So You're Getting Sugared, Here's How to Prepare!
If you're reading this, chances are you've booked your first sugaring appointment or are considering creating an appointment. Sugaring is a fantastic alternative to traditional waxing, leaving your skin smoother for longer. But because it is a bit different than waxing, you should know a few things before heading in for your appointment. Sugar by Jennifer is committed to helping you have a comfortable appointment, whether it's your first or if you are a seasoned sugaring customer.
Before Your Appointment
Make sure the hair you want to be removed is at least 1/4 inch long. If the hair is longer, the sugar will be able to grip it and remove it from the root. Conversely, if the hair is too long, it will be more difficult to remove and could result in discomfort during your appointment. Exfoliate the night before or the day of your appointment. This may seem like a no-brainer, but trust us, it's essential! We recommend exfoliating with an organic Sugar Scrub prior to your sugaring appointment, as it helps to remove any dead skin cells that might impede the sugar from gripping the hair. It also leaves your skin nice and smooth so that the sugar can glide over it smoothly.
Arrive freshly bathed with completely clean skin. We recommend showering right before your appointment, as sweat can also create a barrier between the sugar and your skin, making hair removal more difficult. Be sure to avoid applying any lotions or oils to the area you'll be having sugared 24 hours before your appointment. This includes anything from body lotion to face cream to perfume. Lotions and oils can create a barrier between the sugar and your skin, making it more difficult to remove the hair. To learn more about the sugar we use and our other products, visit our services page.
Aftercare and Comfort
Wear loose-fitting clothing to your appointment. You'll want to avoid anything too tight or constricting as it could irritate your skin post-sugaring. We want you to be as comfortable as you can be after your appointment at Sugar by Jennifer! Make sure to avoid the sun after your appointment. True for any type of waxing or sugaring, but hair removal via wax or sugar prior to tanning can cause skin irritation! This goes for both natural and artificial tans. The heat from tanning can irritate newly sensitized skin, resulting in redness, swelling, and potentially even burns. So if you're planning on hitting up the beach or pool after your appointment, make sure you wait at least 24 hours before doing so to avoid unnecessary pain or discomfort from sunburns. Be aware of how much hair will be removed during your first few appointments vs. subsequent appointments down the road. Because sugaring removes hair from the root, it takes time for new growth to come in fully, which means that not all hairs will be at ideal lengths for removal during each appointment—especially if you're new to sugaring! However, after several appointments, most people see a significant reduction in regrowth as fewer hairs are able to reach ideal lengths before being removed again.
Drink plenty of water and eat light meals leading up to (and following) your appointment! Staying hydrated and full helps to keep your skin healthy and looking its best—and who doesn't want that? Lastly, just relax and enjoy yourself! Our estheticians are professionals who have seen it all—so there's nothing you can do or say that will phase them! However, be sure to communicate any areas of concern to your esthetician prior to starting the sugaring service. This will allow them to adjust their technique as necessary and ensure you have the best experience possible. Our estheticians at Sugar by Jennifer are here to help you feel relaxed and comfortable throughout your entire appointment, so just sit back and relax.
Now that you know all there is to know about sugaring prep go forth and book your appointment with Sugar by Jennifer with confidence! And remember those post-sugaring tips we talked about earlier: drink plenty of water and eat light meals leading up to (and following) your appointment! We hope to see you soon!