How to Use an Epilator and Epilate Gently


If you are here, you are probably learning about epilators and want to know how to deal with them. You’ve most likely heard about the great smooth and shiny skin results that these gadgets bring out. They are quite handy in day-to-day life after all. There are a few good reasons for it. One of them being the fact that they are easy to carry around. In addition, they don’t cause as much mess as perhaps waxing does. You can save a lot of time and get better results in the end. Let’s learn how to use an epilator properly.
Short Summary

Exfoliate skin
Have a warm shower
Taunt your skin
Keep epilator at a right angle
Epilate against hair growth direction
Use lower setting
Take your time

Here are The Tips On How to Use an Epilator

The steps are simple. After all, epilators are supposed to be easy to use!

Tip 1 – Exfoliate Your Skin

Both manual and chemical exfoliation does wonders to your skin as it removes dead unwanted cells that cause ingrown hair. It’s magical in a sense! It’s important to exfoliate skin regularly, especially before epilation so that an epilator has a means of accessing even the shortest hair and so that you don’t need to worry about red bumps that hide ingrown hair. At the end of the day, we epilate so we have shiny and smooth skin and not red bumps all over it.

Tip 2 – Shower Before Using an Epilator

Having a warm shower can make you feel fresh, relaxed and simply happy. It is also a means of removing dead cells. Moreover, warm water and steam opens up your pores. Therefore, an epilator can reach near the hair roots and pull them out swiftly. That ensures that the procedure will be less painful, more enjoyable and the end result will not involve any red bumps. So don’t forget such a simple thing as showering and you’ll be set!

Tip 3 – Taunt Your Skin When Epilating

Taunting skin when you are epilating helps with pain, because your skin feels a little bit more numb. However, that’s not the only advantage of it. Keeping the skin that way ensures that epilator will only grip on hair and not your skin. If it accidentally grips on your skin, it can be very very painful! Ouch! The consequence of that could be broken skin and perhaps even blood. We don’t want that. And we don’t want bad memories that would haunt us for the rest of our lives. Ha ha! That’s a bit dramatic, we know. It’s very important to realise that a small thing like that can improve epilation procedure a lot.

Tip 4 – Keep Your Epilator At a 90% Angle

All of the epilator manuals will say that. Keeping an epilator at a right angle ensures that the surface of the device touching the skin is at its highest. That improves the rate at which hair are pulled out. Consequently, it will be so much easier to epilate your body and endure the pain. The faster you can finish with the procedure, the less painful the experience will  be. Simple as that.

Tip 5 – Epilate Against the Direction of Hair Growth

If you have been waxing before, you probably know this rule. Epilators work pretty much the same way in that sense. What you need to do is turn on the epilator, put it on your skin and start moving against the direction hair grows. In that way, you hair then stand up letting tweezers to catch them. The result – pulled out hair. Epilation will not work well for you if you ignore this rule. So please don’t!

 

Tip 6 – Start With a Lower Setting

So many of the epilators that you will find have a slower speed option. We advice you to always start with a lower setting no matter how experienced you are. Simply increase the speed once your skin adjusts to the sudden change in its environment. However, don’t get too comfortable with the lower setting. Why so? It’s because faster speed improves the comfort once you’re used to it and works more efficiently.

Read More: Learn to Epilate Legs

Tip 7 – Take Your Time

If you are just starting out with this new method, you should take this tip seriously. It’s very important to give yourself time and to stop whenever it feels like you cannot take it anymore. It’s completely normal! Epilation is the kind of procedure that gets better with time. Therefore, be patient and smile even if you are unlucky the first time. There is going to be a second time, a third one and nth one! If you are unsuccessful the first time, take a couple of minutes and try again. It could take longer and it’s totally fine. Patience is everything!

How to Use Epilator On Legs

It turns out that the most popular part that we use an epilator on is legs. Therefore, all of the tips mentioned above apply when it comes to epilating your legs since the skin area is flat and easy to reach.

Read More: Epilator Reviews for Legs

How to Use Epilator On Face

Epilators are not so popular with face epilation. However, they are slowly getting more and more popular amongst ladies who want to get rid of facial hair. First of all, there are different types of epilators  – electric ones and manual ones. Electric ones work similarly on face like on other parts. However, the manual ones are different. Since they have a spring coil and two handles, you need to bend the spring coil and move handles. Angle doesn’t matter as long as you move the device over the skin. You will feel if it catches a hair or two.


We hope you found this article helpful. You should know have an idea on how to use an epilator. Have we missed out on something? We are still learning, you know. Or perhaps you have a few more questions? How about a quick comment below or a message? We are here to write you back and hopefully make your day a bit better.