Updated: Jul 17, 2021
Yes! Electrolysis is perfectly safe during the Summertime. However, you should take extra care to protect your skin. After electrolysis, the treated area is more open & slightly irritated. You should avoid the sun for at least 24 hours after treatment. It is also important to apply a good quality sunscreen immediately after the treatment session and until the complete healing of the skin. Your best bet is a broad-spectrum sunscreen that will protect you from UVA and UVB rays. Also, it is wise to choose a sunscreen that contains vitamins such as vitamin E and C. Vitamin C helps protect the skin from sunburn & Vitamin E can protect against UV-induced DNA damage.
At The Sardis Electrolysis Lounge, we offer Biomi Mineral Sunscreen (https://www.dectro.com/en/organic-care/biomi-mineral-sunscreen-spf-30-34-1906) or OmbraCrème (http://www.dectro.com/en/ombracreme-34-2215), both by Action De Gala. They are specifically formulated as post epilation sunscreens. OmbraCrème is a high protection cream that not only relieves discomfort caused by inflammation, but it also promotes healing and hides redness as it is tinted. Also, OmbraCrème protects effectively against UVA and UVB rays as it is zinc based which prevents the appearance of age spots.
Biomi is a mineral sunscreen which is paraben free, non-GMO, gluten free, non perfumed, nanoparticle free and vegan. It is recommended for protecting the skin from the sun and hyperpigmentation after electrolysis treatments. It is recommended for the face and body for all skin types. Like any sunscreen of this quality, you should reapply a new coat at least every two hours.
If the area that was treated with electrolysis is exposed to the sun, brown pigment spots can form. Our skin defends against UV rays by producing pigment, which naturally deflects some of the harmful rays. After electrolysis, the skin is slightly irritated and it can over-produce pigment in those areas which can result in hyper-pigmentation.
As an added benefit, OmbraCrème contains a minimum amount of chemical filters, giving the skin a very natural protection. OmbraCrème also includes emu oil, vitamin E and allantoin, which promotes the skin’s hydration and regeneration. Biomi contains Zinc oxide & Titanium dioxide as a mineral sunblock with protective & soothing benefits. It also contains Organic Aloe vera which is regenerating, softening, calming, & hydrating. Biomi contains many more ingredients with a multitude of benefits!
Pick up some OmbraCrème or some Biomi during your next appointment at The Sardis Electrolysis Lounge & protect yourself from sun spots while you continue to say goodbye to your unwanted hair, FOREVER!