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How to Sugar

Calling all hair removal rookies and experts! Our sugaring method is the sweetest way to get rid of unwanted hair. Made from natural ingredients like sugar, lemon juice, and water, it’s gentle on your skin and tough on hair. Whether you’re a newbie or a pro, our sugaring method will leave you with smooth, silky skin that’s oh-so-sweet.

Ancient Egyptian Sugaring Technique

How To Sugar

Egyptian Sugaring Technique

Uncover the age-old beauty rituals with Egyptian sugaring, a sophisticated hair removal technique that’s steeped in tradition. This method is gentle yet impressively effective, utilizing a unique, all-natural sugar paste that remove hair straight from the root.

This technique employs a unique, premade sugar paste, perfectly blended with sugar, water, and lemon juice, and heated to achieve the ideal consistency. It is skillfully applied against hair growth, ensuring every strand is thoroughly coated for maximum results. A quick removal in the direction of hair growth completes the process, revealing skin that is not only hair-free but also impeccably smooth.

Embrace the myriad benefits of Egyptian Sugaring. This gentle method is a boon for sensitive skin types, avoiding the harshness often associated with other hair removal methods. The water-soluble nature of our sugar paste guarantees easy cleanup and minimizes potential skin irritation, leaving your skin feeling smooth and refreshed.

Benefits & Considerations

Benefits

  • Ideal for Small and Sensitive Areas: The gentle nature of this method makes it suitable for delicate zones.
  • Precision: Hand sugaring offers superior accuracy in hair removal compared to strip waxing or sugaring. It allows direct application of the sugar paste on the hair and removal in the direction of hair growth, leading to less hair breakage and fewer ingrown hairs.
  • Effective on Shorter Hairs: Hand sugaring effectively removes hairs as short as 1/8 inch, a significant improvement over waxing that typically requires hair to be at least 1/4 inch long. This allows for more frequent treatments post-shaving.
  • Environmentally Friendly: The biodegradable sugar paste and absence of paper or cloth strips ensure the treatment generates minimal waste.

Considerations

  • Time-Intensive: The careful application of sugar on the skin can extend the duration of the treatment.
  • Skill-Dependent: Mastering this technique requires significant practice and expertise.
  • Wrist Fatigue: The repetitive hand and wrist movements inherent in sugaring procedures can contribute to wrist fatigue. Implementing comprehensive training is crucial to minimize the risk of such repetitive strain injuries.

Do Not Use

  • Condition of Skin: Avoid usage on sunburned, irritated, or injured skin.
  • Specific Skin Concerns: Refrain from applying over varicose veins, moles, warts, skin tags, skin diseases, or potential skin cancer areas.
  • Recent Skin Treatments: Do not use on skin that has been treated with Retin A, Accutane, Glycolic Acid, or Alpha Hydroxy products.
  • Post-Sugaring Care: Abstain from using beauty products, alcohol, or astringents immediately after sugaring.
  • Underarm Care: Avoid deodorants or antiperspirants for 24 hours following an underarm application.
  • Sun Exposure: Avoid sunbathing immediately before or after the sugaring procedure.
  • Professional Advice: Consult a medical professional for doubts about sugaring suitability for your skin type or condition.

Recommended Products

Professional Soft Paste - Luminous Body® Premium Sugar Wax

Enjoy this time-saving, ready-to-use product at room temperature. Its fluid, highly adhesive texture is designed for thorough application, yet may require expertise to manage. Recommended solely for professional sugarists.

Universal Medium Paste - Luminous Body® Premium Sugar Wax

Experience the versatility of this product, offering a warm touch with preheating, or an easy-to-use texture at room temperature, comparable to Soft Luminous Body® Sugar Epilation. Ideal for beginners due to its balanced consistency - not overly sticky or runny, hence easier to handle. Time-efficient with no preheating required for room temperature use.

Beginner's Pro Firm Paste - Luminous Body® Premium Sugar Wax

Designed for beginners, requiring preheating to provide a warmer touch for your clients. It achieves a medium, easy-to-control consistency, similar to the room termperature Universal Medium Paste - Luminous Body® Premium Sugar Wax. Particularly effective for areas subject to increased perspiration, this product is a recommended choice for beginner sugarists.

