Perhaps you have spent money on laser hair removal. You should understand that your skin will be hypersensitive after the treatment; hence, you may experience skin irritation, redness, and other issues. The good news is that you can reduce the side effects of laser hair removal on your skin by soothing it.
So, how do you soothe your skin after laser hair removal?
· Clean the treated site gently
One of the most ways to soothe your skin after laser hair removal is to cleanse the treated area. This should be done gently with mild soap and cool water. Instead of soap, the treated area can be cleaned with a mild cleanser or a cleanser made for people with sensitive skin.
This should be about 2 times daily for the first 2 or 3 days after the treatment.
· Place cold or ice packs on the treated area
Another reliable way to soothe your skin after laser hair removal is to apply cold or ice packs on the treatment site. This method is particularly recommended for those dealing with some discomfort, redness, or swelling after the treatment. The packs will relieve the pain and improve your skin.
To use ice or cold packs, you need to put the ice in a towel and put it directly on the treated area. Allow the packs to sit on the area for about 10 minutes. Wait for a few hours before applying the pack again. If you apply the packs for a longer period, the blood flow to the treated area may be restricted.
Ensure you do this about 3 or more times daily for the first few days after the treatment.
· Apply aloe vera to the spot
Are you experiencing swelling or redness? Then, you should consider applying aloe vera directly to the spot. In general, it is believed that aloe vera can relieve swelling, redness, and skin discomfort. Therefore, you should use it to soothe your skin after laser hair removal.
After applying the aloe vera to the treated area, you need to allow it to absorb into the skin. Once it starts drying, use a soft washcloth to get rid of excess aloe vera. You should repeat the process about thrice daily. Make sure you refrigerate the aloe vera after using it so that it doesn’t lose its potency before using it again.
· Use a topical numbing gel or calming cream
Some topical numbing gels or calming creams are formulated for soothing the skin. Therefore, such products can come in handy whenever you want to soothe your skin after laser hair removal.
The creams and gels are easy to use as you just have to apply them directly to the treated area. Let them absorb into your skin. Otherwise, read the instructions on the pack of the numbing gel or calming cream to know how to use it.
Notably, you don’t have to use all these methods. You just need to select one or two of them to soothe your skin after undergoing a laser hair removal procedure.