Waxing & Sugaring
Temporary removal of unwanted hair from most body parts. The results of Sugaring last 4 to 6 weeks. For best results, do not apply moisturizing cream to the area. Take a muscle pain reliever 2 hours ahead if you are worried about pain. Hair should be at least a 1/4” long for the wax to grab onto the hair for removal. Do not shave in between waxing or sugaring appointments. It strengthens the hair follicle and makes it more challenging to pull.
Waxing removes a layer of skin, so it can be more thorough than sugaring. Calming products are applied afterwards to help with the individual’s skin type. i.e. normal to oily skin.
I perform the Strip Sugaring method. Sugar is applied and removed by using a cloth afterwards. Sugaring is better for people with sensitive skin. It does not remove a layer of skin, so it works better if the hairs are longer than a 1/4”. It is better for people with oily skin as it does not cause breakouts. People who are worried about the unnatural elements of the wax absorbing into their skin prefer it.
In my experience, it’s best to ask for Sugaring on the facial area if you are using Glycolic acid/AHA’s, Accutane, Differin, Retin A/Retinol, Tretinoin, Salicylic acid/BHA’s and ProActive which contains both Benzoyl peroxide and Glycolic acid/AHA’s skin care regimen. People who use excessive amounts of vitamin A also have trouble with the skin ripping. Sugaring doesn’t take off a layer of skin. It doesn’t bruise or tear the skin as much.
The client should exfoliate before the appointment to prevent ingrown hair growth. Refraining from exfoliation 24 hours to 48 hours before waxing is best.
Female hormonal changes during or before their monthly cycle may make the skin more sensitive.
Depilatory creams: Information.
I do not offer this service.
The chemicals in the depilatory creams are very alkaline. Its pH varies between 12.0 and 12.5. The increased pH of the cream causes the hair shaft to swell and enables portions of the follicles to dissolve and break down the hair.
When using: test a small area first. Some people are more sensitive than others. The formula’s ingredients also dissolve dead skin cells, which can result in ingrown hairs. It can burn your skin, which has a pH of 4.5–5.5, even if you use them as intended. Allergic reactions may include swelling, welt formation, rash, hives, difficulty breathing and dizziness.
A trusted source of FDA’s Office of Cosmetics and Colours says it has received reports of “burns, blisters, stinging, itchy rashes, and skin peeling associated with depilatories. Redness, rawness, or stinging can take a few days to show up.
The depilatories’ chemicals include sodium thioglycolate, calcium thioglycolate, and strontium sulphide, which break down the hair’s protein bonds.
After using a depilatory cream, your skin will be more prone to sunburn, so good sun protection is essential.
Do not use glycolic, retinol, exfoliating acids, or scrubs three days before applying a depilatory cream. Only resume these products three days after a depilatory cream application.
Wait six weeks after using a depilatory cream, giving your skin more time to heal and prevent your skin from burning. If you are considering IPL or Laser treatments, you must
The depilatory cream does not enter the hair shaft. A depilatory cream is similar to shaving, the only difference being that there is no blade. The results may last longer since the depth of action is more profound than shaving. The regrowth speed will also vary from person to person and their hair growth cycle.
Please don’t use the body formulas on your face. They have more chemicals to remove the hair than the facial depilatories. Hydrated hair is easier to remove than dry hair since it’s harder and takes longer to dissolve.