Basic rules for working with the paste
The first and very important rule: it is better to use the paste that you have already worked with and the one which quality you are confident about. Do not experiment with products of dubious origin, an unknown brand. If you still want to, try it on a small area of skin and avoid the most sensitive areas.
If you’re choosing between two pastes, choose the certified products that have passed all the necessary laboratory tests.
Otherwise, chemicals and preservatives in the composition of the paste can harm your clients' health and cause itching, irritation, rashes on the skin, allergic reactions. Only a certificate confirming the tests of the paste’s composition can serve as a guarantee of the organic purity and quality of the paste you work with.
Before working with paste, pay attention to the cleanliness and sterility of your hands, workplace and all tools: spatulas, etc. - sugaring opens the pores, the procedure is performed in the upper layers of skin and can damage it. Wash your hands and sterilize the instruments right in front of the client. Be sure to use gloves while working with the paste. Inform the client of what you are doing and why, as this builds trust and shapes your image as a professional.
Main rules for working with the paste
- The paste is applied by soft, smooth movements, regardless of technique. Then it’s ripped off quickly and confidently.
- Unlike wax, the paste is applied against the growth of hair and is removed in the opposite direction (along with the hair growth).
- Before applying the paste, dust the skin with talc - this removes the excess moisture from the skin and prevents its damage.
- The paste will not "get stuck" if before applying it and especially before removing, the skin is lightly pulled. This same method helps to reduce the pain.
- It is better to start the procedure from the least sensitive areas.
Important! You cannot use paste: on the skin with inflammation, when the client has skin diseases, on papillomas, warts. Sugaring fresh scars and adipose tissue should also be avoided.
The rules for the paste use depend on the chosen application technique:
- Manual. Performing sugaring with hands. A popular technique for home and professional use. It is quite difficult to master. Procedure: knead a portion of paste in hands, apply it against the growth of hair. Now the most difficult thing is to remove it without injuring the client’s skin. Tear sugaring paste off sharply, by an accurate movement along the hair growth. The same piece of the paste can be used many times. After the sugaring procedure, apply special lotions with chamomile, scarlet, lavender or extract of hamamelis on the skin.
- Bandage. Great for large areas - back, legs. The easiest technique to master. The process of removing hair will go faster, but the consumption of the paste will also increase. It’s very simple: the paste is slightly heated, a thin layer of it is applied on the desired area, then it’s covered with a strip of fabric letting it stick to the skin, and then it is torn off with a quick, sudden movement. Almost like wax epilation.
- Spatula technique. In this case, the paste is applied not with hands, but with a spatula. The spatula can be metal, plastic or wooden. The paste is applied the same way, as in the manual method. This method is very convenient for working with the bikini zone, armpits.
Remember that non-compliance with a chosen technique can cause pain and skin damage.