Pre & Post Care
Before your Appointment:
It is very important that exfoliation is not done the day prior, of or after an appointment. The sugar works as an exfoliator so it is important to have dead skin for the sugar to remove. Skin can otherwise become irritated easily due to the over-working of the skin.
It is best to schedule your appointment around your menstrual cycle, due to extra sensitivity during this time.
You should also avoid using any moisturizing creams, oils and cream based products the day prior and of your appointment.
After your Appointment:
Remember it is important not to exfoliate the day of or after your appointment, as this may result in irritating the skin.
A few things to keep in mind after receiving a sugaring treatment:
- Avoid excessive sweating for 24 hours if possible.
- Avoid hot tubs and swimming pools (salt water is an exception)
- Be aware of direct sun exposure after a sugar treatment. NO tanning should be done for up to 2 days after a treatment.
- Red bumps may appear on the treated area of skin. This is normal, especially for those with sensitive skin. Do not be alarmed, it is a sign the hair has been removed from the follicle. The bumps will disappear within a few hours, but can for a day or two for those with very sensitive skin.
- In-grown hairs are a concern since the hair is being removed from the follicle and does not come back for weeks, the skin has a chance to form over the follicle. Ensuring a good exfoliating habit 3 to 4 times a week and consistent moisturizing will help to keep the follicles clear and prevent in-grown hairs. There are different ways to treat in-grown hairs and every person is different so speak to you sugarist for the best solution for you.
- The best results are seen with those who keep a routine suitable to their hair growth. Those with extremely thick hair will see a very large difference but will not see drastic results if the client does not stay consistent.