Although it may not seem like it, your skincare routine can affect the results of your laser hair treatments. Taking a few extra steps can ensure that you and your skin will continue to glow. Here are some simple, yet essential skincare routines that will guarantee the most effective results from your laser hair removal treatment.
It is recommended to exfoliate at least two to three times a week. Exfoliating will remove dead skin cells or other debris that have cumulated in your pores. These dead skin cells create bumps on the skin’s surface that will prevent you from having radiant skin. During laser hair removal, the dead skin cells will stop the hair from shedding and will make the treatment less effective. Using an exfoliating scrub or a washcloth on the area where you had your hair removal treatment will ensure smoother skin.
After laser hair removal, your skill will be a little more red than usual. You may even feel slightly sensitive on the area where you did the treatment. A great way to soothe the discomfort is by moisturizing. It helps to alleviate the skin.
It is not recommended to shave, pluck, or wax the new growing hair. Hair grows in three main cycles. The first cycle, the Anagen or the growth phase, is the stage when laser hair removal works best. If you remove your hair before your next session then it will affect the results. You can still cut or trim your hair. But it is not recommended to completely remove the hair from the follicle.
While you’re in between treatments, it is best to stay away from the sun. It’s heavily advised to use sunscreen daily in order to prevent any negative side effects from the treatments. Prolonged sun exposure will heat your skin to the point that the laser will not target the hair follicle properly, and instead it may burn your skin. The easiest way to prevent this is to simply wear sunscreen and avoid tanning.