Body Sugaring FAQ

Body Sugaring FAQ

  • What is Body Sugaring?

    Alexandria Professional Body Sugaring is a gentle hair removal method, suitable for all parts of the body. Safe and effective on all skin types and hair textures, sugaring is suitable for everyone.

  • What is the body sugaring product?

    The sugaring paste used is a blend of natural ingredients with no chemical additives so there is no fear of any harmful side effects. The application of this unique product will also remove dead skin cells leaving the skin soft, silky and healthy.

  • What are the main differences between body sugaring and waxing?

    1. Alexandria Professional Sugaring products do not adhere to live skin cells.

    This is one of the major differences between body sugaring and waxing. Wax is made from resins, which adhere to skin cells and any surface it is applied to, and pulling it away causes unwarranted pain. Alexandria Professional® sugaring products never adhere to live skin cells, therefore, when it is removed, it only gently exfoliates dead skin cells, leaving behind silky smooth skin. It is water-soluble and can be easily rinsed away if needed.

    2. The Alexandria Professional Sugaring Technique extracts hair in its natural direction of growth.

    When waxing, you remove the hair against the natural direction of growth causing unnecessary pain. With sugaring, you only remove the hair in the natural direction of the hair growth. Plus, through the Alexandria body sugaring application technique, the sugar paste seeps into the hair follicle, helping to lubricate the hair root for ease of removal.

    3. Alexandria Professional Body Sugaring is performed at body temperature.

    Alexandria Professional® advanced sugar pastes adhere to the hair, not the skin, and lubricate the root for easier extraction from the follicle. Combined with the hair removal in the natural direction of growth, Alexandria Professional sugaring means a much more comfortable experience for everyone.
  • What are the advantages of Body Sugaring?

    Pure and Natural Ingredients

    Sugaring paste is made from NATURAL INGREDIENTS and not tested on animals and is. It is so natural you can EAT it!

    It Is Not As Hot

    The Advanced Sugaring Paste is applied at body temperature and is safe for all areas of the body. It is even safe for spider veins and varicose veins.

    It Is Easier To Clean Up

    Sugar can be easily cleaned up with water – from both client and clothing. Guests will never feel sticky after treatments.

    It Will Not Stick To The Skin

    Sugar cannot stick to live skin cells. Live cells are wet, and because sugar is water-soluble, it will not adhere to live skin cells.

    It Is Environmentally Friendly

    The Advanced Sugar Paste can be used over and over on different parts of the body and is discarded after each treatment. It is never used on any other person and the sugar breaks down in the landfill with exposure to water. Wax requires constant dipping for each strip applied and the spatulas, used wax and strips never break down.

    It Never Dries

    Sugar will not dry so an entire area can be worked over without ever having to walk back to the sugar warmer to dip a spatula or retrieve a strip. Most waxes must be removed immediately before they dry, making the process longer than necessary.

    It Will Not Break As Many Hairs

    Using the Alexandria Professional Advanced Sugaring Technique, the paste wraps around the hair shaft making it pliable, while seeping below the mouth of the follicle and lubricating the hair to make the extraction more complete and gentle. The hair is eased out of the follicle only in the natural direction of growth, which helps to extract the hair intact. Because of the direction of extraction, the guest feels little, if any, discomfort.

    Can Extract Very Short Hairs

    The Advanced Sugaring Technique requires 3 mm or four to seven days of growth after shaving. Wax products require at least three to six weeks of growth before treatment when a client is shaving.

    Leads To Permanency

    After a number of treatments, the hair follicle begins to deplete. The hair grows more refined each time. Because sugar can extract the shortest hair, it is possible to extract hair in the early anagen phase, which can lead to permanency. You will see superior results after just a few treatments.

  • Why should I choose Slow Beauty?

    Natalie is a qualified and experienced Aesthetician certified by Alexandria Professional in Advanced Body Sugaring since 2014. She is committed to the highest standard of service and client education, making it easy for you to integrate Body Sugaring into your regular beauty routine.

  • Your Appointment

    Your Alexandria Professional Body Sugaring™ Practitioner will quickly become familiar with your individual hair growth pattern and will schedule your appointments to refine and diminish your hair growth, which needs not exceed 3 mm to be removed. 

  • Preparing Your Skin For Your Treatment

    Regularly hydrating and exfoliating your skin between sugaring treatments is just as important as receiving treatment. Healthy skin ensures you receive the best results from your sugaring treatment, and your Alexandria Practitioner will educate you on how you can maximise your results. The better your skin, the better your treatment. The better your treatment, the better your skin… It’s that simple!

    Avoid the use of razors and depilatory creams between appointments as it interferes with hair refinement and diminishment.

  • Faces

    As you may develop a few white pustules in this area following your first and second treatments your Alexandria Professional Practitioner will treat and help prevent this by soaking a cotton pad in a mixture of Saltspring® and water and applying it to the treated area for five minutes following treatment.

