Winter can be a hit-or-miss season for many of us. On the one hand, the allure of the season and all of the holiday festivities make winter an exciting season, but on the other, the cold and rain can make things feel a little dreary and dull. Thankfully, winter is the perfect time to start getting yourself prepared for the summer months. We’re not just talking New Year’s resolutions and booking your next seaside getaway – winter is the perfect time to start laser hair removal to get you ready and raring to go when summer comes around. Want to know more? Take a look at our top reasons as to why winter is the best time for laser hair treatments, below.
Reduced Sun Exposure
While winter doesn’t guarantee that there won’t be any sunshine at all, the cooler temperatures and frosty mornings certainly make us more likely to stay covered up and curled up indoors rather than tanning ourselves on the beach. Before any laser hair removal, you should be avoiding the sun as much as possible to help reduce the risk of tanning. Tanned skin can translate into increased pigmentation on the skin which could lead to laser burns or skin sensitivity. The skin should be as close to your natural colour as possible to get the best result. A previous tan that is over 3-4 weeks old is usually fine and our technicians are well-versed in providing safe laser hair removal so we can discuss this with you before starting any treatments. However, it’s always better to be safe than sorry, which is why winter can make it easier to reduce sun exposure and protect your skin before and after treatment.
Laser hair removal is the process of heating the hair follicle with lasers in order to stop hair growth and it’s advised that you avoid heat following each treatment for at least 2-7 days after the procedure. During summer, the weather alone can trigger sweating which, on heat-sensitive skin post-treatment, can cause discomfort. You should avoid excess sweating, swimming, spas and saunas, which makes Winter an ideal time thanks to the cooler weather. After all, you’re less likely to take a dip in the pool when it’s icy outside!
You’ll Be Beach Ready By Summer
Getting started with your laser hair removal treatments during winter could mean that you’ll be ready to hit the beach hair-free by the time summer rolls around. You’ll typically need around six treatments in order to get the best results, and these treatments can span over months. Avoiding the sun between treatments is a must for protecting your skin, which is why winter and the cooler months are the perfect opportunity for the procedure. You can get your treatments while remaining safe and covered up, ready to don the swimsuit and head into the sun by Summer.
You Can Stay Covered-Up Between Treatments
When you get laser hair removal treatment, your hair won’t just suddenly fall out – in fact, it could take a couple of weeks. While shaving is safe post-treatment, being able to keep covered up instead is far easier! Staying covered up before treatment can also help you let the hair go through a growth cycle before shaving just before the treatment without having to worry about unwanted body hair being on show. Simply pull on a pair of jeans, trousers or some thick tights and you don’t have to worry about the growth at all.
For more information about our laser hair removal treatments or what you need to do to prepare for your appointment, we are on hand to help. Simply get in touch with a member of our team, today.