CosBeauty is the #BeautyAddict's guide to lifestyle, health and beauty in Australia.
In this issue:
- The 2019 Christmas Gift Guide
- City Skin Detox
- Fool Proof Steps for Party Survival
- Diet is a Dirty Word
- Hair Trends from Catwalk Zimmerman
- Fertility Options for Cancer Survivors
FEATURE Laser The most permanent method of de-fuzzing, laser hair removal lends long-term results in achieving silky, hair-free pins. Today, a variety of lasers and lightbased devices can be used to reduce hair growth in unwanted areas. Although not a permanent solution to hair removal, after a treatment cycle only occasional maintenance is needed. The laser designed for hair removal releases a wavelength of energy which is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicles. By targeting the pigment, the surrounding skin is not damaged as the energy is absorbed by the hair follicle only. Prior to laser hair removal, it’s important not to wax or pluck the treatment area for at least six weeks. This ensures hair is present, as without it the laser will not achieve the desired effect. The hair growth cycle plays an important role in the success of laser hair removal, and therefore multiple treatments will be needed in order to achieve long-term hair loss. Hair follicles grow in a cycle, which is commonly described in three stages. The fi rst stage is referred to as anagen, or the growth phase. Around 85 percent of all hairs are in the growing stage at any one time and, depending on the individual, this may last for between two and three weeks. Anagen is followed by catagen, or the transitional phase, when the follicle shrinks, and is partly destroyed. Finally, the telogen phase describes a period of rest, when the hair does not grow. Laser has the greatest effect on growing hairs. Because not all hairs are growing at the same time – some are in transition, and others are resting – it can take a number of treatments to successfully reduce the hair in any one area. Multiple treatments are therefore typically spaced several weeks apart to ensure the growth phase of the hair is targeted. CBM How to prevent ingrown hairs Ingrown hairs are hairs that have curled around and grown back into your skin instead of rising up from it. Sometimes, dead skin can clog up a hair follicle, forcing the hair inside it to grow sideways under the skin rather than upward and outward. For those pesky red bumps and other irritations caused by shaving and waxing, daily application of ingrown hair creams can prevent them happening. Using an exfoliating scrub or pumice stone on soapy skin should also help reduce the occurrence of ingrown hairs.
1. SOME ESSENTIALS 3. 2. 1. Remington i-LIGHT Smooth Sense, $899.95 4. 2. Medik8 Nourishing Body Cream 250ml, $66 3. mesoestetic stemCell Body Serum 200ml, $120 4. Philips SatinShave Advanced Wet & Dry Electric Shaver, $69.95 5. 5. Philips BRI956/00 Lumea Prestige IPL Hair Removal Device, $799 6. Our picks 6. Braun SE9980 Senso Smart Silk 9 Epilator, $329 7. Aspect Soothing Gel 118ml, $33 8. Nair Hair Removal Cream with 100% Coconut Oil and Vitamin E, 357g, $15 9. Nair Leg Mask, 227g, $15 10. PCA Skin Body Therapy, $104 11. Skinstitut Laser Aid, Cools, reduces redness and swelling, $49 7 . 10 . 12. Dermalogica Thermofoliant Body Scrub $87.50 9 . 8 . 11 . 12 . www.cosbeauty.com.au 69