Posted on Wednesday, February 20
How to deal with sun exposition during laser hair removal
One of the most common myths related to permanent laser hair removal is the relationship to maintain with the sun during treatments. What is it today? Do we need to cover the treated areas throughout the summer period? We decided to answer your questions!
Question # 1: Can I expose myself to the sun during my treatments?
It is wrong to believe that it is impossible to expose your body to the sun during the process of laser hair removal. However, to protect your skin and ensure compliance with your original treatment plan, the use of a broad-spectrum sunscreen on a regular basis is required.
In fact, unprotected exposure damages the skin as much in surface as in depth. If your skin has been burned by sunlight, we may be forced to postpone your session. To avoid such inconvenience, we recommend the use of a SPF 30 cream, with protection against UVA and UVB rays.
Question # 2: Can I get tan during my laser treatments?
Thanks to the technology we use today, laser hair removal is no longer just for light skin. On the other hand, a good sunscreen is your best ally when you want to expose your body in the sun.
A proper sunscreen application will allow you to tan naturally, without hindering the final result of your treatments. It is recommended to put the sunscreen 15 to 20 minutes before sun exposure and reapply every two hours for optimal protection.
By choosing the right cream for your skin type, you will get tan without the harmful effects for your skin. It is a healthy habit to adopt during your laser treatment but also in your everyday life. Your skin will also be grateful to you in the long run!
Question # 3: I’m planning a vacation in a tropical destination. When should I schedule my appointment?
If you are planning to travel to a tropical destination, we recommend that you make your appointment before your departure. There are no contraindications for an appointment performed before sun exposure, but of course, do not forget to put your sunscreen in your luggage!
If you can’t book your appointment before your vacation, we suggest you to attend your next appointment as planned. Our professional’s expertise and our Skintel technology integrated into our device, will be able to determine the best time to perform the treatment.
Syntia’s favorite product
Since we talked so much about choosing a good sunscreen, Syntia, founder of the company, would like to take the opportunity to suggest you a product she particularly likes, the “Idéal soleil Sport” cream from the French brand Vichy. She appreciates it for its non-greasy texture, its speed of absorption and its affordable price. In addition, this cream do not requires waiting time before coming into contact with water, and can even be applied directly on wet skin. It is therefore ideal for sports activities as well as afternoons at the beach.
You are now well informed about the best practices to adopt during your treatments for the summer season. For any other advice, do not hesitate to contact us today!