Hair Removal Myths, Debunked

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We live in the information age, where sometimes it’s difficult to tell fact from fiction. Rumours become overblown, and half-truths become widespread. This can influence topics as big as politics or as intimate as hair removal. Today, we’ll go through some common hair removal myths, debunk them, and go over what we really need to know about the ancient practice of removing body hairs.

Myth 1: Shaving Hair Makes it Grow Back Thicker

This is a common myth that doesn’t hold up to scrutiny. Most people believe this is true because as our body hair grows back after a shave, it often feels thicker; when our senses tell us something is true, it’s easy to believe. The reality is, when we shave we slice hairs at an angle, so the surface we touch feels larger to our fingers. Thankfully, you can shave without expecting your hair to literally thicken. That said, how we perceive is a large part of what we hold to be true, so if we don’t like coarse feeling hairs, or don’t want anyone else to touch our coarse feeling hair, it might be wise to explore other hair removal options.

Myth 2: Laser Hair Removal Permanently Removes All Unwanted Hair

We hope that when we’re willingly getting a laser pointed at our skin to remove hair, it does something drastic. This myth says that because the laser’s heat is so powerful, it permanently kills any hair follicles it targets. While this can be the case, more often than not a hair follicle just falls dormant, and can reawaken shortly after; the follicles are only partly destroyed. This means most laser hair removal takes multiple treatments and semi-annual touchups.  This is especially true for people with fair hair; the lasers have a hard time targeting hair with less color, and so follicles can easily be missed entirely!

Myth 3: Hair Removal Has To Hurt

Let’s be honest here - thorough hair removal is probably going to feel at least uncomfortable. That said, does it really have to hurt; are we going to be red in the face and holding back tears no matter what? Thankfully, the overly painful hair removal is easily debunked, and there are many ways we can alleviate pain from hair removal. Firstly, we can avoid caffeine or any other stimulants before we get hair removed, because stimulants tighten our skin, which makes it harder to remove the hair. Taking painkillers and using relaxation techniques before getting hair removed is extremely helpful. Finally, distracting yourself with a held object can be useful.

Myth 4: At Home Hair Removal is as Good as Professional

In short, it’s not. Professional hair removal services can offer the highest quality body sugaring or other hair removal services that at home products can’t match. This is because of the quality of equipment, ingredients and technique professional services offer. This isn’t to say we can’t work on hair removal between trips to the pros, but for best results, professional is the way to go.

A Brief History of Hair Removal

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Hair removal is a fantastic way to feel great. Sugaring helps exfoliate our skin, leaving it soft, smooth and beautiful. We get our beauty standards from a lot of different sources; magazines, films, the people around us. Today, let’s look into the history of hair removal, and see how we got to the beauty standards we have today.

History Undressed has a fantastic article on hair removal, explaining its origins. They note that the best hair removal techniques, like sugaring, have been used for thousands of years, and are basically unchanged since those times; this is because the technique is so effective, and that hair-free skin has been a beauty standard since cavemen times. The first group thought to be interested in hair removal, surprisingly enough, is men; early hunter-gatherers were worried that their rivals would be able to get an advantage in fights by pulling on their facial hair, so warriors on the up-and-up would scrape off their beards and hair with sharp rocks. Fortunately, that technique has not survived the test of time, and we’ve found better methods.

The trend of cavemen removing their hair seems to have found its way to the entire upper class, and to the ancient Egyptians and Greeks, a hair-free body was considered a sign of refined taste and status. Women in these cultures would commonly have almost all their hair removed, leaving only the eyebrows. Sugaring was often used in these cultures, as it was easy to get the ingredients, and extremely effective at removing hair. Body hair and facial hair were a sign of lower status in these cultures, as it meant you were uncivilized and unaware of how to take care of your hygiene.

As time progressed, body hair removal stayed extremely common. The Romans used it as an identifier of class too, so it spread throughout the Empire, and most of Europe. During the Middle Ages, when times were tough, the Europeans stopped using body hair removal as much; during Elizabethan times, it came back, but only in the form of eyebrow and forehead hair removal. As time went on, full body hair removal became common in Europe once again. Looking back through fine art, we can see that women throughout the ages are almost all clean-shaven; this beauty standard has persisted through the best and worst of times, and in the Middle East and Egypt, body hair removal was common even in the Middle Ages.

In the 1880s, Gilette created the first modern razor, a far cry from the sharp stones cavemen used to slice off their hair.

Today, sugaring remains a common and effective way of removing body hair; though lasers and other advanced technology have come into play, it’s hard to beat the ancient wisdom of the Egyptians. The fact that hair removal has remained a sign of taste, class and good looks throughout eras and cultures is a testament to its importance as a beauty standard. To have our skin looking as beautiful as possible, it’s helpful to visit a professional body sugaring service who can sugar us with utmost care and professionalism.

What Happens to the Sugar Paste Once the Treatment is Over?

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Body sugaring is an effective and ancient alternative to waxing; it leaves our skin feeling smooth and hair free. We might start to wonder-with all of the wonderful effects of body sugaring, is there a downside? We know in this day and age that many activities we take for granted can be harmful to the environment; is that the case with body sugaring? What happens to the sugar paste once the treatment is over?

Body sugaring is actually extremely environmentally friendly. Most body sugar is a combination of sugar, water and lemon juice, though it can be made up of other naturally sourced ingredients. This means that body sugar is 100% biodegradable; even after use, it only picks up our hair and dead skin cells, so when it’s washed off in lukewarm water, it won’t leave any negative environmental impacts. There’s even a zero-waste blogger who calls it the waste free alternative to waxing!

