Summer Tips & Advice for Better Hair Removal
Ahhhhhhhh, the beautiful days of summer have finally arrived! After a long, cold winter most Canadians can’t wait to shed our sweaters and jeans in favour of short-shorts and tank tops. Of course, with all that extra skin showing to soak up the warm rays of sunshine, we’re most likely going to be spending a bit more time and attention on our hair removal habits.
So, how do you make sure when the sun shines this summer that you’re doing all the right things when it comes to safe, effective hair removal? Well, we’ve gathered up a collection of helpful tips and advice that you can use to get the most out of your summertime hair removal methods. Let’s get started!
How do our hair removal habits change in the summer?
While some of our hair removal habits would stay unchanged no matter what time of year it might be, there are others that definitely come and go with the changing seasons and the onset of warmer weather. We tend to perform hair removal much more frequently and much more extensively when our clothing choices are less about covering up and more about showing off.
This means that more attention is usually paid to performing hair removal on our legs, bikini area, underarms, and other parts of our bodies that are more likely to be uncovered on a warm, sunny day. For many of us, this means that the time needed to achieve our desired level of hair removal can increase significantly in the summertime. We want to spend way less time getting ready to go, and way more time enjoying all the great experiences that await us during the summer.
Since so many of us find that there is now more work to do to remove our unwanted hair, it’s a great idea to take a closer look at hair removal methods that not only do an effective job at providing smooth, hair free skin, but also help save us valuable time. Unfortunately, so many of the most common methods of hair removal don’t necessarily fit that particular description.
Shaving has to happen very frequently due to regrowth and stubble, waxing always seems to take forever in addition to being fairly uncomfortable for most of us. Creams are messy and often stinky, and epilators can be quite painful.
Laser hair removal appointments are a hassle to try and work in to a busy schedule, and the cost of those laser treatments can be very high. It’s also a possibility that you won’t even be a viable candidate for laser hair removal. Depending on the tone of your skin and hair, laser hair removal may not be an effective solution since it relies on a strong contrast of light skin and dark hair in order to properly work.
Fortunately, there’s a better alternative. With an intense pulsed light hair removal device, you can avoid all those negatives and still get great hair removal results that last.
The Best Tool & Method for Summertime Hair Removal
Intense pulsed light hair removal devices are famous for being extremely effective and very easy to use, and produce permanent results without pain, discomfort, or irritation. They do this through the use of highly focused beams of light directed at the root of the hair within the follicles of your skin. This light causes the melanin, or pigment, in the hair to heat up, which in turn affects the surrounding cells in the follicle that are responsible for hair growth. The end result is inhibited hair growth that gradually becomes permanent with each successive treatment.
IPL hair removal is an amazing method for removing hair, no matter the time of year, but it’s even more appealing during the summer because of how easy and comfortable the treatments are, and how long the results last. With IPL, you won’t have the rough stubble you get from shaving, the pain or discomfort from waxing and epilators, or the potential skin irritation and high costs that are often associated with laser treatments.
In addition, IPL hair removal can easily be done in the comfort of your own home thanks to devices such as the Silk’n Infinity. The Infinity combines advanced IPL technology with galvanic energy for even faster and more impressive hair removal results. Galvanic energy, which is delivered to the skin through an electrode on the tip of the Infinity device, stimulates the skin and encourages the follicles and pores to open up and allow the light pulses to reach the hair roots more efficiently.
Furthermore, the Silk’n Infinity comes with a special quartz bulb light pulse emitter that is capable of delivering up to 400,000 pulses. That’s more than enough to perform a lifetime of hair removal treatments. The Silk’n Infinity is the pinnacle of intense pulsed light hair removal technology, and comes in a compact form factor that’s as easy to use as it is elegant in design. With 5 different energy level settings, you can easily customize your hair removal treatments to achieve the best possible results on fair hair, thick hair, fine hair or coarse hair.
Sun Exposure & The Importance of Sunscreen
One of the biggest concerns in the summertime is the risk of sunburn and the dangers of excessive sun exposure on our skin. We’ve been taught since childhood the importance of sunscreen and proper sun protection, but when it comes to skin that has recently been treated for hair removal, we need to take even greater care to protect ourselves. The process of light-based hair removal, such as IPL and laser hair removal, is such that afterwards our skin is left more sensitive than usual to the effects of UV rays.
It is because of this that it is advisable to avoid direct sun exposure immediately after a hair removal treatment, and ensure that sunscreen is applied thoroughly and regularly whenever sun exposure occurs. The use of sunshades, sun hats, and other methods of minimizing direct exposure to the sun, in addition to using a strong SPF sunscreen, is encouraged to provide extra protection for your skin. It’s time to put all those good sun protection habits in to practice, and make sure that you keep your skin safe and healthy.
How to Deal with Hair Removal & Sunburns
Unfortunately, many of us will still experience a sunburn on occasion when we perhaps forget to reapply sunscreen often enough. In the event that you do get a sunburn on an area of skin that you wish to treat for hair removal, it is absolutely essential that you refrain from hair removal on the sunburned area until it has sufficiently healed. This goes for light-based hair removal, waxing, sugaring, epilators, depilatory creams, and shaving.
Sunburned skin is damaged skin, and hair removal should not be performed on damaged skin. Adding any further stress to the areas will only exacerbate the problem and could lead to additional issues such as infections or other skin conditions that may require medical treatment.
In a nutshell, if you get a sunburn, take a break from hair removal until the sunburned area has healed and back to normal. This may take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks depending on the size of the area and the severity of the sunburn. If in doubt, talk to your doctor or dermatologist to be absolutely sure before proceeding with a hair removal treatment after a sunburn has healed.
Smooth, Hair-Free Skin All Summer Long
For a long time, the promise of eternally smooth, soft, hair-free skin used to come with a huge price tag and a lot of hassle, but not anymore. With Silk’n intense pulsed light hair removal devices, you can achieve permanent hair removal with no fuss, no muss, and get the gorgeous summertime look you’ve been dreaming of.