The real kicker. Are epilators worth the pain?
Before I get started, if you’re unaware of what an epilator is, it’s a device that has a rotating head on it which has a bunch of tweezers that pluck out your hairs, really fast. The perks of using this is you’re removing hair at the root just like waxing, so your hair doesn’t grow back as quickly. It even pulls out those stubborn thin and fine hairs, which is unbelievable since I always had to tweeze after waxing.
As you continue to use an epilator such as the Philips SatinPerfect Epilator, those hairs get easier to pull out since they’re not thick and stubbly from being cut off with a razor.
First things first. I wanted to try an epilator for the longest time because I knew it would be a similar pain sensations as waxing. Except a slower process, since it’s not as quick as waxing. Just less mess!
If you want to get an idea of pain, it’s going to feel the same as waxing. Except you’re going over the same spot a few times. So the pain is longer since you’re continually going over the spot. The reason I didn’t buy one for the longest time is the fear factor. I remember the first time I went to get my armpits waxed I was terrified. But as soon as the first strip ripped off, I was good. I knew what to expect. Eventually I bought my own waxing warmer, and while that was great, I ended up getting a little too experimental and causing some grief on myself. I’ll let your mind do the wandering on that one. No need to elaborate. Let’s all just nod in agreement.
Sure enough, a few months went by and I got lazy and started shaving with a razor. My skin can be sensitive, so shaving sometimes creates uncomfortable razor burn on my under arms.
Hence my review about the Philips SatinPerfect Epilator! As you can see it comes with a few added attachments.
- Massaging attachment
- power cord to charge it (the product itself is wireless)
- cleansing brush to clean off excess hairs
The reason I wanted to review (and received it from the Philips PR team) this is due to the fact that waxing got messy, and then I got lazy, waiting for the warmer to heat up the pot of wax. Not to mention the fact that I took off half my eyebrow doing it myself. That’s what happens when you get a little too comfortable with the product. You get cocky and try new things.
Using the epilator for the first time is like getting waxed for the first time. There was no negotiating myself to get ready to pull off a wax strip. Instead, there was this machine that could potentially eat my skin and rip all the hairs our while doing so. I mean, it sounds like a torture device when it’s turned on. I’m scaring you, aren’t I? Please keep reading, I promise it gets better.