You may not know this yet, but epilating is one of the best and cheapest ways to get silky smooth skin that lasts for weeks.

There’s just one problem:

How do you find a product that’s right for you among all the different models available?

Not to worry! I put together this article of Best Epilators of 2019 to help you navigate the world of these electric beauty tools!

What Is The Top Rated Epilator

What is the best epilator for 2019?

That’s a good question! It’s not actually possible to say which ONE epilator is the best fit for ALL the women around the world.

What suits one woman may not suit another!

This is why our epilator guide reviews top-rated products based on their features and performance. Before deciding on any particular device, I recommend you read our Epilator Buying Guide.

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1. Braun Silk-épil 9-579 – Best Epilator for 2019

The Braun Silk-épil 9-579 is still one of the best-performing epilators on the market today and the winner of our Best Epilator award for the third time in a row!

Read my Braun Silk-épil 9 review to learn why this model is the best in my opinion and the favorite of thousands of women around the world.

Highlights

  • Excellent for removing even very short hairs
  • Fast and efficient epilation
  • ‘Wet & Dry’ technology
  • Cordless use
  • 5 attachments

Braun Silk Epil 9 9-579 is definitely at the top in the market.

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But first,

You might have noticed that there are various series 9 models on sale and you’re probably wondering what’s the difference between them all.

The most important thing to know is that all series 9 models use the same basic epilator. The only difference between them is the type and number of attachments that come with each model. You can read about my other two favorite Silk- épil 9 epilators here.

But now that we’ve cleared this up let me tell you why the 9-579 by Braun is the best epilator for 2019.

The epilator head

One of the things I love most about the series 9 epilator is that it comes with a 40% wider epilator head than previous Braun’s products. This allows you to cover more skin in one stroke and is what makes the fourth generation superior to all other epilators – seriously fast and efficient epilation!

Like all series 9 epilators, the 9-579 has 40 tweezers and two different speed levels. It uses an innovative ‘MicroGrip’ technology that is designed to pull out even the thinnest and shortest hairs. The tweezers of series 9 epilators are wider and longer than that of previous versions.

A ton of accessories

The Silk-épil 9-579 is a full body epilator as it comes with five extra pieces that attach to its pivoting head:

  • The facial cap covers most of the tweezers and is designed to protect your skin in this delicate area.
  • The efficiency cap ensures maximum contact with the skin for more effective epilation.
  • The shaver head turns it into an electric shaver.
  • The trimmer cap allows you to trim hair in the bikini area or where needed.
  • The special facial cleansing brush helps to remove make-up and other impurities.

These five attachments make the 9-579 epilator the perfect multi-purpose beauty tool and the best buy for 2019!

Like I said before, the only difference between the different series 9 models lies in the attachments they come with. Naturally, the number of attachments will also determine the price.

If you don’t want to pay too much but want to get as much epilating power as possible, check out the Silk-épil 9521 model. If you’re interested in purchasing a full skin care system, consider the 9-961V model that I also review in this article.

Great cordless & waterproof epilator

The Silk-épil 9-579 is a cordless epilator and thus waterproof. It takes about 60 minutes to charge and that gives you 40 minutes of epilation time.

The bad thing is:

You can’t use it while it’s charging.

It’s not a big deal though – considering how fast and efficient the epilator is, 40 minutes is plenty to epilate your legs or arms in one go.

The Braun 9-579 epilator and its ‘MicroGrip’ tweezers remove hairs as short as 0,5 mm.

Now, there are lots of other (usually cheaper) products that are supposed to offer the same level of performance, but most of them can’t actually deliver on that promise. Braun is an exception here as it really does remove even the shortest hairs from your body.

Additional features

Additional features of the Silk-épil 9-579 epilator include:

  • A pivoting head with massage rollers
  • Built-in light
  • Pulsating vibration

SUMMARY: The 9-579 Silk-épil model by Braun is definitely the best epilator for 2019. It comes with five different attachments that turn it into a full body epilator and is the perfect choice if you value quality together with customizability.

