Using an Epilator?

My partner bought me an Epilator for Christmas but I'm scared to use it as I have heard it is very painful. If anyone has any tips on how to diminish a little of the pain that would be great. Thanks.


Joanne from England

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By londa (Guest Post)
January 23, 20090 found this helpful

Hold the skin a bit tighter with your free hand. The more you use it, the less pain it will cause because the hair gets weaker from being pulled out over and over. After I used mine for several weeks the pain was really minimal.

And so worth it! Really smooth skin, no stubble! Be brave, be beautiful!

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January 26, 20090 found this helpful

Go outside on a cold day for two minutes and do the epilator with cold skin. REally helps.

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By Millie (Guest Post)
January 27, 20090 found this helpful

I like to use mine after my shower. I've been using one for at least 15 years and have very few leg hairs now.


I have very smooth legs and no stubble.

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January 27, 20090 found this helpful

just to say thanks to millie kimhiss and lastly iona about using my epilator will take all the advice given thanks joanne1012

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By Connie A. (Guest Post)
January 27, 20090 found this helpful

I thought that was the coolest product since sliced bread when it first came out. My husband bought me one for Christmas. I TRIED to use it at least 3 times and the tears flowed. I don't mean to be ugly but they DO HURT. These ladies that use them and like them probably have a higher pain tolerance than I do. I guess I am a wimp but pulling a bunch of hair out by the roots isn't my cup of tea. I finally took it back to the store where he bought it. The cashier laughed and said "These things have been coming back so fast, I think we have gotten all we started with". That must say something, it did to me. Best of luck with it. Maybe they have been redesigned since then.



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January 28, 20090 found this helpful

I have a really high pain tolerance and hate shaving my legs, so I thought this would be great. Boy, was I wrong--it hurt so much. Years later, I bought another model which was supposed to hurt less, but it still hurt a lot. Needless to say, they sat in my drawer for years. About 10 years later, I found and bought a really neat one that said was almost pain free to use. Personally, I think they should torture the men that design them by removing all their body hair with em. Pain free, I don't think so. I wondered if you could use some kind of topical numbing agent. I just won't use one. Some people have more sensitive nerve endings than others--hope you're one of the lucky ones.

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By joanne 1012 (Guest Post)
January 29, 20090 found this helpful

Thanks for the feedback susanmaj p. I will use it and hopefully it won't be too painful, since my partner bought it as one of my Christmas presents.


So thanks to everyone who answered my question. joanne1012

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