It’s the day after you’ve shaved and you start seeing the first hairs grow back. Annoying right? This can be especially annoying during summer when you want to spontaneously go to the beach or go out with the girls. This is where epilation comes in, which allows you to enjoy weeks of smooth skin.
Epilating isn't popular with everyone as everyone thinks that "epilating hurts". In fact, epilating is less painful than you might think, especially when you know how you can epilate correctly and which is the best epilator to use. Here you'll find answers to the most important questions about epilation: What is epilating? How long does epilating last? And most of all: how do you epilate correctly?
Epilation is a depilation method where not only the hair, but also its root is removed. No wonder epilating hurts. But it doesn’t have to be that way. If you know how to epilate correctly, epilating is less painful than waxing or sugaring, which also removes hairs from the root .
But how does an epilator work? It’s simple: an electric epilator has rotating discs that grip and pull the hair out. Choosing the right epilator can make the process quicker and less painful. Make sure that you choose an epilator that rotates quickly – so that you can get your epilating done in no time. It also reduces the potential uncomfortable pulling of the skin.
Modern epilators have clever solutions that make epilating easier. The Philips Satinelle Prestige Epilator for example has an integrated Skin Stretcher, which automatically stretches your skin, which makes it all the more comfortable to use.
But how long does epilating last? Depending on how quickly your hair grows back, you should epilate every two to three weeks. Since the root of the hair is also removed, the new hair that grows back is usually finer and softer.