Bodycare • 11 September 2020
Purchased a SmoothSkin Bare+ and looking for some top tips on getting the most out of your device? Or maybe you're interested in an at-home IPL hair removal device but you're not sure how it all works.
We've put together a no-nonsense, step by step guide on how to use SmoothSkin Bare+ so you can begin your journey to hair-free skin.
Step 1: Check your skin tone
Your SmoothSkin Bare+ has a built-in safety sensor, which means it won't deliver a flash if your skin tone isn't suitable for the device.
Step 2: Prep the treatment area
You should exfoliate your skin before treatments to remove any dead skin. Removing this barrier from the skin allows better absorption of light, meaning your hair removal treatments will be much more effective.
Before using your SmoothSkin Bare+ you’ll also need to shave the area you want to treat. We recommend a wet shave using a high quality razor, you’ll then need to treat within 4 hours of shaving.
Step 3: Use the Glide or Stamp Method
To carry out your treatments you have the choice of two treatment methods:
Glide Method: Perfect for treating larger areas such as the legs. Hold down the activation button continuously and glide the device along your skin. Move your SmoothSkin Bare+ at a steady speed to achieve full coverage.
Stamp Method: Designed for treating smaller areas like the underarms or bikini line. Place the device onto the skin and press and release the activation button. Re-apply onto the next treatment and repeat.
Step 4: Treat stubborn areas
For maximum results, you can treat stubborn areas (such as the underarms) with multiple passes. Run your SmoothSkin Bare+ over the area a maximum of 3 times per treatment session.
Step 5: Moisturise
After your treatments, restore moisture to the skin’s surface with a good moisturiser or body oil. You should also aim to moisturise daily to keep your skin hydrated, soft and supple.
Step 6: Create a routine
After completing your first treatment, you should set a reminder to put some time aside every week to be consistent with your treatments.
It’s important you keep to your treatment plan as your hair grows in different stages, you need to regularly treat the desired areas to ensure all of your hair follicles are treated.
Step 7: Be patient
It can take up to 12 weeks to see the full benefit of your IPL treatments, but you should notice a gradual reduction in hair regrowth after a few weeks.
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