Sugaring Tips and Tricks – here are some general “best practices” for sugaring. Watch the video to become a sugar hair removal master.
Sugaring Hair Removal Tips and Tricks
When the correct technique is applied to sugaring, there will be absolutely no residue left on your skin. If a few pieces do remain, quickly dab them up with a piece of sugar you are currently using.
Dab Up Pieces of Sugar
If you do “fling” a piece of sugar onto clothing or the bathroom floor, quickly dab it up and it will attach to the larger piece of sugar you are using.
Never Apply Pressure When Sugaring
Once pressure is applied, it gets sticky and the “goo factor” takes over. However, don’t worry if this does happen, because it will quickly clean up simply by using warm water.
Sugar is Water Soluble
If the sugar does become sticky and gooey while applying, do not continue tugging on your skin to get it off. Simply scoop a new, colder, harder piece of sugar and apply diagonally over the gooey area. Then always remember to flick fast. This will pick up all remaining sugar.
Sugaring Stubborn Hair
For stubborn, sporadic hair, such as chin whiskers and nose, or ear hair, we suggest the “wrap-around” method. Spot-push a small amount into the area, and twist. Continue wrapping the sugar around the single hair, numerous times. Then quickly flick in the same direction as the hair growth.
Warmer Sugar/Less Tugging
For your comfort level, consider the length of hair before beginning. Men and women who are sugaring for the first time will feel less “tugging” if the sugar is slightly warmer than room temperature. If you are prone to sweating, or irritation, try to keep the room temperature cool, and possibly incorporate a fan while sugaring. This will reduce the risk of irritation and help the session go more smoothly.
Avoid Lifting Skin
If you are prone to swelling or bruising, use caution and avoid lifting skin upward when flicking.
If you are diabetic, please consult your physician prior to sugaring.
5-7 Days Growth Length
Although sugar picks up shorter hair more than most hair removal products, we recommend 5-7 days post-shaving length. This may vary, however, if your hair is too long, it can cause discomfort and it may be necessary to trim some areas before sugaring.
Sensitive & Dehydrated
Sensitive skin is usually an indicator of dehydrated skin. Make sure you properly:
Drink Waterin the days prior to sugaring.
Avoid Sun Exposure – 24 Hours Before and After
Remember to avoid sun exposure 24 hours before sugaring, AND 24 hours after sugaring.
"Water-soluble 'sugar' products made from a sugar and water base are less sticky than traditional wax, so any excess washes off with soapy water. They're also gentler on sensitive skin." Pros and Cons of DIY Waxing. WebMD.com
"After a while, sugaring can damage the follicle causing the hair to stop growing, or it comes back finer and less frequently." The Skinny on Sugaring, CBS4.com
"Sugaring, a natural method that's kinder to the skin than waxing, is a good alternative." Ow! Beware of bikini wax mishaps, Today. MSNBC.com