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Epilation Tips: How To Keep Your Legs Healthy & Smooth

Updated on March 11, 2016

Any epilator commercial will show you an idyllic picture - a totally hairless, beautiful model with sexy legs. Don't you want legs just like that too?

After buying the device you might find yourself disappointed: it's painful, not all the hair is gone, there are red bumps all over your legs, and worst of all - ingrown hairs, itching and inflamed on your legs. It's a nightmare!

This article will show you how to find relief for your legs and make leg hair epilation work for you!

Recommended Epilator

Braun Silk Epil Female Epilator Se7921spa 1 Count
Braun Silk Epil Female Epilator Se7921spa 1 Count

Braun offers an advanced and highly rated epilating device that works in normal conditions and also in the shower.

This epilator has a pivoting head that adapts to the contours of your leg, and a built in light - allowing you to notice every single hair!

 

How Do You Remove Your Leg Hair?

How Do You Remove Your Leg Hair?

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Two Rules to Successful After-Epilation Leg Care

Almost all epilation problems come from ingrown hair. Ingrown hairs feel bumpy, trying to grow out through your skin, they itch and can create a red and inflamed look. Trying to dig them out with your fingernails or tweezers may lead to bleeding and scarring. Forcibly epilating ingrown hairs WILL definitely lead to bleeding and scarring.

However, preventing all that is easy enough by following the 2-rule routine:

Exfoliate and Moisturize

That is all. No need for expensive products, oils and scrubs. Simply exfoliate your legs with a hard loofah every time you take a shower, and after the shower moisturize your legs well with a rich moisturizer. If you remember to follow this routine daily, your ingrown hair problems are over.

Common Leg Epilation Mistakes

  1. Expecting to epilate and go. It simply doesn't work this way. Even when your legs are in perfect condition, yanking the hairs out will create some damage. It's completely normal to experience raised red bumps for up to 24 hours after epilation.

    Choose your epilation time wisely and only do it when you don't need to show off your legs right away!

  2. Epilating dry flaky legs or ingrown hairs. The one time I did that, I regretted it immensely. Epilating when the leg is not supple and half-ingrown hairs are present is a disaster! Your skin will be torn up in the process. I ended up with red spots and scabs that disappeared only after two weeks.

    If your legs are flaky or ingrown, exfoliate and moisturize until they're in a good condition before you epilate!

  3. Picking on your ingrown hairs. Digging out ingrown hairs can be tempting, especially if they're itching and annoying you. However, it would be best to just leave them alone.

    When picking, you're tearing apart your skin and if you do it using something your fingernails or eyebrow tweezers, you can end up with infections and scarring, having to hide your legs until they heal.

    If you're absolutely must tweeze, get a pair of thin tweezers for ingrown hair, which cause significantly less damage. Make sure to sanitize them before digging in.

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