Frequently Asked Questions

Sugaring Hair Removal

What is the difference between sugaring and waxing?


​​​​​There are a few key differences between sugaring and waxing.

  • Sugar paste is made up of just three simple ingredients: sugar, lemon, and water. Sugar paste is all natural, hypoallergenic, and free of artificial dyes and fragrances. It's so natural, it's actually edible! Traditional wax is commonly made with synthetic resin, beeswax, mineral oil, dyes and fragrances.

  • Sugar is water soluble so it cannot stick to live skin cells. Sugar paste adheres only to the hair and dead skin cells. When sugar is removed, it gently exfoliates dead skin cells, leaving behind silky smooth skin. Warm water dissolves any sugar residue. Wax adheres to live skin and hair, which frequently leaves skin feeling sensitized and can lift delicate skin.

  • Sugar paste is removed with the natural direction of hair growth to ensure hair comes out from the root and prevent breakage and ingrown hairs. Waxing removes hair in the opposite direction of hair growth.

  • Sugar paste is warmed to body temperature. No risk of burning sensitive areas. Hot wax runs the risk of burning sensitive skin, which can lead to scarring.

  • Sugar paste is 100% biodegradable, and sugaring requires no strips or sticks like traditional waxing. Using a gloved hand, your esthetician will select a single use portion of paste specifically for your service. Additionally, Sugar Moon uses biodegradable gloves, helping to decrease the impact on the environment.




What is sugaring?


Sugaring is a method of hair removal that has been in use since 1900 BC in Persian, Eqyptian, Turkish and Middle Eastern cultures. Sugar paste is made from lemon juice, sugar and water and used to remove face and body hair by the root, with no trauma to the skin. Water soluble, sugar is easily cleaned up with warm water, and is a natural and highly effective alternative to waxing, shaving or laser.

During the process, the esthetician applies sugar paste, which sticks to and removes hair without attaching to the skin. Sugar is applied against the natural direction of hair growth and removed with the natural direction of hair growth to ensure hair comes out from the root and prevent breakage and ingrown hairs. Sugar is applied at a lukewarm temperature, eliminating the risk of burns. Sugaring does not use sticks or strips--each client is treated with their own ball of sugar, and the sugar itself is hypoallergenic.

Regular sugaring can result in a permanent reduction in hair growth.




How long does my hair need to be to get sugared?


Sugaring requires only 1/8″ (3mm) of hair growth, about the length of a grain of rice. If you've been shaving, two weeks' growth is recommended. If you've been waxing or sugaring, 4 weeks' growth is recommended for best results.




What are the benefits of sugaring?


  • Sugaring reduces and prevents ingrown hairs.

  • Sugar paste is suitable for all hair colors and textures and successfully treats all skin types and colors

  • Sugaring improves the skin’s tone and texture

  • Sugaring is extremely hygienic – a ball of sugar paste is selected for you and used only for you, then discarded. No double dipping here!

  • Hair is removed in the direction of hair growth which means a drastic reduction in broken hair.

  • Sugar paste is applied at body temperature, eliminating the risk of burns.

  • Sugar paste may be reapplied over resistant or missed areas without irritation, great if your hair is stubborn.




Sugaring Tips


  • Resist the urge to shave in between your appointments – your hair should be a minimum of 1/8 inch long for optimum results.

  • Avoid excess heat before and after your appointment (hot showers, steam rooms, saunas, aggressive workouts and UV exposure).

  • Please arrive for your sugaring appointment with clean, dry skin – no lotions, oils or creams.

  • Post, keep the treated area cool, dry, and friction free.

  • Exfoliating the treated area 48 hours before and beginning 48 hours after sugaring will help prevent and treat ingrown hairs if you are susceptible.





CBD Skin Care

Will a CBD facial get me high?


Nope! Unlike THC, CBD is non-psychoactive.




What is CBD?


CBD, or cannabidiol, is a compound found primarily in the flowers and leaves of the hemp plant.




What are the benefits of CBD in skincare?


  • CBD is a powerful anti-inflammatory. Inflammation is a key factor in many skin conditions. Calming that inflammation slows aging, strengthens skin, and speeds healing. All skin types see visible benefits from topical CBD application.

  • Taken internally, CBD may calm stress, one of skin's major enemies.

  • CBD is a stronger antioxidant than Vitamins A, C and E. Environmental stress shows up fast on our skin. CBD's free radical scavenging activity helps fight it off.

  • Currently, there are no known contraindications in using CBD-infused skin care. CBD is safe for all skin types.




How does CBD oil work in our system?


All cannabinoids, including CBD, produce effects in the body by attaching to certain receptors. The human body produces certain cannabinoids on its own. It also has two receptors for cannabinoids, called the CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors.

CB2 receptors are more common in the immune system. Researchers once believed that CBD attached to these CB2 receptors, but it now appears that CBD does not attach directly to either receptor, rather, CBD directs the body to use more of its own cannabinoids.





 

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