Are your legs smooth, stubble-free and sexier? Well, it is time you learned how to epilate your legs. I hope you’ve heard about epilating from a friend, online or it happens you know it but have never really decided on trying it. Epilators are just like giant tweezers that simultaneously remove hairs from the root leaving our skin looking smooth, shiny and spotless.
You’ve probably read several epilator reviews and now decided to try epilation n your skin. I’m not going to lie; it is never that easy when you try it at first. It hurts a couple of times before ones usually get used to it, but this should not stop you from using it. Epilators, when used right, makes the skin look sexier and smoother.
Before you start ripping out your hair, read the tips on this article and get the best results. It is my hope in two weeks’ time you will be a lot smoother and beautiful.
Choose a good quality epilator
You obviously need an epilator to epilate. Don’t go out there choosing any epilator that you come across. We highly recommend looking at the features and getting one that serves your purpose. Epilators can be used in various parts of the body like face, bikini area, and underarms but most are designed to work best for the legs. Know where you’re going to use it and choose accordingly.
Gather all the necessary accessories
You need to have all the required accessories before the epilating process. To prevent the ingrown hair, exfoliation must be done. Some of the things you need here include a loofah, a scrub or the exfoliating gloves.
Epilating can be painful and if you’re worried about that, get yourself some numbing cream to help reduce the pain.
Shave a few days before epilating
Epilating shorter hair is much comfortable as compared to epilating long hairs. You can trim you’re a few days before the epilating process. The right hair size to epilate your hair is about 1-2 millimeters.
Exfoliate a day before you epilate
Exfoliation of hairs must be done a day before the epilation process. Earlier we saw the different things you need to exfoliate your hairs. You can use a mitt, loofah or body scrub to exfoliate your skin. Exfoliating your hair properly helps prevent the ingrown hairs.
Choose between wet and dry exfoliation
Decide between a wet epilator and a dry one. In most cases, this is a personal preference with most women preferring the wet option for its convenience. It allows you to epilate in the show and is less painful. The drier option also works for others well as the hair does not stick much.
The epilation day
This is the day to endure some pain but get those smooth, lovely legs. If you use a cordless epilator, charge it in advance. There is nothing bad as forgetting to charge your epilator and only realizing a few minutes to the time you’ve set aside for epilation.
Set time for epilation: Epilation is not as faster, and shaving and one has to take it slow. It even takes longer for those doing it for the first time. Make sure you have at least 30 minutes set aside for epilation. The best time to epilate is usually at night as the process leaves you with red bumps. The redness will be gone the next morning, and you can show off your legs without fear.
Prepare for the pain: You can take a painkiller 30 minutes to the epilation process. You can also numb the area by applying ice, but this method has been shown to make the epilation process a lot harder.
Take a shower: Take a bath or hop in the warm shower to free your body of dirt, body lotions and oils. You need to be clean before the epilation process. The warm water also helps weaken the hair strands which make pulling easier.
Start with the hairy area: The inside of the lower legs is the best place to start as it has a lot of hair and will help you get used to the plucking. Always start with the lowest settings on the epilator.
Epilating your skin should not be difficult if you follow the tips above. You can epilate as often as possible depending on the amount of hair growth and personal preference.