WE DON’T LIKE

  • Expensive
  • Can’t be used when charging

Other Popular Braun Silk-épil 9 Models

Braun Silk-épil 9-961V – Braun’s 5-in-1 Skin Care System

The Silk-épil 9-961V is a newer version of the very popular SkinSpa edition that was released a couple of years ago.

The 9-961V is a 5-in-1 skin care system that comes with three special attachments on top of the included facial and efficiency caps, a shaving head, and a trimmer cap.

The attachments are:

  • A cup-shaped massage pad that helps stimulate blood circulation and rejuvenate skin.
  • A deep exfoliation brush that removes dead skin cells, improves skin appearance, and prevents ingrown hairs. The attachment is also available with the 9-941e SkinSpa model.
  • A gentle exfoliation brush that can be used to clean sensitive areas like your neck and face. The high-performance bristles remove dead skin cells and help promote fresher younger-looking skin. The attachment is also available with the 9-941e and 9-941 SkinSpa models as well as with the 7-929 model.

Other extras include protection caps for the exfoliating brushes, a travel pouch, cleaning brush, and Smart Plug cable for fast charging.

SUMMARY: The Silk-épil 9-961V is the right choice if you’re looking for a complete skin care system. With four different epilator attachments plus the massage head and cleaning brushes, it’s the only model on the market that can offer a salon-like skin care experience at home!

WE DON’T LIKE

  • Can’t be used while charging
  • Expensive

Braun Silk-épil 9-890 – 1st smart epilator

The beautiful rose gold colored Silk-épil 9-890 is the latest model in Braun’s series 9 epilators.

It comes with all the same features as our top pick Silk-épil 9-579 and the luxurious 9-961V skin care system reviewed above, but the 9-890 is the world’s first ‘smart epilator’ due to the ‘SensoSmart’ technology it uses.

‘SensoSmart ‘ is an intelligent sensor tells you how much pressure you should use when epilating your arms, legs, or the bikini area. If you are pressing down too hard, a red light switches on to remind you to ease back a little.

Why do you need a smart epilator, you ask?

Well, you don’t. And I think the 9-579 is still the best epilator for 2019 even if it isn’t as ‘smart.’

The ‘SensoSmart’ technology is supposed to ensure even more efficient epilation though. If you’re moving the epilator at the right speed and are applying just the right amount of pressure, you’re able to remove more hairs per stroke.

The 9-890 epilator comes with five additional attachments:

  • Facial cap
  • Skin contact (efficiency) cap
  • Shaving head
  • Trimmer cap
  • Body and bikini trimmer

SUMMARY: It’s worth a consideration if you’re looking for something that looks and feels more high-end than other Silk-épil 9 epilators.

WE DON’T LIKE

  • Can’t be used while charging
  • Expensive

2. Braun Silk-épil 7-561 – Highest-Rated Braun Series 7 Epilator

Braun’s Silk-épil 7-561 model is the highest-rated series 7 epilator and our number two pick for 2019! Although an older version, it’s just as good as the Silk-épil 9-579 reviewed above.

Highlights

  • Works well on very short hairs
  • Efficient on both thin and thick body hairs
  • Cordless use
  • ‘Wet & Dry’ technology
  • Cheaper than most series 9 epilators

Now,

You may be wondering: what is the difference between Braun Silk-épil 7 and 9? The easiest way I can answer this question is by comparing their features throughout this review.

But first:

Like with series 9, there are also a lot of different models available for series 7 and all models come with the exact same epilator. The difference lies in the attachments and accessories that come with each model.

OK!

So now, let’s take a closer look at this third-generation Braun epilator.

The epilator head

Just like all other series 7 epilators, the Silk-épil 7-561 comes with 40 ‘Close-Grip’ tweezers that pull out even the shortest hairs. The technology that the tweezers use for pulling out hairs is the first difference between Braun Silk-épil 7 and 9.

