How to Use An Epilator

Advice by: Gina McHenry
Place: Houston, Texas

Using an epilator is quite similar to waxing. You end up pulling out hair from its root. That's why it hurts more than using an electric shaver, but gives you better results that will last you for 4-6 weeks.

Before you start using an epilator remember
If your hair is fairly long (at least 2mm, but no more than 5mm), it will work better. This is because short hair can't be gripped by the epilator. So if need be, let your hair grow a little longer before you use it. You can try first on one arm, but if you feel it is not gripping your hair, you must wait for a few more days for your hair to grow.

Areas such as your underarms and back of your knees might really be painful to epilate. So please be careful. If your underarm hair is really way too long, first trim it a little with a pair of scissors and then use the epilator. Remember to pull the skin taut and run the epilator in the opposite direction of the hair growth hair growth.

How to Use an Epilator -- Best Practices for Hair Removal
1. Right time to use the Epilator
Choose an evening time to use the epilator. At times, you are left with red skin and bumps when you start using the epilator initially. However, the skin irritating will disappear overnight. With
repeated usage, you will find that your skin gets adapted to being subjected to the epilator.

2. Hot Bath
Take a hot water bath before you begin for easier removal. Dry your skin properly after that.

3. Speed Mode of the Epilator
Use the epilator on the lowest speed mode till you get used to the sensation of your hair getting plucked out.

4. Less Hair Growth Area First
Start on an area where you have lesser hair growth. This will adapt your body and mind to the pain.

5. Stretch Your Skin
Use your other hand to stretch the area of skin so that the epilator can pull out the hair easily.

6. Epilate in the Opposite Direction
While epilating, move the epilator in the direction opposite to that of your hair growth.

7. Taking Breaks
After one session, take a break. Everyone's skin has a different tolerance level and you can spread the process over a few days instead of trying to do the whole thing in one evening. So, maybe you can try doing your arms on one day and legs on another day.

8. Being Patient During Usage of Your Epilator
Epilation is a lengthy process. You will notice an urge to get erratic with the device and wrap up the job. But keep in mind that the best results are obtained when you take time and slowly move the epilator over your skin.

9. Cold Wash
Wash the area you have epilated with cold water properly and then dry your skin again.

10. Sleeping With Minimal Clothing
It would be a good idea to sleep with as less clothing as possible the night you epilate. This is to avoid any sort of irritation arising from the clothing rubbing against the sensitive epilated skin.

11. Moisturizing Your Skin
Apply a moisturizing lotion to your skin only after about half an hour of washing and drying your skin.

12. Exfoliating Your Skin
Exfoliate your skin a couple of days after you epilate. Use a body scrub to rub away dead skin cells and those little red bumps which probably might have appeared on your skin. But then don't go out into the sun immediately. Apply some lotion and sit at home.

Caring for your Epilator
After every use, do not forget to clean your epilator as the hair might clog your device. Most epilators come with a cleaning brush. Use this brush to dust the hair stuck in the head of the epilator. If it is a wet type epilator, it would be a good idea to detach the head, wash it and dry it before assembling the device again.

-- By Gina McHenry

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Nobanno said...

Epilator is really awesome. It can save a lot of time along with money. but before using this one ,must read epilator reviews t ounderstand how it works.

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