How It Works: Sugaring works similarly to waxing, but uses a sticky mixture of all-natural ingredients like lemon, sugar, and water.
"Our application is much different than traditional waxing," Danielle Correia, owner and CEO of Sugaring LA, told POPSUGAR. "We use a smooth ball of paste that gently rolls onto the skin. The sugar is applied in the opposite direction of the hair growth while seeping into the hair follicle and adhering to it. It is then flicked off in the natural direction of the hair growth."
Aside from the application, another major difference between sugaring and waxing is that unlike wax, which tends to bond to both the hair follicles and the surrounding skin area, sugaring paste only sticks to the hair follicles and doesn't irritate the skin.
How Much It Hurts: Sugaring's pain is comparable to waxing, but for those with sensitive skin, it can prove more gentle (as it is free of any chemicals that could prompt added irritation or redness).