๐Ÿค” How To Use Epilator Without Pain โ€“ Reduce Epilator Pain

To what extent would you go for a long-lasting, flawless, hair-free skin? Would you voluntarily let a few hundred thousand rotating electronic tweezers pluck out hairs from your skin, few strands at a time? Well, most women do. Thanks to epilators, we finally have a hassle-free, efficient, long-lasting and cost-effective solution when it comes to hair removal. And if you are wondering since when did life get so easy, it isn’t.

Despite their many amazing advantages, epilators hurt like crazy. Unless you have some kind of weird high-pain tolerance (I hate you, btw.), epilator pain is fu***** bad. The first time I used an epilator, I swore to myself that I’d never go within a million miles of one. But once you have tried using epilators, it’s very difficult to go back to shaving or waxing. So, I decided to look for a few ways to minimize epilator pain instead. Based on months of research and experimentation, here’s presenting – how to use epilator without pain!

How To Use Epilator Without Pain – Let’s Get Started

Let’s jump right into learning how to remove hair with epilator without pain. By taking a few simple precautions, you can reduce epilator pain to a great extent. If the main reason you stay away from epilators is because of the excruciating pain associated with these and have been wondering how to reduce epilator pain, this article is for you. Even though there is no such thing as a pain-free epilator, paying attention to minor things and following a few simple precautions can greatly reduce the pain and make it bearable. Let’s dive right in and look at how to use epialtor without pain!

1) Always Shower Before Epilating

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Showering before epilation will help reduce epilator pain.

Make the skin tender before using the epilator. This is the first thing I suggest whenever someone asks how to reduce epilator pain. A good way to do this is to get a warm water bath before epilating. The warm water open up the pores and makes plucking out the hair easier and less painful.

2) Exfoliate Your Skin After The Shower

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Before you use an epilator, exfoliate your skin after a warm shower.

Follow it up by exfoliating your skin, which helps in preventing ingrown hair. This can be done using various exfoliating creams that are available. Aleo vera gel can also be used if you do not like using chemicals. But if your skin is too sensitive, you can skip this step.

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3) Shave Before You Epilate

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It is a good idea to shave a few days prior to epilating.

Shave 2-3 days prior to the epilating session, so that the hair is shorter when you epilate. If you’re using a dry epilator, make sure that all the water and any lotion/makeup is completely removed. Sprinkling talcum powder on the skin also helps to soak up any remaining moisture.

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4) Use A Numbing Cream Or Pain Killer

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Use a numbing cream to reduce epilator pain.

You can either pop a painkiller an hour or so before you start the epilation, or you can apply a numbing cream to the area you want to use the epilator on. Commonly used creams contain Lidocaine and starting working around half an hour after application. After a few epilation sessions, you will find that you will find the process considerably less painful compared to the first time you used an epilator.

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5) Use A Wet And Dry Epilator

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Epilate in the shower to reduce the pain involved in the process.

People usually prefer wet epilators as using them on wet skin reduces pain, and brands like Braun manufacture excellent wet and dry epilators that can be easily used when you are having a shower. However, wet epilators are less efficient as compared to dry epilators. And these need multiple passes over a single area to remove hair completely. Hence, I prefer using dry epilators, but lather up a lot of shaving cream in order to reduce pain. I have found this to be extremely useful as doesn’t reduce the efficiency that much.

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6) Pull The Skin Taut To Epilate

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Make sure you pull your skin taut while epilating.

Make sure the skin is taut and straight in order to facilitate a pain-free epilation. Epilating works best on flat surfaces, and pulling the skin taut helps the hairs stand up and be caught up easily by the tweezers.

7) Exfoliate After You Epilate

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Exfoliating after epilating will help prevent ingrown hairs.

You have subjected your skin to some extremely intrusive treatment. Thus, it is important to exfoliating after using an epilator. Investing in a good soothing cream/moisturizer is thus essential. It prevents the growth of ingrown hairs and bumps on the skin.

Epilator Pain Vs Waxing Pain – Which Is More Painful?

Which is more painful? Epilating or waxing? This is a common question from those who are planning to move on to epilators from waxing. Both methods involve pulling the hair out. Some say that waxing is more painful, some say epilating is. With waxing, you might be able to cover a large area at once. Whereas when using epilators, you can use them in the shower (wet epilators) or can operate it at a lower speed setting to minimize pain. Hence, it is a very subjective call when comparing epilator pain vs waxing pain. If you ask me, waxing is probably same as epilating on a pain scale.

There you have it! Don’t let the pain hold you back anymore since now you know how to use epilator without pain! Now that you know how to reduce epilator pain, we urge you to read our guide on how to use an epilator.

I have also covered a few commonly asked questions below –

Is it painful to use epilators?

Epilation does hurt, similar to how waxing hurts. However, epilating in the shower reduces the pain by quite a bit.

Does a wet/dry epilator help with the pain?

Wet and dry epilators allow you to epilate in the shower, which reduces the pain involved in epilating.

How do you properly use an epilator?

Pull the skin taut, shave before you epilate, and exfoliate in the shower.

Epilator pain vs waxing pain – which is more?

Both epilating and waxing hurt the same. You can reduce the pain involved with epilation by epilating in a shower.

54 Comments
  1. I am planning to move on to epilators from waxing, and your post came out exactly when I wanted some epilator tips before I start using them.

