FYI: NOW IS THE TIME TO GET LASER HAIR REMOVAL.
In the dregs of winter, hair removal isn’t exactly top of mind. But if you’re considering laser, a permanent solution to all hair-removal woes, then it should be. Laser makes skin more sensitive to sunlight, and you shouldn’t have the treatment done if you are tanned or sunburned. “The Skintel, a melanin reader, won’t read the pigment properly,” says Holly Sanderson, an aesthetics expert with The Ten Spot in Toronto. “It will read darker, so you’re going to be treated at a different setting.” Make sure to have multiple pigment readings done of the area you want treated, especially for Brazilian laser services (because melanin is often different on the labia), says Sanderson. Also worth noting: Pre-laser, you need to shave hair, which preserves the follicle. (Waxing and tweezing pull hair out, so there is nothing for the laser to destroy.) In swimsuit season, this process is not ideal. But when there are layers of clothing between potential bumps and the world? Parfait.