Waxing, on the other hand, can leave strips and other waste from the packaging. Home products are especially problematic for the environment, as they are packed in smaller sizes and will contain cardboard, instruction manuals and other waste. Razors are probably the worst offenders, as metals need to be extracted from the earth and refined, a resource and energy intensive process. These razors are then often disposed of right away, but hairs grow back quickly; if we’re environmentally conscious, razors are certainly not the best way to go.

Laser hair removal is problematic, too. Lasers take a tremendous amount of energy to function, and it’s often multiple sessions before hair growth begins to subside; the energy used could be coming from coal plants or nuclear facilities, and can be extremely harmful to the environment. Epilators and other machines can also have serious environmental consequences; like razors, they are made out of laboriously extracted and refined metals, they must be sanitized for repeat use in a commercial setting, sometimes with chemicals that aren’t eco-friendly, and when disposed of aren’t nearly as biodegradable as sugar.

The Guardian calls bare body sugaring the “greenest method” of body hair removal, and it’s easy to see why. When we compare sugar, which can be washed off with lukewarm water, to any of the other methods, it comes up the most environmentally friendly. This is because it is not resource intensive to extract the sugars, they are completely biodegradable, and they can be applied without an excess of packaging or cleaning supplies. When these sugars are washed off, they go back into the environment; highly biodegradable substances can encourage plant growth and other positive impacts.

What happens to sugar paste once the treatment is over? It goes back into the environment as though the sugaring had never taken place. It is reintegrated into the natural life-cycle of the planet. When we’re environmentally conscious, body sugaring is the best way to get soft, lovable, hair-free skin.

Is Sugaring Less Painful Than Waxing?

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You may be shocked to hear that there are multiple options as it’ll come to hair removal; however, the majority of folks want to know the answer to questions like what’s the difference between sugaring and waxing? Shaving is the most well-known and common options; however, its results are not as long-lasting and smooth as sugar waxing. If you are new to advanced hair removal providers, you may be a bit shocked by the pros and cons of waxing and sugaring. Sugaring is less known than waxing, yet both provide likewise hair removal results; however, one is better particularly in terms of pain. If you’re attempting to compare both hair removal techniques for your next appointment let Bare Body Sugaring help you!

What’s Sugaring About?

Sugaring is not as well-known as waxing; however, it is gradually increasing in popularity particularly for the ones who want a more natural technique for eliminating unwanted hair or the ones with a low pain tolerance.  The paste or wax is made by heating together lemons, sugar, water, or other kinds of natural acid. There are a couple of kinds of sugaring wax hair extraction techniques. One is referred to as the ball method in which the paste is at skin temperature and slowly is applied on the hair then rapidly pulled off. The other includes the warm wax technique. The warm wax technique essentially is utilized just like soft wax with a strip or cloth that’s placed over the sugar wax then rapidly pulled off extracting the hair from its root. Unlike traditional soft wax or hard wax, the paste will not stick to the skin, translating to less pain.

Benefits of Sugar Wax

  • It’s 100 percent natural and is edible. We do not suggest consuming it for sanitary purposes, yet it’s very safe.

  • It’s hypoallergenic. There may be some folks who are allergic to eating sugar; however, it’s very rare for anyone to have a reaction to sugar on their skin.

  • Simple to clean. Sugar is water soluble, so all that’s needed is water to extract all excess wax unlike soft or hard wax. So, no more sticky messes!

  • It’ll only remove hair, not cells. The chemical property of sugar wax won’t extract any live skin cells; however, will extract hair and dead skin cells.

  • Prevents growth of bacteria. The high sugar level prevents contamination and bacteria growth.

  • Helps to prevent ingrown hairs. As the wax completely sticks to the hair, it’ll extract the hair from the follicle, as well as prevent hair breakage which easily can cause an ingrown hair.

Wax versus Sugar: Which Technique Is Better?

The best technique depends upon what you’re comfortable with. Sugaring is not as uncomfortable and will take less time, which is partly why it is increasing in popularity. It has the possibility of overshadowing waxing and becoming the preferred hair removal method, particularly with large skin patches.

For more information please feel free to get in touch with Bare Body Sugaring today!

Can You Be on Your Period and Still Get Sugared?

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Sugaring is a hair removal method which has been used since 1900 BC, and is an ancient practice from the Middle East that uses an all-natural gel or paste that is made from food-derived ingredients such as water, sugar, and lemon juice to extract the hair follicle from its root. Its results may last up to 6 weeks. While there are several recipes, only natural ingredients are utilized. It also has been referred to as sugar waxing, even though not a correct phrase, because it is done similar to waxing. Here, we answer some frequently asked questions that our customers have, including if it’s possible to get sugared while on your menstrual cycle.

What’s the different between normal wax and sugaring?

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Sugar products never stick to live skin cells. So, when it’s taken off, it just gently exfoliates dead skin cells, and leaves behind glowing skin. Plus, because sugaring paste is water soluble and all natural, it may be rinsed away easily if it’s accidentally flicked on clothing or residue is left on your skin.

Direction of hair being pulled out

With the sugaring technique, you just extract the hair in the natural direction of your hair growth. In addition, through the sugaring application method, the sugar paste will seep into your hair follicle. It assists in lubricating the hair root and allows the root to completely be removed with less pain and without breaking.

No burning

Sugaring is performed at body temperature. There isn’t any need for heat. The sugaring procedure sticks to the hair, and not the skin then lubricates the root for an easier removal of the follicle. Along with the hair removal that is in the natural direction of growth, sugaring will mean a less damaging experience for you.

How long will the hair need to be?

The hair ought to be at least 1/8” long and should take around one or two weeks after shaving to get to that point.

Does sugaring hurt?

Your first sugaring, unfortunately, will be the most painful because coarse hairs are being pulled out of their follicles for the first time. As sugaring only grabs the hair, and not the skin, the discomfort will dissipate quickly. Women should arrange Brazilian sugaring treatments within the initial two weeks after your menstrual cycle to take advantage of decreased sensitivity during this time. You also should avoid alcohol and caffeine as it’ll make you more sensitive and boost the redness after sugaring. In addition, pregnancy increases sensitivity.

