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Getting started with Sugaring!

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We talk a lot about Sugaring, products, benefits, all of which are true...again, this is why we love what we do!!
One thing that we need to keep in mind is planning. Sugaring is truly amazing for your skin and hair, it reduces growth, improves the look and texture of your skin. However, what we need to keep in mind is those accomplishments take time. Any sort of epilation (sugaring, waxing, etc) may not be 100% effective after the first treatment. Our bodies are constantly working, burning energy, expelling toxins, and growing hair!
Like we said, Sugaring isn't just hair removal, it is a process used to get finer, softer hair. Every time we remove the hair from the root your body has to build a whole new hair. Your body will never make a hair stronger than the one that was removed.

Getting started can take some planning. If you have been an avid shaver and are now switching to sugaring, your hair will most likely be on different growth cycles, your skin may not be exfoliated or moisturized properly. After a few Sugaring treatments you will notice the amazing results Sugaring will have on your skin. However, it is not uncommon to need a touch up or your second appointment to be earlier than 3 weeks to get everything on the same growth cycle. Don't be discouraged, it won't be long before you can have your radiant skin with less hair!

So, If you are planning a trip or want to get ready for the summer, it is best to start early. Getting Sugared the day before you leave on holiday will not give you the intended results Sugaring has to offer. Try to get at least 3 treatments in before traveling or putting your shorts on for the summer :)

Taking care of your skin and Sugaring


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Why is home care so important?

If you have been following our blog you know why we love sugaring and the how it can benefit you.

But did you know our home care routine is just as important, if not more, than actually removing the hair!

A good home skin care routine is important because it allows your Sugarist and sugar to do the best job it can. Any hair removal will not be as effective if we are not taking care of our skin between appointments.

Sugaring removes the dead skin cells or "exfoliated" layer of skin, when we remove something from our bodies it is important to replace it. Think about when we exercise. When we exercise we sweat loose electrolytes, that is why we drink water. it is important for us to drink water and replace what our bodies have used. So, when we sugar and exfoliate our skin, it is important for us to replace the moisture with lotion.

So, why is it so important to take care of our skin in between appointments? Well, after we sugar, and the hair starts to grow and the skin cells develop we need to keep exfoliating and using moisturizer. If we do not keep our skin soft and healthy, the dead skin will start to form and the softer, finer hair may not be able to penetrate the skin. This can lead to an ingrown hair. Ingrown hair can lead to bigger problems and take a long time to heal. So, it is best to do what we can at home to avoid this. Also, by having soft, radiant skin the Sugar hair removal will be more thorough and less painful!

AP trained Sugarists are trained to help you have a home care routine that is easy and accommodating to your needs. LaMina carries detoxifying mud masks to purify your skin, natural oil products to replenish, moisturizers to help calm and hydrate, as well as soaks and scrubs to heal and exfoliate.

Let AP help you look and feel great in your skin today!!

Why choose Alexandria Professional Sugaring Practitioners


Alexandria Professional is the leading brand in Body Sugaring Hair Removal, not just for products, but education as well.  Alexandria Professional products are used by practitioners in over 30 countries, those who are accepted to become Educators are personally trained at the AP head office in Buffalo, New York USA.  We, as practitioners and educators work for years to perfect our technique, expand our knowledge of Sugaring and our products, and truly understand what you, the client, requires.  No two people are the same, we work everyday to identify the client needs, skin goals you are trying to achieve, and what products we can use to help you achieve that goal.  AP practitioners also continue their education through Master Classes, these range from eyebrow to brazillian Sugaring, and everything in between.  As educators, we encourage practitioners to continue to develop their skills and provide on-going, hands on education to ensure AP clients are receiving the best treatment on the market.  If you are wondering if Sugaring is for you, contact the closest Maris Gina Salon and make an appointment with one of our educated, qualified practitioners to discuss Sugaring!! And remember "Beautiful skin is in the hands of Alexandria Professional"

M Reasons why you need to continue sugaring during winter


Weather's already changing and we know what's coming... winter!
The end of summer is no reason to stop your hair-removal routine! Many women consider bathing suit season the highest-priority for Sugaring or waxing because most part of our skin are exposed, but regular summer hair-removal shouldn't stop when winter comes. Here's why.


~Reduced Hair Growth

Sugaring removes hair from the root, and every time you sugar, you're hair grows lesser, and the hair will be lighter and finer. Repeated sugaring results in permanent hair loss, but if you give your follicles a chance to recover for half the year you will not experience the same level of reduction. By continuing to sugar in the winter, you are giving yourself a chance to take care of those stubborn hairs before summer returns.


~Less Pain

It is no secret that removing unwanted hair can be painful. It is important to understand that the more often you sugar, the less painful it will be. Every time you sugar, you are weakening the roots of your hair. Your skin recovers more quickly. New hair growth will come in finer, and will be thinner. Keeping up your waxing routine year round does not give your hair and skin the chance to revert backward.


~Start in Winter and achieve flawless skin on Summer

For those just starting, winter is a perfect opportunity to start. The reason is that it usually takes several sessions before the bumps and irritation from previous shavings are gone. By starting the process in the winter, your skin will be silky smooth and breathtakingly beautiful just in time to show it off when the warm weather arrives. 

