Do you prefer shaving or waxing? Do you find you want to get rid of your hair on your legs and arms for good? It seems every year more women are looking into alternatives to repeatedly shaving their bodies. This can definitely be an annoying and also exhausting process as it takes time.
Many women have opted for waxing. If you’ve ever gone to a waxing salon for any type of wax (one of the most popular is a bikini or a Brazilian), you know how painful it can be. Some women cannot take the pain and decide after one session that it is not for them! Is there an alternative? Is there a way to not shave as often?
Yes, there is. The way to do this is to use an epilator. Today we are going to be looking at what an epilator does and how you can use one without any epilator pain.
What can an epilator do for you?
Epilators look just like electric razors but they are very different! They are equipped with a bunch of mechanics that create a tweezing-like motion. These tweezers have the ability to pull the hair out by the root; this ensures that it will not grow back for weeks. You will not have to shave, and will still have the same smooth look for a long period of time.
Epilators range in price and come in all shapes and sizes, depending on what you are looking for. They are able to contour directly to the shape of your body, and many come with exchangeable heads to do a lot more (such as trim different areas. and also razors for natural shaving).
How to stop the epilator pain
The main complaint we hear about using an epilator is that it is painful. It has the same sort of feeling of waxing, as it is pulling the hair directly out from the root. There is no way around doing that, however there are multiple ways to decrease the pain so you hardly feel a thing. All it takes is a little bit of pre-planning and following through with the outline below.
The first thing you need to do to decrease the epilator pain is to buy an epilator that is of high quality. Low-end epilators, built by lesser brands, are known to get the hairs caught easily, which is going to be a lot more painful. Find one that is compact, and is well regarded as a great brand.
Once you have your epilator, it is time to prepare the skin. You will want to exfoliate the skin and give it a great scrub on the days leading up to using the epilator. This is going to get the skin and the hair ready to be easily lifted out without any problem. This also prevents any ingrown hairs from occurring.
So now with the preparations out of the way, it is time to actually use the best epilator in the market. Hold the skin very taut in the areas that you are epilating. If you are doing under the arm pits for example, you are going to want to pull the skin as tightly as you can.
This will ensure you will not pinch the skin. Another great trick to do is to actually trim and shave the area before you use the epilator. This will ensure you are only getting all the small hairs, and there will be less epilator pain as well.
You also want to epilate against the direction that the hair is growing. This is going to create a much more comfortable experience for you.
The best thing you can do to use an epilator without pain is to take your time. Too many people approach using an epilator as they would a razor and try to race through it. This is when mistakes are made and skin gets caught. Take your time, use it in a circular motion, and you will be so surprised at the amazing difference it makes during your experience!