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Top tips for better epilating results

Are you getting the best performance from your epilator? Regardless of being an epilator newbie or a skilled veteran there are always a couple tricks of the trade that we can share to make epilation a less painful experience with a better, smoother outcome! Check out some of our top tips to super smooth skin:

  • Epilating two or three days post shaving is easier on the skin and is less painful than epilating two or three weeks post shaving.
  • Exfoliate before epilation to loosen any ingrown hairs and prep the skin.
  • 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. This model can be used underwater, giving you the gentlest epilation ever. (Always check the specifications of your model. Not all Braun epilators can be used under running water.)
  • If you’re epilating wet, do so in the bath under the water rather than the shower. It’s just easier that way! Start using the epilator only after you’ve been relaxing in the warm water for about 5 minutes then hold your leg and epilator, fully submerged, and start the process.
  • If you are epilating dry, your skin should be oil-free and entirely dry to prevent the epilator from just glossing over hairs instead of plucking them.
  • Having a hard time getting that one hair? Brush across your skin against the direction of the hair growth before epilating. This will give lift the shorter hairs and give the epilator a better grip.
  • Epilate against the direction of hair growth.
  • Avoid epilation just before or during your period. During this time your hormones are working double time and your skin will be more sensitive and painful.
  • Epilating may cause your skin to become slightly red or have little red spots for several hours after. If you’re planning a big night out where you plan to wear a dress or skirt, it’s better to do your epilating the day before. That way your legs will look their best when out on display.
  • Rather than slathering on cold lotion right after epilating, rinse your skin under cold water to close the pores and cool the skin. Giving your skin and pores some time to recover will prevent any irritations or stinging that lotion on opened pores might bring.
  • Regular exfoliation, though not for several hours after epilating, will help to prevent ingrown hairs. It will remove any dead skin cells and clear the way for new hair grow out without getting blocked under the skin.