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Epilator Myths Busted

An epilator is one of the most efficient and long-lasting ways to remove unwanted hair, and over time it’s cheaper than just about any other form of hair removal. However, many women don’t want to try epilators because they have heard too many negative – and false – things about the devices. Let’s bust a few epilator myths so you can make a decision on whether to go this route based on facts rather than rumors.

You Can’t Use Fake Tans and an Epilator

Because an epilator removes hair from the root, it has no exfoliation effect and does nothing to remove fake tans or any similar skin product.

Hair Grows Back More Thickly

Nope. Again – the hair is removed from the root with an epilator, and that makes regrown hair come in more sparsely.

Using an Epilator is Painful

Initial use of an epilator probably will hurt. However, once you use the epilator regularly and your skin becomes accustomed to it, you probably won’t notice any pain. Any discomfort you feel is certainly tolerable.

Don’t Use an Epilator in the Shower

It’s fine to use certain types of epilators in the shower. Just read the directions on the product before purchasing. Shower-safe epilators will state that fact on the package. Most will state they are for “wet/dry” use.

Don’t Use an Epilator While Pregnant

This one belongs in the “Are you kidding me?” category. Using an epilator is perfectly safe when you’re pregnant. It’s hard to figure how such a ridiculous rumor got started.

Use Moisturizer Right After Shaving

While it’s long been advised to slather on moisturizer as soon as you finish your shaving ritual, it’s actually more effective to wait at least half an hour. You want to put moisturizer on closed pores, not on freshly opened ones.

Waxing Lasts Longer Than Epilating

While your mileage may vary, using an epilator generally keeps your skin hair-free for at least four weeks. Waxing may last as long, although many people need more frequent trips to the salon. Waxing certainly does not outlast epilating by any significant amount of time.

You Can’t Epilate Your Face or Other Sensitive Spots

You shouldn’t use a standard epilator on your facial hair or intimate parts, but there are epilators designed for just those purposes.

Epilating Causes Ingrown Hairs

Virtually any type of hair removal can cause ingrown hairs. Avoid this issue when epilating by exfoliating the area the day prior to your epilator use.

If you or someone you know would like more information about hair removal, please feel free to schedule a consultation or contact one of our representatives today!

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