Usually takes about 2-3 sugaring sessions to master sugaring technique.
How should the skin be prepared?
Begin with clean/dry skin
What about my environment?
Keep room cool, or apply in front of a fan. You don’t want to sugar when sweating. This can cause irritation.
What temperature should the sugar be?
Allow sugar to sit at room temperature for a few hours. If it is too cold, it may be hard to get out of the jar. If too warm, it can become very sticky.
It will be slightly hard when beginning, because it will loosen up as you use it.
Should I “heat up” the sugar?
No need to heat the sugar! It quickly and naturally heats to the skin. There are some times that you may desire to *warm up* sugar. For example, when sugaring sensitive areas or the face. For these areas, you can work the sugar a few times in your inner arm. Set your jar in a bowl of hot water or simply microwave your jar of sugar in a microwave for approximately 10 seconds.
What do I do if I drop some a piece 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.
How much pressure do I apply?
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.
How do I clean up?
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.
How do I remove stubborn, single hairs?
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.
How warm should the sugar wax be?
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.
What if I have sensitive skin?
If you are prone to swelling or bruising, use caution and avoid lifting skin upward when flicking.
What about diabetes?
If you are diabetic, please consult your physician prior to sugaring.
How long should my hair be?
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.
How can I keep my skin hydrated?
Sensitive skin is usually an indicator of dehydrated skin. In the days prior to sugaring, make sure you properly:
How much sun exposure can I have?
Remember to avoid sun exposure 24 hours before sugaring, AND 24 hours after sugaring.
And always begin with clean and dry skin.
Always check the temperature of the sugar prior to applying.
"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