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Epilation Vs Other Hair-Removal Methods: Safety and Convenience

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Epilation versus Other Hair-Removal Methods: Safety and Convenience

Epilators are small electronic devices that work like a set of tweezers to clean out unwanted body and facial hair. Battery-powered epilators are safe to use on wet skin and waterproof models can be used even in the shower and the bathtub.

Epilators can remove the tiniest of hair—as small as 0.5 millimeters, which means that when you epilate, you get a cleaner, smoother look that lasts longer. 

This also means that you can use the device whenever needed as you don’t have to wait for the hair to grow to a specific length. 

Epilation is a cost-effective and convenient hair-removal method, and the latest epilators come equipped with attachments that make the experience even more comfortable.

However, women worldwide continue to ask, are epilators safe to use?—evidently, this is one of the most frequently asked questions about this handy hair-removal device. The truth is that epilators are safer than most other conventional methods such as waxing, shaving, and so on.

Epilation versus Other Hair-Removal Methods

Epilation vs. Waxing

While waxing has been around for ages, it has its own problems. Aside from dealing with the mess of warm and dripping wax and sticky strips, you need to contend with the fact that as waxing strips away unwanted hair, it also removes your skin’s top layer, leaving it prone to redness and rashes.

While some experts endorse waxing as it removes dead cells from the skin’s surface, others say epilation is better as it does not interfere with the skin’s natural composition.

Epilation vs. Shaving

While shaving is a fast and easy way to remove unwanted hair, a razor in an experienced hand can result in cuts and nicks that are both painful and unsightly. 

Epilation removes body hair safely without the risk of injury, and unlike shaving, it removes hair at the follicle level. This ensures that hair won’t grow back as quickly.

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Epilation vs. Threading

Threading is a great way to clean out extra hair around the eyebrows and on the upper-lip area. A trained threading technician using a high-quality thread can make the experience nearly pain-free. Cuts are sometime inevitable, for instance when the skin is not firmly stretched during the procedure.

Overall, threading is a safe process for removing hair from small areas such as the upper lip and the chin. But when it comes to clearing the entire length of your arms, legs, armpits and other sensitive areas, epilator scores over every other method for various reasons.

Ideally, you don’t need to choose one method exclusively, as there will be times when your preferred hair-removal tool will either be unavailable or unusable.

For instance, you may prefer waxing your armpits, but in a situation when you can’t visit a salon, a cordless epilator will come handy. 

Likewise, epilation may be your preferred method to quickly remove stubble while travelling, but if you forgot to pack your epilator or if it runs out of battery, you might have to resort to shaving.
The best bet, therefore, is to be open to different hair-removal techniques based on the situation you’re in at that time.

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  1. I love waxing, but epilating is also a good option for all