The Best Hair Removal Devices: 3K Reviews
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I had decided to try an epilator, because I have psoriasis on my legs, which makes it difficult to shave. But that really hasn't stopped me, so I've been shaving away, but my last outbreak of psoriasis was not clearing and my dermatologist said I might have to stop shaving, because the razor was irritating my skin and making my psoriasis worse. So, this is how I came upon the epilators. I read a bunch of reviews and went with this emjoi cord/cordless model. I was going to possibly go with the red 72-tweezer emjoi version, but I was afraid that the larger head size might make it hard to tweeze some areas.
Anyway...just got my emjoi two weeks ago. Did my legs after taking a nice warm bath. I also did take a pain pill before, as some reviewers had advised. It was somewhat painful for the first minute or so, but it was definitely tolerable. And, I have never waxed before (and have no tatoos or other major body modifications), so I would say that I am true novice in the pain for beuty spectrum. After one week, I only had a smattering of hairs that had grown back on my legs, which I assume was because the hairs had been broken off rather than actually plucked. But it was a small smattering...like 6 hairs on each leg or something. I touched them up like it was no big deal. This week I made it my goal to tackle some of my other body hair. I tried my underarms, but found it to be a bit too painful and thought it might be better to shave them first, as the hair might be too long. So, I went for the bikini area. This was decidedly more painful than the legs, but once I go going it was not so bad. I wasn't able to do a full brazillian, because it just got to be a bit much. Although, keep in mind I have never waxed my bikini area either, so my skin is not accustomed to having its hair plucked out. I think I may try doing a bit more of it tomorrow. There are definitely some red bumps which appear after using the epilator, but they go away within a couple hours. Of course you would want to keep this in mind if you were considering using your epilaotor directly before throwing on a bathing suit and heading to the beach. Incidently, I have also been using the after epilatoin cream. I have used it just the day of epilating my legs and bikini and not using it daily thereafter. I have also exfoliated my skin before using the epilator and once during the week after.
So, I hope that this review is of value to novice hair pluckers. I say go for it.
-My legs are much smoother with this epilator than the Emjoi Emagine. With the Emjoi, my legs just don't feel smooth, ever. But this Panasonic left my legs "date night" smooth (ha!) when I epilated dry (clean skin with no lotion applied).
-The results were not as good when I epilated wet (with shower gel on the head, as instructions indicate). I did one leg dry and one leg wet and the wet-epilated leg is not as smooth as the dry-epilated leg. It is about as smooth as the Emjoi would get it. -Some people seem to think that epilating wet is less painful but I did not find this to be the case.
-The pumice function is awesome! I've never had a rotary-style foot buffer and now I realize what I've been missing. I do a terrible job with a simple "pumice stone on a handle" and usually end up taking off too much skin, and in the wrong places too. With the pumice attachment, it seems to work well to use your ears to listen for when you are going over a rough spot (which helps you take off only the parts that need buffing). I don't get the sense that the little pumice wheel lasts very long (will need a replacement pumice soon) but I felt that with about 7 minutes per foot I removed 2 summers' worth of callousesr.
here a few tips if you are planning to buy a epilator, especially for the first time:
1. if it is the first time, you may consider to buy a cream like local anesthesia. it is normally used for waxing or tattoos.
2. 2 days before you decide to epilate, use the exfoliating brush with some kind of exfoliating product. it really help when you are going to actually epilate yourself.
3. the first time hurts but after a couple of times doing it you get used to it and it not going to bother you. plus think that the result its incredible, so a little pain it nothing.
4. try to pull your skin so it is easy for the machine to pull the hair.
5. don't run the machine fast and many times, just go slow in the same place without push it hard until all the area its clear.
6. if it is the first time go try in small areas so you can get used to it.
7. at the end of the epilation try to shower with a little cold water, so you can close the pores.
8. however after depilating yourself, if you can try to use some kind of tonic for ingrown hair like tend skin or pfb vanish . you definitely should try them because if you have 9. had ingrown hair before this can cause you some or even if you want to avoid having ingrown hair.
10. try to clean you epilator after every used, so it can last you more time.
overall i think that this epilator it is amazing, the package it is very practical, it very easy to do and to carry around especially if you are going to travel. the package come the epilator with 2 different levels, the AA batteries for the face brush, the manual, a cute bag to carry it, the charger,and a different head for the machine,and a small brush to clean you machine.
if you still have some doubts of how to use it, i extremely recommend you to read the manual. overrall i do recommend it, and i hope this can be helpful.