As women, hair removal seems to be a rather preoccupied problem. There are many ways to remove unwanted hairs such as shaving, waxing or epilating, but using epilator seems to be the most effective method because it helps to clean all hairs by pulling out, not cutting and it is not expensive as well. However, there is a nuisance that using epilator is rather painful. For me, each time using the epilator is just as a training which exercises my tolerance ability. Therefore, after a period of time doing the survey, I have found out some tips to reduce epilator pain.
Tip #1: Using the numbing cream
I must say that this is the most effective way for hair removal. As its name has told everything, this cream will numb the area that you need to epilate and cause no pain. Enjoying the epilation without feeling begrudge training my vocal anymore.
In my experience, you should apply the cream on the skin, leave it alone for about 1 or 2 hours in order to bring into play its effect and then start to epilate. Even though this is an effective way, it takes much time to do.
Tip #2: Taking a shower
For those who do not have much time to use the numbing cream or do not want to use it, you can take a shower instead. I have mentioned cursorily about this method on the previous post which talks about “How to effectively remove hair with the use of an epilator” and now I will give you the concrete information. Following these steps:
- Step 1: Taking a shower beforehand to make your skin clean and soft. Bathing with warm water is better because it makes the pores open, which is able to pull the hairs out more easily.
- Step 2: Do the exfoliation carefully to remove all the dead cells from your skin. This step not only helps your skin to be clean but also to reduce the number of ingrown hairs. You can use an exfoliating glove by rubbing it onto your skin with a little exfoliating gel before getting started epilating. Usually, the exfoliating glove is used with the gel pack, but you can also buy exfoliating gel from Amazon for more effective.
I have just used this way recently and realized that this way is so awesome and convenient. On the one hand, it does a great job on the exfoliation and on the other it helps to pull out much of the hair without pain. Moreover, the more times you use it, the more hairs will be reduced.
Additionally, you can also use salt to do this. Alongside the exfoliation, this way helps to massage your skin and your blood circulation will be better. You can mix the salt with your shower milk to rub more easily.
- Step 3: Do the epilation.
Tip #3: Using the wet and dry epilator
Another way to reduce pain is using the wet and dry epilator under the shower. The best choice is the warm water. It helps the pores open largely to pull out the hair at the follicle easily. Water plays the role of a lubricant to reduce pain while epilating.
However, for some women who have the very soft hairs, it is useless to use this method as the water will make their hairs softer and they are just cut like shaving instead of being pulled out.
Tip #4: Let your hair have a suitable length
This may sound funny, but if your hairs are long enough, the epilation is much easier and more thorough. Usually, you can do the epilation once per two weeks, or wait to the length of the hair be at least 2 mm. It depends on how fast of your body hair grow again.
Using the epilator many times per week will not be more effective and even in some cases, it may be counterproductive.
Tip #5: Set the speed
For some types of epilators, they have the dual speed settings. In my opinion, faster of the speed is, less pain will be caused as it is too fast to identify the pain. Also, with fast speed, the epilation will be more effective. However, if you think that the low speed is suitable for you, you can set the epilator again.
Above are some tips on my own experience to reduce the pain while epilating. Depending on the concrete situations, you can choose to use the most suitable method. However, after a few times of doing the epilation, the pain will be reduced and you will get acquainted with it.