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Regular Wax Vs. Sugar Wax: Preparation and Care

February 9, 2021

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over a basic comparison between standard forms of body wax and what’s known as sugar wax, or sugaring. This latter product is becoming quite popular in some circles recently, and is made using simple products – including sugar, as the name suggests – while used in similar ways to other wax formats.

At His & Hers Waxing, we’re proud to offer a wide array of both men’s and women’s waxing services, services that include not only the actual application and care of wax on the body, but also on the various wax formats out there and how they compare. We want all our clients to have the very best idea of the options available to them before they order any waxing solutions. Today’s part two of our series will go over some basic preparation and post-wax care for sugar waxing, plus a final word on selecting your partner for this area.

Preparation for Sugar Waxing

Whether you’ve chosen to attend a spa for sugar waxing or you’re trying to apply this product on a DIY basis at home, there are a few important preparation steps you should be attending to. These include the following areas:

  • Exfoliation: Exfoliation removes dead skin cells and other debris from the surface of the skin, allowing it to be clean so your hair grips the sugar wax and is removed easily.
  • Tanning: Avoid tanning or using retinoids directly in advance of a sugar waxing appointment, as they will irritate your skin and make it too sensitive. If you have a sunburn, you should reschedule your appointment until it’s gone.
  • Painkillers: For those who struggle with pain, take a painkiller about 30 minutes before waxing begins.
  • Clothing: Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothes that won’t be too tight or irritate your recently waxed area.

Post-Sugar Wax Tips

A few basic care tips following sugar wax:

  • Pain relief: If the area is painful or sensitive after waxing, apply a cold compress or some hydrocortisone cream. You may also take a painkiller.
  • Tanning: Again, avoid tanning for at least 24 hours, if not longer.
  • Shaving: Try to avoid shaving or tweeting hairs that have been left behind, as this will irritate them – they can be handled on the next visit.

Be Diligent

Just like any other service that’s becoming more popular, it’s important to do your research on reputable spas and providers for sugar waxing needs. Check into customer reviews, spa certifications and other important factors to ensure you’re working with quality pros and not amateurs trying to make a quick buck.

For more on sugar waxing and how to prepare for it, or to learn about any of our waxing services, speak to the staff at His & Hers Waxing today.