ALL ABOUT SUGARING
What Is Sugaring?
Sugaring is definitely better for sensitive skin, as it is all-natural and attaches more to the hair and less to the skin thus making it less painful, It's the most gentle and natural hair removal service. Sugar removes hair in the direction it grows, which prevents hair from breaking off in the follicle. Since the hair is removed in the direction it grows, it is more likely to remove the bulb (or root of the follicle), therefore, collapsing the growth of the follicle. This can help lead to permanency faster than normal waxing. Clients tend to comment that smoother results last longer with sugaring than waxing!
Breaking Sugaring Myths
Some believe that sugaring will cause your hair to grow back quicker and thicker. When actually, it's the complete opposite. If you continue to get sugaring done on your focused area, you will actually find that it grows back finer and lighter.
The DO's and DONT's For Your Next Sugaring Appointment
1. DO Exfoliate Daily. Exfoliation is key!
Exfoliation is key for the best results after your sugar. One of the advantages of this hair removal method is that it naturally exfoliates while removing hair, but that doesn’t mean you should neglect to exfoliate. For the first 48 hours after your sugar, leave the area alone, but after that, begin a daily exfoliation routine. You might try a sugar or salt scrub, but if you have oily skin or are looking to cut down on costs, consider instead using an exfoliating glove or loofah. You might talk to your sugaring technician about your skin type and what method is best for you.
3. DO Use Cold Compress.
If you are feeling discomfort after your sugar, you can apply a cold compress to decrease the inflammation. After sugaring, it’s normal for your skin to appear slightly red/pink and puffy due to increased circulation to the area. When you apply a cold compress, it helps to restrict the blood vessels and eases the discomfort. Your skin will likely be sensitive to heat after your treatment, so make sure to opt for a cold compress over a heating pad for your pain.
5. DON'T Pick At Ingrown Hairs.
When you find an ingrown hair, it can be tempting to pop them the way you might a pimple (though you shouldn’t pick at those either). Don’t pick at them. When your hair becomes ingrown, bacteria accumulates around the infected follicle, causing inflammation. Trying to squeeze them only further aggravates the inflammation and infection and slows the healing process. If you have concerns about ingrown hairs, talk to us when you come into your sugar appointment.
2. DO Practice Good Hygiene.
After your sugaring, you want to be especially diligent about hygiene, in particular after you work out. When you work out, sweat and bacteria accumulate on your skin, and the longer you sit in that, the more likely it is that your hair follicles will become clogged, becoming ingrown hairs. Make sure to take a shower immediately after your workout. If you’re pressed for time, you can also use a baby wipe in a pinch.
4. DO Book Your Next Appointment.
The key to maintaining a hairless, smooth look is to get on a regular sugaring schedule. When you are in for your first sugar, make sure to book your next appointment for three to six weeks afterward. Hair grows in cycles, so in order to get the best results, it’s important to time your waxes correlate with this cycle. Ideally, the hair will still be soft. If you wait later than 6 weeks, it will grow stronger and more bulbous again.
6. DON'T Workout After Sugaring.
After your sugaring, you should not be participating in any activity that is going to cause you to sweat. The salt in your perspiration will be irritating to the area, plus the friction against the tender area is only going to cause further aggravation.