The 7-561 has two speeds: ‘fast’ for high-efficiency epilation and ‘soft’ for an extra-gentle approach.

Remember that the epilator head of the 7-561 is narrower than the head of the fourth-generation epilator:

You might have to run over the same area a few times before you can get all hairs removed.

The ‘Close-Grip’ tweezers are super effective in getting rid of even the shortest hairs as small as 0,5 mm in length.

The accessories

When it comes to the features and attachments, this series 7 epilator is very similar to our top pick 9-579 reviewed above. The five attachments in the box are:

  • A facial cap for removing unwanted hairs on the face and neck area.
  • An efficiency cap that helps maintain maximum contact with the skin to ensure more efficient epilation.
  • A precision cap (or a sensitive area cap) that covers most of the tweezers and is suitable for epilating sensitive areas such as underarms or the bikini line.
  • A shaver head that turns your 7-561 into an electric women’s shaver.
  • A trimmer cap that lets you trim hairs in all areas of your body.

The new Silk-épil 7-561 now also comes with a bonus bikini trimmer!

The trimmer that you hold like a pen shortens hair in sensitive areas like the bikini line or underarms. The rounded tips protect your skin from irritation and cuts, making it great for people with sensitive skin. Women who aren’t comfortable epilating these areas will find the bikini trimmer a very useful tool!

The ‘Wet & Dry’ technology

All Silk-épil series 7 epilators are cordless and use ‘Wet & Dry’ technology that makes them waterproof. Epilators that you can use in the shower reduce epilation pain and are easier to clean.

Keep in mind though:

You might find dry epilation more efficient as wet hairs are heavier and tend to break more easily in the shower.

It takes about one hour to fully charge the 7-561 epilator, and you can use it for 40 minutes after that.

Unfortunately:

You can’t use this or any other Silk-épil model while charging. Don’t worry though, 40 minutes is more than enough to cover the largest parts of your body in one go.

Additional features

Additional features of the Silk-épil 7-561 epilator include:

  • Pivoting head
  • Built-in light
  • ‘SmartLift Tips’

There’s one feature that Braun 7 has and series 9 doesn’t, and that is called ‘SmartLift Tips.’ These tips lift up even the flattest hairs and guide them towards the tweezers.

SUMMARY: Braun’s Silk-épil 7-561 is our second choice when it comes to great buys in 2019. It has lots of useful attachments and is excellent for removing even the thinnest and shortest hairs. The included body/ bikini trimmer makes it a good buy if you have sensitive skin.

WE DON’T LIKE

  • Not as efficient as Silk-épil 9 epilators
  • You can’t use it when it’s charging

Other Popular Silk-épil 7 Models

Braun Silk-épil 7-929 also known as Silk-épil 7 SkinSpa

The Silk-épil 7-929 SkinSpa edition is a 2-in-1 full body exfoliation and epilation system, offering a mini-spa experience in the comfort of your own home!

There are two attachments in the box:

  • A facial cleaning brush
  • An exfoliation brush

Use the facial cleaning brush to remove make-up and impurities. The brush offers up to six times deeper cleansing than regular washing!

The exfoliation brush with thousands of high-performance bristles helps to rejuvenate skin and improve its appearance by removing dead skin cells and massaging the skin.

Note that the 7-929 model doesn’t come with any parts that attach to the epilator head and I wouldn’t use it on my face because there is no facial cap.

SUMMARY: The 7-929 SkinSpa edition is a great choice though if you want to combine basic epilation with a mini-spa experience.

WE DON’T LIKE

  • Not suitable for facial hair
  • Doesn’t come with any epilator attachments

3. Panasonic ES-ED90 P – Best Cheap Multi-Purpose Epilator

The Panasonic ED90-P ‘Wet & Dry’ epilator is a perfect multi-purpose beauty tool as it comes with lots of different accessories and extras. The best part? It’s much cheaper than the other top two picks on this list!

