrolysis – With this method, a fine probe (needle) is inserted into the follicle until it reaches the root. Electricity (galvanised current) is then conducted through the needle to kill the hair root.

Tweezing – Removing hair with tweezers is an ancient rite – and certainly has not improved much over the years. In modern times, women generally limit tweezing to the eyebrows.

Laser – Lasers use a process called photothermolysis. It consists of an invisible laser beam being cast over the area to be treated.

 

Dear Valued Client,

To ensure the health and well-being of my valued clients, myself,  and the wider community, I remain committed to providing safe and accessible beauty therapy while preventing the spread of COVID-19 within the Canberra community.

COVID-19 precautions are still in place and I kindly ask that you adhere to all additional health measures whilst in the studio. If you develop symptoms or test positive for COVID-19, please call to postpone your appointment, and self-isolate until you recover.

I thank you for your cooperation and I look forward to your visit.

Kind regards,

Natalie McBurney