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HOW TO

Sugar Your Legs & Arms

It's time to sugar. Follow this step-by-step visual guide to get the best sugaring experience. Or just experiment...that's cool too.

HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.

how much time?

give yourself 30-min - 1 hour

frequency:

every 4-5 weeks consistently (regular sugaring = less discomfort)

try using:

your applicator

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Use Sugardoh Body Powder to absorb additional moisture, sweat, and body oil on your legs.

This will make the sugar adhere to the skin like magic. You can also use baby powder, cornstarch, arrowroot powder, or oat flour.

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Dig into your paste using your hand or a metal spoon and grab a ping pong-sized amount of sugar paste.

The sugar will be quite stiff at first and will warm up as you keep working with it.

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Check the direction of your hair growth.

This will dictate how you will apply your sugar. Generally, leg hairs grow toward your feet, maybe diagonally in the back of your leg.

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Start at the base of your ankle.

You want to start each scoop at a place with no hair and mold into the area with hair. Work in sections, working from the bottom of your leg to the top. Think of it in three sections: lower leg, knee, thigh.

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Pull skin taut. 

Use your free hand to help.

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Scoop the wax up against your hair growth.

Always using the edge of your applicator (or fingers) perpendicular to your leg. Spread the sugar 1 to 3 times in an even application, lifting after each spread. As a beginner, start with a 4 inch section and work up from there. For more on the scooping technique, click here.

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Quick pause and hinge.

Make sure you have a little lip of wax at the end of your application. Hinge your applicator down, parallel to your leg.

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Flick down FAST in the direction of hair growth.

Keep your applicator as close to the skin as possible, almost grazing the tip of your skin as you flick. If you lift your applicator up and away from your body, you’ll break the sugar connection (and you don’t want that). Imagine brushing eraser crumbs off a table. 

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Try using the accordion fold.

If you are sugaring in longer strips, accordion-fold the sugar into itself after each rip.

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Continue by section using the same piece of sugar.

If the sugar gets too gooey or difficult, let it cool on your side dish and/or grab a new piece. If you get sweaty, reapply powder. Use the cloth strip for sticky sections that just won’t come off.

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Tips for the knee!

Go around the knee cap to avoid the sugar getting stuck on the extra skin of your knee. Mold to the base of the knee and then mold in either direction of the knee, like a “Y”.

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Go in for detailed work. 

Unlike waxing, sugaring is so gentle on your skin you can go over the same area multiple times to get those stubborn hairs that didn’t want to leave their home.

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Wash off residual sugar with warm water.

When you are done with your session, just use water to clean up! 

Here's what you need to know.

how much time?

give yourself 30-45 minutes

frequency:

Every 3-4 weeks consistently (regular sugaring = less discomfort)

try using:

applicator

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Use Sugardoh Body Powder to absorb additional moisture, sweat, and body oil on your arms.

This will make the sugar adhere to the skin like magic. You can also use baby powder, cornstarch, arrowroot powder, or oat flour.

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Dig into your paste using your hand or a metal spoon and grab a golf ball-sized amount of sugar paste. 

The sugar will be quite stiff at first and will warm up as you keep working with it.

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Check the direction of your hair growth. This will dictate how you will apply your sugar. 

Generally, arms hairs grow away from your body, wrapping around your arm like a candy cane stripe.

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Place the paste on the straight edge of your applicator.

Make a mound of sugar on the STRAIGHT edge of your applicator.Skip this step if you are going to use your hands as the applicator. 

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Start at your wrist and work your way up. 

You want to start each scoop at a place with no hair and mold into the area with hair.

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Scoop the wax up against your hair growth. 

Always using the edge of your applicator (or fingers) perpendicular to your arm. Spread the sugar 1 to 3 times in an even application, lifting after each spread. As a beginner, start with a 2 inch section and work up from there. For more on the scooping technique, click here.

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Quick pause and hinge. 

Hinge your applicator down, parallel to your leg. Make sure you have a little lip of wax at the end of your application.

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Flick down FAST in the direction of hair growth. 

Keep your applicator as close to the skin as possible, almost grazing the tip of your skin as you flick. If you lift your applicator up and away from your body, you’ll break the sugar connection (and you don’t want that). Imagine brushing eraser crumbs off a table.

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Try using the accordion fold.

If you are sugaring in longer strips, accordion-fold the sugar into itself after each rip.

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Continue by section using the same piece of sugar. 

If the sugar gets too gooey or difficult, let it cool on your side dish and/or grab a new piece. If you get sweaty, reapply powder. Use the cloth strip for sticky sections that just won’t come off.

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Go in for detailed work. 

Unlike waxing, sugaring is so gentle on your skin you can go over the same area multiple times to get those stubborn hairs that didn’t want to leave their home. Use your hands or the corner of the applicator.

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Wash off residual sugar with warm water. 

When you are done with your session, just use water to clean up!

Well done! Now let’s recover.

How to

Sugaring Aftercare