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Why Shaving in Winter is Bad News for your Skin

Posted on January 9, 2017 by Dr Elenora Fedoneko

When you think about your winter beauty routine, hair removal may not be the first thing that comes to mind. After all, it’s likely that you’re more covered up during these colder months. Many women may choose to forgo their usual hair removal methods, and opt instead for a quick shave in the shower when needed. Unfortunately, this is actually a bad idea. Read on to find out why you shouldn’t shave during winter, and discover tips on healthy hair removal for colder months. 

Winter is Harsh on Your Skin

As you’ve undoubtedly noticed, winter season can be harsh on your skin. During the winter months, colder and dryer weather and indoor heating combine to spell trouble for your skin. These elements can dehydrate your skin and lead to irritation, inflammation, and increased sensitivity.

Shaving is Harsh on Your Skin, Too

Even during the warmer months, shaving can dry out your skin—so shaving delicate winter skin is a recipe for disaster that can lead to unsightly side effects like razor burn, shaving bumps, rashes, and ingrown hairs.

Healthy Hair Removal

Rather than shaving and running the risk of irritating your already-sensitive winter skin, I recommend opting for laser hair removal during colder months. While shaving affects both your skin and your hair, laser hair removal targets the hair at its root, leaving the skin intact and eliminating unattractive shaving bumps and rashes as a result.
Laser hair removal is also easy on your schedule and your wallet. Unlike shaving, you’ll see permanent results from laser hair removal in as little as 6-8 sessions. Depending on which areas are being treated, a typical laser hair removal session lasts about 10-60 minutes, with most patients scheduling appointments about once per month.

At Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles, laser hair removal is our specialty. Contact us at (323) 525-1516 or at www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a complimentary consultation.

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