Before Sugaring

Sugar Preparation

  • If preheat required, remove the cap and loosely place it on the container.
  • Warm the 16oz Luminous Body® Sugar Epilation in the microwave to a soft and pliable consistency (like a soft toffee) for 15-20 seconds. Less time is needed as the remain level of the sugar in the container.
  • If it is still not pliable enough to work with, microwave again in 5-10 second intervals and check the sugar paste in between each intervals to avoid making it too soft and/or too hot.
  • 💡 Tip: If the sugar paste is too firm, it will not stick to the skin, and if it's runny, it won't come off. Minimize mess by placing the sugar container on a plate when heating.
  • ⚠️ Caution: Do not overheat. Microwaves will heat the sugar container from the center. Do not plunge your hand into the center of the sugar container. Gently test the outer edges to ensure the paste is not too hot.

Skin Preparation

  • Hair Length: If hair has been previously shaved, wait at least two weeks or until it reaches a minimum length of 0.3 inches (5-6 mm), as such hair can be resilient.
  • Skin Preparation: Exfoliate skin a few days prior to sugaring and maintain hydration. This ensures an easier extraction process and enhances the overall experience.
  • Skin Cleansing: Thoroughly cleanse the skin before sugaring to remove oils, makeup, and lotions using soap and water, or an oil-free toner.
  • 💡 Pro Tip: Consider using Luminous Body® Pre-wax Cleansing Solution to enhance the effectiveness and comfort of the sugaring process. It aids in cleaning the skin, removing dirt and oil, sanitizing the skin, reducing infection risk, soothing and hydrating the skin, and softening the hair for easier removal.
  • ⚠️ Patch Test: Conduct a patch test on the intended area and wait 24 hours. If no irritation occurs, proceed with the treatment.
  • 💡Hot Weather Tip: During hot weather or when perspiring, lightly apply talcum powder or baby powder to the treatment area.

How to Sugar

      When the sugar paste is soft and pliable
      1. Using nitrile gloves is advisable, but not obligatory.
      2. Begin by delicately scooping a small amount of Luminous Body® Sugar Epilation using only the tips of your four fingers. Aim to keep the sugar on your fingertips.
      3. Apply the sugar onto the skin against the natural direction of hair growth using medium pressure. Repeat this molding process three times to ensure optimal hair grip.
      4. Ensure the skin is taut with your other hand before removing the sugar paste.
      5. With a light touch, quickly flick off the sugar paste in the direction of hair growth, keeping your movement parallel to the skin.

    💡TIP: Flicking parallel to the skin allows for easy hair extraction in its natural growth direction, helping to avoid hair breakage which could lead to ingrown hairs. This approach also reduces pain and potential bruising. Avoid pulling the sugar paste up or away from the skin and refrain from sugaring the same area more than once within a 24-hour period to prevent irritation, bruising, or skin lifting. It is normal to observe some skin redness after sugaring.

    You can repeat these steps multiple times over the same area using the same sugar to ensure thorough hair removal.

    📝 SPECIAL NOTE:

    Mastering beauty techniques often requires consistent practice and refinement, and sugaring is no exception.

    The success of a sugaring session heavily relies on the temperature of the sugar paste. An overly warm paste may become too soft, adhering to your skin and proving challenging to remove. Conversely, an excessively firm paste may not effectively remove all the hair.

    In such instances, starting anew with a fresh scoop of sugar paste is the optimal course. A perfect sugar paste should be pliable, akin to the consistency of toffee.

    With patience, a correct approach, and practice, the art of sugaring can be quickly mastered. Don't let the potential messiness deter you, take your time, and remember that it's all part of the process. Our 100% natural sugar paste can be easily rinsed off with water, and it neither stains nor damages any surface or fabric.

    A single scoop of sugar has great mileage, allowing for multiple practice attempts before achieving the desired results. Keep in mind that everyone's hair is unique, and thus responses may vary.

    Clean Up

    • Clean skin with cool water or wipe it with baby wipe to soothe the skin & pat dry.
    • Wipe jar rim before replacing lid so it will be easier to open for next use.
    • Close lid tightly and keep the sugar paste jar in a dry area as moisture will make product ineffective.

    💡TIP: To elevate the results of the hair removal process and encourage vibrant, healthy skin, apply Luminous Body® Post-wax Soothing Solution. It aids in reducing inflammation, soothing irritation, replenishing skin's natural moisture barrier, and includes antiseptic ingredients that can mitigate infection risks while keeping skin clean, healthy, and reducing the likelihood of ingrown hairs.

    Mastering the Cloth Strip Technique for Sugaring

    How To Sugar

    Sugaring with Cloth Strip

    Sugaring with cloth strips is a technique that employs a warm, pliable sugar paste, applied in the direction of hair growth, and removed using a cloth strip. Similar to traditional waxing, this method substitutes hot wax with sugar paste.

