For many of us, the colder months may be a time to wrap up exposed skin and forget about our regular hair removal routines. But this makes it even more likely to be surprised to hear that winter is the perfect time for laser hair removal. “How can that be?” you might ask. To answer that question, we’ve put together a list of four reasons to schedule laser hair removal in the winter.
Zap ALL Of The Hair Follicles
Laser hair removal only works on hair follicles that are actively growing hair. But not every hair follicle on your body is active at the same time. Hair follicles go through active and dormant periods which means that a single laser hair treatment won’t affect all of your hair follicles. By scheduling multiple laser hair removal treatments over the winter you can be assured that all of your hair follicles have been zapped while they’re active.
Take Advantage Of Untanned Skin
Laser hair removal treatments have been advanced to the point where people of all skin colours can take advantage of them. However, laser hair removal still works best when there’s a contrast between skin and hair colour. When you haven’t been out in the full sunlight for some time you’ll lose some of the pigmentation that could cause laser hair removal to be somewhat less effective. Take advantage of your untanned skin to get a more effective treatment.
Avoid Exposure To The Sun
It’s always important to avoid exposure to the sun before and after laser hair removal procedures. And what better time to avoid the sun than in the darker days of winter? Skin that’s been exposed to the sun fewer than two weeks before a treatment is at risk of hyperpigmentation or even burns and scarring. Going out into the sun within two weeks of a laser hair removal procedure can lead to spots and/or skin discolouration. Avoid the temptation to be out in the sun by scheduling your laser hair removal appointments in the winter.
Avoid Lockdown Protocols
Right now things might be open, but the way the pandemic is going, this could change at any time. By getting your in-person appointments done sooner rather than later you’ll end up avoiding disappointment if another lockdown is enforced.