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.
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.
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?