Skin Cleansing & Laser Hair Removal
Keeping a clean skin is an important stage in the laser hair removal treatments. Here we will explain more about skin cleansing and how it affects the effectiveness of the laser or IPL hair removal process.
Keeping your skin clean is part of self hygiene worth investing in. Just like other body organs our skin is a live tissue which protects us from temperature, dirt, sun UV rays and the rough and infected environment which surrounds us.
Clean Skin and Laser Hair Removal
Is there a connection between skin cleansing and laser hair removal? Of course there is!
Laser hair removal penetrates the external skin layer called the epidermis. The epidermis is the dry dead skin cells which cover most of our body. It is the same skin layer which protects the body from dirt and harmful sun rays.
During laser hair removal, light penetrates the skin, heats the hairs which are inside the hair follicle, and disables the hair from further growth. If the light does not reach the hair, or is blocked on the way by dirt, oily matter or dry skin cells, the treatment is less effective.
Dead Skin Cells Can Block Laser Light
Some women complain their home laser hair removal treatments was not effective and hairs keep growing back. There might be several reasons for this issue one of which is they might have been doing laser treatments over a skin layer which consists of thick dead skin cells.
The hair has sebaceous glands which produce the oil which protects the hair. When the oil glands produce too much oil or when the oil is not cleaned properly, dirt and dead cells clog the pores. When doing laser hair removal at home these clogged pores will block some of the light and reduce the effectiveness of the treatment.
Invest In Proper Skin Cleansing Systems
Today when the laser hair removal devices price has been in constant decline, it is worth to invest in a cleansing system which will keep your skin clean before and after a laser hair removal session.
Cleansing the skin with a gentle exfoliation machine, will clean off any dead skin cells, clean the pores from oily matter and dirt, and will increase the effectiveness of each treatment. On top of this you will enjoy a smoother skin, with silky feeling and a glowing skin.
Clarisonic Pro For Face and Body
- Three speeds for the face and a fourth speed for the body needing special attention
- Reduces the appearance of oily areas, dry skin patches, blemishes and the appearance of visible pores
- Gentle exfoliation increases skin firmness and skin brightness
- Includes Sensitive brush and three trial size cleansers for the face.
- Body brush and refining skin polish for the body
Keeping a clean skin will not only contribute to a better laser hair removal process, it is part of the weekly feminine hygiene. When the skin is clean, it can ‘breath’ better, it glows, pores seem smaller, lines and wrinkles are less noticeable.