Laser hair removal is one of the most recommended systems to remove facial or body hair. Although it is not known to be the most conomic system – unlike the use of a razor blade – it is a technique that guarantees the total removal of hair, without mistreating the skin in the long term – unlike hot hair removal.
Depending on the area you are going to treat, and the number of sessions, the time during session and session can be between 4 to 12 weeks. After the session, it is quite common to notice redness, swelling or mild itching in the shaved area. These symptoms are part of an effective treatment.
But to have an effective laser hair removal session you must take care of the skin and the treated area, that is why today we will give you some tips to take care of the skin after laser hair removal. Pay attention!
1 Avoid the sun / Use sunscreen
This is perhaps the most important requirement to take care of the skin after a laser hair removal session. This is because exposing the skin to UV rays after the session can lead to certain spots on the skin.
On the other hand, it is recommended to stay out of the sun during the days immediately following laser hair removal, as the skin is somewhat sensitive for a while. This sensitivity makes exposure to light and especially heat a bit painful.
It is also useful to use sunscreen on areas that are exposed to the sun, such as the face.
2 Stay hydrated
The skin should be pampered after laser hair removal. Keep it hydrated with moisturizers and remember to drink at least 2 liters of water a day.
Hydration will also help you feel less discomfort in the affected area. It is recommended to choose creams that have no fragrance and that are quickly absorbed.
Continue with the usual skin care. Exfoliate your skin once a week with a sponge and warm water. Although right after hair removal your skin will be a little sensitive, it is necessary to exfoliate it well to remove dead cells and improve circulation. This will help the dead hair to be expelled more effectively.
The dead hair will be expelled from the follicles in the days following the session, and may take even 2 weeks. When expelled, the dead hair may appear to continue to grow. This, however, is an illusion. If you wish, you can shave between sessions.
4 Wear appropriate clothing
Wear loose-fitting clothing and natural fabrics, such as cotton. Wearing very tight clothing or synthetic materials will cause the sweating of your skin to increase and the rubbing will irritate the treated area. Use clothes that you have washed with natural products and as few chemicals as possible, since sometimes they cause allergies, especially when the skin is more sensitive than normal.
5 Don’t put on makeup
After laser hair removal, it is not advisable to apply many chemicals on top of the treated area. Remember that the skin on your face is particularly delicate, and subjecting it to makeup may not be beneficial. In addition, makeup usually clogs the pores, causing your skin not to breathe as well as it should.