GENERAL SUGARING QUESTIONS
BEFORE GETTING STARTED
The sugar's consistency is important. Both air and skin temperature will affect the sugar's workability. Make sure to apply in a cool room between (72-75℉) with low humidity and cool skin.
Air: Avoid steamy bathrooms, turn on the A/C, use a fan, and don't use in direct sunlight or under a heat lamp.
Skin: Clean, dry, & cool. No lotion, sunscreen, deodorant, or sweat. If showering, make sure skin is completely cool and dry.
IF THE SUGAR IS...
Too warm: Sugar will be stringy and too gooey to remove hair.
Too cold: Sugar might be difficult to get out of the jar and hard to spread. If your sugar is too cold, leave it on the skin before spreading for 10-15 seconds. The sugar quickly warms to the temperature of the skin.
The more you practice, the better you will get at determining the correct consistency of the sugar.
Let Sugar sit upright at room temp. (72-75℉) with the lid on for 8-12 hours.
Watch the How To Video
Trim: To reduce tugging, hair length should be 1/4"-1/2".
Practice Patch: Start on your arm as shown in the video
**Be Patient: Expect 2-3 sessions to get a feel for the Sugar and learn how to flick.
What is the "Practice Patch"?
The Practice Patch is the test area on your skin where you will practice sugaring and learn how to flick.
Just like most skin-care products, we advise you practice using Sugar Me Smooth on the inside of your wrist before attempting another areas. We suggest this for a few reasons:
1. Testing the sugar on the wrist will tell you if you'll have a reaction to the sugar before putting it in more intimate or sensitive areas like the bikini or face. Our sugar is 100% all natural, made with only sugar, lemons, and water, so there shouldn't be a reaction.
2. Practicing on the wrist will allow you to master the technique before moving to more sensitive, difficult areas like the bikini , underarm, face, etc. The wrist doesn't have a lot of hair and has naturally tight skin so practicing there should not cause unnecessary pain.
3. Warning: Customers that do not do the Practice Patch on the inside of the wrist, but do it where they were planning to sugar anyway report more pain, redness, and irritation. Start at the wrist and save yourself the frustration!
Which Flicker should I use?
The different sized flickers were carefully chosen and some are better for use than others, depending on the area. Each individual is different and will prefer different flickers for different areas. For beginners, we suggest starting with the Small Flicker as it is smaller and easier to manage!
The Large Flicker is great for use on large areas such as:
The Small Flicker is great for use:
Bikini / Brazilian
The Spot Flicker is great for use:
Tough areas of the Bikini / Brazilian
Toes / Fingers
Will the sugar work on places other than where it says on the jar?
Yes! ALL sugar will work on ALL areas.
The Bikini and Face sugars are infused with Licorice Root to help reduce sting and redness in sensitive areas, so we suggest that if you are wanting to sugar a sensitive area (bikini, face, underarm) that these sugars be used. However, if you purchased the Body jar, it will still work on the sensitive ares!
My skin is red after sugaring, What happened?
Redness is typically nothing to worry about, however the following may be reasons why you turned red and how to prevent it in the future!
1. Redness occurs as blood rushes to provide nutrients and healing to an area. Having just sugared, hair was pulled out of the root and the body's immediate reaction is to FIX!
2. Redness will go away within a few hours at most. Following a sugaring session with the Soothing Mist / Soothing Solution will reduce redness and soothe the skin!
3. The best way to prevent redness in the future is to stay on top of your sugaring! Sugar every few weeks (as necessary). Because the hair grows back thinner and finer, there will be less irritation and redness after each sugaring session.
My skin got little bumps after sugaring. What happened?
Those little bumps are typically nothing to worry about, however the following may be reasons why you got those bumps and how to prevent it in the future!
The red bumps are the (now empty) hair follicles that just had the hair removed.
The bumps typically occur if the hair was too long when it was sugared out. Optimal hair length is between 1/4-1/2" (about the length of a grain of rice). If it is longer than this, the sugar will unnecessarily pull the skin more, leading to those little raised bumps.
Ways to avoid the little bumps when sugaring:
1. Trim the hair
2. Make sure you're flicking parallel to the skin, not pulling up.
Why did sugaring cause bruising?
Bruising can be caused by a few different things:
-Flicking up, not parallel to the skin
- The hair is too long
- Superficial bones (close to the skin)
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 here 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. 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.
Why is the sugar leaving behind some hairs?
Hair grows in different cycles, so the hair you're sugaring will likely not all be the same length and some will be too short to be picked up.
If you do have some stubborn hairs that don't seem to come up try the 'wrap around' method, explained perfectly by a customer:
"If you get stubborn hairs, spread a “c” shaped and a backwards “c” shape with the corner of the flicker, then press flat and flick Fast!"
Can I put my used glob of sugar (with hair in it) down the drain?
It's up to you. The sugar will dissolve in warm water so the only thing that could possibly clog the drain is the hair that's left after the sugar dissolves.
When in doubt, grab the large glob of sugar and hair off the flicker and throw that in the garbage, and rinse the remaining sugar off the flicker in the sink. This method is shown in the Express How-To video.
- How to prevent sticky sugar
- Why sticky sugar happens
- What to do with sticky sugar
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:
-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 ripping out hair, especially if the hair has not been ripped out in a long time (more than 6 months).