Sugar Your Underarms
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 minutes
Every 2 weeks consistently (regular sugaring = less discomfort)
applicator or strips
Use Sugardoh Body Powder to absorb additional moisture, sweat, and body oil on your armpits.
This will make the sugar adhere to the skin like magic. You can also use baby powder, cornstarch, arrowroot powder, or oat flour.
Dig into your paste using a metal spoon (or hands) and grab a gumball-sized amount of sugar paste.
The sugar will be quite stiff at first and will warm up as you keep working with it.
Check the direction of your hair growth.
Generally, armpit hair grows in two directions, the lower half grows down and the upper half grows up.
Raise your hand over your head to hold skin taut.
If you are flexible enough, use your free hand to pull the skin more taut.
Start at the top of your armpit.
You want to start each scoop at a place with no hair and mold into the area with hair.
Scoop the wax up against your hair growth.
Always using the edge of your applicator (or fingers) perpendicular to your armpits. 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.
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 armpit.
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).
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.
Go in for detailed work.
After you’ve got the majority of hair removed, you can go over smaller sections using a smaller amount of paste. 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.
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.
Underarm Sugaring Aftercare ⟶