Epilators are the next big thing when it comes to shaving. An Epilator is a hair removal gadget that removes hair from deep down the root.
Epilation is one of the best hair removal procedures around, only if done properly and perfectly. We decided to do a question and article because details about epilation were scanty and hard to find. This is a perfect resource especially for beginners who want to try out this life-changing experience.
Epilators: What you need to know
1. What is an epilator?
An epilator is a type of electric shaver. The uniqueness of the epilator is that it contains multiple rotating tweezers instead of cutting blades.
2. What do I need an epilator for?
An epilator is a special tool used to remove unwanted hair.
3. What does epilation hair removal mean?
Epilation hair removal is the process of pulling hair from the roots rather than cutting it from the surface of the dermis.
4. Do epilators work well?
Epilation is considered one of the best solutions of getting rid of unwanted hair. It is a very effective procedure; you can get rid of hairs as small as 0.55 mm. Since hair is removed from the root, it ensures you remain with smooth and soft skin.
5. How long will it last after I use epilation hair removal?
Since even the smallest hairs are removed, it will take a long time for hair to regrow. We approximate a couple of weeks till the next epilation.
6. Do epilators hurt?
Sadly we will not sugar coat this question if it is your first time epilating it will not be a pleasant experience. The pain, however, subsides after you continue epilating. This is because hairs get thinner and you will get used to the feeling.
7. Does epilation hurt more than waxing?
We honestly think waxing is more painful than epilating. You can choose to take painkillers or a glass of wine before epilating for the first time. However, it only gets easier after experiencing the pain during the first time.
8. Should I use an epilator or not?
Yes, we certainly do recommend you using an epilator. Even though it will take time and it can be a little bit painful during the first times, it is a better option than other hair removal methods.
9. Will epilation reduce the rate of my hair growth?
According to studies, the epilated skin will be hairless for weeks. Also after it grows back, hair will grow thinner and lighter. Hair will also get easier to epilate again!
10. Can I use epilators on the bikini area?
There is no limit on where to use an epilator. It is perfectly safe to use an epilator on sensitive areas. Most epilators can be used anywhere on your body. There are some that specialize in more sensitive areas, but the majority can be used on your face, underarms, bikini line, legs, anywhere!
However, it is important to be careful and ensure you trim long hair first. According to this beauty tips you should start at the top of your panty line, and don’t start on the inner thigh.
To soothe the area after epilating we advice, you freeze Chamomile tea into ice cubes and apply immediately after.
11. Can I use an epilator to shave thick hair?
It is advisable to epilate on short, thin hair. The thicker and longer the hair the possibility that the tweezers will break the hair instead of pulling them from their root.
12. Can I use an epilator to remove facial hair?
We recommend a quality facial epilator for women who need to remove facial hair. An epilator is essential to remove soft hairs on the upper lip, near the ears and between eyebrows. However, we do not advise men to epilate their facial hair since they are course and deeply rooted.
13. Can I share my epilator with someone?
No, it is not safe at all. Because, when your epilator is used on you, no matter how much you clean it, it has dead skin cells, blood, and your body hair stuck into it and prob inside it. So, we don’t recommend you share your epilator with someone else.
14. After epilating why do I keep getting ingrown hairs?
Exfoliating is one of the best proven methods of reducing ingrown hair. Ingrown hair is hair that curls beneath the skin growing in the wrong direction. Ingrown hairs are usually caused by dead skin cells jamming the pores while the hair grows. This is why exfoliation is beneficial and allows for easier epilation.
15. Will epilating make my skin dark?
No, it definitely won't. The only disadvantage of using an epilator is a little bit of uncomfortable pinch, especially during the first times. It is highly unlikely epilating will cause your skin to go dark.
16. What should I do after epilating?
We prepared for you a list of things to do after epilating:
17. What is the correct procedure of using an epilator properly?
The following are tips for ensuring you properly handle an epilator:
18. What are the advantages of epilating?
19. Is an epilator permanent?
Years of epilating can result in semi-permanent hair removal; this is because the root of hairs can only regrow after a limited amount of duration. Also, epilators reduce the overall thickness of hair, making it easier to epilate over time.
20. What is the best epilator brand I can get in the market?
This is the highest selling the best epilator on the market at the current moment. It is a cordless epilator that can be used anywhere on the body and can be used either wet or dry.
Its features include:
It is perfect for both beginners and pros alike. And we recommend it if you are looking for a reliable epilator.
21. When is the best time to epilate before or after a shower?
We recommend epilating after a shower. Ensure you don’t bathe with extra hot water as this will dry out your skin, however, use warm water and ensure you dry thoroughly using a dry towel.
22. What is the difference between wet and dry epilators?
The most efficient epilation is hands down Dry epilation. It is efficient and undeniably fast. Since hair is dry, the epilator can pick up the hairs fast and swiftly since the hairs are light
The disadvantage of dry epilation is obviously pain and the cleaning up since dry hair tends to go all over the place
Wet epilation is slow, but the more convenient and less painful than dry epilation. Warm water reduces tension on the skin and makes it easier to pull hair without any noticeable pain. It is also fun to epilate in the comfort of your bathroom. Wet epilation is perfect especially when you are relaxed and not in a rush.
23. Where can I buy an epilator?
You can buy an epilator at any of your nearest drug store or department store under the personal appliances section. You can also buy it on Amazon.
After using an epilator your hair removal routine will never be the same, it is an efficient, versatile, handy little gadget that will change your life.