Wet Epilator - The Less Painful Way to Remove Unwanted Hair
The art of extracting the entire hair from the follicle can result in
silky smooth skin, but the process of hair epilation can be tearful and
wet epilator in the shower or bath, the
skin can be warmed and loosened and the pain reduced. A cordless epilator can be used
under water allowing the warm water to soothe the hair removal process.
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How to Use a Wet Epilator
If you are used to
hair epilation, or
are considering it, doing it in a warm bath or shower may help lessen the pain
and reduce hair breakage.
Battery powered epilators from
and other manufactures are convenient to use, especially in the tight confines of a
shower stall or bath tub. These waterproof units
cost slightly more than dry-only devices but have the added convenience of being used in
and out of the water.
Wet Epilating Tips
Warm water softens the hair, relaxes the skin and opens the pores. The hair
root can be more easily extracted from the loosened hair follicle and with
less pain. Before purchasing an
make sure the device can fully be submerged.
For the best results in the bath, soak in warm water for at least five
minutes. Keep the leg, arm or torso part fully submerged so that the hairs
are lifted and separated and easier to extract. Removing unwanted hairs on
the face while underwater may be a bit awkward for most people.
Avoid using any bath salts or perfumes which can cause swollen pores to
become more irritated.
Epilating in the shower is not as messy as in the bath and clean up is
easier. For best results in the shower, soften the hair and skin with
warm water for at least five minutes. A gentle
can help to lift the hair as you glide the wet epilator
over the unwanted hair.
Epilation works best when going against the direction of hair growth.
Going slowly will make the pain last longer but will reduce the chance of
hair breakage and
After removing the unwanted hair, gently exfoliate the skin with a
loofah or bath sponge
to remove excess skin to prevent ingrown hairs. Apply a hypoallergenic,
non-clogging lotion to the skin to help sooth the tender pores.
Do not use
hair removal creams on
recently epilated skin. The open pores may react negatively to the harsh chemicals.
Because epilators pluck the entire hair by the root, make sure to do
it a day or two before the big event so the red inflammation has time to heal.
Do not epilate unwanted hair after
laser hair removal treatment.
This may damage recently treated hair follicles which could lead to infection and
Wash and dry your wet epilator to keep it functioning at its best for
years to come. Clean the head with rubbing alcohol after each use to help