Shaving, albeit the familiar, cheap, and very well known route of removing body hair, is one that is much more harmful than you may have realized. To all those curious on the negative aspects your plastic razor truly holds, and the new world sugaring hair removal can bring to you; we invite you to read on as we go over how shaving and sugaring hair removal compare!Read More
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Tis’ the season! The temperature is rising, the sky is more blue, the water is warmer and being outside sounds more appealing. Let’s not forget about the harmful UVA and UVB rays that you experience more during summer. Most people know what a sunburn feels like and what it looks like: You turn red like a lobster, your skin is uncomfortably hot, you can blister, and in the end you peel. But let’s talk about what a sunburn really does to your skin.
A sunburn is an over exposure to UV rays. Any redness or color you get from the sun has done damage to your DNA in your skin cells. That is also the reason why you peel after being burnt. It’s your body’s way of shedding the damaged cells. If you have been sunburned more than five times in your life, you double the risk of getting the most serious form of skin cancer, melanoma. Let’s take care of our skin and do the best to protect it! Also, after being sugared, wait 24-48 hours before any sun exposure.
Here are 10 ways to protect your skin during these hot summer days.
1. Find a sunscreen that protects you from both UVA and UVB rays (broad spectrum)
2. Reapply sunscreen as directed on the container
3. Find shade!
4. Wear sunglasses that have UV protection. (Eyeballs can get damaged also)
5. A nice oversized hat
6. Avoid being outside during the hottest times of the day
7. Apply your sunscreen 15-30 minutes before you even step outside
8. Be careful of reflective surfaces such as water
9. Taking medications? Call your doctor to see if any of them cause sun sensitivity
10. Check the expiration date on your sunscreen
Sugar Plum has several products that we have available in our studios to insure that your skin stays as healthy as possible in between services and tends to extend the service results.
We have Sugar Plum NewSkin Serum, a moisturizer, Skin Remedy Calming Spray, a calming spray, Sugar Smooth Scrub, a charcoal infused sugar scrub, and our Agave Fiber Body Mitt, a wonderful washcloth like mitt that’s mildew resistant.
Sugar Plum strives to be as close to 100% organic as possible. Camilla is always on the lookout for an organic ingredient replacement! The first 6 ingredients in most products are usually the big hitters. Our serum’s first 6 active ingredients are Aloe, Calendula, Coconut Oil, Glycerin, Lavender and Bilberry Fruit Extract.
Our Sugar Technicians usually suggest the serum for clients for a multitude of reasons. It’s light enough for pre teen skin as a moisturizer, it’s great for men’s skin after shaving, we suggest it to clients for area that are having just a little bit of ingrown hair challenges.
Aloe has been used on the skin for hundreds of years to soothe and hydrate.
Calendula’s orange blossoms have been used as an antiseptic, as an astringent and to soothe skin.
Coconut Oil and Glycerin are our emollients.
Lavender soothes the skin and helps with inflammation.
Number six on our ingredient list is Bilberry Fruit Extract is loaded with vitamins B,C and pro vitamin A! It’s great for capillary strength.
Sometimes after our clients have been coming to us for a while, the hair starts to grow in around two weeks after their last service and is weak and needs help pushing through the skin. The final three ingredients in our Newskin Serum are exfoliants. Glycolic Acid, an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) derived from sugar, Malic Acid, an AHA derived from Apples, and Tartaric Acid, an AHA derived from Grapes. AHA exfoliants assist in the turn over of new skin cells.
Putting just enough of these exfoliants to “kiss” off the dead skin and keep those follicles open. This helps prevent those weaken hairs to glide out without a fight extending the service result and often makes your next sugaring sessions a breeze.
(We encourage any small local, organic business connections you may know of that might complement our efforts. Reply to email……)
I can’t wait to see what we come up with next!