My Epilator Experience: Shaving Doesn’t Have to Suck
I don’t know about you, but the prospect of shaving my legs and other parts of my body is something I used to dread.
Even now, just thinking about sticking a razor to my skin and the potential for nicking and gouging my skin…no thank you.
In my trials and tribulations, however, I stumbled across a hair removal process that is both painless and leaves my skin smoother for longer. What is this miracle process you ask? It is called epilating and it is something that you’ll need to try to believe.
What is epilating? It is the process of hair removal by which you use a device (an epilator) that removes hair at the root instead of superficial shaving that leaves behind an ugly and uncomfortable stubble.
That sounds all well and good, but you may ask ‘why use an epilator?’—and the answer is simple.
Epilating leaves your skin smoother for longer periods of time. With epilating, you can skip the pain of nicks and cuts; in fact, it’s gentle enough to use all over your body and not just your legs.
Ladies, are you ready to ditch the razors, creams and Band-Aids for good? Read on!
Start From the Basics ;
Don’t know where to start? The following mentioned are some of the posts that I have written about epilators, especially the basics. Go through them, and I hope it will help you in many ways before committing in to epilation or even if you are already on to. 🙂
- New to epilators? Learn Why You should Buy an Epilator
- How To Choose The Perfect Epilator
- How to Reduce Epilation Pain
- How to Prevent Ingrown Hairs
So Far I Have Reviewed ;
Using epilators for hair removal has been a passion for me for quite a long time. The below listed are the epilators that I have reviewed so far. And to keep you up to date. It will worth reading if you want to choose the best epilator for your budget and even to know the pros and cons of epilators before you commit buying. Happy Reading !
- New : All the Braun Epilators Reviewed in One Place
- Top 3 Bikini Line Epilators for Pubic Hair
- Top 3 Best Epilators for Legs
- Braun Face 810 The Best Facial Epilator
- Braun Silk Epil 9 – Best Epilator in 2015
- Philips satinelle hp6401 Best Cheap Epilator
- Silk Epil 7 – One of My Favorite Epilators So Far
- PANASONIC ES-ED90-P The Best Epilator for Bikini Lines Hence for the Summer
- Emjoi AP18 Emagine the Fastest Epilator
Here are Some Of the Best Epilator Deals I Found Online
Epilating 101: How to Use an Epilator
I understand that you may have a lot of questions about epilating and the process may seem like Greek to you. Believe me, when I stumbled onto epilating I was wondering what on earth this thing is and what it does.
Though it might sound like some newfangled invention, epilating is actually not a new hair removal process; come to think of it, my mother used to do it all the time. Let’s start with the basics!
How does an epilator work?
An epilator is a hand-held device that has a rotating head of tweezers that will remove hair as it glides along the surface of your skin.
Think of it as Tweezing 2.0, if you will. When you use an epilator, you minimize the pain and discomfort of removing body hair at home and you can save the time and expense of salon treatments.
Sounds awesome, but now you might be wondering how to use an epilator.
I was pretty anxious when I tried epilating for the first time. I had no clue as to the correct way to hold it, much less use the crazy thing. Now that I’ve gotten the hang of it, I realize that using an epilator is super easy—and as long as you do a couple basic things before using it, the process is a breeze.
Before you actually epilate, you’ll want to exfoliate your skin using an exfoliating brush, pumice stone, or even just an exfoliating scrub in the shower.
Doing so will help remove any dead skin and dryness that might get in your way.
When you are ready to epilate, start with your legs since they are the least pain-sensitive part of your body.
Hold the epilator at a 90 degree angle and simply touch lightly to the skin, working gently upwards and against the direction of hair growth.
That’s it—the device does the rest! Be sure to change the direction you move the epilator to help catch any stray hairs as well.
The same process can be repeated on the other side of your body, and if you do experience any redness, itching, or burning (which in the worst-case scenarios lasts only a couple of hours), there are special creams and lotions you can use to help ease that discomfort.