Laser hair removal is an amazing procedure that can help you to get rid of unwanted hair all over your body. However, one aspect of care that many people don't think about after they receive their laser hair removal is skin care. When the laser burns the hair follicle, this can leave the surface of your skin a bit damaged, and can leave it more vulnerable. While this is nothing that will last permanently, it is something that you need to be aware of so that you can take the necessary steps to protect your skin. This article will discuss three tips for protecting your skin after laser hair removal.
Arguably, one of the best things that you can put on your skin after laser hair removal is aloe vera. Aloe vera has so many healing properties in it that can go a long way in nourishing and protecting your skin. The cooling effect of the aloe vera is going to provide you with immediate pain relief. This is wonderful if you are experiencing any level of pain from the laser. The aloe vera will also act as a barrier between your skin and the sun, thus giving it time to heal and strengthen the outer most layer of your skin once again.
You will also likely experience dry skin as a result of your procedure. This is once again due to the laser's damaging effects to the outermost layer of your skin, and is not something that is going to be permanent. Putting a good amount of moisturizing cream an restore the moisture to the surface of your skin and can go a long way in allowing your skin to rebuild and heal. Choosing a moisturizer without any perfumes is likely the best way to go because your skin will be quite sensitive at this time and could become very irritated by the added perfume ingredients.
Perhaps the most basic way to protect your skin after laser hair removal is to use sunscreen. While it is going to be in your best interest to avoid the sun as much as possible, it is often impossible to avoid it altogether. Applying a sunscreen with a high SPF can ensure that the sun won't effect your skin as it is healing after laser hair removal. Just make sure that you are diligent about reapplying it, if you are in the sun for any extended period of time.