What is Sugaring?
Sugaring is safe and effective new way to remove unwanted body hair. Alexandria sugar is 100% natural. So natural that it is even edible! The key to sugaring is the actual process. The paste is applied to the skin gently with gloves instead of sticks and then it is removed by pulling it back up in the same direction of hair growth, no strips are used, and it is less painful. This prevents any form of cross contamination as the sugar paste is thrown away after each use.
1. Shower up if possible, if your on the run.. don’t worry, we have fresh cleansing pads for you to feel squeaky clean!
2. Hair should be 1/4″ of an inch to remove, the size of a rice grain
3. No lotion, deodorant, oil, or any other skin care products!
4. Make sure to visit our front desk and fill out our consent and information form
5. Try to stay out of the Sun the day before…. Sunburn skin is too sensitive to sugar
1. Skip your workout! Sweat can cause the open follicles to break out
2. Keep your skin clean for the next day…. avoid make-up, lotions, etc.
3. Avoid the activities under the sheets for 24hrs after your treatment
4. 48 hours after your sugaring, start to exfoliate the treated area
5. Stay out of the bath and hot tub for 24 hrs after sugaring
WHY IS SUGARING BETTER THAN WAXING?
Waxing removes hairs by pulling them out against the natural grain. Sugaring treatments remove hairs in the direction they naturally grow. This means less pain and fewer ingrown hairs.
Sugaring treatments use only simple, all-natural, non-toxic ingredients. Salon and at-home waxing products often include synthetic chemical ingredients that may even be toxic.
If you have sensitive skin, sugaring is a better choice for you. If you’ve tried waxing and found it too painful, sugaring is likely to be a great alternative to you.
IS SUGARING SAFE?
Yes! If you’ve suffered from rashes, ingrown hairs, irritation, or other painful side-effects from waxing, shaving, and plucking, you’ll be happy to know that sugaring is 100% safe.Another advantage of sugaring is that while wax must be very hot, sugar is applied at your body temperature, meaning no chance of burning your sensitive skin! As an added bonus, our all-natural sugaring recipe only uses natural harmless ingredients. Sugar is bacteria resistant. You will notice how clean and soft your skin feels after sugaring.
CAN I BE SUGARED WHILE I AM PREGNANT?
Yes! Sugaring is completely organic and safe for our mama’s to be! Sugaring is recommended in the book What to expect when expecting.
DOES SUGARING HURT?
At Blissful Beauty, our Sugaristas are trained to provide sugaring treatments with minimal discomfort.
If you’re used to painful waxing treatments, you’ll likely be amazed at the difference sugaring can make. With wax, your hairs are ripped out against their natural grain, while sugaring removes hair in the direction that they grow-- which requires much less force. Additionally, sugar is applied at your body’s temperature-- eliminating the risk of painful burns!
If you’ve never worked with an esthetician before, your Sugarista will help you understand what to expect and how you can feel your best before, during, and after your treatment.
HOW LONG SHOULD MY HAIR BE PRIOR TO SUGARING?
Generally speaking, four to five weeks of hair growth is perfect but about two weeks of growth would be acceptable.
HOW LONG DO I WAIT BETWEEN APPOINTMENTS?
The optimal amount of time between sugaring will be between two and four weeks, depending on the body part. The goal is to remove the hair from the root ball to discourage it from growing back.
CAN I GET MY BIKINI OR A BRAZILIAN SUGARED ON MY CYCLE?
It is completely up to you. Generally, skin is more sensitive during this time and you may opt to reschedule but if you are comfortable, it is fine to get sugared while on your period. If this is the case, we ask that you wear a tampon.
I HAVE BEEN TAKING ACCUTANE – CAN I STILL BE SUGARED?
Unfortunately no, of you have been taking Accutane in the last six months, we can not sugar you. Accutane shuts off all of your oil glands, and speeds up your cell division leaving you with little to no dead skin cells to adhere to.
I AM UNDER 18 – CAN I GET SUGARED?
Yes you can! We ask that you bring in a parent or guardian in with you on your first visit to sign a waiver, and then we will happily sugar you!
IT IS THAT TIME OF MONTH FOR ME – CAN I GET A BRAZILIAN?
Absolutely! Doesn’t bother us if it doesn’t bother you! FYI – your skin can be a little more sensitive during that time, but definitely not unbearable!
CAN THE HAIR REMOVAL BY SUGARING LAST FOREVER?
While we cannot guarantee this, in many cases, sugaring can lead to permanency.
HOW LONG DOES SUGARING LAST?
It varies from person to person and here's why:
There are three separate growth cycles for your hair. On your first sugaring visit, we get the first, second, and part of the third growth cycles of your hair. Once returning to get sugared two or three times, we start getting all three hair cycled out at the same time. As you continue to get sugared regularly, you will be able to go longer periods of time between your sugaring.
WILL THE HAIR GROW BACK DARKER OR COARSER?
With sugaring, your hair will grow back thinner and many clients report a noticeable reduction of hair growth.
When choosing body sugaring as your hair removal choice, your first three appointments are the most important. It is important that your first three sugaring sessions are booked fairly close together. If you are planning to use sugaring to soften and reduce hair growth, regular sugaring treatments result in slower growth of hair and is thorough. Many find that sugaring is less painful and in most cases lead to permanency.
Using razors or depilatory cream between appointments will interfere with the goal of diminishing your hair growth. Please exfoliate and hydrate your skin regularly between sugaring visits. Proper aftercare is important for optimal results. You will receive the best results if your skin is happy and healthy.
What makes sugaring different than waxing?
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