In the past few years epilators have become very popular among women and even men. They have proven to be an effective way for getting rid of the boring hair that you have all over your body. Surely going to the beauty salon is the easiest solution, but it can often be quite expensive and time consuming. Epilators give you the chance of being able to remove the hair when you want and where you want. There are a number of different models but most of them work in the same way and have one goal – to help you remove the hair from the root.
As previously mentioned, the main advantage of the epilators is that they penetrate deep into the skin and instead of cutting the hair they remove them completely. So, the hair will need more time to grow and over time some of them will even give up and stop growing for good.
Starting Out: Your First Epilator
Most people have no problem in using the epilator. However, there are certain things you need to have in mind before you start using your new appliance. First you need to decide whether you want a dry epilator that can’t be used under the shower, or a wet one that can be used under the shower. The better option would probably be to choose a wet epilator, as they decrease the discomfort.
Once you choose the right epilator for you, read the instruction very carefully. The hair should be at certain length, so make sure your hair is long enough, or short enough to be removed. Prior to your epilation, you should wash the area you plan on epilating. Make sure you don’t put on any creams or lotions after you take a shower as your skin needs to be clean.
If you are using the epilator for the first time you need to check how your skin would react. Choose an area of your body to test the epilator. The best place for the initial test is a part of your body that is less visible. In case you have some reaction to the process you can easily disguise it with clothes until it heals. The legs and arms would be the least sensitive areas, so you might want to start from there. Wait for a few minutes to see if your skin becomes red. If it doesn’t it means that your skin shows no reaction to the epilator and you can continue using it.
Coping with the Pain
Be aware that the epilation is not a painless process. At first you will feel some discomfort; however, over time the discomfort will decrease and possibly disappear. We have created some guides here on how to make it hurt less, because we know how it can cause discomfort. After you finish the epilation apply some lotion on your skin to allow it heal more easily. Please don’t forget to clean the epilator after you finish using it, as the proper maintenance will prolong its life cycle and enable proper function for a longer period of time.