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Epilator is truly a magical tool that removes hair just like waxing. Epilator is a device that removes hair from the root, which means you enjoy hair-free skin for a longer period of time, plus you save so much money and time! If you are not much aware of this tool, this article might just change your life. But does epilation cause ingrown hair? Keep reading!
What is an Epilator?
Epilator is a small electrical device designed to pull out hair by the root. There are some side effects, such as ingrown hair, after using a epilator. When your hair re-grows, it may get trapped underneath the hair follicle, causing pain and inflammation. In this post, we are going to learn to prevent ingrown hair after epilating, just follow these simple rules before and after epilating.
Does Epilation Cause Ingrown Hair?
If the device is not used correctly and the skin is not take care of, ingrown hair may occur. It also depends on your skin type. Some people are more prone to ingrown hair and some are just not. If you have sensitive/oily skin follow the tips given below to completely avoid ingrown hair.
Step 1: According to experts, the best way to prevent ingrown hair is by exfoliating the area every time right before epilating. You can use a natural body scrub made from coffee, coconut, oats or apricot or simply use a loofah. Scrubbing the skin removes debris and clears up hair follicles. Even after epilating, you can scrub the area after 2-3 days to allow hair to grow adequately.
Step 2: Moisturise your skin after epilating, this step is extremely important step, moisturising would give you smooth and supple skin. Opt for a moisturiser which says “non-comedogenic” on the label, which means it won’t clog pores.
Step 3: Another very useful pro tip is applying salicylic acid lotion to your skin to unclog hair follicles and it also removes dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. After using the epilator, apply a thin film of salicylic acid. This will prevent in-grown hair and give you smooth and soft skin.
Step 4: You can apply tea tree oil to your skin before the procedure to prepare your skin and it’s safe to apply even after epilating. Tea tree also helps to prevent infection. Tea tree oil contains natural antiseptic properties is also anti-fungal and antibacterial.
1. While epilating, it’s important to keep the device close to the skin, this allows the device to pull hair closely from the skin which means it pulls out from the roots.
2. Keep the skin taut while epilating to avoid any cuts.
3. Take a warm shower to open and soften the pores, this way the process will be less painful.
4. Avoid using a epilator on long hair as it can be very painful. It’s recommended to use the tool with medium hair growth, you can trim the hair then epilate if the hair is grown out.
Let us know which step worked the best for you, hope you enjoy a skin free from ingrown hair!! Stay beautiful!