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Laser Hair Removal Treatment During Summer

Without a doubt, summer is the season where we expose more skin than usual. Shorts, skirts and t-shirts make up the most prevalent fashion pieces every summer.

One of the problems, we ladies face is our unwanted hair. Since most of our bodies are exposed during the summer, our hair is let out in the open for people to see. Oftentimes this can be pretty embarrassing, especially for those of us (like me) who have more body hair than others.

 

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There are so many hair removal methods like laser hair removal, waxing, shaving and using the good old fashioned tweezers. These methods are all fine all year round, but some should be used with caution during the summer months.

Laser treatments make hair removal easy, painless and long lasting, unlike other hair removal methods that are quite the opposite. And that is why I am an advocate of laser hair removal treatments but I believe they should not be in done on body parts that would be exposed in the summer months. Here are the reasons why.

It makes your skin very sensitive

Laser Hair Removal Treatment makes use of lasers to remove hair from your body. The heat from the laser will go deep into your skin and target the hair follicle. The power of the laser will destroy the hair follicle and your hair is removed. The effect of the laser can make your skin extremely sensitive. If you don’t protect your skin after laser hair removal, your skin could be faced with more irritation if exposed to sun.

 

You run the risk of your skin getting burned

The sun can be extremely harsh. If you thought getting sensitive skin was bad enough then you should note this. When you combine sensitivity of your skin with the results from the laser treatment, the effect of sun’s rays could be heavier than normal after a laser hair removal treatment.

 

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Your run the risk of skin discolouration

When exposed to the sun, your skin tends to experience pigmentation problems. The rays of the sun can be rather harsh at times. Although laser hair removal favours fair skin, it is not friendly for dark-skined ladies. It could make your skin look darker due to melanin production. This is not good for your skin as you may end up with dark patches on the laser hair removal treatment area.

 

You won’t be able to have a tan

Summer is the time when people go under the sun to get that coveted tan. Tans are seen to be attractive. When you get a laser hair removal treatment, you will not be able to give yourself a tan. The direct effect of the sun’s rays will make your skin more sensitive. Your skin will start to feel raw and that could even damage your skin. That’s why dermatologists advice that you should stay away from tanning for about 6 weeks after the laser hair removal treatment.

 

I think the best time to have the laser hair treatment done is in the cooler months.

Have you had the laser hair removal treatment? What are your thoughts?

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Product Review: Braun Silk SE5531 Wet & Dry Epilator

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I used an epilator for the first time some days ago and I am in awe of how smart a gadget it is. Prior to using this smart gadget, I have always used shaving creams, gels and sticks to get rid of the hairs on my legs, bikini line and underarms. At the moment, I am very into various hair removal treatments, having had my 6 laser hair removal treatments, and you should know all about that if you are a regular reader, and if you are not, you don’t know what you are missing…

I have been dying to use an epilator. I have heard mixed reviews about this hair removal gadget, so as soon as I spotted this epilator on offer on the Boots website, I bought it immediately. I went for the Braun Silk SE5531 Wet and Dry Epilator because the reviews online were good, and because it was on offer – I got it half price!

 

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I have used this epilator on my legs and attempted to use it on my underarms and I am have quite a lot to say about it. But before I dive into the review, here is what Braun has to say about this epilator –

Developed for ease of use, comfort and great results, Braun Silk-épil 5 Wet & Dry removes even the shortest hair that wax can’t catch, leaving skin silky smooth for up to four weeks.

Here are my thoughts:

PROS

  1. It is super easy to set up. You won’t be needing a dummies guide. It does come with a manual with the clear and simple instructions in English on page 11.
  2. This epilator comes with 2 speed settings. I used mine on the first setting because I only just started using an epilator and I found this setting much more comfortable.
  3. In the pack, there is a cleaning brush, tweezers, charging cord and a massage attachment designed to stimulate the skin for a gentler epilation.
  4. It is sold in many stores – Boots, Argos, and Amazon, to name a few.
  5. It leaves the skin silky smooth and without strands of hair for at least 4 weeks.
  6. It can be used in the shower, which makes it very convenient.
  7. The packaging was easy to rip off.

 

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CONS

  1. You have to charge it for an hour before first use which was a pain for me because I was in a hurry to test it.
  2. The cord needs to go in an adapter to charge which is a pain if you don’t have 1 at hand.
  3. I would have preferred to have a sort of lid on the epilator head for when not in use. It does not come with any.
  4. I found it extremely painful at first. Then it gradually became bearable on the legs but I could not stand the pain on the underarms. I found it so painful, I had to stop mid-way.

