Does Body Sugaring Hurt?

Do you love the idea of going bare but can’t bear the thought of the pain? You aren’t alone if your fear of pain is holding you back from your very first sugaring session. Many of our clients have some initial hesitation due to the previous experiences with wax or horror stories from their friends.

The truth is that body sugaring hurts a lot less than traditional waxing does because of the way the ingredients bond with your skin. If you still aren’t sure about what to expect from the experience, here is what most people are concerned about when it comes to their pain level.


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Why does body sugaring hurt less?

The first thing that people want to know is why body sugaring is said to hurt less than waxing. To most people, this seems like an arbitrary statement because both of them remove the hair from your body in roughly the same manner. Behind the scenes, the difference between waxing and sugaring is rather significant.

The paste used for sugaring consists of sugar, lemon juice, and water. This paste doesn’t actually stick to your skin cells the same way that wax does. Removing the wax causes it to rip off skin cells along with the strip while body sugaring leaves those skin cells intact. It also removes the hair in the same direction that it grows, causing the tug to be less painful than it is with waxing.

The immediate pain is minimized, but so is the pain after the session is finished. Most people see their redness and any minor irritation disappear within hours. This is a great alternative for individuals with sensitive skin.

What if I’m concerned about pain?

No matter how many times you hear that it doesn’t hurt that badly, you may still be afraid of what is coming. When our clients are concerned about the pain, we advise them to take a couple of Advil before they come to their appointment. This can take the edge off any discomfort you may feel and minimize any irritation you experience afterward.

Will it be sore after I’m finished?

The irritation after a sugaring session is usually very minimal because it doesn’t harm the top layer of your live skin cells. However, you will still want to make sure that you are taking care of yourself properly. Don’t apply any lotions, gels, or creams to the areas you have sugared, particularly if they contain alcohol or fragrances. Be sure to wash your body thoroughly if you go to the gym or do any other sweaty activity in the first few days after your session.

Another tip for your sugaring session is to make sure that you are drinking plenty of water. A Brazilian sugaring can cause urine to be uncomfortable for a while, so you will want to dilute it with water as much as possible.

When you’re ready to take the plunge and become bare, it’s time to schedule your session at Bare Body Sugaring! We have the experience to make your first session successful, comfortable, and as pain-free as possible!