What is sugaring?
Sugaring is a another method of hair depilation (like waxing) and one of the best ways to temporarily remove unwanted hair. It's 100% natural and made with sugar, lemon juice and water.
Why sugar in the first place?
Sugaring is one of the best ways to temporarily remove unwanted hair. It's great for sensitive skin. It is more effective than shaving because it removes hair from the roots, not just from the skin’s surface. If sugared regularly over time, hair in sugared areas regrows lighter and sparser. Sugaring exfoliates the skin leaving it smooth and soft all over, as well as causes less ingrown hair problems.
What areas of the body can be sugared?
Sugaring can be done on almost any part of the body. It is 100% natural and safe for the entire body.
How long will the results last?
After a client’s first sugaring service, the results can last 3 - 6 weeks depending on the individual’s hair re-growth. In most cases, hair growth is minimal during the first week or two and noticeably increases in the third and fourth week. With regular sugaring, the length of time between treatments will increase.
Will the hair grow back thicker?
No. Regular and continued sugaring usually results in sparser and finer hair re-growth.
Are there any health precautions to keep in mind? Yes.
- Accutane Patients: AVOID all sugaring while on Accutane and for a minimum of 12 months after coming off the medication or consult your dermatologist about when to proceed.
- Some physicians do not recommend
- sugaring for persons suffering from diabetes or who have varicose veins or poor circulation as they are more susceptible to infection.
- sugaring is not recommended for clients currently using Retin A, Renova, Differin or other types of skin thinning acne medications. Please read the label carefully and consult your dermatologist if you are taking any medication or using any topical cream that contains these medications or stop for 7 days prior to sugaring.
- Please be completely honest with your Skin Care Therapist about all allergies and medications you are taking - it is for your protection.
- Women may experience extra sensitivity up to a week prior to the beginning of their menstrual cycle.
What are the possible side effects of sugaring and how can they be minimized?
Although we can not predict or guarantee who may react, most clients do not experience reactions beyond redness and minor irritation. Hair may break at the root during sugaring or some hairs are not long enough to remove causing some hairs to grow out faster. Please follow these guidelines to minimize irritation and possible breakouts.
Treat skin gently afterwards - no sun exposure, abrasives or exfoliation for 24-48 hrs. on the area.
Wear sun screen; recently waxed areas are prone to hyperpigmentation (permanent darkening of the skin)
if exposed to the sun.
- Avoid saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools and other heated sources for at least 48 hours.
- Do not use exfoliating products (AHAs, scrubs, etc) and loofahs until at least 24 hours after sugaring the area.
- Regular exfoliation may be helpful for those prone to ingrown hairs on the body.
- Routine waxing helps the skin get accustomed to the procedure and may minimize irritation.
- Sunburned, irritated or thin skin areas should not be waxed.
Sugaring vs. Waxing?
It's a personal choice. Some prefer sugaring to waxing as they feel it is less painful than traditional waxing. Sugaring paste is warm or applied at room temperature and warms to your body heat, therefore it cannot burn your skin. Some people's skin type can be sensitive to waxing, therefore sugaring is a great alternative. Waxing is a long standing mainstream method of hair removal that most people feel more comfortable with. Many believe that traditional waxing is an extremely effective hair removal method if done by an licensed and experienced professional. Both waxing and sugaring removes hair equally well.
How long has sugaring been around?
Sugaring has been around for centuries originating in Egypt where Cleopatra was known to have sugaring done as a beauty ritual.
Women all over the world have passed on the art of sugaring hair removal.