Frequently Asked Questions/ Home Care Instructions
How does body sugaring work?
The warmed sugar paste is molded onto the body area several times using a gloved hand. As this is being molded the sugar paste is able to melt into the hair follicle allowing an easier, gentle extraction from the root. With a flicking motion the hair is gently lifted out of the follicle by the root.
Is it going to hurt?
Sugaring is removing the hair by the root, so you will feel the extractions. Some women clients feel a tingling sensation. With repeated treatments, this sensation is minimized as the hair becomes more refined and the hair bulb is smaller. Many clients think it feels like a "mini massage" as the sugar paste is being molded and find it very relaxing.
How long does it last?
Rate of hair growth depends on the individual person. Expect to be ready for another sugaring within 3-6 weeks. Hair can be extracted as short as 1/16th inch. For a quicker diminishment of hair growth, do not allow it to get any longer than 1/8th inch.
What should I do before my appointment?
No suntanning prior to a treatment. Avoid stimulants such as caffeine. Keeping your skin exfoliated and hydrated is very important however, do not exfoliate the day before or the day of a treatment.
*Please be prepared with clean, extra undergarment to be worn after the service if at all possible*
What should I do after my appointment?
You may feel a little sensitive. Avoid any creams, lotions, or deodorants with artificial fragrances. Do not use any products with hydroxy acids for a least 24-48 hours. This could cause more sensitivity.
To speed healing you can apply a salt water compress. Salt acts as a catalyst and speeds up the healing process. Dissolve 1/2 teaspoon in 1/4 cup warm water. Saturate a cotton pad and apply to affected area.
Dead Sea Salt Soak
Dissolve 1/2 cup dead sea salts to a warm tub. Soak for no longer than 15 minutes, or skin will be dehydrated.
Exfoliation is very important. Use exfoliating gloves daily in the shower to remove dead skin cells. The hair is missing out of the follicle for approximately 3 weeks. This allows the dead skin cells to grow over the mouth of the follicle. Exfoliating will allow the hair to grow up and out. A sugar scrub may also be effective.