Summer is the time to get into loose, comfortable clothes, sip iced tea and chill by the poolside. Since you will be spending more time in the sun, you need to be extra careful about your skincare routine and beauty treatments. You may think your skin requires more treatments during summers due to more prolonged exposure to the sun, but did you know some skin treatments don’t work well when the temperature soars and are better left for the colder months.
If you are not sure about which treatments to avoid during this season, we’ve made a list for you. Psst… we’ve also explained in detail why you should be avoiding them during summers. Read to find out…
1. Chemical peels
A chemical peel is a great treatment that helps get rid of dead skin cells and visibly improves the appearance of your skin. During this procedure, the dermatologist applies a chemical solution that removes the top layer of the skin, revealing a fresh, new layer underneath. However, you should avoid this treatment during summers as it removes the epidermal layer of the skin, which can cause hyperpigmentation when exposed to direct sunlight.
2. Laser hair removal
We all know that laser hair removal is a permanent way to get rid of unwanted body hair. And since you will be wearing short dresses and sleeveless tops to beat the heat during summers, you may consider getting this treatment done during this season. But getting a laser hair removal treatment in summer is not the best idea. Here’s why: During this treatment, concentrated light rays are used to kill hair follicle and stunt hair growth. Exposing your body to the harsh rays of the sun afterwards can lead to severe burns, freckles and tan.
During threading, the hair is pulled out from the roots; this causes irritation and minor burns on the skin. Sweating can aggravate the irritation on your skin and may lead to redness. It is best to use a tweezer or opt for waxing during summers.
4. Tattoo removal
If you plan to get rid of a tattoo that you regret, wait till this season ends. The procedure involves the use of laser technology and can do more harm than good when exposed to harsh rays of the sun. Getting this treatment in summer can lead to severe sunburn and scarring. So avoid!