How is deep bikini sugaring done?
Deep bikini sugaring is the most popular procedure in beauty salons ahead of the holiday season. This method of getting rid of unwanted hair successfully replaces painful waxing and expensive and not always possible laser.
Before talking about the benefits, it is worth understanding what sugaring is. The procedure consists in removing unwanted hair using a paste of boiled sugar. This rather ancient, but for a long time undeservedly forgotten method of depilation has become quite popular today.
Deep bikini zone sugaring has the following advantages:
For the manufacture of high-quality pasta, only natural ingredients are used.
High efficiency. With correct manipulations, the hair in the bikini area is completely removed and does not grow back for at least 2 weeks.
Low cost of materials.
Availability for self-use.
A small number of contraindications.
Low invasiveness. With proper preparation for the procedure, there are no microtraumas, burns and bleeding.
Small chance of ingrown hairs.
Sugaring of the bikini area has a number of contraindications:
The presence of mechanical damage (scratches, abrasions, wounds, solar and chemical burns).
The presence of signs of skin diseases in the area of the proposed treatment – dermatitis, psoriasis and others.
Signs of an acute stage of an infectious disease in intimate places of a viral, bacterial or fungal nature, including genital herpes.
Varicose veins of the perineum, varicose veins of the lower extremities stage 3 and higher, thrombosis and thromboembolism in history.
The presence of age spots in the bikini area.
Benign neoplasms in the treatment area: nevi, papillomas, warts.
Neoplasms are malignant or of unexplained etiology.
Can pregnant women do deep bikini sugaring?
Whether it is possible to do epilation with sugar paste in the bikini area during pregnancy is an ambiguous question. Most experts agree that bikini sugaring is unacceptable in the first trimester, regardless of the level of pain threshold. Manipulation of a warm mass in such proximity to the uterus can tone it, provoke spasms and bleeding.
As for the later dates – if before delivery, deep bikini sugaring was a familiar procedure and after the onset of pregnancy the pain threshold did not change, the manipulation can be carried out, but with caution, controlling your sensations. It is best to do epilation after examination by a gynecologist and in the absence of any complications. If the pain is severe enough, adrenaline in the mother’s blood can enter the fetal bloodstream and cause complications. Before childbirth, manipulations in the intimate area can provoke the birth process.
You should definitely not choose sugaring for bikini epilation during pregnancy if you have never used it before.
What are the bikini zones
The groin area is usually called the bikini area. Classic bikini – this is the removal of unwanted hair along the line of panties-slip in the groin fold. The name “Brazilian bikini” is given in salons to a deep bikini.
The name “deep” bikini means that hair is removed from the entire groin area: groin folds, pubis, inner thighs. Total hair removal in the intimate area, including the labia and the area around the anus, is called “Hollywood bikini” in some salons.
Which paste to choose
Finished pastes differ in their degree of hardness. Sugaring Perth of the intimate zone is made with mixtures of the following varieties:
Soft. Suitable for fine hair. It melts quickly, therefore it is used for the bandage method.
Medium density. Universal paste suitable for manual removal of hair of moderate hardness in the bikini area.
Dense. Universal paste for manual removal of coarse hair.
Strongly dense. It is used for depilation of sensitive skin both manually and with applications.
The composition of the sugaring paste contains water, citric acid and sugar. This is caramel. Manufacturers can add other simple sugars, molasses, honey, plant extracts, essential oils, and grooming ingredients to their product. The composition of the mass for depilation includes substances that inhibit hair growth, for example, walnut extract. A good quality paste can be stored for 3 years.
Avoid buying a sugar mixture that contains preservatives, fragrances, and other chemicals that can cause an allergic reaction or skin irritation. Quality caramel ranges in color from light pink to amber.
Making pasta yourself is simple: 8 tbsp. l. granulated sugar, 2 tbsp. l. water, mix the juice of half a lemon, bring to a boil, covered over low heat. Boil until the mixture turns the color of a light beer. When the paste stops bubbling it is poured into a convenient container and allowed to cool for 2 hours. It is better to choose a saucepan with a non-stick coating.
Preparing for the procedure
Preparation for deep bikini sugaring begins with hair regrowth. Hair less than 1.5 mm will not be caught by the paste. The minimum permissible hair length for sugaring is 2-3 mm. With this length, the maximum number of hairs will be removed the first time. Do not pull out hairs that are branches earlier than others with tweezers. Better to remove them all at the same time. The hair will grow back more evenly the next time.
There are several rules on how to prepare for sugaring correctly:
In order for all the hairs to be the same size for the procedure, a week before it, you should shave the bikini area with a safety razor or use a trimmer.
2-3 days before epilation, you need to peel the intimate area to facilitate hair pulling out and reduce pain.
It is worth using moisturizers for the care of the bikini area to soften the skin, but you do not need to apply any products to the skin immediately before manipulation.
Facilitates the procedure of steaming the epithelium in a bath or sauna. This is possible at home. The beautician will use a warm towel.
Before epilating a bikini, it will be useful to take a shower and thoroughly cleanse the skin without using a washcloth. This will protect against inflammatory reactions later on.
The skin in the bikini area, and even more so in the deep bikini, is delicate and thin, and therefore any method of depilation in this area will be painful. To reduce pain, you need to take some measures.
