If you have finally decided that you want to shift your hair removal method to epilation (using a hair removal machine), you have to adapt to a few things. One of these things includes pain. You might have heard that this method hurts, and yes, it sure does and it is normal. It might be painful in the beginning, especially if you have been shaving before. After you get used to epilation, then the pain will ease. Keep in mind that epilation removes the hair from its roots, unlike shaving which cuts the hair off. In this post, we will be discussing how you can reduce and deal with the pain.
- Exfoliate and shower
Exfoliate your body once every week or the day in which you will be grooming yourself. Exfoliating will remove all the dead skin and ingrown hairs that cannot be quickly pulled out. You also need to shower to open up the pores – which will make the hair removal process more manageable.
- Try a wet epilator
There are different types of epilators out there some that work under running water and others that do not. Try a wet epilator because as mentioned, shaving under the shower will ease the pain because the pores open up – making the hair comes out easier.
- Do not epilate when on menstrual cycle
Before and during the menstrual cycle, the body goes under some change, and there is a hormonal imbalance. It is best not to epilate – no matter where on your body- because the skin becomes more sensitive to pain.
- Do not use razor in between epilating sessions
It is tempting to use a razor because it does the job in just a few minutes – especially if you are in a rush. However, if you have already started epilating, avoid razors because it will lead to the thickening of the hair. You will be making epilation harder and painful if you use a razor in between epilating sessions.
- Analgesic ointment
If you cannot bear the pain, you can go to your pharmacist and ask for an analgesic ointment. There are many creams and ointments with an anti-inflammatory effect which will ease the pain. Apply the product, rub well then epilate.
- Stretch the skin
One way to reduce the pain is the stretching the skin on the area that you are dealing with. You need to handle the epilator with one hand, and you need to stretch the kin using the other side. Be sure that the pain will be reduced due to the “evened” out area.
Many people are opting for hair removal methods that keep the hair from growing every two days. Many women admit that thinking about body hair is a burden – especially if they have to remove the hairs every other day.
Shaving is the easiest and cheapest way. However, the drawbacks include faster and thicker hair growth. Epilation does hurt, but try the suggested advice in order to ease the pain. But one thing is for sure, it will hurt the first couple of times. The advantages include: smoother skin, thinner hair, and slow hair growth.