  2. Some neat epilator tips here! Thanks for this, I have just started using the Braun Spa epilator.

  3. Thanks a lot for posting, your post is very useful. I have started using epilators now, and they are so much better than waxing.

  4. Wonderful tips on using an epilator!

  5. Wish I had found this earlier when I started epilating. New users should know how to use an epilator properly.

  6. Very detailed post, I still prefer shaving when it comes to epilator vs shaving on my facial hair, since epilators have a hard time with men’s facial hair it seems.

  7. I have been using Braun epilators since the past two years, and I couldn’t be happier.

  8. Is hair removal using epilators permanent?

  9. Great article! I am a new user of epilators, and this post has helped me immensely with respect to using an epilator.

  10. I tried using facial epilators, but they are so painful!

  11. Thanks for this article. Will this process lead to a loss of skin elasticity or any type of premature aging if I use epilators on my face?

  12. I have just started with epilators, and I am really thankful for this guide for epilator use.

  13. Hi, I am new to epilators. What brand would you suggest me that is easily available in Japan?

  14. I am a fan of the Philips Satinelle series of epilators. It is one of the best wet and dry epilators I have come across.

  15. I own both an epilator and laser hair removal device. Thanks for the wonderful tips on how to use an epilator.

  16. My first epilator was a Remington epilator. I wish I had found this guide back when I started with epilation.

  17. I love epilators, and I have recently tried using those laser hair removal devices at home.

  18. Wonderful post on epilator tips, I loved it! I wish I had found this epilator guide when I first started with epilator hair removal.

  19. A wonderful guide on how to use an epilator. Even though I am a long time user of epilators, I learnt many new things from this guide.

  20. Epilators are the most effective way of hair removal at a budget. I have now moved on to laser hair removal devices for permanent hair removal.

  21. Wonderful tips on epilator usage! I would love one on laser hair removal devices for home too!

  22. Wonderful tips on epilators. I am now using IPL hair removal devices for a more permanent fix to my hair removal woes.

  23. I’ve had thin body hair and epilators usually have a hard time removing my hair. I moved on to IPL hair removal.

  24. Many thanks for a really great blog on hair removal. It was actually very useful. I’m so happy I came across this.

  25. Fantastic epilator usage guide!

  26. Very handy tips on using epilators. Shared!

  27. I had so many questions before starting to use epilators. This has definitely helped me clear a lot of my queries.

  28. Excellent epilator tips. I believe these epilator tips will be extremely useful for a beginner. I have used epilators for an year and I have learnt a lot from this epilator guide.

  29. It is initially very frightening when we begin to use an epilator, mainly the noise. I only did waxing before that. But epilation is only as painful as waxing, and was really easy to get used to epilator usage.

  30. Wow, this is a great guide on epilator usage for beginners. Duly noted all the points. I have just bought a Braun spa epilator and will start using it. This will certainly help in my epilator use.

  31. Excellent guide on how to use an epilator properly. When starting out, I had so many doubts regarding using epilator. I can see how this guide will be extremely beneficial to newbies, as well as epilator veterans (I like to think myself as so) like me.

  32. Excellent guide on how to use an epilator. I use epilators a lot, and love the convenience these wonderful little devices offer.

  33. Very succinctly written guide on using epilators. Thanks for this.

  34. Great guide on utilizing epilators. I am a man and I must say that epilators work great for men’s body hair removal too!

  35. Just started using epilators, and the pain involved in the first session was UNBEARABLE. Tried the above methods, and I won’t say that I can now use epilator without pain. But the pain involved has definitely reduced.

  36. Can men use epilators? I have coarse hair on my body that I would love to remove using an epilator regularly.

  37. Excellent epilator tips! I am new to epilators and was used to waxing often.

  38. I have tried using epilators before, but could never tolerate the pain. Although I have yet to try a wet and dry epilator, I will try it soon. Seems epilating in shower is much less painful.

  39. I love the ease of use epilators provide. I am a relatively new user for epilators and your epilator guide has been immensely helpful for me.

  40. Great tips for epilator use. Being a beginner myself, I love how detailed this epilator guide is.

  41. New to using epilators here, and these epilator tips are really helpful.

  42. Thanks for the wonderful epilator tips. I am a new user to epilators, and this is helping me a lot.

  43. Great guide to using epilators!

  44. This is a great guide on how to use epilator without pain. I have always epilated in the shower, and I 100% agree that it reduces pain to a great extent!

  45. I always have the fear of epilator pain. And hence I have only stuck to waxing till now, but will soon take the plunge.

  46. Epilators hurt! True story! Only way I can bear the pain is using wet dry epilator in the shower.

  47. Yeah, really gr8 tips for using an epilator.

  48. No, epilation doesn’t cause loss of skin elasticity. But it can be really painful when used for removing facial hair, especially above the upper lip.

  49. I would recommend Braun SE7561 or the Philips Satinelle HP6401, since both are readily available in Japan.

  50. Braun definitely has some of the best devices when it comes to epilation. The products might be a bit pricier than other brands, but it is well worth the money.

  51. Glad that you liked this post. Do check out our other posts on epilators too.

  52. No, hair removal with epilators is not permanent, atleast in the short run. Epilators work similar to waxing, and the hair gets thinner and thinner with subsequent sessions of epilation, just like with waxing. After a while, less hair starts to grow because of the damage caused to the follicles in due course.

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