Don’t use ice. Its effect on the skin can cause muscle spasm and exacerbate the soreness of the sugaring. Ice is best applied after hair removal. You should not drink coffee or alcohol before sugaring if they reduce the pain threshold. When choosing a day for sugar depilation, it is worth considering the phase of the menstrual cycle. The highest pain threshold is observed in the first week after menstruation. During sugaring, it is worth monitoring your breathing. The least painful procedure is during the deep breath stage.
To reduce pain with medication, local anesthetics or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are used.
NSAIDs are used in tablet form 40 minutes before the procedure. It can be Indomethacin, Diclofenac, Ketoprofen, Ibuprofen, Tempalgin and others. The exception is acetylsalicylic acid. Due to a decrease in blood viscosity, taking this drug before sugaring the bikini area can cause “bloody dew” and subcutaneous hematomas. In any case, the use of tablets should be agreed with your therapist.
Lidocaine and Prilocaine are used as local anesthetics. These drugs have several medical contraindications, including individual intolerance and side effects, so you cannot use them without a doctor’s permission.
Lidocaine is used externally in the form of a 10% solution, irrigated depilation zone, or in the form of subcutaneous or intramuscular injections. Before the start of the drug action, it is necessary to wait from 5 to 15 minutes, depending on individual sensitivity. Prilocaine works more slowly but has fewer side effects.
Emla’s cream and patch for external use contains a combination of Lidocaine and Prilocaine. It has a proven analgesic effect, but for this, a pressure bandage must be applied to the treated surface for an hour, which is somewhat difficult in the bikini area. But the effect also lasts 2 hours. To treat the groin area, you will need 5-10 g of cream. Emla is not applied to damaged skin.
Another remedy for depilation pain relief is Light dep gel, the main active ingredient of which is anestoderm. It is applied to the skin several times for 15-60 minutes, depending on pain sensitivity and, if possible, covered with a film.
How to do sugaring of the bikini area
Even if you decide to do sugaring yourself, at least for the first time you should contact a beautician and master the technique using his example.
In the cabin
In a beauty salon, the master produces sugaring in the bikini area using a ready-made certified paste by the manual method or using a bandage. Before the procedure, at the request of the client, local anesthesia is used. The client makes the decision to take the tablets on his own. In the salon, an experienced master will depilate the bikini area of any depth and shape. At home, total hair removal is difficult to carry out on your own.
Before sugaring, talcum powder is applied to the skin for degreasing. In addition, the powder protects the upper layer of the epidermis from adhesion to the paste. Otherwise, the top layer of the skin may be ripped off along with the caramel mass. Then the master applies the paste in the direction opposite to the hair growth, stretching it by 5-10 cm, leaves it for 10-15 seconds and tears sharply along the hair growth. The treated skin area is treated with an antiseptic and moisturizer.
An experienced craftsman can use the bandage method for the bikini area. In this case, apply a mass, heated to a liquid state, with a special spatula for hair growth, apply a bandage on top – a tape made of fabric or other material, leave it to cool and tear it off against hair growth. This method is not used at home.
Sugaring bikini at home
A step-by-step instruction on how to do deep bikini sugaring on your own in a manual way looks like this:
Prepared according to all the rules, the skin must be treated with a lotion against hair growth in order to lift them. An antiseptic or anesthetic solution can be used. Then the skin should dry completely.
Apply talcum powder to the entire area to be epilated.
Homemade or purchased pasta must be heated in a water bath or in the microwave to a temperature of 35-37 ° C.
We take a 3 by 3 cm piece of pasta and knead it in our hands until it becomes whitish.
Apply the prepared mass to the skin against hair growth with force for better adhesion to the hair. You should not immediately grab an area of more than 5 cm, because without practice, ripping off the paste quickly may not work and it will hurt. You can use a mirror to monitor the process. We leave it for 10-20 seconds.
It is necessary to pick up the edge of the mass and sharply tear it in the direction of hair growth parallel to the skin. Before this, the skin must be pulled with a free hand to reduce sensitivity.
The remains of the sugar mass can be easily removed with warm water. Read here.
The manual applique method is most suitable for beginners and those with coarse groin hair. The method differs from the classical one in that the densest paste is chosen for the procedure. It is heated to 35-40 ° C. Pieces are applied to the skin for 1-2 minutes in the form of applications, and then plucked. The paste manages to adhere well to the hair and easily removes it. Up to 6 pieces of mass can be applied at the same time.
Skin care after sugaring
After hair removal with sugar paste, you must not go to the sauna or pool for 12 hours, take a bath, sunbathe in the sun or in a solarium, play sports, apply talcum powder or aggressive cosmetics on the skin. For 24 hours after the procedure, you should not wear synthetic or too tight underwear. Violation of these simple rules can lead to reddening of the skin, irritation or inflammation.
To care for healthy skin after sugaring, it is enough to wipe it with an antiseptic to prevent infection from entering the hair follicles, and apply a moisturizer. In case of complications, treatment with a remedy such as Bepanten or Panthenol with a wound-healing effect will be required.
If the procedure went wrong and the hair broke off, and did not break out, in the future it is possible for them to grow under the epithelium. To avoid this, on the 3rd day after hair removal and then 1-2 times a week, you need to peel the bikini area mechanically (with sugar or salt scrub) or chemical (with organic acids). You can also use salicylic acid products or special anti-ingrowth products.