SUGARING HAIR REMOVAL-BACKGROUND INFORMATION FOR OUR SUGARING CLIENTS!
Using Sugar to Remove Unwanted Hair!
Our clients LOOOVE Sugaring and we have ENORMOUS amounts of requests from our clients every day, wanting to try this ancient oriental way of natural hair removal!
We try to explain the benefits of Sugaring and answer all the questions during the sessions of course, but sometimes it seems like not Everyone knows what it is and it is very new to lots of ladies out there!
Therefore, we decided that, it would be a good idea to write about it on our Blog, to help everyone understand what Sugaring is!
There are two types of sugaring methods in common use: a paste that is flicked off of the skin and a gel that is pulled off with a cloth just like a waxing strip.
Sugaring pastes and gels are made from three all-natural ingredients: sugar, lemon, and water. They leave the skin moisturized and soft!
Unlike waxing, sugaring can be very quickly performed on large areas of the body. For this reason, it is often used for legs, arms, and torso hair removal. However, sugaring isn’t very effective on eyebrows—it’s best left for larger, less sensitive areas.
Over time, the hair will grow more and more thinly in areas where the paste was applied, because sugaring damages the hair follicle. Sugaring is really meant to be a regular treatment rather than a one-time removal.
One of the only downsides to sugaring is that our clients will need to have hair at least a quarter of an inch long, so they’ll need to ditch the razor for a few days.
Before beginning the hair removal process, make sure that your skin is exfoliated. You can either exfoliate at home with a scrub, or you can apply a scrub to the area and remove it along with dead skin cells in quick circular motions. You’ll need to make sure to apply enough pressure to remove the dead skin cells on the surface.
If you don’t exfoliate beforehand, the sugaring paste will not be able to adhere to the hair as well, and there might be residual cells or oil on the skin that make the procedure less effective.For sugaring paste to adhere to the skin, the hair must be at least 1/16 of an inch long.
Benefits of Sugaring – How Sweet it Can Be
Sugaring isn’t as painful as waxing because the sugar paste or gel only adheres to the hair and not the skin. Waxing, on the other hand, adheres to the hair and the skin, which causes pain and redness during the process.
Especially for clients with sensitive skin or low pain tolerance, sugaring is a much more pleasant process.
Some people with sensitive skin may also have reactions to the wax itself as well as the process of removing the hair. However, because sugaring paste and gel is made with all natural ingredients, even sensitive skin is usually reaction-free.
The hair doesn’t need to be as long for sugaring as it needs to be during waxing. It also lasts for a longer period of time:
- Arms need to be repeated every 8-10 weeks
- Stomach needs to be repeated every 3-5 weeks
- Back area needs to be repeated every 4-6 weeks
- Leg area needs to be repeated every 6-8 weeks
- Bikini area needs to be repeated every 3-5 weeks
Another perk of sugaring is that, unlike wax, the paste is water-soluble, so it will easily wash off of skin without leaving oily residue behind. And it is ECO-FRIENDLY!
For clients who are tired of the shaving routine and looking to pamper their skin, getting sugaring treatments is a wonderful, almost painless alternative.
Keeping Your Skin Happy
Although sugaring is a very safe, chemical-free, nearly painless process, make sure you know how to care for your skin after the procedure.
For the next two days after sugaring, you should avoid any kind of skin stress, such as hot water, heavy sweating, saunas, exfoliation, or shaving. Any of these things can cause the skin to become red and painful, as it will be sensitive after the hair removal process.
If you have extremely sensitive skin that is irritated by the sugaring process, you can use an aloe based solution or a moisturizing solution made from a natural moisturizer such as coconut oil to soothe the oil and minimize redness and irritation.
We hope that we were able to answer some of your questions!
We look forward to see you soon at our Spa for your next sugaring appointment!
Saf Beauty Team!