Question

Why does my skin become increasingly irritated after epilation?

Answer

Pulling out hairs causes irritation around the follicles, which can result in red spots. When you have not used your epilator for a while in particular, it is normal for some skin irritation to occur. Your skin may need to readjust to the depilation process.

In order to avoid skin irritation, we advise you to pay attention to the following:

  • Make sure that the epilating head is clean.
  • Do not use any pressure when moving the appliance over skin.
  • Make sure you exfoliate your skin every time you shower. Exfoliating removes the dead skin around the follicles, so the hairs will slide out more easily and not tear the surrounding skin.
  • After epilating, gently rub in antiseptic (after-epilation) cream, such as a mild, alcohol-free lotion, on the depilated area of your skin.

 

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