Epilators have become women’s best friends. Women have been able to save a lot of money by having the opportunity to remove the unwanted hair in the comfort of their homes. Although there are a number of different epilators, most of them work on the same principle. Instead of cutting the hair, as razors do, the epilators actually remove the hair from the root. By doing so, they prevent the hair from growing for a longer period of time and make the skin soft and smooth. In addition, the regular use of the epilator will make your hair “lazy” and they will become less visible. If you want your epilator to maintain its function and be able to perform well in future you should pay a lot of attention to its maintenance.
Most epilators are very easy to use and even easier to clean. This article deals with epilators in general, so the cleaning method can be applied both to dry and wet epilators.
The first thing you need to do is to remove the head from the base. Removing the head is very simple and it depends on the make of the epilator you own. To find out how the head of your epilator can be removed please read the instructions provided with your machine. Once you remove the head you should rinse it under warm water. This will remove the majority of the hair stuck between the tweezers.
Most epilators come with a cleaning brush, but if your package didn’t include any, or somehow you have lost the brush, then you can use a simple toothbrush to make sure all hair is removed. To clean the tweezers more thoroughly you can also use alcohol. The alcohol will disinfect the tweezers and prevent possible skin irritation. This process is especially important, as epilators tend to penetrate deep into the skin and collect the sweat and skin grease accumulated on the hair. Once you finish the cleaning process you can simply wipe off the head with a clean cloth.
The epilator should be cleaned after each use, rather than before. The reason for that is that if you leave the hair in the epilator for a longer period of time it can damage the tweezers and decrease their efficiency. The maintenance process is especially important for those epilators that can be used under water. If you leave the epilator wet and forget to remove the hair from the head the chances are that after a certain period of time the tweezers will not function as they should. The hair and the grease from your skin will make them blunt and they will no longer remove the hair efficiently as before.
Moreover, if you have a dry epilator, cleaning it prior to using it might be dangerous. These dry epilators need dry surface in order to operate, so using them in wet environment may cause them to stop functioning or even worse. If you’re lucky enough to have a wet and dry epilator (meaning it can be used in water) the cleaning process is even easier as you can run the head or other parts under a tap to clear out the excess hair, it also makes cleaning up the area easier.