Underarms Sugaring: A How-To
Yes. You need to sugar your underarms.
Especially if you’re going away for the weekend. Taking a razor with you in your overnight bag isn’t awesome, and borrowing a friends is NOT hygienic. It’ll save you tons of time and keep you looking your best (even when you’re camping and dirty and otherwise feeling gross).
They’re one of the toughest parts to sugar yourself.
Be sure to keep an extra towel handy. Any moisture will mess with the consistency of your sugar, and it’ll be more prone to melting. Blot before you get sugar out of the jar, and blot again as best you can right before you get started with the actual sugaring.
Underarms are super sensitive.
Make sure you’re extra diligent with the parallel swooping, so you don’t lift your skin (and cause a hickey or irritation). Those hairs are tough to remove, and the skin is pretty much impossible to keep fully taut when you’re sugaring yourself.
You may want to get them sugared by a professional a few times first.
Having someone else sugar your underarms the first few times helps damage the follicles enough to make the hair much more fine and sparse….thereby easier to maintain on your own. When I was learning to sugar, I totally used the help of a professional (and I’m glad I did).
Usually underarm services run about $20 at your local studio. Plan on going in three times, with about two weeks between each visit.
Then maintenance becomes a breeze.
No five-o-clock shadow peeking out from under that halter top. No worries about red bumps or irritation. No need to shave for weeks on end.
Seriously. It’s worth the patience. And the practice.
Talk to you soon –