I am on my period. Is it still possible for me to come in?

Absolutely! Be certain that your use a diva cup or tampon, so the technician may perform the service. Remember, that some clients find that they experience more pain during their menstrual cycle and some folks do not, so the option is yours. If you want to reschedule the appointment contact us and we will accommodate you.

For more information on the highest quality body sugaring contact Bare Body Sugaring today!

 

I Used to Shave Can I Do Sugaring?

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Many customers answering the question – what’s better shaving or sugaring – without hesitating would pick the first one. Here, we go over why sugaring is a great alternative to shaving:

Pain level

Yes, it’s precisely the first question that customers ask. If we compare sugaring and shaving by levels of pain caused by each treatment, sugaring 100 percent loses here. However, this is the one and only downside to the treatment. However, even this downside won’t be noticeable after multiple treatments. According to customer's, pain is only experienced the first time. The second session is much less painful, and the next 3 to 4 sessions – the hairs get a lot thinner and are easily removed.

Impact on your skin

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Shaving involves mechanical hair removal using a blade. Hair is cut from the skin’s surface. The problem is, since the time razor’s were created, humanity still is looking for a way to permit you to bring the blade closer to the surface of the skin while shaving.

“Clean” shaving will have its downside – oftentimes shaving will end with an unpleasant sensation – discomfort and burning. This tells us that while shaving you haven’t just cut the hair closely, you also damaged the epidermis, and opened the entrance to a variety of infections.

Skin hyperpigmentation and roughening are unpleasant side effects you’ll receive when you use a razor.

Most of us forget that a razor must be carefully washed and cleaned after use, because its blade is a bacteria source, which, after using, may lead to infection.

Sugaring

During the sugaring procedure hair isn’t being cut; however, it’s removed with its follicle. The soft and tight fit of the paste offers a maximum effect – hair extraction without breakage. Furthermore, it offers a light peeling and removal of dead epidermis skin cells.

With sugar paste, reproduction of bacteria becomes impossible. Thereby, sugaring on its own never is a reason for infections.

Hair condition

Routine shaving makes the hair thicker and thereby, more noticeable. After two to five hours you may experience an unpleasant sensation if you come into contact with your skin and run your hands over from opposite hair growth direction – it’s possible to feel “bumps” – as cut hair continues to grow and does not slow down.

The sugaring method allows you to extract hair from the root and pull along the direction of hair growth. That is why sugaring is a great alternative because in five hours, and even in 3 days, your skin will not get coarse from growing hair. After multiple treatments, hair becomes less noticeable, thinner, and weaker.

Treatment frequency

Women who pay close attention to their appearance know that with shaving, they must repeat every three days. And so, shaving becomes a laborious routine. Plus, purchasing all the required shaving equipment may become quite expensive.

Sugaring allows you to forget about your hair for at least 2 - 4 weeks.

For more information, contact the professional body sugaring services of Bare Body Sugaring today!

 

 

Sugaring: The Aftercare

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If you’ve landed on this website, you probably know that sugaring for hair removal is thought to be less painful than waxing. In addition, sugaring does not cause razor burn and stubble growth which typically goes hand in hand with shaving.  During a sugaring procedure, the hairs are extracted in the natural growth direction and sugar paste does not stick to the skin, just the dead skin cells and hairs. Thereby, there’s a lot less redness and less follicle and skin irritation.

Nevertheless, hairs still are being pulled out by their roots, additionally referred to as the follicle bulb. I’d be misleading you if I claimed that there wasn’t any irritation or pain afterwards. I’ve put together some tricks and tips for minimizing these after-effects and keep the skin happy following the sugaring hair removal treatment. As you establish a monthly routine for sugaring, the post-sugar problems are minimized yet the reduction in hair growth is maximized.

Here are some steps to the aftercare of a sugaring session:

  • Be certain that your appointment isn’t scheduled during your period since that’s when the skin is the most sensitive.

  • Do not exfoliate the day after or before the procedure since that may add to skin irritation.

  • The sugaring session is going to be more effective if you avoid moisturizers and creams 1 to 2 days before the appointment. Moisturizers may make the sugaring paste a lot less effective.

  • For the initial 24 hours, do not wear perfumed skin products or the ones containing chemical irritants.

  • Rapidly decrease redness using an ice cube compress inside a wash cloth. You can apply to the affected spaces once every hour for two to three minutes.

  • You can avoid ingrown hairs by soaking three times a week in a bath of Dead Sea salts.

  • To decrease odds of bacterial infection, avoid hot tubs and pools for at least 2 days after the appointment.

  • Avoid tanning salons and the sun for at least 2 days after the appointment because your skin is more susceptible to sunburn.

Watch for Complications

Don’t be concerned with red spots. It’ll take anywhere from 24 to 28 hours for the skin to heal after the sugaring treatment. It is common for red spots to form upon sugared spaces. Those spots form in the location the hair root was extracted and might appear like a sunburn. Don’t be concerned with these types of spots as they will clear up in a couple of days.

Promptly treat ingrown hairs. In case you get an ingrown hair, promptly treat it. Ingrown hairs may cause severe skin irritation if gone untreated. It’s possible to use topical gels made to treat ingrown hairs at the supermarket in your area. If ingrown hairs don’t clear up, visit a dermatologist.

To decrease stress, treat yourself to your favorite wine or chocolate the day after the appointment.  Because after all, it may be hard work being gorgeous and you must permit time for recovery. Do not forget to set the next appointment four to six weeks out.

For more information on the aftercare process of sugaring contact Bare Body Sugaring today!

