Summertime is such a fun time, right? The sun is shining (and so are you!), there’s a whiff of change in the air, flowers are blooming everywhere, and the excitement for the holiday season is upon us! Chilling by the pool (or the beach) hogging on Vitamin D is the most relaxing feeling ever. In fact, most of our ‘plans’ revolve around the summer months only. Our salon appointments increase courtesy waxing sessions, mani-pedis, facials, hair colour retreats, and whatnot. Some of us plan our cosmetic treatments these days, just in time to enjoy all the above-mentioned. And that’s precisely what’s wrong here–the timing.
Did you know that there are certain beauty treatments that don’t work well in high temperatures and should be kept for the colder months? If you thought you can get them done any time of the year, your bubble is about to burst. Here are some procedures you should avoid getting done during summers as they tend to do more harm than good in this scorching weather. Read on!
There are some beauty treatments that should be avoided during the hot weather as they can result in permanent damage to your skin. Let us now explore in detail why and which extreme beauty treatments should you keep for winters.
A chemical peel is a powerful exfoliant treatment used to remove dead layers from the skin to improve the overall appearance. In the procedure, a dermatologist applies a tailored chemical solution to your skin which eradicates of the topmost layer of the skin. As a result, a newer, fresher layer is revealed making you look younger and radiant. This treatment is widely undertaken by patients who have acne scarring on their face, discolouration, sunspots, or show general signs of ageing. One should not go for this procedure during summers as it removes the epidermal layer of the skin which can cause hyperpigmentation due to the direct exposure to the sun.
Laser removal is an excellent and more permanent than other ways to remove unwanted hair from the body. I mean, who doesn’t like to wear pretty dresses and cute skirts flaunting their hairless body, eh! At the cost of painful waxing? I don’t! So, a lot of women resort to laser hair removal, the once and for all solution to summer dressing woes. But getting laser hair removal during summers is not the greatest idea in the world.
The treatment involves using highly concentrated light rays that are pulsated deeper into the skin, which in turn kills the hair follicles and stuns new growth. Exposing your lasered body to the sun can have adverse effects such as severe skin burn, freckles all over, and the body getting super tanned. It can also lead to unwanted darkening of the skin as the sun’s pigments can easily enter the skin that has been just treated with laser.
Liposuction is one of the most effective ways to get a more contoured body. Unlike plastic surgery, the results are immediate but still, you cannot just show off your new body weeks after going through with the treatment. Once the treatment is done, the patient is expected (and required) to cover their body in bandages which, honestly, no one wants to wear during the summer months. Hence, getting it in winters is a comfortable option. You may also suffer from swelling and the sun’s heat will only make it worse.
A lot of people who suffer from severe skin issues such as acne, warts, and visible fine lines go for retinoid treatments that use the miraculous powers of vitamin A. Vitamin A derivatives are quite strong and prone to irritating the skin and thus require a lot of love and care afterwards. Your skin is extremely sensitive after a retinoid treatment and exposing it to sunlight can cause severe sun damage like hyperpigmentation, discolouration, and even unwanted darkening of the skin.
Got a tattoo that you regret? Tell me about it! The process of getting a tattoo is permanent and so is its removal. Not to mention extremely painful. Same as getting laser treatment done to remove hair, removing a tattoo also calls for advanced laser technology which, for a fact, can do more harm than good if exposed to harsh sunlight. The laser used for the process can leave you with the possibility of extreme sunburn and potential scarring. And I don’t think you want that.
These treatments are anyway expensive, you don’t want to get them at the cost of your skin, now, do you? So, think twice before planning your next beauty treatment. Stay safe, stay happy!
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