We have hair over our entire body, except the soles of our feet and the palms of our hands. The number of follicles our body has, is decided by genetics. We never regenerate new hair follicles at any time in our lives after we are born.Read More
Thoughts from a Sugar Plum Manager
At the end of every year, I like to take stock in how the year has unfolded. Sometimes I'm apprehensive to look back. Maybe there was a bad breakup, illness, or an accident. Other times I'm eager, reminiscing about a trip with friends or remembering conversations with my daughters that ended with tears of laughter. We also experience transitional events: births, deaths, weddings, or even getting a new puppy. A lot can be crammed into a year.
One example I often share with my guests is:
If you were falling off a cliff and I tried to pull you up hanging onto your fingertips, that is waxing. If you were falling off a cliff and I tried to pull you up hanging onto your forearms, that’s sugaring.
Thinking about a career in the beauty industry? Awesome! Now what?
So often our guests ask us how we started our careers in sugaring, which gave us an idea of sharing some pro tips with you on going back to school!Read More
What is sugaring to you? Just your routine hair removal? Or is it more than that? At Sugar Plum, we know that sugaring is a lot more than simply being hair free.
Sugaring has personal care benefits too! If you have received a sugaring service before, you may already know that sugaring is a super effective exfoliant. As your hair is flicked away, so are dead skin cells. This leaves behind smooth, baby soft skin. If you are receiving regular sugaring, consider this. Once a month you come in for hair removal and your skin gets that fresh glow again.Read More
A lot of our guests ask us about sunscreen -- when they should wear it, if they should wear it, and the answer is repeatedly, “Yes, all of the time, yes!”
Whether you are out on a tropical island soaking in the rays or walking your dog around a lake on a typical cloudy day in the Pacific Northwest, keep sunscreen in mind for your daily skincare routine. Not only are sunburns uncomfortable, they also accelerate your skin’s aging process.
Applying a protective layer of SPF 15+ sunscreen prolongs the vibrancy and youthfulness of your skin.
Here at Sugar Plum we’re inspired by the well-being of your skin. That’s why we’ve put together natural and sustainably focused products to give you glowing and healthy skincare options available when you visit any of our Sugar Plum studios.
The first Sugar Plum product we’d like to introduce to you here is our SugarSmooth™ Scrub. It’s made with 97% organic ingredients, combining activated charcoal, shea butter, and frankincense to exfoliate, detoxify, and soften your skin.
Activated charcoal adds a dark tone to our scrub that can be a bit surprising at first. This enriching ingredient is adept at trapping toxins, so they are easily rinsed away; with added benefits of reducing body odor and acne.
Shea butter is wonderful for dry skin or inflammatory conditions, soothing and sealing in moisture for a glowing complexion. Also, where skin is cracked and raw, shea butter nourishes and accelerates the natural healing process.
Frankincense is a skin firming astringent and has a pleasant, earthy aroma.
Recommended use of SugarSmooth™ Scrub is 2-3 times a week, in the shower. Frequency of use is entirely dependent on how the scrub affects your individual skin type. You know your skin better than anyone, and you should never exfoliate so aggressively that your skin becomes sensitive or red.
Apply the scrub with small circular motions, before or during showering, on dry or wet skin.
Starting on dry skin with the Hand Woven Agave Fiber Mitt has the biggest bang. It’s great on elbows, knees, and feet once a week.
With water and the Hand Woven Agave Fiber Mitt, massage the scrub all over the body with the exception of the face. This is best for twice a week.
If applied gently and without the mitt, the scrub can be used all over your body and your face two to three times per week, and your skin will glow.
Use of the SugarSmooth™ Scrub is helpful as a spot treatment on congested skin or ingrowns.
If you are ever unsure about how the products are applied or how they can be purchased, ask our helpful sugaring technicians at your next hair removal service or talk with a receptionist by calling (206) 512-3033.
SugarSmooth™ Scrub Retails at $25.