When is the Best Time of Year for Your Hair Removal Transformation?
It’s that time of year when the leaves are falling, pumpkin spice lattes are everywhere, and the air is fresh and chilly. While you may not be thinking of warm sunshine, tank tops, and bikini bottoms during the months of fall and winter, this is actually the ideal time to begin your hair removal treatment plan so you’re totally ready when spring and summer do roll around again.
In this article we’ll explore why the dark, long nights and chilly weather in fall and winter make these seasons perfect for both finding the right hair removal device for you and for beginning the process of preparing your skin for a summer spent in crop tops, short shorts, and your favorite bikinis.
Get Ready for Your Hair Removal Regime
Silk’n understands that finding a hair removal method that actually delivers the results you want can be difficult. Most methods, such as shaving, waxing, or sugaring only offer temporary results, often with unwanted side effects such as razor burn, ingrown hairs, redness, or discomfort. Other methods like laser hair removal or electrolysis may promise permanent results, but they also carry a pretty hefty price tag with them and require multiple time-consuming clinical appointments before you get the results you’re after.
Fortunately, there’s a better way to get the permanent hair removal results you want, without the annoying side effects of temporary solutions, or the steep price tag and wasted time of laser or electrolysis.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) hair removal is the solution for people who want the ultimate combination of permanent results, comfortable experience, affordability, and convenience. The Silk’n line of at-home hair removal products includes the Silk'n Infinity, the Silk'n Flash&Go Pro, and the Silk'n Flash&Go Jewel. These fantastic devices offer permanent facial and body hair removal with incredible ease-of-use, and at very affordable price points.
However, it’s important to note that hair removal also requires a maintenance plan to be successful. You must maintain treated areas according to a recommended treatment schedule that is determined by factors such as the type of device used and your hair growth cycle. In addition, you should follow all aftercare instructions, such as to treat your skin with a good-quality moisturizer or body lotion, to achieve the nourished, smooth, and silky skin you’ve been searching for. Maintenance can begin as soon as you’ve completed a full treatment cycle of eight to twelve sessions, and takes as long as you feel comfortable with the results you see in the areas you’re treating.
Long Days? No Thanks!
You might think that spring and summer are the best times to begin your hair removal regimen, as your mind will be on tan lines and showing skin. However, the truth is that permanent hair removal isn’t an immediate process (no matter what product or method you choose). It takes a basic commitment to your hair removal treatments in order to achieve the results you’re looking for. If you begin your hair removal journey during beach season, you won’t see the desired results until you’re drinking cocoa and lacing up your ice skates.
Summer days are meant to be enjoyed, and you should take advantage of them by using FDA-approved technology that makes Silk’n devices the best option for your at-home hair removal. It simply makes sense to use this winter as an opportunity to focus on making your skin healthy, happy, and ready for summer.
Why Winter Works
The truth is that proactivity is required to successfully achieve smooth skin by tank top season. Fall and winter are the best times to begin the permanent hair removal process, as there is no longer a sense of urgency or a rush to finish the process by a summer deadline. It can take several months to achieve the permanent results you are looking for, so why not start while the days are short, the nights are long, and there’s nothing to do but get started with your summer skin regime?
Furthermore, sun exposure to recently treated skin isn’t recommended as it can lead to higher risk of sunburn. In fact, it is generally advisable for you to postpone any hair removal treatment sessions for up to four weeks after any sun exposure. So stock up on that high-SPF sunscreen if you decide to start your hair removal treatment plan in the summer months, or begin in the months with less sunlight if you’re a person who likes tanning. If you begin using your Infinity or Flash&Go now, that means all you need to do this fall and winter is get cozy and keep up with your hair removal treatment plan in order to get that perfect summer skin you’ve been wanting.
For most users, we advise that you spread out your hair removal treatment sessions in to two-week intervals for the first two months, for a total of four treatments in the first stage. The next three to four treatments should be spaced out four weeks apart, at which time you should see more pronounced results. This is the point when most users would switch to maintenance treatments, which means occasional treatments as you feel necessary to maintain the level of permanence. However, for those individuals with coarser or thicker hair, it may take additional treatment sessions to achieve optimal hair removal results.
Short winter days may be dreary, but they’re your friend when it comes to the hair removal process. In fact, the reduced exposure to intense sunlight and UV rays is actually beneficial to the overall effectiveness of IPL hair removal treatments. Avoiding excess sun exposure and associated sun damage is key to obtaining (and maintaining), healthy, youthful skin which will respond better to the effects of the IPL treatments.
Darkly-tanned skin can actually make the hair removal process more difficult to undergo, as darker skin types will not experience the same results with an at-home hair removal device. All of our products feature safety sensors as an added layer of protection for users. While it is possible to begin your hair removal treatment process in the summer, you would likely have to put your device at a lower energy setting, which could add more time to the treatment duration. It’s also worth considering that hair can grow up to 10 times faster in the summer for some people, while your body sheds less hair, sometimes making it a less-than-ideal time to begin your body hair removal transformation.
Another excellent way to keep your skin looking and feeling fresh, firm, and healthy during the long fall and winter months is to try an at-home microdermabrasion device like the Revit Prestige. Microderm devices can both revitalize your skin and fight inevitable signs of aging, as well as help acne. The process of removing dead and damaged skin cells from the surface using the ReVit Prestige helps to rejuvenate the natural repair processes of the skin, stimulates circulation and blood flow, and produces a vibrant complexion with a healthy glow that you’re sure to love.
Time to Begin!
We hope this post inspires you to begin a cold-weather hair removal treatment plan, no matter when you find yourself reading it. If it’s spring or summer out, bookmark this page as a reminder of what to do as soon as the days get shorter and the weather starts to get cold. If it’s already fall or winter, then what are you waiting for? Now is the perfect time to order one of the best-in-class Silk’n hair removal devices now to make this upcoming summer your best one yet.
If you’ve been putting off the process because you’re unsure about what to expect, then have no fear! Silk’n devices use intense pulse light, or IPL, to help you achieve your hair removal, and our at-home IPL devices are proven to achieve both safe and pain-free hair removal for all skin types, even the most sensitive out there.
Learn more about Silk’n hair removal devices, and build your treatment plan, through the hair removal section in our Resource Center.