M Full Circle Travel Kit

Going on a vacation? A trip? Another country?
Wherever and whenever you go, you have to take good care of your skin. 
How?
Introducing Alexandria Professional Full Circle Travel Kit which you can bring anywhere you go.

The *Full Circle of Skin Conditioning™ Travel Kit includes 1oz tubes of Salt Smoothie®, Sweet Cheeks™, Mud Puddle® and Phenomen-all™.


Salt Smoothie® is designed to exfoliate and hydrate your skin from the neck down.
Sweet Cheeks™ is a facial exfoliant to reveal glowing smooth skin!
Mud Puddle® will detox and condition the skin.
Phenomen-all™ everyday will keep your skin in the most optimal condition possible.

This all-in-one Travel Kit makes skin care easy no matter where you are!

*Available on our stores

M Reduced hair growth with Sugaring

Sugaring removes hair from the root, which not only avoid future follicle growth, but damages the follicle's ability to grow strong new shafts of hair. This means that every time you sugar, you're hair grows lesser, and the hair grows will be lighter and finer.

The reason for this is that our hair grows in three stages. Our hair either is growing (Anagen), lies dormant (Catagen), or is falling out on its own (Telogen).

Let's try to further understand the hair growth phases.


1. Anagen (Growing Phase)
The growing phase lasts two to seven years and determines the length of our hair.

2. Catagen (Regression Phase)
This stage lasts about ten days. The hair follicle shrinks and detaches from the dermal papilla.

3. Telogen (Resting Phase)
The resting phase lasts around three months. Around 10-15% of hairs are in this phase. Whilst the old hair is resting, a new hair begins the growth phase.

Repeated sugaring results in permanent hair loss.

Also, depending on the length of your hairs, and whether they are exposed, near the surface of the skin, or far beneath the surface, it may take several treatments to obtain the results you want.

M Phenomen-All™ for Skin Repair


Phenomen-all™* Skin Repair is formulated to repair, refresh and rejuvenate skin. #1 Seller for treating ingrown hair and skin issues. Clary, Rosewood and Grapefruit oils are the healing elements in this formulation, and also help to control oil production. 100% non-irritating and gentle enough to be used on sensitive skin by men, women, and children. Replenishes moisture, calms irritation, and softens skin cells to help relieve ingrown hairs. It delivers essential vitamins to deeply fortify skin cell structure.

Can also be used as a cuticle treatment, or to help smooth out stretch marks and scars.



*Available on our shop

M Why you should go for face sugaring


Face Sugaring is a procedure done to remove excess or unwanted hair from your face. From cleaning your eyebrows, upper lip hairs, chin, and even beards for guys.

Listed below are the top reasons why you should go for face sugaring.

It's NATURAL.
Unlike other techniques, the materials used contain fewer and natural ingredients. It's made of water, sugar and lemon.
People nowadays are turning to natural and organic for their everyday lives this is perfect for that.
And who wants chemicals on our face? No one. 

Good for Sensitive Skin 
Since our face is one of the most sensitive part of our body and most precious, Sugar is the most preferable way on removing facial hair.
It doesn't just remove hair but also removes dead skin cells. It is also applied with almost the same temperature as our body so you'll definitely won't get burn.

Removes short hair
Facial hair are mostly short, and sugar paste can remove short hairs. You'll definitely can achieved that flawless face.


G Things to remember before and after an appointment

Before and after the sugaring appointments, let us keep in mind some of the things you should follow. By that, you will receive the best results of sugaring. 


BEFORE: 
- You should be sure that your hair is long enough to be removed. If it is too short or the time between two appointments is too short (less than 1 week), it is challenging to remove your hair. 
- You should take a shower before having an appointment and try not to sweat, so that the bacterias cannot stay in your skin. Although we will use presept to clean your skin, just stay hydrated to save your skin, especially when you have sensitive skin. 

AFTER: 
- You need to stay away from hot water; warm water is alright. 
- If you have your VIOs done, say no to sex for one night. 
- You should exfoliate your skin four days after the sugaring day so that you can rejuvenate your skin and prepare for the next appointment well. 

These are some tips that you can apply for a better result of hair removal. And, if you want to receive a wonderful hair removal treatment, you are welcomed to MarisGina! We hope to see you soon!

G Figure out the two effective exfoliating treatment products

There are two products that we highly recommend you to use after sugaring, which are SALTSPRING and MUD PUDDLE. Why we advise you to use them, let us check out. 


SALTSPRING: This salt is taken in the Dead Sea; it can help detoxifying and relaxing. Since saltspring makes your skin smoother, it can rejunvenate your entire body. Three standout merits of saltspring are: 
- Help with ingrown hair problems
- Treat body blemishes 
- Improve skin texture

MUD PUDDLE: This Hungarian mud will help detoxifying and rejuvenating. Like saltspring, this all natural mud includes three speical merits:
- Help with ingrown hair problems
- Treat facial blemishes
- Improve skin texture.
 
By using saltspring and/or mud puddle 2-3 times per week, you will your hair can be removed easily on the next appointment and your skin will be well rejuvenated.