Laser hair removal can seem like a dream come true for some people. It's a great way to get rid of unsightly hair that might make you feel self-conscious, and once the treatment has been completed, you won't have to worry about shaving, tweezing, or otherwise dealing with hair removal again. However, you will need to take good care of your skin in the days after the treatment. Follow these tips after your laser hair removal treatment, and you'll soon be able to enjoy fresh, smooth, and hair-free skin.
1. Use a Product to Combat the Itch
There's a good chance that your skin is going to feel itchy after you have completed your laser hair removal treatment. Avoid scratching at your freshly-lasered skin; since your skin will be a bit more sensitive than usual, you could scratch yourself without meaning to or could make the itchiness worse. Instead, apply something to help soothe your skin, such as a hydrocortisone cream or aloe gel. You can also ask your dermatologist for another skin care option to help cut down on the itchiness; he or she might be able to prescribe you something that will work while your skin is going through the healing stage.
Over the first few days after your laser hair removal treatment, you can expect for your skin to start "shedding." Basically, all of the remaining hair in your hair follicles will being coming out of your pores and "shedding" off. To help speed this process along, a good idea is to exfoliate with a salt or sugar scrub. This will help you get rid of the shedding hair and will provide you with a smooth, comfortable skin surface. Like the previous tip said, you shouldn't be scratching this skin off, rather you should just rub it gently off during your showers.
3. Wear Sunscreen
Wearing sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun is always important, but it's particularly important after you have just had laser hair removal. Your skin will be particularly sensitive, and it can be more prone to burning than usual. Before going out into the sun, apply a good sunscreen to any exposed skin. You can also simply cover up the lasered skin to help protect it.
If you have recently had a laser hair removal treatment done, you are probably pretty happy about the prospect of smooth, hair-free skin. Taking good care of yourself after the procedure is important, but luckily, it should be easy if you follow these three simple steps.