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I am often asked about the differences between Sugaring and Waxing...
1- Sugar paste is made up of all natural ingredients; sugar, lemon, and water. Most waxes are made primarily of resins and contain artificial fragrances, dyes, chemicals, and preservatives. Although you can be allergic to any given ingredient, natural or not, it’s more common for people to be allergic to artificial fragrances and ingredients like those found in waxes. Allergic reactions can make skin red, irritated, and break out into a rash.
2- Sugar paste is water soluble, meaning you can easily wash it off with water. Wax needs to be taken off with a special wax remover, baby oil or petroleum jelly.
3- Sugar paste does not attach to live skin cells, it will only take away dead skin cells... unlike waxing which also removes the live ones.
4- Sugar paste is never hot; wax is applied hot and can easily burn your skin, potentially leading to scabs. Sugar paste is used at room temperature so there’s no chance of burning your skin.
5- The traditional sugaring technique using the paste is removed in the same direction hair grows, putting less strain on the skin and causing less trauma and pain. Wax is applied in the direction the hair grows, but removed against the grain of hair growth, causing more strain, pain, and trauma to your skin.
Let's not forget that our Sugarpaste is 100% Natural, Sustainable and Biodegradable!
Remember when booking your appointment: 24 hours BEFORE AND AFTER Sugaring Care
Avoid wearing perfume, lotion, creams, makeup or deodorant.
Body hair should be at least 1/8 of an inch to at most 1/2 of an inch long, so please trim at home before your appointment. (WE DO NOT TRIM)
Cleanse the areas that are to be sugared thoroughly and wear loose, comfortable clothes to your appointment.
Do not exfoliate, go tanning or engage in any activities that will make you perspire.
It is not uncommon for ingrown hairs to appear within a week of your first time sugaring. They usually occur when the hair grows and reinserts itself into the hair follicle. Try to keep the area clean, dry and moisturized as this can help reduce irritation until the skin has healed. Applying a cold compress may soothe skin irritation after sugaring. It’s perfectly normal for some people to get ingrowns, however with time and consistency, it should get better.
Tips to help treat and avoid ingrown hairs:
Exfoliate twice a week and moisturize daily with a natural, unscented moisturizer.
The optimal amount of time between sugaring is 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. The longer you wait between sessions, the more time you are allowing the follicle to repair itself and the root to strengthen.
Brazilian, Arms, Legs: 3-4 weeks
Face, Underarms: 2-3 weeks