Updated: Nov 3
Sugaring can help reduce hair growth over time—and can eventually lead to fewer treatments & less discomfort in hair removal! With proper care, it can eliminate ingrown hair problems—and can brighten the overall look of your skin! Give us a call to set up your first appointment.
Grow your hair out a bit
Growing your hair between 1/8" and 1/4" (2-6 mm) is optimal. If this is your first sugaring experience, that should be about a week's worth of growth.
Don't go tanning or sunbathing
Intentionally exposing your skin to UV rays can increase its sensitivity. Because sugaring can also heighten sensitivity for a short time after treatment, we recommend that you don't go tanning or sunbathing for 24–48 hours prior to your appointment. (Avoid these activities for 24 hours after sugaring, too!)
Come in clean and dry skin
While it can be helpful if you exfoliate & re-hydrate your skin about 24 hours before treatment, it's best that you come in for your sugaring without lotions, oils, or deodorants on your skin. Shower before your service. Showering keeps the skin clean and free from bacteria and sweat, resulting in healthy follicles and less chance of in-grown hairs.
If you have a low pain tolerance, take an anti-imflammatory pain medication before you come in
While sugaring tends to be less painful than waxing, it can come with minor discomfort. If you're pain sensitive, take something like ibuprofen or acetaminophen about a half an hour before you come in. It can help alleviate a painful sensation during the process and quicken recovery after. We also recommend not scheduling a sugaring appointment during your menstrual cycle—as that tends to heighten skin sensitivity.
Don't use other hair removal systems/tactics
Once you've started sugaring (or you've decided to start) stop using razors, depilatory, tweezers or wax before or between sugaring appointments. It can slow the process & benefits of sugaring!
Keep your skin naturally well-hudrated
Try to avoid chemical-heavy washes, lotions & fragrances on your skin. The best way to keep your skin healthy & hydrated is to be drinking a lot of water! Ask your sugaring specialist about recommended lotions & washes that can help add to the longevity & benefits of your sugaring treatment!