The Best Post-Hair Removal Brands (And Makeup Products)
As someone who has undergone laser hair removal treatments, the biggest not-so-grand factor is how sensitive my skin has since become. A simple scratch on my face creates a red mark. Even a tickle from a gust of wind, causing hair strands to stroke my face, can be too much sometimes.
Because the hair follicles which previously acted as a "buffer" of sorts are now absent, laser hair removal can lead to irritation, making applying regular makeup nerve-racking.
Enter mineral makeup. As more makeup brands are popping up, certain brands are focusing on mineral makeup, which is arguably ideal for sensitive skin.
Here a few brands (all of which are organic or all-natural) and some of their best products for us in the laser hair removal club.
I’ve heard fantastic things about Jane Iredale makeup, mostly thanks to my former job as a spa concierge, as we sold their products. The price tag for such makeup sounded steep upon ringing it up, but I suppose customers’ enthusiasm for the makeup convinced me it was worth every cent.
High-quality and healthy for your skin—not to mention their array of different skin type and shade options. And their PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation is the best of the best.
Not only does it feel light on your skin, but it’s oil-free and contains antioxidants that protect your skin against sun exposure damage.
e.l.f Cosmetics is much more affordable than most brands, perhaps in part because it’s not organic. It is, however, cruelty-free, and while not everything in the E.L.F. catalog is mineral-based, they do have products made with mineral ingredients.
My personal favorite is the Mineral Infused Face Primer. It comes in three different tones, each serving different purposes: Tone Adjusting Green, Brightening Lavender, and Radiant Glow. For post-laser hair removal, the Tone Adjusting Green is perhaps the friendlier option given that works to reduce redness and patchy skin.
This brand has "mineral" right in the name, so we are already off to a good start! Kidding.
Proven to be super light on your face and last throughout the day, this beauty buy provides the perfect finishing touch to your makeup. It also evens your skin tone and provides nourishment, thanks to vitamins and green tea polyphenols that helps to preserve a youthful appearance.
There you go!