Sugaring Aftercare: Products, Tips & More

Hi Newd Gyals!

Before we get into it, check out the blog “Why Sugaring Is Right For You!” to learn everything you need to know about sugar waxing and once you’re for sure ready to make the switch, come back to this one. I’m gonna guide you through it step by step.

We know sugar waxing removes hair from the root, so this means germs now have access to the exposed hair follicles. You’re guaranteed to be left with smoother skin at the end, but you’re also more prone to irritation. Basically, a lot of things can go wrong (e.g., infections, abrasion).

It’s for that reason I’m here to share with you the importance of proper skin prep and aftercare which can help you to achieve the smooth skin you desire.

Skin Prep

1. You need to trim the hair if necessary.

When your hair is too long, waxing becomes more complicated and painful. Ideally, your hair should be at least 1⁄4 of an inch long. If it’s not, you should trim it.

2. Exfoliation is a must.

Exfoliation helps with ingrown hairs, but you must be gentle to avoid irritating the skin. Use a scrub, mitt, or loofah to gently exfoliate the skin around the hair follicles a day or two before waxing.


3. Cleansing is up next.

Always ensure you have clean skin before starting. Use a gentle body wash or soap to remove any germs, sweat, oil or makeup. You don’t want to miss this step because you can end up with infected bumps and left-over residue can prevent the wax from adhering to the hairs (trust me, I’ve learnt this the painful way).

4. A dry surface area.

Once you’re finished cleansing, you have to dry the area thoroughly because wax doesn’t adhere to wet hair. Next, apply some powder to the area. We have our Pre-Sugaring Drying Powder available for purchase and it is talc-free. Powder helps to absorb any moisture (e.g., sweat) and protects the skin during the pull.

And that’s it, you’re ready to be sugar waxed!

Sugar Waxing Tips

  • Apply wax in the opposite direction of the hair growth to avoid breakage and ingrown hairs.
  • All you need is a thin layer of sugar wax – applying in sections help!
  • Apply your wax strip and pull in the same direction of the hair growth.
  • If the pain is too much for you this can help – take a deep breath and pull the strip as you exhale then, place your hand over the area for relief.


The process does not stop there. Aftercare is equally as important as skin prep, so here’s what you do…


1. Remove any wax residue.

Once you’re happy with the results, clean up with our product is super easy. Sugar wax is water-soluble, this means it only requires water for removal. No oils, just water and it comes right off.

2. Apply an aftercare product.

You don’t want to disrupt the skin barrier, so you want to use a product to sooth the skin. You can shop our Post-Sugaring Soothing Essence. It’s essentially rose water which has antioxidant properties to nourish and protect the skin. Gently massage this into your skin to reduce inflammation and redness.

Aftercare goes beyond just applying a product. You have to continue taking care of your skin, so here are some essential tips to put into practice until your next sugaring sesh:

  • It’s recommended that you avoid wearing deodorant for at least 24 hours post-sugaring to avoid irritation.
  • You must wait at least 2-3 days after waxing to resume exfoliation.
  • Wear loose-fitting clothes to allow your skin to breathe post-sugaring to avoid chafing and any sweat or oils from getting trapped in your open pores.


  • Avoid shaving and depilatories between sugaring sessions. This will hamper your efforts to improve and reduce hair growth as well as achieve smooth, healthy skin.
  • For best results, you must be consistent, make sure you exfoliate, and hydration is key.

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