How to Prepare for Your Sugaring

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You finally booked your very first sugaring service, but now you aren’t quite sure what to expect next. Most people love the idea of going bare for the first time, but they wonder if they are doing everything necessary to get ready for the big reveal. Should they add a little bit of lotion to help protect their skin or should you take a shower just before you go? Knowing what to do and when to do it can help you to receive better results from your sugaring experience.

The good news is that there isn’t much you really have to do to prepare your skin for sugaring. However, a few helpful tips never hurt anyone. Here are a few of the most helpful hints to help you prepare your body for the first sugaring session.

Exfoliate Your Skin First

Exfoliating your skin helps to get rid of all the dead skin cells and hairs that happen to be on your body. This is an essential step to help us get the best bond between your hair follicles and the sugaring paste. Otherwise, the sugaring solution might cling to your dead skin cells instead of to the new hairs that need to be removed. You might miss out on your beautiful and bare skin because you didn’t exfoliate properly prior to your service.

Let the Hair Grow

Before your session, you need to ensure that your hair has plenty of time to grow. We always recommend waiting approximately two to three weeks from the last time you shaved or waxed your skin. Ultimately, you want the hair to be about ¼” long to receive the most benefit from your sugaring session. If the hair is shorter than this, the sugaring paste won’t have enough to grab onto in order to remove it. Reschedule your session if your hair is going to be too short to actually sugar this time around.

Clean Your Skin

Please don’t come to your sugaring session right after a sweaty session at the gym. It’s always best for you to have clean skin that is ready to accept the sugaring solution right away. Make sure to take a shower before you come, particularly because you will want to avoid hot water for a few hours after your sugaring session.

Leave the Lotions

Don’t put anything on your skin before you come to the shop. This means lotions, powders, body oils – anything you can think of! We prefer to work with your natural skin without any of those extra additives. This ensures that the sugar works the very best that it can for your skin.

When it comes to body sugaring, it’s important to know what to expect and how to properly prepare yourself for the session. Following these key tips will help give you more beautiful skin and a bare body that you can be proud of. If you haven’t set up your first appointment yet, give Bare Body Sugaring a call today!

What to Expect When Having a Brazilian Sugaring

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Are you nervous about the prospect of your first Brazilian sugaring? Most women are a little uncomfortable with the idea of someone seeing such a private area – especially someone they don’t know! Knowing what to expect from your first Brazilian sugaring helps put you at ease for the entire process. Consider this to be your handy guide for what to expect when you have your very first Brazilian sugaring.

Preparing for Your Brazilian Sugaring

You might be tempted to do a little landscaping before you arrive for your Brazilian sugaring. However, we would ask that you refrain from doing anything more than a simple trim if necessary. You want the hair to be at least ¼” long in order for the sugar mixture to grab hold of the whole hair. This means waiting roughly two to three weeks from the last time that you shaved or waxed this area.

What to Wear to Your Brazilian Sugaring

Make sure you wear clothes that are going to be easily removed once you arrive in the room. Keep in mind that you will have to put these clothes back on your body after the session is over. You will have some redness and possibly a little irritation in this area, so it’s best to avoid rough fabrics like denim. A loose cotton skirt is the ideal thing to wear on your bottom half when heading to the sugaring shop.

When You Arrive

Once you are called back for your appointment, you might be wondering what happens next. Your sugaring professional will show you how to get situated on the table and then leave you to get undressed. She may leave you with a hot towel to help you freshen up a bit and prepare the skin for sugaring. This makes most people feel significantly less self-conscious about their private areas before your professional comes to see you.

When she returns, you will assume a position with your feet together and knees apart to help her better see what she’s working with. The warm sugar paste will be applied to the area and flicked away until you’re beautiful and bare. A clean towel will help you wipe off the residue and you’ll be good to go!

Can I still get sugared when I have my period? How about when I’m pregnant?

The good news is that you can definitely get a Brazilian sugaring when you’re on your period. We just ask that you wear a tampon and tuck the string in. Because we are all females here, we won’t be shocked by this occurrence. You can even get a Brazilian while you’re pregnant if your doctor says it’s okay. Be aware that you might be more sensitive to pain when you’re on your period and when you’re pregnant.

Once you decide to go bare, we know that you’re going to love how beautiful you look and feel. At Bare Body Sugaring, we offer the highest quality body sugaring from an all-female staff. We know how to make you feel comfortable from the minute you walk through the door!

Can I Eliminate Ingrown Hair with Body Sugaring?

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Have you ever experienced the terrible appearance and discomfort that can be caused by ingrown hairs? They resemble acne or hives, but they fall somewhere in between the two when it comes to appearance. However, they are actually caused when a hair turns around and grows back into the skin. People with coarse and curly hair tend to be more prone to this type of uncomfortable growth, but anyone can experience it. The good news is that body sugaring may help to eliminate ingrown hairs altogether.

When compared to other methods of hair removal, sugaring produces the best results for people prone to ingrown hairs. Take a look at how this method of hair removal works out better than others!

No Broken Hairs

A hair that is cut very short through shaving or broken off through waxing has the opportunity to turn back around and become ingrown. Breaking off the hair and causing a sharp point to the end of it makes ingrown hairs far more likely. It also has a tendency to become trapped underneath the skin, making it impossible for the new hair to grow in properly. Getting these old hairs out so the new ones can grow in healthy can prove to be a painful extraction process. Fortunately, sugaring doesn’t break off hairs or cause a sharp point like shaving does.

No More Clogged Pores

Applying thick waxes and pastes to your skin can clog up the pores with dead cells and dirt. They can even clog the area around where the hair follicle is, making it impossible for the new hair to push through the pore. The buildup can force the hair to turn back around and re-enter the skin as an ingrown hair or to grow sideways.

