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How to Use Time to Sugar for Hair Removal

Sugaring is a natural hair removal method that uses a paste made of sugar, citric acid and water. It's a gentler alternative to waxing and is effective on all types of hairs and skin.
It is believed to come from ancient Egypt and some historical references how it was the preferred hair removal solution of Cleopatra.

Here's what you'll need:

  • Time to Sugar paste
  • Body powder (optional but helps the process as it absorbs any moisture on the skin). 
  • Wooden spatulas (applicators)
  • Reusable strips

Steps:

  1. Cleanse and Dry the Area. Thoroughly cleanse the area you want to sugar. Pat your skin dry with a clean towel. This removes dirt, oil, and any residue that might prevent the sugar paste from adhering properly. It is important to make sure your skin is not moist/humid as the sugar wouldn't adhere to humid areas.

In sweaty body parts (underarm, bikini etc..) or if you live a very warm area, you can dust a light layer of body powder onto your dry skin to absorb any excess moisture and help the sugar paste adhere better. 

  1. Apply the Sugar Paste. Using a spatula apply a thin layer of sugar paste against the direction of hair growth.

In certain areas of the body like the armpit, your hairs might grow in different directions. It is important to observe your hair growth direction before applying the paste to make sure you grab them all!

  1. Remove the Paste. Apply the strip onto the paste, press firmly to make sure it is applied on all the length of the paste and while holding your skin taut remove the strip in the direction of hair growth. Use quick and short pulls.Continue applying and removing the paste until all unwanted hair is gone.
  1. Cleanse Your Skin. Wash the treated area with warm water and pat it dry. Cleaning up sugar residues is very quick and easy. Just a little water does the trick on the skin or other surfaces. No need to stress and scrub like with salon waxes!
  1. Apply a soothing lotion to calm and hydrate your skin without alcohol or fragrances. We love Coconut oil and pure aloe vera gel.

Tips:

  • Sugaring is most effective on hair that is about the length of a grain of rice.
  • Sugaring results can last for several weeks, depending on your hair growth cycle. To enjoy long lasting results, avoid shaving in between sugaring sessions. Trust the process and you will notice thinner and sparser hair growth over time.

Additional Information:

  • Sugaring is generally safe for most people. However, it's always a good idea to do a patch test on a small area of your skin before using it on a larger area. Do not use if you allergic to any of it's ingredients.
  • If you have any concerns about sugaring, talk to your doctor.

 How to wash the cotton strips:

Do not machine wash. After the sugaring session, let the strips soak in some water (you don't need much, just enough to soak them). Let all the sugar paste dissolve. Handwash with soap, rinse and let them air dry. 

F.A.Qs

What is sugaring?

Similar to waxing, sugaring removes body hair by quickly pulling the hair from the root. The name for this method comes from the paste used which is made of sugar, lemon and water. This mixture is much more natural and environmentally friendly than wax. It is also gentler to the skin, making it a desirable method of hair removal.

Does it hurt?

Sugaring is usually considered less painful than waxing and like any hair removal it can be somewhat uncomfortable. Sugaring does not stick to live skin cells—only to the hair and dead skin cells—which means less irritation and discomfort. By removing the dead skin cells, sugaring leaves the skin smooth (and hair free of course!).

Is there any reason why I shouldn't sugar?

You shouldn’t sugar if:- you are on medication that increases your skin's photosensitivity- you have been taking Accutane, Retin-A, or any other skin thinning acne medications orally- you are using Retinol, Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Fruit Acids, topical Vitamin C products- you have a sunburn or have undergone a heavy peel in the last week- you have skin irritation or wounds

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

The length of hair should be approximately 1/4″ or longer, which is about the size of a grain of rice.

What body areas can be sugared?

Sugaring is gentle enough for delicate skin and can be applied on any body part (basically, anywhere you would wax).

How hot should the sugar paste be?

It should never be hot but just room temperature. In winter or if you keep it in the fridge, the paste might be too hard to pull out from the jar, this is why we suggest to heat it up for a few seconds. In warmer places, you might not even need to warm it up.If you heated it up for too long and the wax is too runny, don’t worry! Just place it in the fridge for a few minutes until it is back to the right consistency! Don't burn yourself!

Why is it recommended to put body powder before sugaring?

The skin needs to be dry so that sugaring can be performed properly and effectively. Applying body powder absorbs any moisture and oil and helps the process. Powder acts as a buffer helping the paste to grasp the hair better and stick less to skin. Remember, more isn't better. Just sprinkle a little body powder and if needed, reapply later on during the process. In certain areas such as the bikini or the armpits, you might need to apply powder more often because those are warmers areas and you might sweat. Always keep your preferred body powder close to you while sugaring so you can use it when needed.

How do I remove the sugar wax residues?

TTS is water soluble so a little bit of warm water is enough to remove any sugar wax residue on the skin or other surfaces.

How do I wash my reusable strips?

Just let them soak in some water (just enough to cover them-let’s be environment friendly) until the sugar melts completely. Handwash with some soap and rinse. Do not wash them in a washing machine.

Can sugaring create bruises?

Like with waxing, the skin is being yanked when you are removing the wax if your skin is not taut. It is very important to pull your skin very taut while removing the fabric strip/sugar paste to prevent bruising and minimize discomfort. Be especially mindful of this when waxing under your arms and bikini area as these are the most common areas to bruise. Always remove the sugar paste flicking fast and parallel, keeping it close to the skin, like quickly pulling a band aid. Don’t move it upwards.

My paste is too hard to take out of the jar,how can I do?

Sugar paste can harden in cooler temps. Here's how to soften it up:

  • Microwave (fastest): Remove lid, heat jar for a few seconds at a time. Less paste = less heat time!
  • No microwave? Place the sealed jar in a warm (not hot) water bath for a few minutes.

Remember: Don't overheat! You want a consistency that allows you to apply a thin layer of it. The paste should never be hot!