Epilator Tips and Techniques to get the Best Results!
One of the biggest complaints I hear about epilators is normally related to the different quality of results people experience from using this hair removal machine. For example one day the hair removal process was really good with excellent results and the pain was non-existent but a couple of weeks later with the same epilator the experience was like shaving with a cactus!!
I decided to write a whole article to share as many epilator tips and techniques I have found from my personal experience of using an epilator as well as other tips I have come across. I hope this article will help its readers in better understanding how to use their epilator properly and what makes the epilator one the most popular hair removal products for women.
- It’s Not You It’s Your Epilator!
This is the biggest problem I have come across in the many years I have been hooked to epilator hair removal. A couple of months back my friend Jen who I converted to using an epilator calls me and tells me how horrible the experience was for her. Jen says the pain is “unbearable” that she used the epilator in a small area on her legs and her eyes just “tear up” and she is going back to shaving her legs as before with a razor. I feel guilty and I decide to visit and give her some tips to my surprise I find her classic spring type epilator placed on the table as I enter the house.
I ask her about the epilator and she mentions she got it for about $30 at Wal-Mart and at that instant I knew what the problem was. This happens all the time especially to women who are new to epilators because the prices vary a lot for epilators. You can get epilators for about $10 to even $500 and this confuses the customers.
What makes matters more confusing is that the most expensive epilators are not always the best epilators in the market. The purpose of this site is to provide you with the best information so you can make the best decision. I would recommend you check out our Epilator Reviews of the best rated epilators that are available in the market so far. But if you have a tight budget you can also check out our best rated epilators for under $70 in the following link Best Affordable Epilators. So before you give up on using an epilator for your hair removal needs I recommend you examine your epilator and don’t sacrifice little saving over long term quality.
- The First Time!!!
If your going to use a epilator for hair removal for the very first time please use it either in the tub or shower. I personally use and love my wet and dry epilator, I only use it while I’m in the bath but it can also be used in the shower. Other then the advantage of it being very relaxing, epilating with warm water has other benefits. Warm water opens up the pores as well as the hair follicles after a couple minutes of exposure. The open pores make it much easier for the hair to be removed by the epilator and also pain free.
I’ve found that having my legs in the bath tub and running the epilator on them gives me the best results in the fastest amount of time, the reach and the comfort don’t make it seem like a tedious chore either. I have tried countless other hair removal systems at home and when I use the epilator in the bath tub I have gotten the best results and using a epilator with warm water also lowers chances of ingrown hairs, rashes and other signs of irritated skin.
If you dont have a wet and dry epilator you can improve you epilating experience by putting your legs within warm water or exposing them to steam before your epilating session to open the pores.
- You Can’t Go Wrong With Wet and Dry!
If you are going to buy an epilator please make sure you buy a Wet and Dry Epilator this is basically an epilator that is water proof and can be used while you are taking a bath. You can find some great wet and dry epilators in best epilators link above.
Always Exfoliate I just can’t emphasis this enough this removes the layer of dead skin cells and promotes smoother skin. If you’re new to using an epilator you should exfoliate your skin before you begin epilating as well as after. I would personally recommend this epilation cream I use it my self.
- Stay the Course with Your Hair Removal Machine
A tip I wish I knew in the beginning when I started using my epilator is that you should stick to one epilating device rather than switching between multiple devices. You body better adjusts to the motion of the device over time and also ensures the results are consistent rather than patchy and uneven when using multiple devices. I have been guilty of this mistake in the beginning I wanted to test different epilators and I kept switching them every session and this lead to lots of pain and uneven results learn from my mistakes.
These are the most common epilator tips that can greatly improve your epilating experience. There is great confusion around the epilator it’s seen as a mysterious hair removal machine in the market and one bad experience makes people swear against it for life. The purpose of this article and this site is to provide as much information to its readers to help them make the most informed decisions seeing past the intense marketing campaigns of the big companies and the misleading rumours circulating the markets.
There is still the chance that you follow through with the epilator tips listed above and you find that the epilator does not meet your hair removal needs and that’s OK. This is so because everyone is different and we have different requirements in that case I would recommend you check out Laser Hair Removal which is written by my friend.
How To Use an Epilator
This will be a general guide on how to use an epilator in the most effective way possible. You should know that every epilator is different even those that come under the same brand name. Most epilators come with general instructions on how to use the epilator and its specific features you should consult that before you use the epilator.
First thing you must do and a very good epilator tip for you if you just acquired a new epilator is to learn about the epilator and its features. Does it have a speed personalization feature? Is it more suited towards fine hair or thick hair? Is it a wet and dry epilator?
After your more familiar with the features of your epilator you can now use it. I recommend rather than starting on hair located in sensitive areas of the body you should start epilating on hair located in less sensitive areas such as the arms and legs. This prepares you and your body to adjust to the epilating hair removal process.
Normally the most effective way of using an epilator is to guide it either up or down as its against the surface of your body were you want the hair to be removed. Dont move the epilator head towards the side this might remove hair but most epilator heads are designed to move either up or down.