AP® Monthly Archives: December 2015
What is the Full Circle of Skin Conditioning®?
Alexandria Professional® Full Circle of Skin Conditioning® program is the base of our Fundamental Skin Lifestyle®. As stated by Lina Kennedy, “AP’s Full Circle of Skin Conditioning® program is a skin care regimen best described by stating that each step performed naturally leads into and benefits the next step.” It is a skin enhancement and improvement program that is a proven effective used for all skin types and color to help with hair refinement and diminishment, and improve overall condition of skin.
Hair removal using Alexandria Professional® 6 STEPS to Perfect Sugaring® via the Kennedy Sugaring Technique Theory®
To facilitate effective training of the Alexandria Professional® skilled art of sugaring, Lina Kennedy dissected her unique technique into 6 Perfect Steps and theorized each step to encourage deeper understanding of the importance of each step. Each unique step helps to eliminate unnecessary discomfort, prevent hair breakage, harming the skin and ultimately extracts all hair types from all different skin types with greater ease.
The Alexandria Professional® sugaring system is recognized worldwide as an excellent hair removal treatment. The Kennedy Theory® to sugaring hair removal was developed by Lina Kennedy some years ago. Now, tried and proven to be very effective, the Kennedy Theory® has led to the Alexandria Professional® Follicle Management Program™ to help professionals reach faster permanent reduction with their clients.
Utilizing Permanent Reduction Cards can help keep a client on a regular sugaring program, plan out their appointments in a timeframe that best suits their needs and hair growth. To show an appreciation for your client’s ongoing commitment to hair reduction a discounted service of your choice can be offered every 6 appointments.
And, when AP’s Full Circle of Skin Conditioning® program was later developed to answer a crying need within the hair removal industry of dealing with ingrown hair, the benefits of AP’s sugaring system amplified to heights much greater than just excellence in hair removal.
Full Circle of Skin Conditioning® Brochures will inform clients of the benefits of the program as well creating a ‘prescription’ for each individual client of how often to use each step.
The Alexandria Professional® FCSC Program is a unique and effective all natural method for gently removing dead skin to prevent ingrown hair and to treat eczema, psoriasis and keratosis. Other benefits include overall decongestion of the follicles and pores – comedones included!
The Alexandria Professional® Salt Smoothie® is formulated with the highest concentration of round, granular Dead Sea salts. Gently exfoliating with Salt Smoothie® regularly not only helps eliminate unnecessary dead skin cells, it will also mineralize and hydrate your skin.
Begin by squeezing out the proper amount for the area to be treated. Blend into both palms and begin massaging into dry skin by using small circular motions. Do not wipe off. Soak hands in warm water, shake off excess, and start to massage the Salt Smoothie® into the skin. Repeat until Salt Smoothie® is completely absorbed. Pat dry if you’re not following up with Mud Puddle®. Safe and gentle enough to use every day!
Our Mud Puddle® is comprised of a medicinal blend of natural thermal properties, one of which is Silicone Dioxide. Mud Puddle® contains 60% Silicone Dioxide which is a building block of collagen from skin to bone. It is a natural anti-inflammatory that deeply penetrates skin and clears stored toxins. It will naturally keep your skin brighter and softer. Immediate results are experienced which makes it a wonderful addition to your facial skin care home regimen as well.
Three easy ways to benefit from Mud Puddle®
- Blend with distilled or purified water and apply a thin layer on the desired area. Leave for 10-20 minutes. If mud dries too quickly, spritz water to re-hydrate so it continues to “work”.
- Blend with Restore™ Hydrating Lotion to provide a deep hydrating treatment.
- Soak in a bath with ½ cup of Mud Puddle® added to the water.
Soften and Repair
The Alexandria Professional® distinct and well balanced formulation of essentials oils and Shea butter in Phenomen-all® Skin Repair is being hailed worldwide as a miracle “skin repair” for conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, ingrown hairs, keratosis, damaged skin, surgical incisions, wrinkles, and overall skin health needs.
Apply morning and evening by squeezing a small amount into the palms of your hands, emulsifying it and massaging into skin. For large areas where the skin is not too troubled, we recommend combining a small amount with our Restore® Hydrating Lotion.
Alexandria Professional® CEO and President Lina Kennedy says, “No matter what part of the circle you start with, you will always gain immense benefits simply by getting started.” The sugaring treatment will remove dead skin cells and hair which makes it optimal to start skin cell softening. Keeping the skin cells well softened and other skin conditions at a minimum prepares the skin for easier exfoliation. Exfoliating any excess dry skin makes it optimum time for our mud to penetrate easier and deeper to purge out impurities. Now when you return to sugaring, the treatment will be easier, faster and even more effective!
Maintaining professional and at home regimes of these treatments is a sure way to improve your skin’s integrity. Clients can start off using the Full Circle Travel Kit to begin their introduction to the program.
AP® Monthly Archives: December 2015
By Lina Kennedy
Advanced sugaring is a great alternative to other hair removal techniques because it will effectively extract all hair types and textures from all skin types and textures. This is clearly and simply achieved through Alexandria Professional’s unique technique. Other than eyelashes and inner ears, there are no body parts that have not been successfully sugared from head to toe; whether it was medically requested or aesthetically desired. This being said, sugaring is achieved without harmful side effects.
Advanced Sugaring: Professional sugaring treatments are for refining, reducing and eliminating hair growth. There is no sticky residue, even before post treatment steps. The aesthetician performs the hair removal treatment by massaging a soft, lukewarm velvety sugar paste on to the skin using one hand. This type of application allows the sugar paste to coat all of the hair while it also seeps down into the follicles and coats the hair on the inside of the follicles. The hair is then eased out of the skin with a quick “flicking” action. Lubricating the hair with a sugar paste helps the hair ease out of the skin (follicle) and eliminates relatively all discomfort.
Permanent Reduction: The best thing about sugaring is that it will lead to permanent reduction in hair. Removing a hair when it is very short (1/16th” or less) is important because the best time to remove a hair is when it is in the anagen stage (growing period). This is when the hair shaft is exposed at its shortest length. And, of course, is then at its “deepest” distance in the hair root within the follicle. Continual extraction of hair in this period will deplete the follicle to the point of “no more growth.” You will first notice hair becoming finer and sporadic in growth, even after the first or second treatment. Each treatment will then bring you closer to the goal of ridding the hair.
Prevents Formation of Ingrown Hair: The advanced sugaring technique removes the hair in its natural direction of growth, thus greatly reducing or even eliminating the possibility of ingrown hairs from developing. Again, this is primarily because the hair is extracted in the natural direction of growth, and the sugar paste is deeply penetrating into the follicles.
Gentle Exfoliation: Use it as a very safe and gentle way to exfoliate the skin and rejuvenate its appearance on all parts of the body including the delicate facial skin tissue, regardless of age, skin color and hair texture. Even if someone has no hair growth to speak of, regular sugaring treatments will lift out the dirt and dead cells that fall into the pores. This will change the appearance of dry sallow skin into vibrant, soft and silky skin. Even women with varicose veins, dry itch eczema or diabetes can get regular sugaring treatments.
*Originally published in the August, 2005 issue of Pulse