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I feel like I’ve been banging on about the wonders of epilating a lot recently – what with my newly preferred leg de-fuzzing method being mentioned in both my July Favourites and THIS dedicated post. So when I was offered the chance to give away a Philips Satin Perfect epilator to one lucky reader, I thought it was a great idea. Especially since a few readers commented that they would love to try it but didn’t want to shell out for the upfront cost – well now someone will have the chance to try it for free!
I can’t talk specifically about the epilator that can be won as I have been using another brand, but I can tell you a bit about my thoughts on epilating in general as a hair removal method and share a few tips that work for any brand.
I think for summer it’s ideal (and winter too, come to think of it) – each session is a little more time consuming than the average leg-shaving routine but the time that can be left in-between them makes it worth while. Even when you have left it a little too long (I would say once you are in the epilating routine once a week should be plenty to keep your legs fuzz-free) then the re-growth becomes softer as the hair is being plucked out so re-grows from the root rather than a blunt cut off bit. So you can avoid all the nasty stubble issues that come with shaving.
Another plus for summer time epilating – it doesn’t mess up a fake tan. Unlike a razor the epilator skims the surface of the skin just plucking the hairs rather than slicing (that makes me shudder, but you know what I mean) the top layers off along with the hair. So it helps keep a fake (or real) tan nice and even.
As I was writing this I also had the thought that epilating in winter might be even easier than summer as it’s even nicer to have baths when it’s cold and leaving a bit longer between de-fuzzing is fine when wrapped under layers.
Also – cost wise, epilators are priced at around the £70-80 mark. Which is around the equivalent of a couple of full leg waxes in central London. For a hair removal method that I would say is comparable to waxing in many ways, then the cost actually works out pretty bargainous as the epilator will last a long time and doesn’t get blunt or any other sort of costly maintenance. Plus it wont cost you £40 a go every six or so weeks….
Tips for epilating
Some of the below tips are from my previous post on epilating, but here they are again in case you missed them.
- Where possible, do it under the water in the bath (but only with epilators that are suitable for wet/dry use!). At least until you are used to the sensation. If you have a low pain threshold like me, then this is a must. I didn’t manage a full leg out of the water but after trying it in the bath it made a world of difference. If the epilator you are using isn’t suitable for use under water then run a bath for after de-fuzzing to help soothe the skin – but don’t use heavily perfumed bath products as these could irritate.
- Exfoliate! If you are epilating then regular exfoliation will become essential to avoid dreaded ingrown hairs. So far I have escaped the dreaded ingrowns but without exfoliation this can be a nightmare.
- Keep the hair short before epilating. Don’t make the mistake I did and think epilating is like waxing and letting hair get a little longer is better. It’s not – it just makes it hurt more.
So there we have my two cents about the wonders of epilating. I’m not going to lie – it’s not the most comfortable thing in the world but I can honestly say that the pain/discomfort does reduce as you get used to it. Over the past month or so since I’ve been doing it I have progressed from being unable to finish a whole leg to being able to run the epilator over my legs out of the water and if a wimp like me can do it then I’m sure anyone can.
Onto the juicy stuff – what can you win??
Well, there is a Philips Satin Perfect Epilator to give away to one lucky reader!
What Philips say about the Satin Perfect:
The new Philips Satin Perfect has an extra-wide head which enables it to removes more hair in one stroke, giving you long-lasting smoothness, faster. Its high performance discs are made of textured ceramic material, which gently grip and remove even finest hairs.
To win the epilator all you need to do is comment below and tell me about a beauty disaster you have had in the past .
It doesn’t have to be hair removal related – can be anything. But you have to fess-up to be in with a chance to win.
The competition will close at midday (GMT) on Friday 13th August (lucky for some!) and the winner will be picked at random. This competition is only open to those in the UK. Please leave a way for me to contact you in your comment if you win – if the winner does not respond within 24hours of being notified then another winner will be chosen. Any questions please drop me an email (email on the contact me page).
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