Temporary hair removal is bad for your skin. Waxing and shaving strip the hair of its natural oils. The chronic skin irritation can cause bumps, ingrown hairs, and chronic dry skin. Over time, you may even find that shaving doesn’t work as well. Bumpy, irritated skin can trap the hairs, making it difficult to get a smooth clean shave. Waxing poses an equally vexing conundrum: the hair must be 1/4” long to wax, which means you’ll have to live with stubble between waxing sessions.
And that’s just scratching the surface of the hair removal issue. Consider the following:
● Waxing and shaving can irritate your skin, and may even cause tiny cuts that invite infection.
● Certain medical conditions can make hair removal more difficult. Swelling due to diabetes can make shaving your legs painful. Pregnant women may struggle to reach their legs.
● Depilatory creams can irritate the skin and cause allergic reactions.
● Tweezing is painful and can make the skin red and irritated.
● “As seen on TV” products that promise to painlessly remove hair rarely work, and can cause intense skin reactions and other annoyances.
So let’s face it: temporary hair removal may be destroying your skin. Even if it’s not, it might not be working as well as you hope. Can you really say your skin is always smooth? How much effort does it take to get it to stay smooth?
Laser hair removal means no more exfoliating to remove bumps. No more dry, irritated, itchy skin. No more miracle creams to deal with the aftereffects of shaving. Just smooth, flawless skin.