One of the best parts of sugaring is that it tends to remove all of the dirt and buildup around the pores. The natural mixture of sugar, water, and lemon juice makes it simple for the skin to handle without allowing it to penetrate too deeply. This can help to make ingrown hairs far less likely for everyone.

Reduced Hair Growth

When you visit your sugaring professional on a regular basis, you will find that the hair in the affected area tends to grow back less frequently. Sugaring can help to collapse the follicle wall and make it impossible for new hair to grow. You will find that you experience fewer ingrown hairs simply because there is less hair growth. Bare and beautiful skin definitely has a number of benefits, but not having to suffer through ingrown hairs is one of them!

Can you eliminate ingrown hairs with body sugaring? Absolutely! There are a number of natural processes that make sugaring far more likely to eliminate ingrown hairs than other styles of hair removal such as waxing and shaving. When you’re ready to experience professional body sugaring, give Bare Body Sugaring a call! Our professionals will help you feel comfortable and at ease with your services so you can enjoy the benefits of being bare and beautiful!

Who Can Benefit from Body Sugaring?

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The truth is that everyone could benefit from body sugaring. Bare and beautiful skin can help you to feel more confident for weeks to come. While it is beneficial to everyone, some people find that sugaring is far better for them than others. It can help to keep their skin healthier, particularly when compared to other hair removal methods like waxing. The potential benefits to sugaring are almost endless, but here are a few of the people who may benefit most from this hair removal technique.

People with Sensitive Skin

Sugaring is ideal for individuals with sensitive skin because it does not remove the top layer of the skin. The sugaring paste adheres only to the hair and dead skin cells. In comparison, waxing removes live skin cells as well. This can cause a lot of redness and irritation following the session, particularly if you are already prone to having sensitive skin. Sugaring eliminates this issue and allows you to be bare without the long-term irritation.

People with Eczema or Psoriasis

These skin conditions make a lot of beauty routines difficult. However, sugaring doesn’t have to be one of them. It is completely safe to sugar over eczema and psoriasis. It helps the skin to breathe better and unclogs pores that can contribute to the worsening of these conditions. The sugar also has antibacterial properties that can penetrate the areas affected by either of these skin conditions. It can help prevent infections in any wounds that you may have.

People with Skin Allergies

People who have a lot of allergies will really benefit from body sugaring. The paste used is only made up of three ingredients: sugar, lemon, and water. These ingredients are completely natural and are things that everyone has encountered before. Very few are allergic to these ingredients which makes the paste safe for almost everyone to apply.

Anyone Who Wants Long-Term Hair Removal

One of the best things about sugaring is that it can lead to long-term permanent hair removal. As you continuously remove the hair in its early growth stages, you eventually damage the follicle and follicle wall. A collapsed follicle wall cannot regrow the hair anymore. This leads to thinner hair after the first few sessions and possibly permanent hair removal as time passes. Sugaring is definitely beneficial to anyone and everyone who wants to be bare in the long run.

Body sugaring can be highly effective for certain people who are excluded from other hair removal methods like waxing. The gentler and more natural approach that sugaring can offer brings respite from a variety of symptoms associated with waxing. Because it is less irritating and gentler on the skin, so many more people are able to use this method of hair removal. Both men and women can benefit from going bare with sugaring.

If you’re ready to try going bare for the first time, you need to contact Bare Body Sugaring. We will help you to feel completely comfortable for your sugaring session so you can experience all of the benefits!

 

Tanning After Sugaring: Dos and Don’ts

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Do you have dreams of being both bare and bronze at the same time? Many of our clients love the feeling of having their unwanted hair removed, but they don’t want to give up their tanning sessions. There’s good news if you have been trying to figure out how you could reasonably expect to have both! Tanning and sugaring don’t have to be mutually exclusive when you know how to manage them both properly.

We’re here to help you make the most of your beautiful, bare body. That’s why we compiled this list of dos and don’ts for tanning with your new and luxurious skin. Take a look at what we recommend to help you become bare and bronze!

DON’T go tanning for the first day or two after sugaring.

Tanning and exposing yourself to the rays of the sun (or the tanning bed) can make your skin far more sensitive than it usually is. Unfortunately, sugaring can also make skin feel more sensitive for the first day or two following your session. The best thing you can do is to give your skin a break for the first 48 hours. It can heal and the sensitivity will decrease, allowing you to tan far more comfortably.

DON’T go tanning before your sugaring session.

Because tanning can make your skin more sensitive, we don’t recommend tanning just before your sugaring session either. It can be painful to have your hair removed from sunburnt and irritated skin. Be sure to take a break from the tanning bed for a day or two prior to your session.

DO consider spray tanning.

Your skin is going to be perfectly primed for spray tanning just a few days after your sugaring session. The skin will be rougher and in better shape from not having been shaved for several days or weeks. The spray tan often adheres to this better. Be sure to schedule this type of appointment just a couple days after your sugaring session and before you start to exfoliate your skin again.

DO wait to tan if you are prone to burning.

While most people would be fine to wait just two days before laying out in the sun, you may not want to do so if your skin is likely to burn. This can cause increased irritation in the areas you just had sugared, making them feel red and painful instead of beautiful. People with fair skin tend to be more susceptible to burning when they tan. You may also want to wait a full week after your last tanning session to be sugared just in case your skin burns. It’s always best to wait if you have an issue with skin that burns easily.

Tips to Care for Your Skin After Sugaring

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Sugaring leaves your skin feeling smoother than ever before. It’s a gentle hair removal trend that doesn’t cause as much irritation as traditional waxing. You’re bound to love the feeling of being bare, waiting eagerly for your very next appointment. However, you should know what to do for your skin directly following your first (and even your fiftieth!) sugaring session. Your skin will likely need a little more tender love and care than it usually does to help minimize the redness and irritation that removing your hair can bring.

Make sure that you read all of these top tips to help you care for your skin after a sugaring session.

