When sugaring is prohibited: truth and myths
Sugaring is a unique procedure that removes all extra hair from your body and has almost no contraindications. Let’s repeat – almost. In other words, there are situations when it is prohibited for medical reasons (forbidden by doctor), and there are situations when you are allowed to do it, but with certain precautions.
Myth #1. Sugaring is prohibited during periods
In reality, this prohibition doesn’t exist. Many clients are still doing sugaring during their periods. The only matter is the specialist’s personal attitude to the process, how confident she feels in dealing with such “dangerous” clients, her squeamishness...and your pain tolerance. This is the only truth in this myth: during periods, sugaring feels more painful.
Myth #2. Sugaring is not allowed during pregnancy
Here we are not exactly talking about prohibitions, but more likely precautions. You should not try sugaring for the first time during pregnancy, or during the late stages if you are at risk of having a miscarriage, or other “borderline” situations. If sugaring already became a routine procedure for you and your body is so used to it and tolerates pain really well...then why not keep doing it? After all, a mother’s happiness it the key to the baby’s well-being. Being pregnant is not an excuse to let yourself grow hair and look like Bigfoot’s girlfriend.
Myth #3. Diabetes means ban on sugaring
First of all, diabetes can vary. You can’t compare type I and II diabetes. Secondly, although there are no prohibitions, it is more correct to say there are some precautions during the procedure. Diabetics are more vulnerable to skin traumas, and healing take a longer time. Therefore, you should understand the importance of choosing a highly qualified specialist. Don’t try to save money by using the services of a suspicious “next door specialist” and home-made paste. The right choice of the paste and a qualified sugaring professional will make your experience pleasant. It is not recommended to perform sugaring on insulin dependent clients, with a high level of blood sugar.
Myth #4. Specialists will decide what is better for me
Let’s be realistic – the majority of estheticians are just making money. Nothing personal, just business. You should decide for yourself when to trust a professional, and when it’s better to postpone or even cancel the procedure and choose another method of hair removal.
Myth #5. Sugaring has no contraindications
This is also not true. There are several serious reasons when sugaring is prohibited:
- Skin cancer.
- Insulin dependent diabetes.
- Phlebeurysm of the III, IV stage.
- The presence of blood clots (procedure is prohibited, since it involves mechanical interaction on vessels).
- Active form of herpes and other infectious skin diseases. Sugaring is allowed only after full recovery.
Cuts, open wounds, burns...no person in their right mind would decide to do sugaring while having an open or unhealed wound. Not only is it very painful, but such “experiments” will traumatize the skin even more, making the healing process longer, and might cause additional infection of existing wound (burn).
Love yourself! Don’t use the services of an unqualified sugaring specialists. If the procedure is not recommended, then it’s not worth taking a risk. Wait until your full recovery, and trust sugaring professionals to do their job.