SUGAR/thread hair length needs to be min. 1/8in long. that is about 1-3 weeks of growth. if hair is longer than 1in please trim to max. of 1/4in. let it grow out! if you have been shaving, please allow 10 days or (1/16inch) of hair growth for sugaring. schedule your sugaring appointment 2-3 days before beach or poolside jaunts, and have at least one under your belt prior to your vacation. skin should be free of , dirt, sweat, oils, lotions, creams, balms, tanners, deodorant, body sprays, and soap residue. any product or residue on the skin will obstruct the sugar from grabbing the hair for removal. meaning, the service cannot be done! also gently exfoliate the day before will prep skin for sugaring.
be comfy. wear loose comfortable clothing to prevent irritation after your body sugaring service.
if you are on your mensi, please plug it up, so as to not paint my bed red.
sugaring exfoliates the skin, and causes the temporary enlargement of the hair follicles that can allow bacteria residing on the skin to enter the enlarged follicles and cause skin infections.
heightened sensitivity may be experienced for the next 24-48 hours. use a cold compress to soothe the skin.
avoid any nooners, friction or rubbing, hot tub, sun, tanning, hot showers, scrubbing, sweating, heat or swimming since the pores are more exposed. do not exfoliate during this time. leave the area alone and avoid any bacteria exposure the first 48h. (especially lips. they can be reactive post threading) try to avoid touching the area, applying any face oil, any make up, use any harsh soaps, any heavy creams or lotions. keep the area clean. if an infection is noted, it should be evaluated and treated by a health professional as soon as possible. exfoliating with scrub 1 to 3x a week. adjust according to how your skin handles it. be gentle on the face, but little more aggressive on body parts. moisturize with a body oil everyday, or every other day if you cant do it everyday. that should keep ingrowns away and keep the skin supple. these are 2 crucial steps for maintaining your sugar after you leave the studio. it prevents ingrowns and allows your hair to reach the skin surface for sugaring. you cannot omit one or the other. they go hand in hand because our skin needs to be hydrated & moisturized. over exfoliating will cause breakouts and be counterproductive. not moisturizing will cause skin to become dry, flaky and dehydrated. one is a histamine reaction. so the bumps look like "hives". please ask pharmacist or dr for a topical to treat this type of reaction. the other is a bacterial reaction. the bumps will look like white dots. that will take up to a week to disappear. please ask pharmacist or dr for a topical to treat this type of reaction. wearing loose and clean clothing after sugaring will help reduce the risk of breakouts. loose fitting, breathable underwear is also helpful for brazilians. you may also go underwear free. sometimes the skin will have difference reactions. even if you have been sugaring or threading for a long time. this may still occur.