There are several hair removal options for women today, including waxing, shaving and epilating. But many women who shave, are tired of razor burns and having to do it every other day in summer. Waxing once a month at a salon is expensive for some, painful for others, and even too messy for yet others to try.
The question on the minds of many women is: Why not epilate?
Is Epilating Right For Me?
An epilator works by pulling the hair out from the root with its specially designed blades, rather than simply shaving off the stubble.
There are plenty of reasons to consider using an epilator:
- Epilators are better at removing stubble than shaving does, or the stubble is smoother than what shaving leaves behind.
- Hair growth after epilation takes longer than it does after shaving.
- It is cheaper when compared to waxing each month.
- The hair is less noticeable and much finer when it grows back, as compared to tweezing and waxing.
There are some downsides to using an epilator however. People expect it to be painful, and it can be, if performed on dry or sensitive skin. Since you're pulling the hair out from the roots, you should be careful to make sure your pores are open before you epilate. The best time to epilate is immediately after a shower or in-between waxing: the experience can be almost painless and very effective.
Which Epilator to Buy?
When buying an epilator, the first thing to consider is skin sensitivity. For skin that tends to get irritated and inflamed from waxing or shaving, it is best to buy an epilator with a small shaving head and a slower speed.
Some of the best epilators in the market are offered by Braun and Philips.
The Braun Silk-Epil wet and dry epilators are good models to try, since they feature half as many tweezers as compared to other brands, making them almost painless. Women with sensitive skin will have the best experience with this model, as long as they make sure to hold their skin taut as they epilate.
The Philips SatinPerfect Epilator is a popular highend model for less than £100, which is also a great choice for sensitive skin. Ceramic textured discs pull the hair gently from the roots preventing allergic reaction. The small epilator head also ensures less pain while you epilate, since you pull out less hair at a time.
A good epilator will ensure that you don't have to epilate regularly – once a month will usually suffice in the summer. It will also give you a comfortable shave and leave your skin feeling smooth at the end of it. What's not to like