Prep Your Underarms
Woohoo! Let’s get sugaring...but first, follow this sugar prep list before showtime.
Make sure it’s safe to sugar your underarms.
If you have delicate skin, I recommend doing a spot test first.
Make sure your skin is clean, dry, and at room temperature.
Thoroughly wash your underarms of any deodorant or moisturizer then wait about 10 minutes before you start sugaring.
TIP: Exfoliate 48 hours ahead of sugaring to really make sure your skin is clean.
Check your hair length + trim if needed.
If your hair is too long to tell which direction it’s actually growing (usually over 1/4″), grab some scissors or electric trimmers with a guard and trim your hair down so it’s short enough to see how it naturally lays.
NOTE: If hair is too long you’ll experience a tug during application that feels like pinching. It’s not fun.
Make sure you’re in a cool room with the AC running.
Sugar paste is very picky, and requires a cool room or else it will have a meltdown (literally). Try to have a fan close by you for your first few sessions
Set up your space.
I recommend having a towel to sit on, a side dish to set down your applicator or used paste, and a damp face towel to help with sticky hands.
Have a mirror in front of you.
Use a mirror to save your neck from craning over your underarms.
Play with your sugar! Get comfortable handling your sugar paste.
Don’t rush through this step – sugaring looks simple on video but controlling your sugar can be very tricky at first. Getting the feel for the sugar without the pressure of waxing will make you feel less nervous and sweaty (the kiss of death for sugaring) once you start.
Now it's showtime.
Sugar your underarms ⟶