    The process involves spreading the paste evenly over the target area, placing a cloth strip atop, and rubbing it for secure adherence. The strip is then swiftly pulled in the opposite direction of hair growth, extracting both paste and hair. This procedure is repeated until all unwanted hair is removed.

    Sugaring with cloth strips offers a quick and efficient hair removal option, suitable for larger body areas like the legs or back, and effective on coarse hair. As the sugar paste is water-soluble, cleanup is straightforward, and it’s less likely to irritate or damage the skin compared to other methods.

    Benefits & Considerations

    Benefits:

      1. Ease of Use: This technique is simpler to master compared to traditional Egyptian sugaring.
      2. Speedy Hair Removal: It allows for faster and larger area coverage, removing more hair with each strip.
      3. Comfort: Many clients find cloth strip usage more comfortable, as the swift removal can be less startling to the skin.
      4. Efficiency: Multiple strips can be used simultaneously on different areas, reducing the overall service time.

    Considerations:

      1. Additional Supplies: This method does require strips and spatulas, an investment of time and resources.
      2. Skin Sensitivity: Cloth strips may be less gentle on the skin compared to hand sugaring, though careful technique minimizes this concern, especially in sensitive areas.
      3. Hair Type Specific: Some extremely short or fine hair types may present adherence challenges with cloth strips.
      4. Complete Hair Removal: While cloth strips effectively remove substantial hair, for optimal results, the proper application and hair length are key.

    Do Not Use

    • Condition of Skin: Avoid usage on sunburned, irritated, or injured skin.
    • Specific Skin Concerns: Refrain from applying over varicose veins, moles, warts, skin tags, skin diseases, or potential skin cancer areas.
    • Recent Skin Treatments: Do not use on skin that has been treated with Retin A, Accutane, Glycolic Acid, or Alpha Hydroxy products.
    • Post-Sugaring Care: Abstain from using beauty products, alcohol, or astringents immediately after sugaring.
    • Underarm Care: Avoid deodorants or antiperspirants for 24 hours following an underarm application.
    • Sun Exposure: Avoid sunbathing immediately before or after the sugaring procedure.
    • Professional Advice: Consult a medical professional for doubts about sugaring suitability for your skin type or condition.

    Recommended Product

    Medium Universal - Luminous Body® Premium Sugar Epilation

    Preheating is necessary for this product, making it a seamless replacement for regular wax. It is typically applied with a spatula and removed with a cloth strip, adding a warm touch for your clients. Upon warming, it achieves a soft texture that smoothly glides on the skin with a conventional waxing spatula. This product is versatile, compatible with both cloth strip and hand sugaring techniques. If you're a beginner to traditional/Egyptian sugaring technique, Universal Medium Paste is highly recommended. It maintains a perfect balance, avoiding excessive stickiness or meltiness.

    Before Sugaring

    Sugar Preparation

    • If preheat is always required.
    • Before placing the Luminous Body® Sugar Wax in the warmer, remove the cap and loosely place it on the container.
    • Warm the sugar paste in a regular waxing warmer, start on low-medium setting for 30 minutes.
    • Warm it to a soft consistency (like thick honey) and stir with a clean wooden spatula to even out the heat.
    • If it is still not pliable enough to work with, adjust the warmer setting higher and check the sugar paste in between each intervals to avoid making it too soft and/or too hot. The temperatures should range from 100°F (38°C) to 105°F (40°C).
    • 💡 Tip: If the sugar paste is too firm, it cannot be applied with spatula, and if it's runny, it won't come off. Keep a damp washcloth or baby wipe handy for cleaning your hands during application.
    • ⚠️ Caution: Do not heat the sugar over 105°F (40°C). Always stir the sugar with a clean spatula to even out the heat. Always test ensure the paste is not too hot.

    Skin Preparation

    • Hair Length: If hair has been previously shaved, wait at least two weeks or until it reaches a minimum length of 0.3 inches (5-6 mm), as such hair can be resilient.
    • Skin Preparation: Exfoliate skin a few days prior to sugaring and maintain hydration. This ensures an easier extraction process and enhances the overall experience.
    • Skin Cleansing: Thoroughly cleanse the skin before sugaring to remove oils, makeup, and lotions using soap and water, or an oil-free toner.
    • 💡 Pro Tip: Consider using Luminous Body® Pre-wax Cleansing Solution to enhance the effectiveness and comfort of the sugaring process. It aids in cleaning the skin, removing dirt and oil, sanitizing the skin, reducing infection risk, soothing and hydrating the skin, and softening the hair for easier removal.
    • ⚠️ Patch Test: Conduct a patch test on the intended area and wait 24 hours. If no irritation occurs, proceed with the treatment.
    • 💡Hot Weather Tip: During hot weather or when perspiring, lightly apply talcum powder or baby powder to the treatment area.