What to Avoid

The first thing that you need to know is what you cannot do after a sugaring session. All of these limitations will last for a full 24 hours following your hair removal. Avoiding these items can prevent you from causing more skin irritation than necessary. In some cases, it may even help you to avoid infection and small breakouts across the surface of your skin. Here are a few of the things that you don’t want to do following a sugaring session:

  • Go swimming at the beach, pool, or lake

  • Visit the sauna or any other spa amenity

  • Sign up for a massage

  • Head to the gym

  • Go tanning

  • Apply thick creams or oil products to skin

  • Scrub the skin or exfoliate it

It might seem a little counterintuitive, but this means that you should not be applying any lotions to the skin after treatment. They can cause further irritation to the skin and even spur breakouts. Deodorant should likewise be avoided if you had your armpits sugared.

While these things only need to be avoided for one day, many experts recommend waiting two days before resuming normal activities. This gives the skin the best chance to heal after your sugaring session.

What to Do

Once the first two days following your treatment have passed, you need to show your skin a little more love. There are a few things that you can do to help keep your bare body feeling soft and touchable. First, you need to make sure that you are regularly cleansing your skin with a deep exfoliating treatment several times each week. This keeps it ready and soft for your very next treatment.

Help to relieve any inflammation or irritation by soaking in a warm bath filled with Dead Sea Salts. Plan to spend at least thirty minutes lounging in the warm water with a great book in your hand. You’ll love the benefits that come along with this luxurious bath.

Make sure that you and your skin stay hydrated. This is another way to keep skin healthy in general, so be sure that you are paying close attention to how much lotion you use and water you drink.

If you want the highest quality body sugaring, then you need to book a session at Bare Body Sugaring. We have the expertise to help walk you through the entire process. Give us a call today to schedule your sugaring session!

Is Sugaring Safe for Sensitive Skin?

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Are you considering going bare but are worried how your skin will react? Many of our first-time clients are concerned because they’ve heard about how rough wax can be on sensitive skin. You might experience red and inflamed areas, itchy bumps, or any number of other issues. Those men and women with sensitive skin have to take special precautions in order to be waxed safely without all of the adverse side effects. However, there is even better news: sugaring is a much safer alternative for those who have sensitive skin.

If you have been on the fence about whether your sensitive skin can handle sugaring, now’s the time to try it! Check out these reasons why sugaring is ideal for those with sensitive skin.

Sugaring uses an all-natural approach

Sensitive skin is bound to love sugaring much more than it loves waxing. It all starts with the actual mixture itself. Sugaring uses only sugar, lemon juice, and water to create a paste that is capable of gently removing your hair. This means that you’re applying only all-natural ingredients to the skin. If you are sensitive to different chemicals and fragrances, this could be the ideal formula for your hair removal. As an added bonus, it is much easier to wash off than wax.

We leave your skin cells intact

When you apply wax to your skin, it adheres to your live skin cells and the hair strands. This presents a problem when you go to remove the strips because it pulls off your skin cells along with it. Removing these cells is a part of the reason why individuals with sensitive skin have a difficult time with waxing. However, this isn’t the case with sugaring.

The sugar mixture doesn’t actually adhere to your skin cells when applied. It binds to your hair strands but leaves the skin intact. When we remove the sugaring paste, this looser bond makes it less painful for you. This is one of the major reasons why men and women with sensitive skin prefer sugaring over other methods of hair removal. You still get the clean, smooth feeling of being bare but without the pain, inflammation, and rash.

It won’t be nearly as hot

Applying sugar to your body only requires the paste to be a very warm instead of burning hot. You will likely find that this is much more comfortable during application. Even after the sugaring session, it could result in less redness and fewer blisters compared to waxing. Wax needs to be extremely hot which leads to an uncomfortable experience in your session. It can also lead to more blistering, swelling, and redness for those with sensitive skin issues.

Sugaring is great for people who want to go bare but still struggle with sensitive skin. It’s made from all-natural ingredients and has a lot of perks that make it more comfortable and gentler on skin than waxing. Be sure to give Bare Body Sugaring a call today to schedule yourself for one of our professional body sugaring sessions!

How Long Do You Have to Grow Your Hair Before Sugaring?

You’ve finally decided that you’re ready to take the plunge and be sugared for the first time. You might be a little nervous at the prospect of removing your hair this way or super excited to try out going bare. Either way, most people want to know how quickly they can follow through on their decision. How soon can they schedule their sugaring session?

Scheduling your sugaring session has a lot to do with how long your hair is first. It has to be long enough to allow the sugar mixture to adhere to the hair and remove it. If you just shaved a few days ago, it isn’t going to be a great time for you to have your body sugared just yet. Everyone’s hair will grow back at different speeds, but we generally recommend that you wait two to three weeks from the time you last shaved.

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If you are used to waxing, you might need to wait a little longer than that. Usually, four to six weeks from your last wax treatment should be long enough for the hair to grow back enough to be sugared.

In general, you want the hair to be between 1/8” and ¼” long before you remove it with the traditional sugar mixture. This gives you the perfect length for the sugar to grip the hair without the hair being too long. Don’t worry about grabbing a tape measurer though. The hair should be roughly the length of a grain of rice before you head to the shop to have it sugared.

Staying Bare for Longer

If you love the look and feel of being bare, you might realize that you’re going to need to come back more regularly. We usually recommend coming back every four to six weeks to stick to a regular sugaring schedule.

Don’t stay away just to save a few dollars or you might undo all of the work we’re striving to complete for you. You need to get your hair sugared when it is closer to 1/8” long because it is still in the anagen phase of hair growth.

