For permanent results, you'll need to go in for several laser hair removal sessions. You need to wait anywhere between 4 to 6 weeks between sessions for facial hair and 8 to 10 weeks for sessions that target body hair. During the period between your sessions, you need to take special care of yourself if you have sensitive skin. If not, you might react poorly to your next session and be more likely to feel pain or discomfort. Here are 3 after care tips that you should consider implementing.
Pat Yourself Dry Carefully After Showering
You'rethe roughest with your skin after you shower. You'd be really surprised at just how much tension and pressure you're placing on your skin when you rub yourself dry with a towel. If you have sensitive skin, it's best not to take any chances that might end up further irritating your skin. After getting out of the shower, dry yourself carefully by patting yourself dry. Use a soft towel that doesn't scratch your skin.
Be Wary of the Type of Fabrics You Wear
The types of clothing you wear between each session can also further exasperate your skin's sensitivity. There are several fabric choices that are highly recommended for those with sensitive skin. They include clothing that are 100% made from fabric like silk, linen, polyester, acrylic, nylon, spandex, soft flannel, denim and even wool. Depending on how soft the wool is, it may still cause some type of irritation. Read the labels of your clothing carefully and be wary of what you wear to avoid further irritating your skin.
Apply Cold Creams to Calm Irritation
There are plenty of cold creams and lotions that are also recommended to soothe irritation and to ease redness or chafing. These cold creams and lotions can help close pores and also moisturize sensitive skin to keep it soft and supple. You should apply creams and lotions regularly or as prescribed if they contain medicinal ingredients. store the creams and lotions as recommended as well. For example, if they are intended to be applied on cold, avoid storing them in the sun.
Being very careful between sessions and making sure that you don't further irritate sensitive skin can really go a long way. It can prevent pain and discomfort during your next session and can help you get better results with little to no scarring, redness or swelling.