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Sugaring is usually safe, and can effectively remove hair in unwanted places.


After sugaring, however, you should also avoid certain activities, like vigorous exercise, for a day after sugar waxing.


In some cases, complications like ingrown hairs can arise. Treat such complications promptly and talk to a dermatologist about how to prevent issues in the future.





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Wear loose fitting clothing. In the days following your sugaring, make sure the
clothing you wear is loose. This is especially true if you got a bikini or Brazilian wax.

Your skin will be very sensitive following sugaring, so make sure to wear loose fitting clothing to your appointment and for the first few days following.


Moisturize the area gently after your appointment. Sugaring gently exfoliates the dead skin cells which can cause skin to dry out, so make sure you moisturize the area gently after your appointment. If you intend to have another sugaring appointment in the near future, moisturizing is especially important.

 Moisturize using natural oils over lotions that contain chemicals. Natural oils and organic lotions work well.

 You should not moisturize the day of your appointment. Wait at least 24 hours to begin moisturizing. Exfoliate 24 to 48 hours after sugaring. With sugaring, exfoliation is important to the aftercare process. You should exfoliate 2 to 7 times a week following your appointment. To exfoliate, you can use an exfoliating sugar/salt scrub, pumice scrub, or scrub gloves.

 It's best to exfoliate in the shower. Rub your chosen gel into the area where hair was removed. Rub somewhat vigorously, as you'll need to loosen the skin.

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Do not touch your skin. In the first few hours following your appointment, your skin will likely be sensitive. Your skin may also be more prone to infection. While you may be tempted to scratch, as your skin may be itchy, refrain from doing so. This can further irritation.

 If you find yourself very tempted to scratch, you can try clipping your fingernails short. You can also put scotch tape over your nails to prevent you from scratching. Avoid exercise following treatment. As exercise can cause sweat and skin irritation, do not exercise immediately following your treatment. It may be a good idea to get your work out in prior to your sugaring appointment. You can also make the appointment on a day you do not normally work out.

 Talk to the staff where you had your sugaring appointment done about exercise. When you can exercise again may depend on where the hair was removed. Keep away from baths and hot tubs. Hot water can irritate sensitive skin. Baths and hot tubs especially harbour bacteria, and your skin will be sensitive to infection. You also do not want to burn exposed hair follicles, as this can prolong the healing process. Stick to showers and use lukewarm water.
Stay out of the sun and tanning beds. Sugared skin is very sensitive to UV rays
and may burn easier. For the 24 hours following your sugaring appointment, stay out of the sun as much as possible. You should also avoid tanning beds.

 If your skin is sunburned, do not have a sugaring treatment. Wait until your skin has healed to schedule your appointment. Refrain from sex for 24 hours if you sugared your pubic hair. Your body will be more prone to infection after a sugaring appointment. If you removed your pubic hair via sugaring, avoid sex for at least 24 hours. This will give your hair enough time to heal.

Do not worry about red spots. It will take anywhere from 24 to 28 hours for your
skin to heal after sugaring. It's very common for red spots to form on sugared areas.


These spots form where the hair root was removed, and may look somewhat similar to a sun burn. Do not worry about such spots as they'll clear up in a few days

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