Common Questions Libby Gets Asked About Sugaring
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WAXING AND SUGARING?
Sugar paste is made from all-natural ingredients, no dyes, chemicals, or other ingredients that can cause irritation to the skin. Sugar only removes dead skin, leaving a lightly exfoliated result. Wax takes live skin, along with the dead skin, leaving skin more susceptible to bacteria and sun damage. Sugar is only warmed up, never hot enough to burn someone.
CAN I USE MY WAX WARMER FOR SUGARING?
No, the wax warmer is too hot for Sugar and won’t accommodate the adjustments needed to keep Sugar at the right temperature.
DO YOU FIND BEAUTY BUSINESSES OFFER BOTH WAX AND SUGAR?
Rarely do I see businesses offering both services, Sugar is such a gentle and effective way to remove hair, the wax is much harsher in comparison. If someone is thoroughly trained in the Sugaring technique, they would have no need to continue to wax clients.
CAN SUGARING BE DONE ON ALL SKIN TYPES?
Yes, it’s good for all skin types, even sensitive skin.
CONTRAINDICATIONS FOR SUGARING?
Sunburn, open sores, blisters, Antibiotics, Accutane, and strong Retinols.
CAN YOU SUGAR MEN?
Yes, absolutely, however, the beard and head are not recommended. Full body sugaring is available to both men and women.
SUGARING AND PREGNANT WOMEN?
Yes, pregnant women can get sugared, however, due to the hormone changes, pre-menstrual and pregnant women might be more sensitive.
SUGARING TEENS AND TWEENS?
Sugaring is gentle enough for teens and tweens. With parental consent, there are no age limits. Since sugaring is so gentle it creates a very pleasant experience vs the pain and trama of waxing.
There is no hard line because each client is different. I’ve had an 11-year-old girl client with dark hair on her upper lip get sugared, and she absolutely loved the results. The teasing at school was upsetting her, and this was a great option for her.