Even in the chilly winter months, you still want to get rid of unwanted hair. Unfortunately harsh weather conditions can create more problems than usual. But don't worry. Once you know how the winter weather affects your skin, you can shave and wax while still keeping your skin looking great.
So why is getting rid of body hair a greater challenge during the wintertime? Simply put, the cold, harsh air during the winter can severely dry out your skin. And whenever you shave or wax, you're removing the outermost layer of skin, leaving the fresh skin underneath more exposed to the elements. As a result, it can be difficult to keep your skin properly hydrated after a hair removal treatment.
In order to combat this dryness, you have a few options. For starters, you can apply more moisturizer after shaving or waxing, or you can upgrade to a thicker, more heavy-duty moisturizer specifically for the cold winter months. Alternatively, you can also use body oils or ointments, such as Aquaphor or Vaseline, to increase your skin's ability to retain moisture. Also, experts recommend shaving and waxing less frequently during the winter, as a way of allowing your skin to heal and lock in hydration between treatments.
If you're serious about getting rid of unwanted hair without sacrificing the health of your skin, then there is another option that you can explore. Increasingly, people have been turning to laser hair removal as a way to stay hairless in the winter without having to shave or wax. As you probably know, the results of laser hair removal are permanent, as the targeted lasers damage the follicle and prevent new hairs from growing entirely.
Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, there is catch or two. For starters, laser hair removal isn't totally effective for everyone, and depending on your skin/hair color combination, you may need several treatments before the hair loss permanently takes hold. Also, for some people the cost is a huge barrier. Since a single treatment can cost anywhere from $300 to $800, the expense can quickly add up, as most people need between three and six treatments to experience the full benefit of laser hair removal.
Still, if you've got the money, a few laser treatments between fall and spring will keep you hair-free. And no shaving and waxing means that your skin will stay looking great, even during the cruel months of winter.
If you or someone you know would like to learn more about hair removal, please feel free to schedule a consultation or contact one of our representatives today!