Using an epilator can be incredibly painful. Like waxing, the epilator removes the hair by yanking many hairs out from their roots at the same time. Pain tolerance varies from person to person. For those with sensitive skin, using the epilator for the first time can be a scary and painful task. Here some tips for painless epilation.
Some Tips for Painless Epilation
1. Pilate right after a warm bath or shower
- Warm baths or showers make your hair softer and open the pores in your skin.
- Epilating is easier right after a warm shower.
- You can epilate while in the shower, which can make clean up easier.
2. Use a wet/dry epilator
- Wet/dry epilators can be used in the shower or bath in addition to dry situations. These epilators are waterproof.
- Epilating in the middle of a shower can make it easier to contain and clean up the hair. You can wash off your epilator while still in the shower.
- Many wet/dry epilators are travel-friendly and you can use them in your home or in a hotel.
3. Pull skin taut
- Make sure the epilator has a flat tight skin surface to skim along so that it can capture as many hairs in every pass.
- Pull your skin taut in areas such as your armpits or upper thighs or wherever your body is softer. Fewer passes over skin mean less pain.
4. Avoid goosebumps
- Try to epilate if you are warm if you are prone to goosebumps.
- Goosebumps make it harder for the epilator head to touch the flat skin surface.
- This can result in epilator breaking hairs halfway instead of pulling them out from the root.
- These hairs will grow out sooner and will feel like stubble.
- Epilate when your skin does not have the goosebumps for a longer smoother result that does not hurt as much.
- Exfoliating your skin a few days before epilating bits of help remove dead skin and any ingrown hairs that need to be epilated.
- Also, exfoliate some days after epilation to minimize ingrown hairs.
- Add a little brown sugar in your normal body wash for a natural scrub or a body wash scrub like Gigi No Bump Body Scrub.