The Scoop on Sugaring Hair Removal

Sugaring is a great alternative to waxing. Spot loves to offer services that work for you - there is truly something for everyone. We've received input that clients would love to learn more about sugaring as a hair removal system so Laurel, our in-house expert, pulled some helpful bits together just in time for warmer weather. 

Sugaring Highlights:
+100% natural - Laurel at Spot Spas Uptown uses Organic/Fair Trade sugaring paste. Treatment prep products are vegan, paraben-free and talc-free

+Skin feels soft after 

+Some clients experience less pain and redness 

+Can lead to diminished hair growth

+Gentle for delicate areas

+Diminishes ingrown hairs

+Water soluble/no sticky residue

+Safe for those with varicose veins

+Sugar is warmed to body temperature and does not burn

+Adheres only to dead skin cells 

How does body sugaring work?
 The warmed sugar paste is molded onto the body using a gloved hand. With the molding process the sugar paste is able to melt into the hair follicle allowing an easier gentle extraction from the root. With a flicking motion the hair is gently lifted out of the follicle by the root. Sugar past is applied/molded against the hair growth and removed in the natural direction hair growth preventing breakage and lessening sensitivity.

Is it going to hurt? Sugaring removes the hair by the root, so you will feel the extractions. Some people feel a tingling sensation. With repeated treatments, this sensation minimizes as the hair becomes more refined and the hair bulb smaller. 

How long does it last? Rate of hair growth depends on the individual person. Expect to be ready for another sugaring within three to six weeks. For a quicker diminishment of hair growth, receive a follow-up treatment while hair re-growth is around 1/8th inch. 

What should I do before my appointment? Avoid sun-tanning prior to or day of treatment. Avoid stimulants such as caffeine. Keeping your skin exfoliated and hydrated is very important; however, do not exfoliate the day before or the day of a treatment. Dry brushing as part of you home self-care ritual is a great way to help the process. 

What should I do after my appointment? You may feel a little sensitive. Avoid any creams, lotions, or deodorants with artificial fragrances. Avoid any products with hydroxyl acids for at least 24 to 48 hrs, this could cause more sensitivity.

>>> Book with Laurel online or call us at 612.823.7768 for your personalized service

Please note this service is offered exclusively out of the Spot Spas Uptown location

RMS Beauty Coconut Cream VS Market Coconut Oil

We love coconut oil!

Our bodies love coconut oil. With so many products on the market that contain this delicious and versatile substance, here is a little info to help navigate. RMS Beauty, a raw coconut oil based make-up line, just arrived at Spot Spa. We love it!

Why cold centrifuge processing is better for your skin:

RMS Beauty uses centrifuge extraction to derive the oil from the coconut which means it is processed under 78 degrees & remains a raw coconut. The very low amount of heat that will maintain its beneficial properties - like good bacteria, live enzymes and lauric acid,  and will prolong the shelf-life of the product. In contrast to cold processing, which is heated to over 98 degrees during the water spun process (the addition of water in a product can promote bacteria growth). Although both systems are effective in creating a good oil, maintaining the raw state helps to further the use of the product not only on the shelf but also in our bodies. The more nutrients that remain in tact, the more nutrients our bodies can benefit from. 

Laurel's Skin Care + Facial Tips


How to Pick the Best Facial for Your Skin Type

At Spot, we always keep our effective and renewing treatments front and center. And to transition skin for wintery months, a facial reboot couldn’t be more seasonally appropriate. Wondering how to find the best option for your skin type? Here, Spot Uptown's esthetician Laurel Vasileiadis shares her expert tips on finding your perfect Arcona treatment.

Remember: Each facial is tailored to perfectly fit your skin’s needs!

Oily Skin: Arcona Cranberry Cleanse

This facial is wonderfully cleansing and purifying for oily skin and/or clogged skin in need of extractions. The exfoliating-duo dissolves impurities, decongests and refines pores, while simultaneously restoring moisture and balancing oil production.   

Dry Skin: Arcona Deep Hydrating Facial

I personally developed this facial; it’s my signature treatment and it really works! It gives skin an instant boost of soothing hydration and replenishes the skin’s ability to retain moisture for a more dewy, glowy complexion.

Mature skin and sensitive/damaged: Arcona Enzyme Peel

This customized enzyme exfoliation is designed to help skin regenerate at a deep cellular level, increasing collagen and elastin production. It repairs skin damage, smoothes fine lines and improves tone and texture for brighter complexion with a more youthful, dewy appearance.

Acne-prone Skin: Arcona Enzyme Peel

A customized, gentle exfoliating enzyme blend calms inflammation and reduces redness to balance compromised, irritated skin. It also boosts oxygen to minimize bacteria and improve cell renewal. It’s a perfect combo of healing, repairing and protection.