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    How to Use an Epilator: Less Pinching, Less Pain

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    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?

    happy woman with smooth, epilated legs

    What is epilating?

    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.

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    Satinelle Prestige Wet & Dry epilator

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    Our fastest epilation even on the finest of hairs

    Our fastest ever epilator has unique ceramic discs that rotate at a greater speed than ever before and firmly grip fine and short hairs. You can now smoothen your skin before and after epilating by treating your body, feet and your face. See all benefits

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    Suggested retail price: $299.00

    Our fastest epilation even on the finest of hairs

    Our fastest ever epilator has unique ceramic discs that rotate at a greater speed than ever before and firmly grip fine and short hairs. You can now smoothen your skin before and after epilating by treating your body, feet and your face. See all benefits

    Our fastest epilation even on the finest of hairs

    Our fastest ever epilator has unique ceramic discs that rotate at a greater speed than ever before and firmly grip fine and short hairs. You can now smoothen your skin before and after epilating by treating your body, feet and your face. See all benefits

    Unfortunately this product is no longer available

    Suggested retail price: $299.00

    Our fastest epilation even on the finest of hairs

    Our fastest ever epilator has unique ceramic discs that rotate at a greater speed than ever before and firmly grip fine and short hairs. You can now smoothen your skin before and after epilating by treating your body, feet and your face. See all benefits

    A guide on how to epilate correctly

    Unschöne Pickel, lästiges Jucken: Wie entsteht Rasurbrand?

     

    Der Schlüssel zu der Antwort auf diese Frage befindet sich im Wort selber: RASURbrand. Meist entstehen diese lästigen Pickel also nach der Rasur. Warum? Beim Rasieren reibt die Klinge oft auf der Haut und führt so zu Entzündungen der Haarwurzeln. Allerdings können auch andere Haarentfernungsmethoden zu den sogenannten Rasierpickeln führen. Zum Beispiel, wenn beim Wachsen einzelne Haarwurzeln nicht komplett entfernt werden.

     

    Natürlich kommt es nicht bei jeder Haarentfernung zu Reizungen. Das wäre ja noch schöner! Besonders betroffen sind Menschen mit trockener und empfindlicher Haut, deren natürlicher Hautschutzmantel schwach ist. Bei fettiger Haut oder Mischhaut kann überschüssiger Talg Poren verstopfen und so Entzündungen begünstigen. Kein schöner Gedanke. Also, was kann man tun, um Rasierpickel zu vermeiden, und was hilft gegen Rasurbrand?

    woman epilating armpit
    Step1

    Treat your skin to something good: preparation

     

    Before you reach for your epilator, make sure your hairs are no longer than five millimetres. The Satinelle Prestige has a broad ceramic head which gently removes even fine hairs that are four times shorter than what can be removed by waxing. The shorter they are, the more comfortable the epilation. That’s why you should first trim longer hairs. The Satinelle Prestige also includes a trimming head and comb or you can use the Philips Pen Trimmer for smaller or more delicate areas.

     

    Now the peeling brush of the Satinelle Prestige is called into action. Alternatively, you can use an exfoliating gel. This way you can remove dead skin cells which reduces the chance of developing ingrown hairs. While we’re at it: Grab the massage attachment of your epilator which stimulates blood circulation and makes it easier to epilate correctly.

    Step2

    Epilating correctly: nothing could be simpler

    Let’s start: choose the epilator attachment for the body part you want to depilate. With the Satinelle attachment for sensitive body areas you can work safely on armpits and bikini area. Place the epilator at a 75 degree angle onto the skin surface and slowly work against the direction of hair growth.

     

    Thanks to the integrated light of the Satinelle epilator you can detect hairs even in difficult- to- reach  areas.

    Step3
    If you’re looking for a more permanent hair removal method, we have a handy guide for you.
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    Whether you are looking for facial, hair care or hair removal beauty solutions – Philips has everything you need.