Start with the slow setting, if you’re a complete beginner. Start by using the epilator on a less sensitive part of the body, such as the front of the leg, just below the knee – on the bony bit. Press the epilator head gently on the skin, applying light pressure.
How do you epilate for the first time?
Hold at a 90 degree angle to your legs. You can also pull your skin tightly with your other hand so it’s easy for the device to glide over. Don’t press down too hard, simply touch the epilator lightly on your skin.
Is it better to epilate wet or dry?
Epilating wet skin generally works better and is more painless than epilating dry skin. The skin is more relaxed and desensitised when it’s been bathed in warm water first. Use a Braun Silk-epil 7 Wet & Dry epilator if you have especially sensitive skin.
How do I prepare my legs for epilation?
Prepare The Skin
For wet or bath epilation, get in warm water for at least 10 minutes before you start. Mildly exfoliate your skin. Pour shower gel over the epilator’s head and the area you want to epilate. For dry epilation, use a towel to wipe your skin in the opposite direction of hair growth.
How often should you epilate the first time?
Beginners would do well to epilate once a fortnight. Doing it frequently has two benefits: your pain threshold increases (as shorter hair causes less pain plus your skin gets used to the ‘tugging’) and your overall hair growth reduces over time. Later you might need to do it only once a month.
Why do I get pimples after epilating?
Many people develop folliculitis — a bumpy, pimple-like rash — after hair removal. It’s usually caused by inflammation. Inflammation typically goes away on its own without treatment. If you have white or fluid-bumps that last more than a few days, your folliculitis may be the result of a mild infection.
Should I moisturize after epilating?
The golden rule is moisturise AFTER epilating not before. Apply a nourishing body lotion for the best, skin smoothing results and get set to wake up the following morning with super-soft, silky skin.
Do epilators help with strawberry legs?
If you have been experiencing skin irritation from shaving or waxing, an epilator may be the answer. Because shaving and waxing can lead to folliculitis, an epilator is a good choice for those prone to strawberry legs. It’s an electrical device with mini tweezers that rotate and pull hair out from the root.
What are strawberry legs?
Strawberry legs occur when small black spots develop on the legs. These spots resemble strawberry seeds. People can usually prevent strawberry legs by using a moisturizing shaving cream and trying other self-care practices. Typical symptoms of strawberry legs include: open pores that appear darkened.
Do epilators cause ingrown hairs?
Do epilators cause ingrown hairs? Those pesky ingrown hairs are caused by dead skin cells that force the hair to curl beneath the skin and grow in the wrong direction. Exfoliation gets rid of the dead skin cells and frees the hair. Epilating shouldn’t cause ingrown hairs so long as your exfoliate beforehand.