What is sugaring?
Sugaring is a method of hair removal that has been in use since 1900 BC. This technique uses a water-soluble sugar paste to extract unwanted hairs. This substance has a wax-like consistency and color, but without the sticky resins, chemicals, preservatives and dyes that conventional “strip” or “hard” wax contains. Sugaring is also used to brighten tattoos and exfoliate your skin!
Why sugar over wax?
Sugaring is more hygienic, lasts longer, and can be less painful if done regularly. It is a natural exfoliating treatment for the skin and can lead to permanent reduction of hair growth. This process does not cause in-grown hairs, and in some cases, it can even correct them.
What is in the sugar paste?
Sugar. Lemon. Water. That's all, folks.
How does it work?
A licensed, female esthetician, applies the sugaring paste again the hair growth and then uses a gentle flicking motion to remove hair in the natural direction of the growth. Our sugar does not adhere to live skin cells (like wax) and therefore does not leave unwanted residue or discomfort.
Will my hair grow back thicker/darker?
Actually, it's the opposite! With sugaring, the hair folic becomes damaged (unlike waxing or shaving), causing the hair to grow back thinner and overtime possibly not at all.
What are the pros of sugaring?
Helps reduce the risk of ingrown hairs
Gently exfoliates while improving the appearance of skin tone and texture
Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive
Sugar paste is all-natural and hypoallergenic
Results last up to 6 weeks and if performed regularly, can lead to permanency
Hair only needs to be 1/8th inch long to be sugared
The mixture is water-soluble, so it washes off with water if any residue is left behind
Sugaring is eco-friendly and cost efficient. It requires no strips, popsicles sticks for applying or any other waste that is necessary for conventional waxing procedures
How long does my hair need to be to get sugared?
We recommend that hair is at least 1/8” long for best results (or about 2-3 weeks since your last shave or 1 month since your last sugaring or waxing session.)
Should I get tanned before or after my other appointments?
After! Sugaring, lashes, tints and facials should be completed BEFORE tanning appointments.
If I use Acutane, Rentin-A, or other retinoid creams, is it safe to get sugared?
We do not recommend body sugaring unless it has been a least one month since using a retinoid or six months since using Acutane.
How do I prep for my sugaring session?
Please arrive with clean, dry skin. Do not apply any lotions or oils before your appointment. We recommend exfoliating your skin regularly, but NOT the day before or day of your appointment. Pop an Advil if you're nervous.
It's that time of the month, and I am getting a Brazilian. Now what?
No worries. Simply use a tampon during your appointment. Menstruating does not affect the sugaring process, although you may be a bit more sensitive to pain. And with the extra blood flow in the area, sometimes clients may even bruise.
Is it sanitary?
Yes, the ball of sugar is only used on you, and no other client, then is discarded after that single use. Bonus: since it’s a biodegradable paste and doesn’t require application sticks.
Are tattoos okay to get sugared?
100%. Sugaring can help brighten your tats!
Will sugaring cause me to breakout?
Negative. It’s hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic (meaning it doesn’t block pores).
Can I get sugared the same day as my tan?
For sure! We recommend it. The exfoliation and lack of shaving will help spray tans last longer. Let you sugarist know that you plan to get a spray tan after so that they do not apply any coconut oil to your skin, as this could affect the tanning application.
What temperature is the sugar paste?
It's luke warm and will never burn your skin like waxing could.
What are post-sugaring instructions?
Give yourself the next 24 hours off of your typical workout routine.
Wear a baggy, breathable outfit, or spend some time relaxing at home au naturel.
Speaking of au naturel, refrain from sex for 24 hours if you sugared your pubic hair.
Tiny red spots may appear on the skin for a few hours, or even a day or so in some cases. If this should happen, do not be alarmed. This is just an indication that the hairs have been removed from the follicle and it is quite normal after a treatment. They will disappear. Our post-sugaring products (sold at Bronzed) can greatly help with this!
Keep your skin clean, cool, friction-free, product-free, bacterial and irritation-free for at least 24 hours after your service (avoid hot tubs and baths during this time).
If you must exercise within the first 24 hours, take a cool shower to close your pores beforehand.
When you bathe, keep the water at cooler temperatures and run it cold at the end.
If you experience inflammation, apply cold.
After your treatment, your skin may sunburn more easily. Avoid exposing your skin to the sun and any infra-red lamp or solarium for a minimum of two days. You should not receive a treatment if your skin is sunburned.
Exfoliate 24 to 48 hours after sugaring. With sugaring, exfoliation is important to the after care process. You should exfoliate 2 to 7 times a week following your appointment.