Acne is an extremely distressing problem that causes our skin to become extremely sensitive and easily inflamed upon contact with external factors.
This makes using a harsh depilatory cream or razor a huge no-no when it comes to facial hair removal – what is then the better, if not best alternative in this case?
Below, we list down all the possible options for removing facial hair, as well as offer the perfect solution that may be able to bring you one step closer to smooth, clear skin (yes, even with acne!).
The connection between facial hair and acne
Acne is a common problem that can be exacerbated when there are hairs on the face. This is because hair follicles are home to the acne-causing bacteria, as well as responsible for producing sebum – two key factors that lead to inflammation and acne.
While removing facial hair can improve your acne to a certain extent – it often comes at the risk of an unpleasant outbreak that takes away all the benefits of being hair-free in the first place.
Why traditional methods might not be the best
Waxing works great when it comes to removing facial hair; however, is painful and leaves you with side effects such as a red or swollen face that can last for days.
Although the results can last you for a good 5 to 6 weeks, it isn’t the best method for those with cystic acne, as it can lead to clogged pores and ingrown hairs – bad news for those trying to prevent a breakout.
Shaving is also often associated with inflamed and irritated skin that aggravates acne-prone skin, despite its convenience and affordability. Since over-shaving can cause skin to lose its hydration, this causes the skin to produce even more oil – the last thing any acne sufferer wants.
The better solution: SHR (Super Hair Removal)
Lasers are the fastest and most widely used modern method for removing facial hair. People love to have laser hair removal treatment because it reduces hair growth in a pain-free manner with little to no side effects.
While we not do not suggest that you undergo treatment if you are currently experiencing an acne flare-up – it is always wise to first seek advice from a dermatologist before proceeding with laser hair removal.
There are also many ways to properly take care of your skin post-treatment in order to maximize the benefits, and minimize the redness. Since laser hair removal opens up your pores for a short period of time – it is important that you pay attention to what you apply on your skin after your treatment. To combat the redness, consider applying Aloe Vera, and avoid using any heavy makeup or moisturizers that can clog up your pores.
If you aren’t seeing results immediately, don’t give up just yet!
Going hair-free when you have acne can be tricky business – but it doesn’t always have to be this way. SHR machines are the best laser hair removal that works well even for those with acne-prone and sensitive skin – and we are proud to offer it at great prices over! Contact us to learn more about our technology and book a FREE consultation with us today!