Dermatology Services: Pre-Laser Hair Removal Tips You Should Know

January 5, 2014 • by jhoice • in Beauty

All women aspire to have a smooth and hair-free skin. This is most especially true during the summer season. This can be achieved with the help of laser hair removal. This is the very reason why hair removal has become one of the most popularly availed dermatology services today. In order to ensure the success of this dermatology procedure, it is very vital that you prepare your skin well before the procedure. By following some pre-laser hair removal tips, you will make your skin prepared to get the maximum benefits and the minimum side effects that undergoing this procedure may provide you with.

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Here are some tips that you should follow before your laser hair removal treatment:

Shave.

It is best that you shave the body part which would be undergoing the laser procedure. Twelve to twenty four hours before the hair removal procedure. When you do this, you will be ensuring good absorption of the laser by your hair follicle which is located underneath the skin surface; as a result, you can get to achieve the maximum results that the laser hair removal can give you. In addition to that, you can be able to get the best possible result of the treatment– a smooth and hair-free skin.

Shy away from sun exposure.

Most people would have fake tan treatments. If you are one of these people, it is recommended that you should undergo fake tan and solarium treatment for a minimum of two weeks prior to your scheduled hair removal treatment. Why is this so? Undergoing solarium or fake tan treatment will have an impact on your skin pigment or color. A darker skin pigment may decrease the absorption of the laser leading to substandard results.

Avoid Picking.

For less than two weeks before your scheduled treatment, there should be no tweezing, plucking or waxing of hair. When you totally remove the hair from its follicle, there is no way that a laser can be able to treat it. Plucking, tweezing or waxing of hair before the treatment will render the treatment useless.

Review your medications.

Keep in mind that there are some medications which can create photosensitivity. When photosensitivity develops, the reaction of the skin to heat as well as sun will be altered. When you undergo the treatment, it will leave unwanted results. If you are taking photosensitive medications, it would be best that you schedule your treatment for another time.

Avoid any other cosmetic procedures.

For two weeks prior to your scheduled hair removal treatment, you should avoid availing any peeling or skin treatments. Of course, this only applies to the area that would undergo the laser hair removal treatment. In addition to this, there should also be no Botox or filler injections. Allot two weeks for the settling of the Botox or filler injection in your skin prior to pressing a laser to the same area.

Follow these simple tips to achieve a successful hair removal treatment.

Six Tips To Keep Your Skin Rejuvenated And Glowing For The Holiday Season

November 18, 2013 • by jhoice • in Beauty

Winter is a challenging time to keep your skin supple and glowing. In many places, it’s cold and the wind is dry, two conditions that are not kind to skin. Ironically, the holiday season arrives in late fall and early winter when people are expected to socialize. So, how do you keep your skin rejuvenated and glowing? Here are six tips to keep your skin glowing.

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First Tip: Keep your showers short and on the lukewarm side.
Lukewarm water is warm enough to remove the dirt from your skin but you shouldn’t linger in a shower for more than 15 minutes or so. This is especially true if you have dry skin. Believe it or not, the water from the shower will begin to suck up the water that’s in your skin.

Second Tip: You should exfoliate your skin at least once a week to keep it smooth.
Dead skin cells accumulate on the very top layer of the skin and make it look dull. One trick is to scrub your skin while it’s dry before you get into the shower. Give special care to those rough places like your elbows, knees and heels by scrubbing gently with a body brush.


Third Tip: Find out what kind of skin you have.

People have normal, dry, oily or sensitive skin. Some people have more than one type of skin. For example, some folks are oily only in the T-zone, which is the area that starts in the forehead and goes down the nose. You can find out if your skin is oily by pressing blotting paper to your forehead, nose, chin and cheeks. Finding out your skin type will go a long way in determining what sort of skin products you buy and how you use them.

Fourth Tip: Use sunscreen when you go outside.
Yes, this is true even if you’re dark-skinned! The sunscreen should protect against both ultraviolet A and ultraviolet B raise and should have an SPF of at least 15. Put on the sunscreen at least 15 to 30 minutes before going out so that it can start to work. Then, reapply it after about 20 minutes in the sun and about two hours thereafter. To protect your face, get a formula that also has hydrating ingredients. Put it on first, then put on the makeup. Use a protective lip balm for your lips.

Fifth Tip: Don’t Smoke.
Along with being a sun worshipper without sunscreen, this is just about the worst thing you can do for your skin. The pollutants in smoking cause skin to dry out, wrinkle and age prematurely.

Sixth Tip: Use Epicuren Discovery Moisturizer.
These moisturizers eschew artificial ingredients that can irritate the skin and are full of natural products like antioxidant vitamins, aloe vera and avocado. You can choose from Epicuren colostrum cream serum moisturizer to their Skin Rejuvenation Anti-Aging Therapy to their Avocado Soothing Moisturizer. They even offer a Moisture Surge Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic acid is a type of sugar that draws water into the skin and keeps it springy. Apply the lotion twice a day and put it on after you shower to make sure the moisture is locked in.

Preparing your skin for the holidays is easy and even fun. Your smooth, radiant skin will have heads turning at every party and event that you attend this holiday season!