    Your Alexandria Practitioner will apply a Mud Puddle® Hungarian Wellness Mud™ mask immediately following treatment to quickly reduce redness in this area. You can also apply it at your convenience at home. Your Alexandria Practitioner will educate you on the many benefits of our Mud Puddle® Hungarian Wellness Mud™.

  • Rejuvenate your skin with the Full Circle of Skin Conditioning

    Alexandria Professional has developed a simple home-care system to ensure you get the maximum benefit from your sugaring treatments, suitable for all skin types and conditions. It features the following products:

    SaltSpring®

    Calming Dead Sea salt soothes and exfoliates the skin, leaving it detoxified and smooth. When combined with Restore Hydrating Lotion, it makes an excellent body exfoliant.

    Mud Puddle®

    Suitable for all skin types, Hungarian Wellness Mud™ detoxifies and revitalises the skin. Excellent for skin conditions including acne treatment and cellulite, this versatile mud is packaged as a powder and blends easily to a rich, smooth creamy paste with the addition of water.

    Phenomen-All®

    Formulated with the highest quality essential oils, this treatment cream softens the upper and middle layers of the skin, allowing the quick removal of dead skin cells. This is especially important when treating ingrown hair,  which occurs when a new hair is not strong enough to push through the layers of dead skin cells formed over the follicle. It also helps with dry skin conditions and is great for cuticles, calluses, rough elbows and knees. Phenomen-All® will keep your skin soft and help prevent ingrown hairs. Your skin will look fresh and rejuvenated!

  • How can I maximise my results?

    Beginning your hair removal journey with Alexandria Professional Body Sugaring in puberty will yield you the best results. Your Alexandria Practitioner will consult with you to establish a routine suitable to your hair growth pattern so that each treatment works more effectively towards the diminishment of your hair.

  • Tanning

    Regular sugaring treatments will enhance and brighten your skin, however, it may be more prone to sunburn immediately following a sugaring treatment due to dead skin cell exfoliation. We recommend you wait 24 hours before exposing your skin to the sun or infrared lamps and advise against the use of solariums. We will not perform a sugaring treatment on an area where your skin is sunburned.

  • Irritants

    Do not use perfumed soap or products with chemical irritants on sugared areas within 24 hours of your treatment. Do not apply deodorant to underarms for 12 hours after a sugaring treatment. We recommend that you avoid make-up for 12 hours following a facial sugaring treatment.

  • Menstruation

    We suggest that you do not schedule your appointments to coincide with your menstrual cycle, as you may be more sensitive. This is a personal choice, however, and your service is able to be completed with the use of a menstrual cup (preferred) or tampon.

  • Skin Spotting

    Tiny red spots may appear on the skin for a few hours. If this should happen, do not be alarmed. This is a natural reaction caused when hair is removed by the root. It will disappear quickly. The bigger the root, the bigger the spot. As your hair is refined, the spots will become smaller.

  • I have Sensitive Skin

    If you experience any discomfort or redness, simply apply CC’Me Calming and Cooling balm, formulated to calm and cool your skin before and after hair removal. Restore lotion and Essential Tonic, along with  Mud Puddle® Hungarian Wellness Mud™ will instantly soothe and calm your skin.

  • How can I ease the discomfort of hair removal?

    Alexandria Professional has formulated a product called CC’Me (Calm and Cool Me) to calm and cool your skin before and after removing your hair. It is a pure and natural blend of Shea butter, Carapa Procera Oil (a fruit sourced in Africa whose oil has invigorating, emollient, nourishing and analgesic properties), sunflower seed oil and others. Apply CC’Me 15 minutes prior to your sugaring treatment to ease discomfort and calm potential reactions on all areas of the body. Apply post-treatment by massaging a small amount of CC’Me to the treatment area.

  • When should I avoid sugaring?

    The following conditions can not be sugared:

    • Enlarged Varicose veins
    • Phlebitis
    • New scars
    • Sunburned skin
    • Warts
    • The inner ear
    • Network beards
    • Bruises or lesions
    • Skin tags
    • Raised moles

    If you are using the following on your skin, you are ineligible for sugaring:

    • Retin-A Treatments, including enzyme peels, glycolic peels, AHA’s and any similar products. Discontinue use for 5-7 days before sugaring – patch test required before sugaring
    • Vitamin C – patch test required
    • Accutane
    • Microdermabrasion
  • I have tried laser and it didn't work. Does this mean that sugaring won't work either?

    No. Sugaring is epilation – hair removal by the root, whereas laser uses concentrated light to destroy the hair follicle.

  • COVID-19 UPDATE

    I am committed to providing a safe environment for both my clients
    and myself.

    It is for this reason that I am only accepting clients who have had all available COVID-19 Vaccinations at this time. Proof of vaccination status is required on arrival. Those who refuse will be turned away.

    All customers and staff are required to wear P2 (or equivalent) face masks at all times. Refusal to cooperate will result in immediate dismissal.

    Clients will not be permitted into the salon until 5 minutes before their scheduled appointment time. No guests or children will be allowed inside.

    Every person seeking to enter the salon will be subject to a temperature scan upon arrival and will be required to sanitise their hands. Those who refuse will be turned away.