    How to Sugar

        When the sugar paste is soft and pliable like thick honey
      • Assess the direction of hair growth and work in small sections.
      • Apply a small amount of sugar paste and remove excess from the spatula's edge to prevent drips.
      • Use the flat side of the spatula to spread a thin layer of Luminous Body® Sugar Wax in the direction of hair growth.
      • Immediately place a strip over the applied sugar and firmly rub to ensure strong adhesion.
      • Keep the skin taut below the strip with one hand, while using the other hand to grip the lower end of the strip. Swiftly pull it off in the opposite direction of hair growth, maintaining proximity and parallelism to the skin. 💡TIP: Removing the strip parallel to the skin minimizes discomfort and reduces the chance of bruising. Avoid pulling the strip upward or away from the skin, and refrain from sugaring the same area multiple times to prevent irritation, bruising, or skin lifting. Some redness may be expected after sugaring.
      • Repeat this process as needed over the same skin area using the same cloth strip until all hair is removed. Once the strip loses its stickiness, use a fresh one. Always use a new disposable spatula to minimize cross-contamination—avoid double-dipping.

      Clean Up

      • Clean skin with cool water or wipe it with baby wipe to soothe the skin & pat dry.
      • Wipe jar rim before replacing lid so it will be easier to open for next use.
      • Close lid tightly and keep the sugar paste jar in a dry area as moisture will make product ineffective.

      💡TIP: To elevate the results of the hair removal process and encourage vibrant, healthy skin, apply Luminous Body® Post-wax Soothing Solution. It aids in reducing inflammation, soothing irritation, replenishing skin's natural moisture barrier, and includes antiseptic ingredients that can mitigate infection risks while keeping skin clean, healthy, and reducing the likelihood of ingrown hairs.

      Sugaring with Roll-On Sugar Cartridge Technique

      How To Sugar

      Sugaring with Roll On Sugar Cartridge

      Roll-on sugar wax is a fast and eco-friendly hair removal method utilizing a roll-on applicator. Made from a blend of sugar, lemon juice, and water, it efficiently eliminates hair from large body areas like legs, arms, and back.

      The notable advantage of roll-on sugar paste lies in its eco-consciousness. Unlike traditional sugaring, it eliminates the need for wooden spatulas. The sugar paste is contained within the reusable roll-on applicator, allowing multiple applications during a single treatment.

      Furthermore, roll-on sugar wax excels in efficiency. Its application using the roll-on applicator is swift and precise, surpassing the time-consuming and messy aspects of traditional methods. With minimized drips and spills, the wax is applied evenly and accurately.

      Benefits & Considerations

       

      Benefits

      • This eco-friendly hair removal option eliminates the need for wooden spatulas.
      • With its roll-on applicator, it allows for quick and easy application, surpassing the speed of traditional sugaring methods.
      • Compared to other traditional sugaring methods, it offers a less messy experience.
      • Ideal for larger body areas like legs, arms, and back.

      Considerations

      • Roll-on sugar wax may not yield optimal results for individuals with coarse hair or very fine, short hair when compared to traditional Ancient Egyptian sugaring methods. Moreover, it presents challenges when applied to smaller or intricate areas like the bikini line or eyebrows.
      • Considering the specialized applicator and warmer necessary for roll-on sugar wax, it may incur higher costs than traditional sugaring methods. Nevertheless, the time saved and the convenience of a mess-free application justifies the investment.

       

      Do Not Use

      • Condition of Skin: Avoid usage on sunburned, irritated, or injured skin.
      • Specific Skin Concerns: Refrain from applying over varicose veins, moles, warts, skin tags, skin diseases, or potential skin cancer areas.
      • Recent Skin Treatments: Do not use on skin that has been treated with Retin A, Accutane, Glycolic Acid, or Alpha Hydroxy products.
      • Post-Sugaring Care: Abstain from using beauty products, alcohol, or astringents immediately after sugaring.
      • Underarm Care: Avoid deodorants or antiperspirants for 24 hours following an underarm application.
      • Sun Exposure: Avoid sunbathing immediately before or after the sugaring procedure.
      • Professional Advice: Consult a medical professional for doubts about sugaring suitability for your skin type or condition.

      Recommended Products

      Premium Professional Roll-on Luminous Body® Sugar Wax

      • Preheating with a specialized roll-on wax cartridge warmer is necessary.
      • The warmed roll-on sugar paste offers a comforting touch for clients, producing a soft texture that can be effortlessly applied to the skin.
      • By utilizing this product, you can save up to 40% of valuable time compared to conventional sugaring methods.

