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AP® Monthly Archives: December 2015

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Alexandria Professional®… Your Fundamental Skin Lifestyle®

12/29/2015

What is the Full Circle of Skin Conditioning® skin management system?

Alexandria Professional® Full Circle of Skin Conditioning® skin management system 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 proven effective for all skin types and colors. This system helps with hair refinement and diminishment while improving the overall condition of the 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. Each step was then theorized to encourage a deeper understanding of the importance of each step. Each unique step helps to eliminate unnecessary discomfort and prevents hair breakage (which can harm the skin).  The technique 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™. This system helps professionals reach faster permanent reduction with their clients. 

Supporting Materials

Utilizing Permanent Reduction Cards can help keep a client on a regular sugaring program. With the cards, you can 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.

Full Circle of Skin Conditioning® Brochures will inform clients of the benefits of the program. These brochures also help create a ‘prescription’ for each individual client of how often to use each step.

Supporting Program

The Alexandria Professional® FCSC Program is a unique and effective all natural skin management system 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!

fav  Exfoliation

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!

fav  Detoxification

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 the skin and clears stored toxins. It will naturally keep your skin brighter and softer. Immediate results are experienced when using Mud Puddle®, which makes it a wonderful addition to your facial skin care home regimen as well.

Three easy ways to benefit from Mud Puddle®

  1. 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”.
  2. Blend with Restore™ Hydrating Lotion to provide a deep hydrating treatment.
  3.  Soak in a bath with ½ cup of Mud Puddle® added to the water.

fav  Soften and Repair

Alexandria Professional’s® 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”. Conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, ingrown hairs, keratosis, damaged skin, surgical incisions, and wrinkles don’t stand a chance.

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 of Phenomen-all® with our Restore® Hydrating Lotion.

“No matter what part of the circle you start with, you will always gain immense benefits simply by getting started.” -Alexandria Professional® CEO and President Lina Kennedy

Each step of this skin management system integrates into the next. 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 bay will prepare the skin for easier exfoliation. Exfoliating any excess dry skin makes it optimum for our mud to penetrate easier and deeper in order 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

Alexandria

 A spoonful of sugar does more than help the medicine go down.

By Lina Kennedy

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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

AP® Monthly Archives: December 2015

Alexandria

Winter Hydration

winterhydationIt’s that time of year again!  As the cold weather approaches, and we crank up the thermostats and fireplaces, our skin is feeling the effects of winter.  According to the Mayo Clinic, winter is the season that our skin is the driest, due to both the weather, home heating, and even taking a hot bath.  We’ve come up with some ways to help you combat the cold and keep your winter skin feeling “Phenomen-all” all year long.

 1 (1)  Drink Water

As you may have heard countless times, drinking water is a great way to stay hydrated.  It keeps your bodily functions in good health, and in general keeps you internally quenched.

1 (1)  Soak in Warm Water

Although you may want to soak in a hot tub after a long day, hot water can dry your skin out faster by breaking down the lipid barrier, making your skin more prone to lose its moisture.  The best alternative is to take a warm bath or shower.

1 (1)  Moisturize while skin is damp

Remember to apply a layer of your favorite lotion while your skin is still damp after a bath or shower.  A tiny drop of Phenomen-all added to body lotion or even a little to your facial moisturizer will ensure your winter skin receives the hydration it needs. And for those who need something stronger, just use Phenomen-all as a moisturizer all by itself.

1 (1)  Take care of rough areas

Adding moisture back into your skin is an important step in keeping your winter skin hydrated.  Using a good lotion on your feet, hands, elbows, and knees will help immensely, as these areas seem to get the brunt of the effects of dry and cold weather.  After applying lotion to your feet, throw on a pair of socks to keep the moisture locked in, and sleep in them overnight.

1 (1)  Don’t forget your face

Facial moisturizers are key to keeping you looking good all winter, especially when paired with a moisturizing toner spray, such as in our Dermawear Duos.  And don’t forget about your lips!  Use an exfoliator meant for helping to clear them of dead and dry skin, and then apply a lip balm to re-moisturize.  Keep a small size in your purse for reapplication throughout the day.  Try to avoid lip stains that will dry out your lips.

1 (1)  Food for Skin Care

A healthy diet is good all year round, but if you’re looking to add a little love back to your skin, diets rich in Omega-3 fatty acids will keep your skin cells saturated, leaving your winter skin with a fresh and rejuvenated look and feel.  Fish such as Salmon or Halibut are high in Omega-3, as are Oysters.  Walnuts, flax seed, and dried butternuts will also work well, and are a great addition to any salad.  Winter squash, soybeans, and kidney beans not only taste great but will keep you and your skin healthy.

Skin care is important all year round, but keeping your skin hydrated in cold weather will keep you looking your best and not leave you dry and irritated.  Reap the benefits of Phenomen-all skin all year long by choosing a fundamental skin lifestyle that improves the condition of your skin.   And stay warm out there!

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