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I have put together some, hopefully, useful tips and advice  that may help you when using your epilator. These  are tips that I use myself, and others that I  have found in various magazines or while searching the net. This  is by no means a definitive list. If you have any tips of your own or any useful advice you would like to pass  on then please feel free to leave a comment below.


  1. The best tip I can give is you must NOT epilate hair that is too long. PLEASE shave or wax your hair, then wait until the hair has grown to the shortest possible length, that is recommended by your epilator manufacturer, before epilating. If you do not follow this advice you will probably never epilate again.


  1. DO NOT use any creams or products just before you start. They will cling to your hair and prevent the epilator tweezers from grabbing the hairs efficiently. This will result in the hairs being snapped off rather than being pulled from the root.  The end result: fewer hairs being removed and your skin feeling like a grizzly bear.
  2.   TAKING a bath or shower will also help to remove any oils on your skin leaving your hair and skin clean and dry prior to epilating. If you have a wet & dry Epilator then epilating  in the bath or while taking a shower could help you relax, this is especially beneficial for those of you who are new to epilating.  
  3. Do try using some talcum powder on your skin prior to epilating. Some women find this helps the epilator glide over the skin more smoothly.
  4. TRY  using your free hand to stretch the skin, this will help the epilator to grab more of the hairs. This will also prevent  any folds of loose skin from being nipped. This tip really comes into play when you are doing your under arms where the folds of skin are much looser.
  5. Worried about the pain? TRY taking a pain killer an hour or so before you begin. Some of you may like to have a drink or two. If you do then make sure you don't have one too many. You don't want to epilate somewhere you shouldn't.

  1. TRY rubbing you hands across the area of skin you intend to epilate this may help to lift your hair slightly, which will make it easier to remove the hair.


  1. DO NOT apply too much pressure. The technique of pulling your skin tight with one hand and letting the epilator glide over your skin really does work.


  1. Do NOT RUSH. Take your time. Set aside an hour or so when no one will disturb you.


  1. EXPERIMENT . Just because the manual tells you to epilate in a certain way does not mean you have to do it that way. Try moving the epilator in different directions. Take it as slow as you like. Try doing it standing up laying down or with your feet in the air. I leave the position up to you, whatever feels right for you.


  1. TRY to epilate a least 24 hours before you intend to show off your silky smooth legs. Some women may suffer from a rash or small red spots, so using your epilator the night before you go out may be a wise move.
  2.  It is very IMPORTANT to exfoliate your skin after you have used your epilator. This will help keep your skin in great condition and help prevent any in growing hairs. Always use a good quality Moisturiser after removing your hair.
  3. DON'T FORGET to clean your epilator after every use. This can help reduce spots and is especially important if you suffer from sensitive skin.
  4. Although it’s best not to apply any products if you have very sensitive skin and also  have a wet & dry epilator try  applying a little shaving gel to your skin and then epilating. This can stop your skin from getting red.

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