I have heard many people complain about how painful epilators wer but I thought I could handle it. I have had 6 sessions of laser hair removal treatment on my chin, so I thought this would be a walk in the park but I was so wrong. Epilators work the same way threading, waxing and tweezers work, it plucks the hairs from the roots. I find the hair plucking from the roots very painful, I rather go for a laser hair removal treatment that would ‘burn’ the hair rather than pluck. I guess that is why I did not find laser treatments so painful.

I recommend this Braun Silk SE5531 Wet & Dry Epilator to anyone who can withstand the pain of waxing and threading. If you can handle that, then this should be fine for you. The RRP is £89.99. This price can be a pro or a con depending on how useful it will be for you.

I will be using mine on my legs when I need to, but only on my legs. I will stick to other methods of getting rid of body hairs in other parts of my body for now.

What do you think of this Braun Silk SE5531 Wet & Dry Epilator? Have you tried it? Are you a fan of epilators? Which do you use? Drop me a comment, lets chat.

5 Top Laser Hair Removal Clinics In The City Of London

There are thousands of laser hair removal clinics in the city of London, it could get be difficult deciding on where to undergo your laser hair removal treatment with so many options available. So, I am here to make your life a lot easier. I have researched laser hair removal clinics in the city of London, and I have all the details for the top 5 clinics below. Happy reading.

 

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Pulse Light Clinic

Pulse Light Clinic on 150-152 Fenchurch Street, London, specializes in laser hair removal for both men and women, and for all skin types. With over 15 years in the laser treatment industry, you are definitely in safe hands with the Pulse Light Clinic team. It is one of the best hair removal clinics in London; they use 4 of the best laser machines in the world, so you are sure to find the best laser machine for your skin type, as you get a free patch test on all 4 laser machines to determine the right one for you.

5 Reasons why this clinic is in the top 5?

  1. It offers same day consultations and discounts.
  2. It offers finance options available to spread the payment of the treatment.
  3. It opens till 8pm, great for workers and busy people.
  4. It offers 2 registered nurses on site.
  5. It has a lot of happy customers. Just check the reviews on Google Plus.

 

The Hair Removal Clinic

The Hair Removal Clinic in London offers hair removal treatment for all parts of the body, using two methods. The Electolysis hair removal treatment and Intense Pulse Light, also known as I P L. The Electolysis hair removal treatment is done under local anaesthetic, this treatment involves passing an electric current into the hair shaft, which gets rid of the hair. While the I P L utilises short bursts of very bright light, which produces heat in the hair follicle stunting future growth.

5 Reasons why this clinic is in the top 5?

  1. It offers the option of getting the treatment while under a local anaesthetic.
  2. It offers 2 ways to get the hair removed.
  3. It offers discounts for the treatment when booked in bulk, but you pay a mandatory consultation of £30
  4. It offers treatment for all skin types and colours.
  5. The treatment can be done on any area of the body.

 

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City Hair Removal London

City Hair Removal London is another top laser hair removal Clinic with over 15 years experience, and about 50 treatments a day. This clinic has invested heavily in about 6 laser hair removal machines, including – 2 Alexandrite lasers, 2 Nd:Yag lasers, a DUETTO MT laser and a Soprano XL laser, so you will are definitely in safe hands with this team, and are sure to get the best results possible.

5 Reasons why this clinic is in the top 5?

  1. This clinic treats both men and women.
  2. There is treatment available for all skin types and colours.
  3. There offer a variety of the best laser machines available, so you are sure to get the safest and the most effective machine for your skin.
  4. The testimonials on the site speak for themselves.
  5. With over 15 years experience, these guys know their onions.

 

Sk:n Clinics

Sk:n Clinics is another leader in the laser hair removal treatment industry. It offers safe and effective laser hair removal treatments on all skin tones and types.

Here is why Sk:n Clinics is on the list:

  1. It uses highly powerful, specialised laser machines on all treatments.
  2. The machines used are safe and effective on all areas of the body.
  3. 95% of the clients are very happy with Sk:n Clinics.
  4. Sk:n Clinics is available in London and in other parts of the UK.
  5. There are finance options available to help spread the costs of the treatment.

 

Northwood Clinic

Northwood Clinic is another top clinic in London which offers a variety of treatments including laser hair removal. It offers IPL as well as laser hair treatment to both men and women.

Here are the reasons this clinic made the list:

  1. It offers a free consultation but you pay for a patch test, which is £20.
  2. It offers two types of hair removal treatment.
  3. It is a team of very experienced medical practitioners.
  4. It opens till 8pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  5. Happy customers online as well.

So there you have it, the 5 Top Laser Hair Removal Clinics In The City Of London.

Have you been to any of these clinics? What are your thoughts? Sound off in the comment section.

Thanks for reading.

 

*This is a collaborative post.

 

 

 

 

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