What is Sugaring?
Sugaring is a gentle hair removal process that removes hair from the root in the natural direction of hair growth, with little to no irritation to the skin. The sugar itself is all-natural sugar, lemon and water, cooked like a caramel into paste form. It is kept below body temperature so you never need to worry about getting burned! The practitioner applies the sugar with a gloved hand and flicks it off in the direction of hair growth, sliding the hairs out of the follicle with no breakage and minimal discomfort.
Who can get sugared?
Almost everyone. No matter what type, texture, quantity, or color of hair, you can be sugared and experience the freedom of smooth, healthy skin.
Clients who have eczema, psoriasis, as well as a variety of conditions can still be safely sugared. If you have a medical or skin condition that you are concerned about, please contact us directly for more information.
The only client we absolutely cannot service is one utilizing any of the following prescriptions: Isotretinoin, Accutane, Amnesteem, Claravis, Sotret.
What parts can be sugared?
We can remove hair from any part of the body except for the deep inner ear and the eyelashes. However, if you would like to discuss improving the look of your lash, we offer lash tints. Think semi-permanent mascara.
Can I get sugared while on my period?
This is a personal choice. Keep in mind that for several days before your cycle and for the first day or two, you may be more sensitive than normal. If you notice that your pain tolerance is substantially low during that time you may want to avoid certain procedures. In regards to intimate services, it is recommended that you prepare for the procedure by inserting a fresh tampon and cleansing the area thoroughly immediately before your appointment.
What is a histamine reaction?
Histamine reactions to hair removal are a common occurrence for certain parts of the body. The most affected areas are sides of the face, neck, torso, and, for those with lighter hair, occasionally the bikini area. This is due to an immune response to the removal of vellus hair. Vellus hair has very shallow roots that sit directly on the sensory nerve endings. When a large number of these hairs are removed all at once, for some people, a nerve signal is sent to the brain to stimulate the immune histamine response. The result is hives or a rash. Most people have experienced some form of this reaction when hair is removed from the upper lip or when tweezing hair above or between the eyebrows. This is commonly thought to be “breakout”, however it is actually a classic histamine reaction.
Reference Material: Wikipedia.org
How is a histamine reaction cared for?
Remember this reaction is not a form of acne or pimples. It should be handled like hives or a rash. Should this reaction occur, there are many over the counter anti-histamine options for treatment that you can discuss with your pharmacist or physician.
Reference Material: WebMD.com
Can a diabetic get sugared?
Yes. Although the sugar will seep into the follicle, it will not enter the bloodstream, and will have no effect on blood sugar levels. Sugaring is very gentle on the skin and is not contraindicated as waxing is.
How do I prepare for my appointment?
If you have been waxing regularly, make your appointment as soon as you notice hair growth. If you have been shaving, we recommend the hair be about the length of a grain of rice for your first appointment. Please do not apply any lotions or oils in the area to be sugared on the day of your appointment. Also, please do not exfoliate the area the day before, the day of, or the day after your sugaring.
Will this hurt?
Everyone will feel some amount of discomfort during sugaring, because we are removing hair from the root. Every part of the procedure is done with client comfort in mind, as well as the most effective removal of the hair. Properly applied sugaring technique results in only a momentary discomfort of the hair being removed from the follicle, which is somewhat similar to tweezing. The skin itself is never compromised and therefore discomfort is considerably reduced when compared to other hair removal methods.
How often should I sugar?
You have choices! Because Sugaring is able to get very short hairs, we offer two options:
Hair Reduction Program:
Depending on body part and hair type, you should come in every 2-3 weeks to get the fastest permanent reduction. This will vary somewhat depending on genetics and body chemistry. Generally speaking, if you might be tempted to shave it, we can sugar it, so come in as soon as you notice growth.
Generally every 4-6 weeks, this option will take much longer to get the full hair reduction benefit of Sugaring. Your skin will stay smoother longer than waxing or shaving.
How do I take care of my skin after sugaring?
We recommend gentle daily exfoliation (but not day of), hydration, and regular use of Hungarian Mud masks or Dead Sea salt treatments is recommended to get the best benefit from your sugaring. Ask your service provider which products are best for your skin.
What can affect my discomfort and pain reception?
Everyone’s tolerance levels can vary daily based on a variety factors. Some of these factors may be:
* Mental, physical, and emotional state
* Sleep quality and quantity
* Caffeine consumption
* Alcohol intake
* Stress levels before and after events
* Hunger and lack of nourishment
* Hormone imbalances
* Menstrual cycle
* Medical conditions
* Previous hair removal method
* Certain medications (prescription, over the counter)
* Interval between service appointments
Can a pregnant woman get sugared?
Yes, you can. However, if you do not regularly have those hairs removed by the root (i.e. shaving), we do not recommend getting your first sugaring during the first trimester. If you have been waxing prior to pregnancy, sugaring at any time during your pregnancy will be a great replacement for you, because of its reduced discomfort, and kindness to the skin.
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