After more than a decade of working with our own clients and helping other professionals work with theirs, one thing is true: we all want smooth skin. Whether it's ingrown hair frustration or dry, flaky skin, there is no magic potion that will solve the problem(s) so there-in lies the rub...no pun intended. Let’s see if we can’t put some of the pieces together so there is a bigger picture one could work with.
The skin is its own organ and by default in search of its own balance. That means that many factors are in play at all times as the skin seeks its own water and oil balance. One it produces on its own (oil) and one it can't (water). Add to that, we tend to focus on our faces and ignore the rest of the body but when it comes to sugaring, this is a key element for our client’s success.
Anytime the skin is robbed of its moisture – whether from the environment, stress or the wrong products, it will become sensitized and, well cranky. This can lead to rough, dry skin or redness and even acne. In typical human fashion, we usually jump to solve this quickly, only to throw things further out of whack.
When it comes to the water portion of this equation, your skin receives water either by your consumption or any water-based moisturizers you apply. If it isn’t getting enough water, it will make up for the loss by doing the only thing it knows to do…produce moisture another way: oil. Skin lacking in hydration is dehydrated. Skin lacking in oil is dry. These two words are often used inter-changeably, but your skin therapist will often make decisions based on this identification and it is also how your Sugar Specialist begins the journey of not only bringing balance back to your skin, but getting you into that smooth, hair-free state.
As we age, we produce less oil and oil, my friends is key to your skin’s natural barrier and you most definitely want that to be strong. This is why your skin care routine matters. Not just for the face, but the body as well.
What does all this have to do with getting sugared? The relationship between the skin and the hair is key to how successful your sugaring sessions turn out. If the skin has the right balance, the sessions are more efficient and your results smoother. Whether it's your face, your legs or a brazilian (or anywhere else), we want to help you achieve silky, smooth and healthy skin!
A top complaint when a client arrives at LillyBelle is that they started waxing or sugaring and ended up getting ingrown hair. Often, the professional hasn't been thoroughly trained to follow through the process into product usage and what steps we can put in place to correct the issue. Well, we want to put a stop to that.
We are all busy with life, so these should be simple and implementable steps that we take away the guesswork and are easily able to adjust with the climate around us...even when it's Texas' crazy weather!
Between exfoliation and hydration, depending on your skin, we've got you covered (and sugared!). Reach out, let's chat! We love questions! Set up a quick consultation if you need to so we can be thorough. We want you to love your skin!