Highlights

  • 5 epilator attachments
  • Comes with a pedicure buffer (our favorite feature!)
  • Best for short to medium length hairs
  • ‘Wet & Dry’ technology
  • Great price

Before we get started with the review, you should know that like Braun with its series 7 and 9 epilators, Panasonic too has a couple of different models available.

But now, let’s take a closer look at what this particular model offers.

A great full-body epilator

First off, Panasonic’s ED90-P is a full body epilator, but although some users say they also remove facial hair with it, I wouldn’t recommend doing that!

If you’re after an epilator that can remove facial hairs too, check out our top two picks.

The ED90-P epilator pulls out hairs using 48 high precision tweezers that rotate at two different speeds.

The Panasonic ES-ED90-P epilator works best on short to medium length hairs around 2-3 millimeters in length. It only comes with one additional feature – a built-in LED light that helps you see even the finest hairs.

The accessories

The box includes six attachments:

  • The epilator head, which pivots at 60 degrees and leaves all tweezers exposed. The attachment is perfect for epilating larger areas like your arms or legs.
  • The ‘Gentle Epilation head’ is suitable for epilating sensitive areas like the bikini line.
  • The ‘Gentle Epilation cap’ that covers some of the tweezers is good for epilating other sensitive areas like underarms. It’s also a great attachment for beginners as it lets you get used to the sensation of epilating without too much pain.
  • Shaver head/trimmer
  • Bikini comb
  • Pedicure buffer

The exclusive pedicure buffer is what we love most about this Panasonic epilator, and no other brand offers this attachment! The buffer head rotates automatically and helps remove dead skin cells from your feet. It’s much more efficient than a manual pedicure, and most users absolutely love this feature!

The ‘Wet & Dry’ function

The epilator is cordless and uses a ‘Wet & Dry’ technology, which means you can use it both in the shower as well as on dry skin.

Now, using it in the shower is great for beginners as it can make epilation less painful. You might notice that epilating when your skin is dry is much more efficient though as wet hairs tend to break more easily.

Can’t be used while charging

It takes one hour to charge fully, and that gives you about 30 minutes for epilation. You can’t use it while it’s charging though, so make sure the battery is full before you begin.

A durable epilator

The Panasonic epilator is a durable device, but for best performance, you need to replace the outer foil and inner blade every year. It’s not such a big deal as replacement foils and blades are easy to find, and they don’t cost much. Still, choosing this model means you need to keep reinvesting in it every year. If you don’t want to do that, there are better options available.

SUMMARY: The Panasonic ED90-P epilator is a great choice if you are after a multi-purpose epilator but are on a budget. It is effective powerful, durable, and suitable for even beginners.

WE DON’T LIKE

  • Doesn’t work well on very short hairs
  • Can’t be used while charging
  • Inner foil and blades need replacing every year

Other Panasonic Models

Panasonic ES-E70-G

The Panasonic ES-E70-G comes with five attachments:

  • The pivoting head
  • Shaver head/pop-up trimmer
  • Gentle epilator cap
  • Gentle epilation head
  • Bikini comb

The only difference between this model and the ES ED-90 P is that the latter comes with a pedicure buffer. Pick this model if you are looking for epilation only.

Panasonic ES-ED50-N

The ES-ED50-N is a much simpler version of the main ED-90 P model reviewed above. It only comes with four attachments:

  • The dual-disc epilation head
  • Shaver head with a trimmer
  • Bikini comb
  • Gentle epilator cap

This model is a great choice if you plan to mostly use it on your arms, legs, or underarms.

4. Philips HP6576 Satin Perfect – Great Full Body Epilator

Despite having been on the market for years, the Philips Satin Perfect is still one of the best epilators today.

Read our Philips epilator review if you are looking for a product that can offer efficient epilation and maximum comfort all in one.

Highlights

  • 4 attachments
  • Can be used when charging
  • Doesn’t use a ‘Wet & Dry’ technology
  • Only works on medium length hairs
  • Medium price range

The epilator head

The HP6576 Satin Perfect has 32 high-quality ceramic tweezers that rotate at two speeds. The epilator has a wide pivoting head which combined with the tweezers can remove more hairs in one stroke than the Panasonic and Epilady devices.

