The regrowth is real…
We’ve been getting sooooo many enquiries from our clients about what to do with body and facial hair whilst in isolation. And we feel you! It is so difficult to have seen such amazing progress with laser, want to keep going but not come into clinic.
So what can you be doing to combat this regrowth during iso?
Ideally, what we recommend is shaving between now and when we reopen. However we totally understand that some of us don’t want to shave areas like the face (especially for us girls). For those of you who are due for laser within the next 2 to 4 weeks- I’d say if it makes you feel better either use a depilatory cream (which just gets rid of the hair from the surface like shaving does) but if this too is not an option and you’re feeling self conscious or really can’t wait until you come back into clinic then your only other option is to wax it!
You’re thinking wait! You can’t wax whilst having laser treatments…
Well you’re 100% correct, you cannot wax whilst having laser treatments. Right now though, you’re not having treatments- so it’s okay if you want a longer hair free period when compared to shaving or using a depilatory cream. Remember if you decide to give yourself a quick wax, just ensure that when you come in for treatment you leave at least 2 week for facial hair and 4 weeks for body hair (so that the hair grows back before your laser treatment).
If you decide to try waxing during this time, our amazing therapist Kylie has provided her top tips on how to do it:
- Exfoliate the skin: this needs to be done 24 hours prior to waxing. This should be done with a mild scrub, brush, mitt or loofah. This will gently remove the dead skin cells that surround the hair follicles. For the face, we recommend using the Lira Mystiq iLluminating polisher.
- Make sure that you have a shower before you wax or cleanse your face: This means that there is no makeup, moisturiser or dirt on the skin. Having bacteria on the skin increases the chance of infection!
- Dry your skin: Wax will not stick to wet skin.
- Test the wax temperature: Lets avoid burns! Apply a small amount to your outer wrist to gauge if you’ve heated the wax too much- it should be hot, but tolerable.
- Apply wax in the direction of hair growth: Wax strips or stripless wax- always smooth wax onto the skin following the grain.
- Pull in the opposite direction: Follow specific instructions for your particular wax (some need time to harden, others can be pulled immediately). When you are ready, hold the skin tight with one hand by pulling it slightly in the direction of hair growth, then use the other hand to pull off the strip or wax in the opposite direction in one swift motion. Pulling it tight will support the skin and help avoid any bruising.
- Apply Moisturiser once you’ve finished waxing!
In the mean time-
Stay home, Stay safe and I can’t wait to see you back in clinic soon.