Sugaring Aftercare: Pubic Area
You did it! Now let’s recover. You just removed hair from the root which leaves your skin susceptible to irritation, so calm it down with the following:
For irritated skin, apply a cold compress on the sugared area.
I recommend ice wrapped in a washcloth to help remove any lingering residue.
Apply post sugaring Calming Serum.
This aloe-based serum helps to soothe and calm the skin.
Keep it bare.
Avoid moisturizing creams, perfumed bar soaps, and deodorants on the treated areas for 24 hours as they may leave a film on the skin that may cause ingrown hairs.
Wear loose clothing after sugaring large areas.
Friction equals ingrown hairs and irritation. Go commando for the day or find some ‘sugaring underwear’, something loose made from cotton or silk.
Put a pause on sexy time.
Wait at least 10 hours after a Brazilian before having someone close to that area. While your pores are still open, they are vulnerable to irritation and bacteria.
Do not use exfoliating products for at least 24 hours.
Scrubs, AHAs, and loofahs may irritate the skin.
BUT Exfoliate between sugaring sessions!!!
Exfoliation is the key to sugaring success. This is the best thing you can do to keep you skin soft, happy, and ingrown hair-free. SERIOUSLY! Sporadic exfoliation won’t cut it. Exfoliating every two days will be your best defense against ingrown hair and prepare your skin or the next session.
Keep the area moisturized.
If you have a light oil available (like grapeseed oil), apply a few drops to the sugared area every week. This will help keep you skin and hairs softs, reducing the amount of ingrown hairs.
Some slight irritation.
It’s normal for your skin to be irritated for up to 24 hours after waxing. If you’re fair skinned, you’ll probably be a little red.
Stinging sensation for up to 24 hours.
Reapply the Calming Serum to help soothe the skin.
Pinpoint bleeding is totally normal especially when there is a lot of protein in the hair follicle. Use a damp cloth to wipe away the blood. It should be gone by the end of your session.
If you didn't pull taut enough, you may have some bruising.
Bruising normally happens if you didn't pull taut enough or you were trying to pull the paste off multiple times without success. Next time, the moment the paste gets too sticky to pull off with your hands or applicator, use your cloth strips to remove it.
A few leftover hairs.
Especially on your first try. The more you sugar, the better your technique will become. With experience, you’ll find yourself making cleaner pulls. Keep at it!
Occasionally, typically following the first & second treatments, small white bumps.
This is a normal histamine reaction when hairs are removed by the root. This is simply your body’s natural, protective response to the newly opened follicles. Do NOT squeeze these bumps. These should last only 1-2 hours.
Know that your pubic area won’t look like this.
This is grossly photoshopped and constantly shown on social media and ads.
Now, go to the next slide. Ahh much better. Expect natural bumps where the hair just left. Things will settle down more if you give that area some extra love by exfoliating and moisturizing regularly.
Results the first time you sugar should last up to four weeks depending on how fast your hair grows. Even after the first sugaring, you should see a noticeable difference in the new growth: ie thinner, finer, sparser.
Tips & Troubleshooting
How to get unstuck
I think my paste is too sticky?
Stubborn hairs lefts behind