Bruising can be a side-effect of sugaring, and may occur with the presence of 1 or more of the following factors:
- Poor Technique (pulling up, not parallel to the skin)
- The hair is too long
- Superficial bones (Shin, eyebrow bone, pubic bone, etc.)
How to prevent Bruising:
The best way to prevent bruising is to have the correct technique of flicking down before sugaring a super hairy area.
For example: we suggest practicing on the inside of the wrist until you have the flicking technique down! This might take a few tries. Practicing on the wrist until you get it down will ensure that when you're sugaring an area with a superficial bone, or that has hair a little bit longer than optimal, you still won't bruise.
Trim the hair before starting if necessary. The hair should be no longer than 1/4-1/2 inches long. Keep in mind that areas like the shin and eyebrow have superficial bones... or bones that are close to the skin. Sugaring with poor technique in these areas will increase the likelihood of bruising.