      Before Sugaring

      Sugar Preparation

      • Preheating is always required for optimal results.
      • Remove the cap and place the Premium Professional Luminous Body® Sugar Wax cartridge in a roll-on wax warmer. Replace the warmer cap to retain heat.
      • Warm the sugar paste for at least 30 minutes.
      • Prior to use, remove the sealer and assess the sugar paste consistency by rolling the applicator on a clean new cloth strip. Keep this strip aside for hair removal purposes.
      • Hold the cloth taut with one hand, then roll the applicator back and forth to loosen the roller. Next, roll the applicator in a single direction. If the sugar paste spreads evenly, it is ready for use.
      • If the paste is still too firm, adjust the warmer setting higher, or warm it abit longer, and check the sugar paste consistency in between to avoid it becoming excessively soft or hot.
      • 💡 Tip: If the sugar paste is too firm, the roller will not spin. If it is too hot, it may cause burns.
      • ⚠️ Caution:
        • Avoid overheating the sugar paste for prolonged periods, as it can alter the color and optimal moisture content.
        • When heating, always keep the applicator upright to prevent spills.
        • Always test the temperature of the paste to ensure it is not too hot.
        • Never leave the sugar paste unattended on heat; unplug the warmer when not in use.

      Skin Preparation

      • Hair Length: If hair has been previously shaved, wait at least two weeks or until it reaches a minimum length of 0.3 inches (5-6 mm), as such hair can be resilient.
      • Skin Preparation: Exfoliate skin a few days prior to sugaring and maintain hydration. This ensures an easier extraction process and enhances the overall experience.
      • Skin Cleansing: Thoroughly cleanse the skin before sugaring to remove oils, makeup, and lotions using soap and water, or an oil-free toner.
      • 💡 Pro Tip: Consider using Luminous Body® Pre-wax Cleansing Solution to enhance the effectiveness and comfort of the sugaring process. It aids in cleaning the skin, removing dirt and oil, sanitizing the skin, reducing infection risk, soothing and hydrating the skin, and softening the hair for easier removal.
      • ⚠️ Patch Test: Conduct a patch test on the intended area and wait 24 hours. If no irritation occurs, proceed with the treatment.
      • 💡Hot Weather Tip: During hot weather or when perspiring, lightly apply talcum powder or baby powder to the treatment area.

      How to Sugar

      When the sugar paste is soft and spread evenly on a cloth strip

      • Check the direction of hair growth.
      • Utilize the rolling side of the applicator to apply a thin layer of sugar in the direction of hair growth, maintaining a slow and steady speed.
      • Immediately apply the strip and rub it firmly to ensure proper adherence.
      • With one hand, hold the skin taut below the strip, and with the other hand, grasp the lower end of the strip. Swiftly pull it off in the opposite direction of hair growth, maintaining close proximity and parallelism to the skin.
      • 💡TIP: Removing the strip parallel to the skin reduces pain and minimizes the risk of bruising. Avoid pulling the strip up or away from the skin, and refrain from multiple sugaring passes over the same area to prevent irritation, bruising, or skin lifting. Post-sugaring skin redness is normal.
      • Repeat these steps as needed, using the same cloth strip, until all hair is removed. Replace the strip when it is no longer sticky.

      Clean Up

      • Clean the skin with cool water, or soothe it by wiping with a baby wipe, then pat dry.
      • Unplug the cartridge warmer, and allow it to cool down.
      • Remove the roll-on cartridge from the its warmer and discard.
      • Use a damp cloth or a baby wipe to remove any residual sugar wax from the cartridge warmer.
      • If there's any spilled sugar wax, clean the warmer surface with a damp cloth, ensuring it's completely clean.
      • After cleaning, thoroughly dry cartridge warmer with a soft, dry cloth.
      • Thoroughly wipe the cartridge warmer with alcohol and let it dry.
      • Store the roll-on cartridge warmer in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight.
      • Always ensure that the wax warmer is completely dry before its next use to avoid any potential damage.
      • Remember, the roll-on cartridge should never be immersed in water or any cleaning solution.

      💡TIP: To elevate the results of the hair removal process and encourage vibrant, healthy skin, apply Luminous Body® Post-wax Soothing Solution. It aids in reducing inflammation, soothing irritation, replenishing skin's natural moisture barrier, and includes antiseptic ingredients that can mitigate infection risks while keeping skin clean, healthy, and reducing the likelihood of ingrown hairs.