How many times a week are you shaving? Do you find that you shave more during the summer months, as to avoid any embarrassment on the beach? It seems now, more than ever, women are obsessed with going hairless. Every year it seems to become more “in,” especially around the summer season with bikinis coming out. Shaving can definitely be one of the most irritating experiences for women, especially those with darker and thicker hair.
The more often you have to shave, means the more time is spent irritating the skin. If you have sensitive skin, it can be even worse and you can develop rashes that can result in bleeding. Many women get turned off on the idea of shaving and are looking for other ways to get rid of body hair.
One of these ways is waxing. Some women are choosing to go to waxing salons to get waxed for the summer. The problem with this: It is extremely painful. While some women can handle it, after one time, many women decide it is not right for them.
So, is there an alternative? Is there a way to do it at home? The answer is yes! Epilators are devices that recreate the effect of waxing without waxing. They are a way to get rid of hair for a long period of time to reduce the amount of shaving that you are going to have to do.
What is an epilator and what does it do?
Epilators are electrical devices that look very much like an electric razor. They have the same look and feel, and you could easily get the two confused. However, the main difference in the epilator lies in what it does. While razors simply shave the hair down to the surface, an epilator has the power and features to grab the hair out from the root. The device is equipped with a bunch of tweezers that quickly pull out all the hairs in the area on which you are focusing. By pulling them out by the root, this ensures that the hair will not grow back for a long period of time.
Epilators can also massage the skin around the area at the same time, and they are masters at getting even the tiniest hairs. Now the main thing that deters women from buying one is that they are known to be painful. Some would even say that they are unsafe to use! So, should you be using them? Or should you avoid them?
Are they safe?
Are epilators safe to use? The short answer to this question is yes, they are safe. But they are only safe if you use them in a safe and efficient way. If you plan on using them recklessly, just like you would a razor, then they will be unsafe. They do have the power to hurt a lot, and can damage the skin if you are not careful. However, if you take the steps necessary to prepare the body for the epilator, it will be a safe experience.
Making it safer
Before you decide to use your epilator on an area of your body, you should prepare it beforehand. This requires you to moisturize the area, to make sure there is no dry or cracked skin. If any epilator comes in contact with either of this types of skin, it is going to hurt a lot. Massage the area, warm it up, and also moisturize leading up to the epilating session.
You also are going to want to shave the area or trim the area before using the epilator. If the hair is too long, it has the potential to get caught and hurt a lot. The best epilators today are amazing at getting small and fine hairs, so do not worry about it being too short.
The key is to use it going against the way the hair is growing, and by doing it in a circular motion. Even more, you want to do it slowly. If you do it fast, you are more liable to cause pain and distress. Take a few breaks, take your time, and we guarantee you are going to have a safe epilating session.