Laser hair removal is a very effective treatment for permanently removing hair on different parts of your body. Many spas and salons have trained professionals on hand who can perform laser hair removal for you. While it is very important that you take care of your skin leading up to laser hair removal, it is also important that you take great care of your skin during the laser hair removal process as well. One way to take good care of your skin during this process is to protect it. Here are two tips for protecting your skin during laser hair removal.
During the process of laser hair removal, your skin is likely going to be more irritated than usual. This is due to the burning of the hair that occurs when the laser touches the hair follicle. This irritation generally presents itself in the form of redness and slightly heated skin. A great way to help with this is to use aloe vera. Aloe vera is a fairly common plant that many people can easily purchase. When you break off a piece of the aloe vera plant, it will ooze out with a somewhat sticky liquid. You will then want to rub this liquid on the area of your skin that received the laser hair removal. This substance is going to apply a cooling relieve to your skin that can help to reduce both the redness and the heat. You can also buy aloe vera in gel form from most stores, if you don't have access to an aloe vera plant.
Any area of your skin that is receiving laser hair removal, and will be exposed to the sun during this process, will need to be covered with sunscreen. After each of your laser hair removal treatments, the skin that was treated is going to be very tender. As a side effect of this, it is going to be more sensitive to the sun and have a greater ability to get a sunburn. If it does become burned, it is not only going to be very painful for you, but may also become discolored. Applying sunscreen that has a high sun protection factor (SPF), as often as recommended, is going to be one of the best ways to protect this skin. On top of this, you can also wear long sleeves, pants, hats, sunglasses, etc. for added protection.