You just got done with your first laser hair removal session, and you’re headed home for the day. You may be asking yourself what to do now. Thankfully, your provider probably sent you home with information about aftercare. That being said, there are some helpful tips you can follow after laser hair removal.
Avoid the Sun
While we all love to enjoy the sun from time to time, you should avoid direct sunlight after laser hair removal. Your skin is recovering and is sensitive to sun damage during this time. It’s best to remain inside or limit your exposure to the sun however you can. UV exposure will only further irritate your skin and cause damage. It’s recommended to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen of at least 30 SPF.
Wear Loose Clothing
Wearing loose clothing is important to not irritate your skin. Your skin will naturally be irritated after laser hair removal and needs time to heal. Tight clothing will rub and only irritate your skin further. It’s best to wear loose-fitting clothing that can cover your skin and act as a barrier from the sun.
Avoiding heat is important during the early stages of healing. This means avoiding hot showers, baths, hot tubs, saunas, and anything else that brings high temperatures to the skin. The heat can further irritate the skin and bring a burning sensation.
Cool it Down
You can also use cool towels or aloe vera to cool the skin. Aloe vera and other cooling methods can help reduce tingling feelings or irritation. So stick with cooler water and aloe vera, and let your skin have open air inside your home.
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Choosing where to get laser hair removal doesn’t have to be a difficult decision. Our team at Romeo & Juliette Laser Hair Removal specializes in laser hair removal of all kinds for all skin types and colors. Our treatment options are inclusive and diverse and are designed to meet your hair removal needs. We make it our mission to help you reach your hair removal goals. Contact Romeo & Juliette Laser Hair Removal at 212-750-2000 to trust the experts in hair removal.