Epilators are electric devices that remove unwanted hair by pulling out multiple strands at the same time. The smooth skin will last longer than other methods but because it yanks hairs out by the root, there's a higher chance that epilators can cause ingrown hairs.
Ingrown hairs occur below the skin as the hair strand emerges from the follicle. Sometimes hairs do not grow straight and instead, penetrate the surrounding tissue.
The natural defense of the body against ingrown hairs is to create pus- and blood-filled bumps that will eventually rupture. They are painful and unsightly and prevent further hair removal until the sores have burst and skin has healed.
These unsightly inflammations can be caused by any hair removal method but are more common when the hair root is also removed. Because epilators are so convenient and can be used frequently at home, using them more often increases your chances of an ingrown hair.
The good news is that with proper skin care and using good epilating tips, you can prevent these unsightly and uncomfortable bumps and continue to save money on hair removal.
Similar to laser hair removal, hair epilation results in longer lasting, silky-smooth skin. To minimize the chances of getting ingrown hairs from an epilator, make sure to exfoliate, moisturize and follow good epilating tips.