What You Need To Know About IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Treatments

Being a lady, regular hair removal has become a part of your life’s routine. Waxing or shaving your whole body and threading your face are not always simple. Especially when you are to make regular appointments in the salon and get it done, you will feel that your monthly income is always being spent on this a little too much that you expect. However, modern technology has been generous enough to present you with a treatment which uses a light and helps in permanent hair reduction/removal. So, gear up to say goodbye to those annoying hairs that trouble you every week, demanding to be shaven or waxed.

What is it?

This is a process which simply uses a white light in order to reduce the hairs in your body. This light is used to attack the hair follicles that originate the growth in different frequencies as per the requirement. This treatment is most effective on individuals with darker hair colours for it is much easier for the light to track it down rather than lighter ones. Before being treated, a cooling gel will be applied in order to protect your skin from the light, along with a blindfold which covers your eyes to avoid any contact with it. 

For your attention

This is very much similar to a treatment of laser hair removal and requires several steps to be followed. In order for the IPL treatment to be more effective you need to take it once in every six or five weeks. Also, direct exposure of the skin to the sun will affect the treatment. Therefore, it is highly advised to use a sun screen of more than 35 SPF. Plucking, waxing or any other hair removal method that may result in the hair being pulled off from the root needs to be avoided as well.

Pros

These treatments can be arranged by simply visiting the nearest laser clinic in Moonee Ponds. The advantage of using IPL is that it suits almost all skin types giving the best result to all those that use it. This technique will not damage your skin and will be more effective in permanently removing or reducing the hair growth which has been a hassle for you for years. 

Cons

While this technique has many benefits to offer, it has its down sides too. This method is considered to be not affordable to all those who desire to reduce hair growth due to the high charges demanded from the cosmetic specialists. Also, it may not be affective for people with skin tone and hair which is lighter in colour.

However, by considering the overall feedback for the IPL treatment, it has been very positive. Therefore, if you are hoping to get one done, do not hesitate for it is not harmful to you.

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Beauty Products For Men

As I type the title I am struck by the thought that perhaps I can’t or shouldn’t use the term “beauty” about men. I don’t think this is the case as I believe there is beauty in everything in nature. We are so trained to think of beauty as being an essentially female quality rather than a male quality when really it is neither. Sadly the beauty industry doesn’t share my view of how things should be or perhaps we wouldn’t have to have such gender division drawn up so starkly in the differences between products for men and women.

Now I am not a beauty therapist or a man but to my way of thinking, hair is hair, skin is skin. To say that all men’s hair is thicker or coarser and their skin is tougher is to ignore vast swathes of the population who do not fit into the idealised images on the boxes of products on the shelf. Quite frankly I don’t look like the lady on the box of Wahl hair clippers cordless even after I have used it. We all know this and yet we go along with the idea that men are different and must be segregated off into a small section at the back of the store or the end of the aisle. Honestly, in some shops, blink and you’ll miss it.

They do get a fair go in the shaving section I’ll admit, there are plenty of choices there and there is usually a big range of shaving soaps, creams and gels to choose from. I have recently learned a fair bit more than I thought I needed to know about shaving oils. I am clearly not a man as my husband looked at me blankly when I told him about my discovery and said, “Well, of course”. Anyway, shaving oil is basically a terrific and natural vegetable oil mixed with essential oils (the ones from plants that smell nice) which you pop on before using soap or cream or you can even use it on its own (that appealed to me) and to make your hair look beautiful. It has the advantage of moisturising the skin without clogging the pores and provides a lubricated surface for the razor so you avoid razor burn and skin cuts.

So after this little revelation about shaving oil I went hunting for other men’s products that I could use. On the whole they seem to be a lot more down to earth and practical than the comparable women’s products. Perhaps men just aren’t going to buy those wild promises or they aren’t going to read all the stuff on the packet anyway so don’t bother with it (my husband liked that reason). I found a good website that I am happy to recommend called Menscience that has a decent range of men’s gear (including some things I would happily use).

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