Laser hair removal is proven to be one of the most effective, if not the most effective, ways of ridding your skin of unwanted hair. And after just a few treatments, depending on the area you are targeting, you can help silkier, smoother, and hair free skin that’s worth bragging about. However, as one of the most crucial aspects of the laser hair removal process, it’s important to know how exactly you should care for your skin after this procedure.
- Avoid the Sun
Yes, your friends and family may be hounding you to head out to the pool or beach with them, however, for at least a few weeks after laser hair removal your skin will be particularly sensitive, especially to the sun. By being more susceptible to skin discoloration and burns, you will want to do everything you can to protect your skin from the sun.
Before picking out the right moisturizer, consult your doctor about whether or not you can use oils to help moisturize your skin because some oils can actually clog the hair follicle which would be more damaging to your skin than beneficial. However, you should be able to use a gentle over-the-counter, scent free moisturizer on your skin both morning and night. By helping to calm your skin and prevent any sort of dry or rashy outbreak, moisturizers are one of the best ways to care for your skin after laser hair removal.
- Avoid Tweezing
You have thousands of hair follicles on your body, and although it would be ideal if doctors could target every single hair follicle during laser hair removal, it’s just not always a possible endeavor. If you notice that you have a stray hair or two after your laser hair removal procedure is complete, leave it alone and avoid tweezing the hair as well. Tweezing your hair in between treatments will only irritate the hair follicle itself and will make it harder to treat with a laser.
By following these three tips on ways to properly recover from and care for your skin after laser hair removal, you will have a smoother and better looking complexion. To learn more about laser hair removal or to schedule an appointment, contact our office today!