4 accessories

It is a full body epilator and is suitable for use on your arms, legs, underarms, and the bikini line. You’ll get four attachments:

  • Shaver head/trimmer
  • Bikini comb
  • Styling head
  • Illuminating tweezers

Before we move on, I want to clear up one thing:

There’s a lot of confusion over whether you can use the Satin Perfect on facial hairs or not. Despite what the product listings and the box say, it doesn’t come with a facial cap. In my opinion, this means you shouldn’t use it on your face. That said, if you want to eliminate a few hairs from your upper lip or trim your eyebrows, you can use the ‘luxury tweezers’ included in the kit.

If epilating facial hairs is your primary goal, check out the Braun series 7 and 9 epilators.

Cordless & Usable while charging

The Satin Perfect can be used corded as well as cordless and one hour of charging gives you about 40 minutes of battery life.

One of the reasons we think the Satin Perfect still deserves a place on this list is because you can use it while it’s charging!

It’s a huge advantage over other products as there’s nothing more annoying than running out of battery mid-epilation. If you have lots of hairs to remove, this might be the right device for you.

Philips promises fast and efficient epilation, but some people say that it breaks more hairs than it pulls out. You also need to run it over the same area a couple of times before you can get rid of everything. For best results, I recommend you move it across your skin in a slow and even manner.

No Wet & Dry function but has a massage system

Although the HP5676 is a cordless epilator, it doesn’t use a ‘Wet & Dry’ technology, which means you cannot use it in the shower.

It’s not a big deal, though as I think dry epilation is more efficient anyway. If you’re worried about pain, then you’ll appreciate the unique massage system that Philips has built into it. The vibrating massage soothes your skin and can reduce pain as well.

Philips’ Satin Perfect works best on medium length hairs about 3-4 millimeters in length.

The additional features include a built-in light and a built-in massage system.

SUMMARY: The HP5676 Satin Perfect is a multi-functional hair removal tool that comes with a few useful extras. The best feature is the ability to use it while it’s charging. It’s a great choice for someone with lots of body hairs!

WE DON’T LIKE

  • Can’t be used in the shower
  • Only works with medium length hairs

5. Epilady Legend 4th – Best Cordless Epilator

This Epilady epilator is a true legend, just like its name suggests!

It is a new and improved version of the original ‘Epilady Classic,’ which was the first epilator ever designed in 1987. Lots of satisfied customers still swear by this iconic brand!

Highlights

  • Very efficient on even short hairs
  • Works best on thick and coarse hairs
  • Long battery life
  • Very long charging time
  • Great price

Overview of the Epilady Legend

The 4th generation Epilady Legend comes with 40 tweezers that work at two speeds. It’s perfect for use on your legs, arms, and the bikini line. Many reviewers also say it works just fine on facials hairs, but again, I would be hesitant to use it on my face.

The epilator comes with just one attachment – a ‘Perfect Angle Cap’ that helps you keep the epilator at an optimal angle as you slide it over your skin.

As I was researching this guide, I saw lots of reviews claiming that Epilady works better in some areas than others.

I believe it is due to the unique design Epilady uses. Unlike other devices which you move up and down your body, this one requires circulating motions. This makes it more difficult to epilate areas like the bikini line or underarms.

I also found that it works best on thick, coarse hairs, so that’s probably another reason why women see such different results.

Cordless epilator & usable while charging

You can use the Epilady 4 both cordless as well as corded, and it also works while charging.

There is one downside though:

The charging time is super long. Most other models charge fully in one hour, but the Epilady takes 8 hours to charge!

The good thing is the battery then lasts up to one hour, which is almost twice longer than other epilators do. If charging it overnight is not an issue and you’re looking for something with a long battery time, then this is the product for you.

