What You Need to Know

First Time Sugaring?

How Can I Prepare for My Sugaring Appointment?

It's best to be well hydrated several days before and just prior to your first appointment. If your skin is dehydrated, it tends to hold onto the hair which can result in breakage rather than complete removal from the root. While sugaring is in the process make sure to relax. 

 

Beaute Vital International requires that every client fill out our waiver form for consent before your first appointment.

How Long Does the Sugaring Last?

On average one goes through three different hair growth cycles that are each approximately 10 days long so, we recommend booking an appointment every 4 weeks to maintain best results and minimise pain when continuing with sugaring in the future. Please be aware that you may not be 100% smooth the very first time you sugar, because of the different hair growth cycles, your hair may grow back "patchy". The more consistent you are, the smoother you'll be. Sugaring regularly will cause the hair to grow back finer, thinner, and more sparse. 

Does sugaring hurt? Can I reduce the pain? 

Pain is relative to each client, however, here are some tips to minimize the pain. First of all, be consistent, make sure to book your appointments regularly to get the most out of your experience and achieve beautifully smooth skin. This results in a less painful sugaring experience. The second appointment is less painful than the first and gets easier each time you come in.  We also suggest scheduling your first appointment right after your period. Your pain threshold is higher during that time, and you'll be more comfortable. Stop shaving! We like you to come see us about two weeks after your last shave because shaving can make the hair more resistant to sugaring.  

How do I care for my skin after my sugaring?

After 24 hours, we advise gentle exfoliation. As this is practised daily, the likelihood of various skin irritations may be greatly reduced. We offer a variety of products to help with this process. Please ask about what product is best for you. 

Benefits of Sugaring

Sugaring

Pure and Natural Ingredients

The sugar paste we use is made solely of sugar, water, and citric acid. It’s completely edible and all natural. Because there are no harsh chemicals and no chemicals can be added to the sugar paste, this is an excellent option for those with sensitive skin, those who are prone to skin irritation, or simply those who advocate for a more natural approach to life.

 

Low Temperature

Sugar paste is only heated to approximately room temperature, which results in no risk of burning the skin. With some people, there can be added irritation on the skin due to the heat of the wax, therefore with sugaring, you rule out any possible additional irritation from the heat.

 

Easier to Clean Up

Since sugar paste only contains sugar, water, and citric acid, it is water soluble. This means that it can be cleaned very easily and that leads to a less sticky residue.

 

Sugar Doesn't Adhere to Live Skin cells

Since sugar paste is water soluble, it won’t stick to live skin cells because of the high water content. Leaving the live skin cells intact, means less irritation for your beautiful skin. Sugaring leaves skin feeling soft and smooth.

 

Sugaring is Faster

Wax needs some time to harden in order to be removed properly. Sugar does not require this time. Sugar is simply applied and removed immediately. This makes a sugaring appointment more time effective.  

 

Sugaring is Even More Sanitary

With such a high the sugar content, bacteria cannot grow in sugar paste.

 

Sugaring Causes Less Breakage

Waxing with an improperly trained aesthetician can potentially break about  30% of the hair. This means the hair can possibly break instead of being removed from the root and clients may see some immediate regrowth. Sugar seeps into the hair follicle. The hair is then removed in the direction of natural growth. This means little breakage occurs, leaving the skin much smoother.

 

Sugaring Removes Very Short Hair

With waxing,  hair needs to be one-quarter of an inch (1/4″) long. That is 14 days of growth after shaving for most people. Sugaring has the ability to remove much shorter hair–about one-eighth of an inch (1/8″)That is only about 7- 10 days of growth on average.

During the hair removal process, our bodies experience a certain level of trauma. Don’t let that scare you! The results that we get from sugaring are worth it. We are damaging the hair follicles, causing hair to grow back slower.  The stress that hair removal can induce on your body may occasionally cause some different reactions to the skin. 

Extreme skin reactions from external sources are not common, but they do happen, and we should know what to expect and how to treat them. 

THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF SKIN REACTIONS THAT MAY OCCUR AFTER SUGARING:

HISTAMINE REACTION:

What is it?  

