FYI: NOW IS THE TIME TO GET LASER HAIR RE­MOVAL.

ELLE (Canada) - - Beauty -

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.

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