Be sure to exfoliate your skin a few days before your appointment! Don’t exfoliate 24 hours before the appointment or 24 hours after. Don’t apply any lotions, oils, etc. to your skin prior to your sugaring appointment because the sugar sticks better on clean skin. If discomfort is a concern to you, you can take an advil, tylenol, or any pain reliever 30 minutes prior to your appointment. Take some deep breaths because you are in good hands! :)
Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate! At least 2 days after your sugaring appointment, begin exfoliating using a sugar scrub, salt scrub, washcloth, exfoliating gloves, etc. Exfoliating helps to keep ingrowns at bay with consistent, gentle exfoliation 3-5 times per week. Exfoliation promotes circulation and frees the skin of excess build-up that often results in ingrown hair. It also allows the sugaring treatment to be less troublesome and results in a timely session as dead or dry skin can accumulate.
Wait at least 24 hours before applying any lotions, oils, deodorants or anything with chemical irritants.
It is not advised to shave in between appointments because the hair growth cycles will start over and the hair will grow back thicker and stronger.
To reduce chances of bacterial infection, avoid pools and hot tubs for at least 24 hours after sugaring.