First off, experiencing a histamine reaction does not mean that you are allergic to the sugar product. Creating histamine is one way the body protects itself against the stress of a perceived attack. A histamine reaction is easily identified by a rash that presents itself as welts or bumps. This reaction may happen immediately after your sugar. Histamine is very helpful and it works by enlarging the blood vessels and making them easier to penetrate. The body then swells and protects the affected area. It is the increase in the size of the blood vessels that also additionally creates erythema, which is reddening of the skin.

 

How long does it last?

Histamine reactions generally only last a few hours.

 

How to treat it? 

Not everyone will experience a histamine reaction, but if you do, it has been our experience that it can be treated either with an antihistamine cream.  We have learned that if an antihistamine cream is applied directly after treatment, the discomfort can be greatly reduced. If you are someone who seeks a more natural approach, Lavender is an essential oil with anti-inflammatory properties, and it’s gentle enough that it can be applied to the skin. 

 

INGROWN HAIR:

What is it?  

Ingrown hair occurs when the hair below the skin’s surface isn’t able to exit the skin’s surface.  The hair continues to grow underneath the surface.  

 

WE CAN CLASSIFY INGROWN HAIR INTO THREE LEVELS OF SEVERITY:

 

Light: Hair appearing just below the surface of the skin. Treat with mechanical exfoliation and tweezers.  Typically lasts a few days.  

 

Medium:  Ingrown hairs are deep and cause swelling around the infected area.  Treat with mechanical and chemical exfoliation. Supplement with the Perfect Peach treatment if needed.  Typically lasts 1-2 weeks but may last longer if not properly treated.  

 

Severe:  Ingrown hair occurs frequently and in multiple areas beneath the skin’s surface.  If left untreated, there may be a hardening of the skin above the ingrown, making it very difficult to extract.  We recommend our clients treat weekly with our exfoliation kit. 

 

How is it treated?  

Treatment requires prevention and after-care work as described below:

 

 

Prevention:  Proper waxing techniques can do a lot to alleviate ingrown hair. Here at Beaute Vital International will remove the hair from the root, and not just break them below the surface of the skin.  This technique significantly reduces the chances of ingrown hair.  Daily exfoliation also helps prepare the skin to be sugared.  

 

 

 

REDNESS:

 

What is it?   

Since we are continuously pulling the root of the hair, this can cause the skin to turn pink or red. This is more pronounced in the skin that is pale and considered reactive.

How long does it last?  

This reaction is very temporary. Reactive skin is simply defined as skin that responds to stimulus. If your skin is red solely from the change in temperature, it will dissipate quickly.

How to treat it?

A cooling and soothing gels are applied right after treatment in the salon.  Our Aloe Vera sprays can also be applied at home.

 

PERIFOLLICULAR EDEMA:

What is it? 

Perifollicular is defined as the area surrounding the hair follicle. Edema translates to swelling. Essentially, it’s inflammation around the hair follicles.  This is actually a clinical endpoint of sugaring and is nothing at all alarming. Perifollicular edema presents itself as small, red bumps where hair was removed.

 

How long does it last? 

 Perifollicular Edema dissipates quickly.  Typically within 24 hours.  

 

How to treat it?

In most cases, you do not need to treat it at all, it will go away on its own.  Applying our soothing gel-like Aloe Vera may help.

 

BACTERIAL REACTION:

 

What is it?  

Bacterial reactions present themselves with tiny white pustules on the skin.  They look like whiteheads.  While a histamine reaction will present itself almost immediately, a bacterial reaction will generally take two to three days before it presents itself.

How long does it last? 

 The pustules can be irritating and last up to 2 weeks if not properly treated.

 

How to treat it?   

The best way to treat it is by preventing it! Bacterial reactions happen when we touch our silky-smooth, freshly waxed skin. We advise our clients not to touch freshly waxed skin. If you are a man getting a chest or back wax, it's advisable to bring a clean shirt to change into after your treatment. We also recommend using an antibacterial/antimicrobial ointment to eliminate bacteria in the affected area (like Polysporin). Abstaining from saunas, steam rooms, swimming pools, hot tubs, sexual activity, exercise, and anything that can introduce bacteria to the affected area for the first 24 hours after your wax is strongly advised. 

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