Last thing,

Epilady’s 4th generation Legend is a dry epilator and can’t be used in the shower.It is the only other model on this list besides Braun’s Silk-épil 7 and 9 series that can remove very short hairs only 0.5 mm in length!

SUMMARY: The Epilady 4 is a simple yet efficient hair removal tool. It’s got the longest battery life out of all other epilators (60 minutes) and can remove even the shortest hairs. It is a great pick if you want to invest in a popular and reliable brand!

WE DON’T LIKE

  • Can’t be used in the shower
  • Super long charging time
  • Not efficient on fine hairs
  • Doesn’t come with many attachments

How to Choose the Best Epilator

How To Choose The Best Epilator

I’m sure you already know:

Epilators have lots of benefits, but choosing the right hair removal tool is not easy.

There are many things you should consider before investing in one, and there are lots of different brands on the market. What’s even worse: some brands like Braun release new and improved models regularly!

The only way you can make the choice easier for you is by getting to know your options and then choosing a device based on your budget and your needs. In our Epilator Buying Guide, we’ll discuss some of the most important things you need to think about before investing in anything.

But before we can move on, there is one thing I need to address:

I want to talk about whether epilating is really as painful as they say it is.

When I was researching this guide, I saw lots of comments and reviews saying certain products were ‘good’ or ‘bad’ because of how ‘painful’ they felt or didn’t feel.

Epilator companies also play into this narrative by claiming that certain models are more or less painful than others. This might trick you into buying a device based on the marketing/review hype only.

The truth is, how painful epilation feels depends on many things:

  • Whether it’s your first time epilating or not
  • How long and thick are the hairs on your body
  • What area you’re epilating (i.e., legs versus underarms)
  • Your personal threshold of pain, etc.

I can guarantee that if it’s your first time epilating or if you haven’t epilated for a while, it is going to be painful. I mean think about it:

Your skin is most likely covered with thick and long hairs, and you’ll be pulling them out by the hundreds. Of course it’s going to hurt! But it will get better after the first time. I promise.

If you’re still worried about pain, check out our epilator reviews. Some models like Braun’s Silk-épil 7-561 and Panasonic’s ED90-P come with ‘beginners’ caps’ (aka ‘Precision caps’ or ‘Gentle Epilator caps’) that cover most of the tweezers and allow you to get used to the sensation of pain slowly.

And now that we’ve cleared this up let’s take a look at some of the most important things to consider when it comes to buying an epilator that’s right for you.

How much should you pay for a good epilator?

How much money you’re ready to invest will determine what kind of features you can expect from your beauty tool: prices for epilating devices range anywhere from $20 to $150.

  • Cheaper models are pretty basic and don’t come with many accessories. They’re also more likely to use weaker technologies and usually only work on medium-length coarse hairs.
  • More expensive epilators, on the other hand, come with different accessories and features. They are also more likely to work equally well on fine as well as coarse hairs as short as 0.5 mm in length.

Before deciding what your budget is going to be, make sure you know what you’re expecting your epilator to do. And remember, even cheaper products have their benefits.

Epilating Power & Efficiency

If you’ve read other epilator buying guides, you might have noticed claims from some people saying epilating power only depends on the number of tweezers a certain device has.

Sure, more tweezers mean that more hairs get pulled out, but there’s more to efficiency than that:

For example, an epilating device with a wider head can perform better than one with a narrower head as the first can cover more skin in one stroke. Higher speeds also determine how fast you can remove the hairs.

For best performance, I would opt for a model that has a combination of all three features.

How Are You Going to Use It?

Which parts of your body are you most likely going to remove hairs from? Some epilators are only good for use in certain areas like arms or legs. Some devices come with special caps that turn them from full body epilators into a bikini or face epilators.

It might be worth investing in a more expensive product that can remove hairs from different parts of the body.

Does it Use a ‘Wet & Dry’ Technology?

Hair removal tools using the ‘Wet & Dry’ technology are very convenient because you can use them in the shower.

