Bruising typically happens as a result of improper usage of the Sugar.
Be sure to read our start guide & watch our how-to videos to learn how to flick.
Here are our tips and tricks to avoid bruising!
Never Pull UP!
When flicking, make sure you're pulling parallel to the skin. If you pull up while flicking, you are lifting the skin - which causes bruising! Imagine pulling a bandaid off. Start from the very edge and flick it off parallel to the skin.
Use Prepping Powder!
Prepping Powder allows the Sugar to fully adhere to the hair and can reduce tugging on the skin. Even though Sugar does not adhere to live skin cells, using Prepping Powder can act as an extra barrier between the Sugar and the skin!
Pull Skin TAUT!
One of the most common causes we see of bruising is when someone is not pulling the skin they're Sugaring tight enough. The tighter you hold the skin, the less lifting there will be, and therefore the less chance of bruising.
Sticky Sugar & Bruising
If your Sugar becomes too sticky, continuing to try to flick it off can cause bruising from pulling on the skin. If you ever get stuck in a sticky situation, just rinse the Sugar off with warm water and start again when your skin has cooled down.
Bruising is more likely to occur as you learn how to properly Sugar. If you're wanting to learn how to Sugar before an important event such as a wedding or beach vacation, please use caution. We don't want you walking around with bruised legs!
*If taking blood thinner, please know that bruising may be more likely.
We stand by our statement that Sugar Me Smooth works on all hair types and all skin types. However, some people may have one or more of the following harmless side effects after using the hair removal sugar depending on their skin sensitivity:
Redness, small bumps, patchy redness, mild itchiness, bruising, brief bleeding from the hair follicle.
If one or more of the above listed side affects happens to you, they should subside quickly. Please note that these are natural reactions to removing hair from the root, especially if the hair has not been removed in more than 6 months.
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