When you remove hair with sugar during this stage, it is more likely to take some of the follicle wall with it. This essentially collapses the follicle and prevents hair from growing in this spot again. The hair will gradually come back in thinner and grow slower than it did before. Over time, we are able to make your bare skin more permanent when you come back as scheduled. Make sure that you don’t wait too long to schedule another appointment with us!

When you’re ready to take the plunge, let your hair grow out and then come see us at Bare Body Sugaring! We have the experience to help you feel calm and comfortable while you become bare and beautiful. Give us a call today to schedule your sugar session and get started on your way to more beautiful skin!

Does Body Sugaring Hurt?

Do you love the idea of going bare but can’t bear the thought of the pain? You aren’t alone if your fear of pain is holding you back from your very first sugaring session. Many of our clients have some initial hesitation due to the previous experiences with wax or horror stories from their friends.

The truth is that body sugaring hurts a lot less than traditional waxing does because of the way the ingredients bond with your skin. If you still aren’t sure about what to expect from the experience, here is what most people are concerned about when it comes to their pain level.

 

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Why does body sugaring hurt less?

The first thing that people want to know is why body sugaring is said to hurt less than waxing. To most people, this seems like an arbitrary statement because both of them remove the hair from your body in roughly the same manner. Behind the scenes, the difference between waxing and sugaring is rather significant.

The paste used for sugaring consists of sugar, lemon juice, and water. This paste doesn’t actually stick to your skin cells the same way that wax does. Removing the wax causes it to rip off skin cells along with the strip while body sugaring leaves those skin cells intact. It also removes the hair in the same direction that it grows, causing the tug to be less painful than it is with waxing.

The immediate pain is minimized, but so is the pain after the session is finished. Most people see their redness and any minor irritation disappear within hours. This is a great alternative for individuals with sensitive skin.

What if I’m concerned about pain?

No matter how many times you hear that it doesn’t hurt that badly, you may still be afraid of what is coming. When our clients are concerned about the pain, we advise them to take a couple of Advil before they come to their appointment. This can take the edge off any discomfort you may feel and minimize any irritation you experience afterward.

Will it be sore after I’m finished?

The irritation after a sugaring session is usually very minimal because it doesn’t harm the top layer of your live skin cells. However, you will still want to make sure that you are taking care of yourself properly. Don’t apply any lotions, gels, or creams to the areas you have sugared, particularly if they contain alcohol or fragrances. Be sure to wash your body thoroughly if you go to the gym or do any other sweaty activity in the first few days after your session.

Another tip for your sugaring session is to make sure that you are drinking plenty of water. A Brazilian sugaring can cause urine to be uncomfortable for a while, so you will want to dilute it with water as much as possible.

When you’re ready to take the plunge and become bare, it’s time to schedule your session at Bare Body Sugaring! We have the experience to make your first session successful, comfortable, and as pain-free as possible!  

Is Body Sugaring Safe During Pregnancy?

Pregnant women have a long list of things they can’t do anymore, particularly when it comes to salon services. They aren’t allowed to dye the roots of their hair, whiten their teeth, or lay in the tanning bed. Most women are still very concerned with keeping themselves groomed during their pregnancy and that includes removing unwanted body hair. In an attempt to choose the healthiest option for their body and their baby, women start by looking at body sugaring. Could this be a safe service to receive during your pregnancy?

There’s good news for women who want to stay bare while they bear their child. Body sugaring is a completely safe process for mom and for baby! Let’s take a closer look at why body sugaring is still a safe service for those who are interested in hair removal.

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Why is body sugaring safe?

The reason body sugaring is safe during pregnancy has a lot to do with the paste we use. Body sugaring doesn’t require any harsh chemicals that can seep into the skin and cause harm to the baby. Instead, our formula consists of sugar, lemon juice, and water. You could even eat it if you really wanted to, but we don’t really recommend that. Body sugaring is a completely natural and safe way to remove the hair from your skin.

This could be a great thing because many women experience a lot of hair growth during their pregnancy. The hormone shift can cause your hair to grow longer, thicker, and darker. If you prefer the look and feel of bare skin, your new appearance could cause you some anxiety. Rest assured that you still have a safe option to get rid of your hair, but you have to know how to prepare.

Do I need to take any precautions?

It’s completely safe for you to have a sugaring session while carrying your baby, right up until the time you give birth. However, you should be prepared for the fact that you will have far more sensitivity when the hair is removed. Pregnant women have more blood pumping around their body which can also mean better circulation to the skin. This means that you will have a much more intense feeling when the hair and sugar are finally removed.

The increased sensitivity might also lead to an increased risk of skin irritation. Sugaring is one of the best choices for reducing your risk of skin irritation. The paste only sticks to the hair that needs to be removed instead of the skin around it. If you experience a lot of irritation, you might need to apply some high-quality lotion shortly after a session.

Keep in mind that body sugaring is generally safe for pregnant women, but you may want to consult with your doctor if you are experiencing other health conditions. For example, high blood pressure and gestational diabetes are common conditions during pregnancy. Your doctor should be able to give you the best advice on whether you will be able to remain bare under these conditions.

If you’re ready to take the plunge to have a bare pregnant body, be sure to contact Bare Body Sugaring to set up your services today!

How Long Does Body Sugaring Last?

If you have never been sugared before, you might be wondering just how long you can enjoy the sensation of completely smooth skin. We know how addictive sugaring can be once you get the first taste of bare and flawless skin. Prepare to mark your calendars for the very next session before you ever leave the shop. The question is, how long will it be before you need to pop into the sugaring shop again?

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Everybody is a little different when it comes to the length of time between their sessions. In general, most people tend to go four to six weeks between their sessions. Much of the variation depends on the area of the body you are having sugared and how quickly your hair grows back.