That’s good news, especially if you’re worried about epilation pain:

Hot water opens up pores and soothes the skin, which means it could help minimize pain.

Keep in mind though that dry epilation is considered to be more effective as water drops tend to weigh down the hairs, making it more difficult to grasp them or breaking them completely.

Is it Corded or Cordless?

You might prefer a cordless epilator if flexibility is important to you as you can use it pretty much anywhere without having to look for an electric plug.

Epilators using a ‘Wet & Dry’ technology are cordless, of course, and you can use them in the shower too. They usually take about one hour to charge and last for 40 minutes after that.

Cordless epilators come with either a built-in rechargeable battery or with exchangeable batteries. Remember that the more powerful an epilator is, the faster it drains the batteries. A cordless epilator you can recharge at any time is a better choice in the long term. That said, you don’t have any of these concerns if you opt for a corded epilator instead.

What Are the Additional Features and Accessories?

Depending on your chosen brand, an epilator can come with extra features such as a built-in massage system, a built-in light, or multiple speed options. More expensive devices also come with different attachments like trimmers, shaving heads, caps, etc.

When deciding between different models, think whether any of these extra features are important to you.

What is an Epilator?

An epilator is a small electrical device that mechanically removes multiple hairs at the same time by grasping them and pulling them out. Epilators come in three different forms: corded, rechargeable or battery-operated epilators. Several models of the battery-operated versions can be used in either wet or dry conditions.

What is the best epilator?

Braun’s Silk-épil 9-579 is the best epilator for 2019. It works great on both thin as well as thick, coarse hairs, is very efficient in removing even the shortest hairs, and comes with five different attachments that turn it into a full body epilator.

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How does an epilator work?

There are lots of different kinds of epilators available and the specific mechanisms they use depend on the exact brand or model you choose. Newer epilators capture unwanted body hairs between tweezers and then pull them out by using rotating moving parts.

What does epilation mean?

Epilation means removing body hairs from your skin using a small electrical beauty device called an epilator. It captures hairs on the skin level and pulls them out by the root. This results in smooth hair-free skin that can last from two to four weeks.

How to use an epilator?

The epilating process is very straightforward and simple, but there are a few things you should do to prepare your skin first:

  1. If you’ve never epilated before, shave your legs or whichever area you want to remove hairs from three to five days before epilation. Epilators are most effective when working with hairs around 2-3 mm in length. Shaving some days before epilation allows the hairs to grow back to a suitable length. Pulling out shorter hairs is usually less painful too.
  2. Use a body scrub or a scrubbing glove to exfoliate your skin a couple of days before epilating. Exfoliation prevents ingrown hairs as it removes dead skin cells.
  3. Moisturize your skin regularly until you’re ready to epilate. Parched, dry, and already sensitized skin makes epilating painful and uncomfortable. On the other hand, hydrated and soft skin makes the hair removal process much more comfortable.

Now, regarding how to actually use an epilator:

  • Keep the epilator at a 90-degree angle to your skin.
  • Don’t press it down too strong.
  • Keep skin firm and taut as you move.
  • Epilate against the direction of hair growth.

Are epilators painful?

Epilating can certainly be painful if you haven’t done it before or if you haven’t epilated in a long time. Just how painful it is depends on how sensitive your skin is, but most people do experience some pain and discomfort when epilating for the first time.

The good news: it is possible to reduce epilation pain, and if you do it often enough, you’ll become more tolerant to pain.

Wrapping It Up

Picking a good epilator can be complicated, because there are so many different products on the market. They all promise the same thing too: to leave your skin smooth and hair-free for weeks. The problem is, not all devices work the same on everyone.

I hope our epilator reviews help you pick a product that’s right for you. If you have any questions or comments, please let me know below. I’d love to hear from you!

About the Author

Karen is a freelance writer/blogger from Estonia who helped launch this website so consumers like you could find honest and trustworthy product reviews. She enjoys researching these buying guides, but also loves writing about different topics such as health and nutrition.

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