I know that removing your hair isn't the most calming service, but the more relaxed you are the better the results. I use certain breathing techniques during the service to help remind you to relax. Practice your breathing during the experience!
Clean & dry
Working out is a big part of our daily lives, but please refrain from working out 4 hours prior to your appointment. Arrive to the appointment with clean, dry skin. Avoid using any lotions or oils before your appointment.
Let it grow
The longer you let your hair grow, the better the results. Not that patient? 10-14 days is preferred and required for first sugaring treatment.
I know it's hard, but refrain from touching the freshly sugared area for the first 24 hours. We carry germs on our hands and the area sugared is more susceptible to bacteria that might cause an infection of the hair follicle known as folicullitis.
Keep it simple
Avoid using products with chemicals and additives for 24 hours after treatment. These products may cause an adverse reaction after hair removal, depending on the sensitivity of your skin. Avoid Exfoliants, scrubs, and loofahs for the first day after your sugaring. This includes products that contain acids such as glycolic, salicylic and alpha-hydroxy. You can start your exfoliation routine about two days after your sugaring.
Stay out of the water
Avoid taking any hot showers or baths for at least 2 hours after your treatment. Opt for a warm shower– not a hot one the evening of your sugaring and gently wash the area with antibacterial soap. Resist jumping into the hot tub, steam room or sauna for at least 48 hours, these environments can breed bacteria and its best to avoid.
While you might want to share your new look with a loved one right away, medical experts advise waiting at least 48 hours – especially if you are prone to ingrown hairs or are fairly new to sugaring. Friction and perspiration might aggravate the skin. During the first 24 hours, your body is most susceptible to outside bacteria that might cause an infection of the hair follicle known as folicullitis.
Don’t go running off to the gym immediately after your appointment. Take the rest of the day off as the perspiration tends to irritate the skin.
Avoid tanning beds and sunbathing for 48 hours. When you do return to the beautiful sun, don't forget sunscreen!
Give the skin on your body the same TLC you grace your face with. Two days after your sugar, start a daily exfoliation routine and make the exfoliating mitt your best friend! Wet the mitt and add a dab of body polish and gently scrub the area. This will exfoliate the thin layer of skin away and set that hair free preventing an infection. Do not scrub too hard.
Moisturize daily using natural products with no additives, preservatives or artificial fragrances. Not sure what to use? Unscented Lotion is a safe bet for everyone!
To get the best results from sugaring, its best to remove hair during the antigen stage. This is when the hair is about 1/4 inch long. When removing hairs by the root at this stage, we remove it at the optimal time removing the follicle wall, resulting in your hair becoming thinner and finer. This is typically 3-6 weeks after your last appointment, but it can vary from person to person.
Depending on density of the hair growth, some clients may experience a minor breakout due to the over abundance of oil being produced. Others may experience hives and itching, swelling or pustules. Remember, as the hair diminishes, the chance of these breakouts will diminish also.
Vellus hair ( peach fuzz) is a protective device used by the body to protect the skin. When this hair is extracted, every alarm in the nervous system is set off. The body produces histamines, which are responsible for itching, redness and swelling. In addition, the body sends out white blood cells to protect the follicle from infection, resulting in pustules.
It is important for you to realize that these break-outs are not product related or technique related. They are skin-related, and we have no control over how each individual’s skin will react. You may want to take an antihistamine for allergic reaction. If you are unsure if you can take antihistamines, please contact your doctor.
AFTER TREATMENT ADVICE
Do not use any cream, lotions, cleansers, or make-up to the area that was sugared for at least 12 hours.
Redness & Itchy Skin
Due to excessive blood flow to the treated areas, some client’s skin will look pink and feel hot and/or itchy immediately after treatment. Others may take a longer time to react, or not react at all. These reactions are normal as long as the redness disappears within a few hours.
Treatment Advice for Redness & Itchy Skin
Avoid direct heat such as hot baths for 12 hours.
Avoid sun-beds, and sunbathing 48 hours after treatment.
Skin must not be rubbed or scratched after treatment.
Avoid wearing tight-fitting garments immediately following treatment.
You should not exercise immediately following treatment.
Due to a build-up of dead skin cells formed over the mouth of the follicle, the new hair does not have the strength to push its way through the skin’s surface. You may feel itchy and develop bumps. Clients with dry skin are more prone to this condition.
Treatment Advice for Ingrown Hairs
Exfoliate!! A mix of salt and sugar scrub makes for the best results! Pat dry, treat with an antiseptic cream and hydrate with a soothing unscented lotion. lease ask your esthetician about our post care retail options.