People who take supplements like biotin or Sugar Bear Hair vitamins might need to get sugared more often. These supplements encourage rapid hair growth so you can grow thicker and fuller hair on your head, but it might catch on in other areas too. Even eating certain types of foods such as omega-3 fatty acids can make your hair grow faster. In most cases, there are too many variables to accurately determine the ideal length of time for every person to wait between their sugaring sessions.

You know that it’s time to head back to the shop for another sugaring when your hair is between 1/8 inch long and ¼ inch long. This is the perfect length for us to apply the all-natural paste to remove the hair. Your hair is still in the early stages of its growth and attached to the follicle wall. If we continuously remove hair while it is still in this stage of development, the follicle wall may eventually collapse.

Does that sound painful? It’s actually a reason to rejoice!

When the follicle wall begins to collapse in on itself, it means that you won’t be able to regrow hair in this spot. Your sugaring will become permanent at this stage, but it might take some time to get here. At any rate, your hair will at least start to grow back slower and much thinner than it did before you started getting sugared regularly. The key to achieving these desirable results is to stay on top of your sugaring sessions. Don’t let the hair grow too much in between sessions or you’ll miss out on the opportunity to make smooth skin permanent.

How long does body sugaring last? In a nutshell, most people will have smooth skin for roughly four to six weeks when they first start sugaring. Many people eventually see permanent results that mean they never have to be sugared again. Getting to a permanently bare state will take time, but it’s well worth it to have this smooth skin!

Let our experts take care of you at Bare Body Sugaring. We can make you feel relaxed and comfortable during the first few sessions until you become a seasoned pro!

Is Body Sugaring Permanent?

 

Nobody wants to deal with unwanted body hair for the rest of their life. Many are turning to
body sugaring because it offers an all-natural way to effectively and permanently remove your
hair. If you have been wondering whether there is a real way to get rid your leg hair for good,
it’s time for you to take a closer look at sugaring services. There’s definitely some hope on the
horizon for everyone who is tired of shaving and waxing on a regular basis.

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How does body sugaring become permanent?


Well, you won’t see permanent hair removal on your very first treatment. Most experts
recommend coming back every few weeks depending on the area of the body you are focused
on. The reason many people don’t see their sugaring transform into permanent hair loss is that
they wait too long between their treatments. You should really come in as soon as your hair
reaches 1/8 inch in length.


When your body hair is removed while it is still short, it takes much longer for it to grow back.
This is how you start to lengthen the time in between your treatments. Removing your hair
early in its growth cycle is also the key to making your body sugaring a permanent thing. You
must remove the hair during its anagen phase, the point where it is shortest both above and
beneath the surface of the skin.


During the anagen phase, the hair is usually still attached to the follicle wall. Short hairs that are
removed through sugaring often take their grip on the follicle wall with them. Piece by piece,
sugaring can eventually cause the follicle wall to collapse altogether.


You won’t be able to regrow hair without the follicle wall in place. Even if you don’t collapse the
follicle wall for every strand, it is highly likely that your hair will grow back much thinner than it
did previously. Eventually, this is how your body sugaring becomes a permanent solution to
unwanted hair growth.


Does waxing make hair removal permanent?


If you are interested in sugaring, you might wonder whether waxing can produce the same
results. Maybe you’ve tried it in the past, but it just didn’t work for you. It’s time to see one of
the main reasons why sugaring and waxing differ.


Waxing can’t produce the same permanent results as body sugaring. People who wax might
experience hair that doesn’t grow back as quickly, but it will always come back eventually. The
hair is required to be much longer before it can effectively be waxed. It must enter into the
catagen stage of growth where the follicle is much longer. At this stage, the hair has detached
from the follicle wall which means you won’t be able to collapse it over time.

Are you ready to permanently get rid of your unwanted body hair? Let Bare Body Sugaring start
you on the process to lasting change and permanent hair removal with this all-natural
technique!

What Should I Know Before Doing My First Body Sugaring?

Have you finally been convinced that body sugaring is the way to go when it comes to removing unwanted body hair? This process is a little different than the more prevalent waxing and shaving, but it has a unique approach that is gentler on your skin. An all-natural approach can make a significant difference in how amazing your skin feels after your services are completed.

Preparation is key to a successful sugaring, no matter where you decide to go. Many of these tips will apply regardless of what area you intend to have sugared. For a little more information on how you can best prepare yourself for this intense beauty ritual, take a look at these key tips below.

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Make sure the area is clean and oil-free

You don’t want to head straight from the gym to your sugaring appointment without a shower in between. Exfoliating the skin around the area is important, as is the need for the hair to be completely clean. Don’t apply body lotions or oils just before heading to your sugar shop. This makes it more difficult for the paste to adhere to your skin.

The hair needs to be a little long to be removed

If you only see stubble growing on your legs, it isn’t time to have them sugared just yet. The hair has to be a little on the long side for the paste to be able to grab it and remove it by the roots. Most experts will recommend that the hair be around ¼ inch long before you have it sugared. On the other hand, many people believe that you can effectively remove the hair as long as there are at least two weeks between your sugaring and your last shave or wax session.  

Plan to stay out of the gym

You won’t be heading to the gym or the tanning salon on the same day you get sugared. Your skin is going to be a little tender following the sugaring, so plan to head straight home for exfoliation. Even hot water might be too much for the sore skin to handle in the first 24 hours.

Try not to irritate the skin after the treatment

Applying fancy scrubs and lotions after the sugaring really isn’t necessary. In fact, adding too much friction to your skin following the treatment could result in even more inflammation and tenderness in that one area. Give it a day or two before you resume your skincare routine. If you plan to apply anything directly after your treatment, be sure to consult your sugaring expert first.

Getting your body sugared can be a great experience that leads to smoother skin and less hair growth over time. Bare Body Sugaring paste is made up of sugar, lemon juice, and water, 100% natural ingredients. As long as you come prepared, you can have a successful sugaring that will leave your skin feeling amazing for weeks to come.