An epilierer is one evolution in the science of beauty and most women use it nowadays. It’s a device that performs a rapid and fast extraction of hairs anywhere in the body. Instead of using a wax or hair removal cream, this device makes getting rid of hairs a lot faster, but a little painful.

You can get these at recognized drug stores or any beauty bars. You can also purchase it online and have it delivered right to your doorstep. If you’re a first-timer in using the epilator, here are the tips to successfully and safely use it.


Whatever your skin’s case is, it’s always best to exfoliate it a day before you use the device. It is very important to exfoliate to allow more visibility to the hairs and to avoid ingrown hairs. You can use a regular body scrub that you can buy in the malls or an ordinary loofah.

Always remember to exfoliate all the time before you epilate because it will certainly help you in achieving neat results. Make it a habit to exfoliate once or twice a week to maintain smooth skin all the time.

Warm Shower

Take a lukewarm shower before you use the device. The warm temperature will open the pores and allowing the hair to soften. It will be easier for the device to catch the hairs and pull them right from the roots.

Epilate at Night

The device normally pulls the hairs out at a faster speed and you have to expect your skin to get red in an instant. The redness may last overnight or a few hours after the process. That’s exactly the reason why we would suggest you do it at night.

It will surely go back to normal come early morning. For sure, you don’t want to be as red as meat on your way to your date, right?

Short Hair

You may not agree, but it’s better to epilate if your hair is still short. It won’t cause too much pain and it will help you achieve better results. If it’s your first time doing it and you still have long normal hairs, you can always shave it first before using the epilator.

90 Degrees

The secret is for you to hold the epilator at exactly 90 degrees on your skin. It also has to go in a direction opposite to the strokes of your hair. It will allow the device to pull all the hairs it can pass through smoothly.


Aside from the right angle position of the device, you have to stretch or grab your skin upwards using your other hand. You need to stretch your skin especially in flabby areas like the arms, thighs, calves, and on your knees wherein there’s a bone in between.

This tip will make the epilator take out even the tiniest hair there is on your skin. Rub or feel your skin from time to time to make sure that all the hairs are taken out.

Help From an Ice Pack

It might get more painful as you continue to use the epilator, but, most of the time, the pain becomes tolerable after a few minutes.

However, if the pain has been already too much for you to bear, you can always relieve yourself by using a pack of ice. It will ease the pain by numbing it completely that you won’t feel it anymore. It’s best to use an ice pack that has been frozen half a day before using it. If you don’t have an ice pack, you can always use a towel dipped in cold water with ice.

People who are used to epilating may not need it anymore. But, it is very helpful for first-timers in easing the pain.


Whatever method of hair removal you’ll use, it tends to dry up the skin. Don’t forget to moisturize your skin after the process and when you’re already satisfied with the results.

Use any kind of moisturizer or your normal body lotion. The skin will lock in the moisture since the pores are still open. After this, you will surely enjoy your happy adorable legs.

In Summary

These are just a few of the tips we can share with you and the more you use the epilator, you’ll find it really helpful. At the same time, you’ll find yourself following your own tips to make the process easier.

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