Ladies Hair Removal Guidelines

Reducing Hair Growth with Epilation

This is very simple: the hair is removed at the root - not with the root. However, removing hairs at the root means that hair won’t grow back until weeks have passed.

Does more hair grow back if I epilate?

No, this has been proven in dermatological tests. In fact, studies show that ongoing epilation reduces the amount of hair regrowth.

Does more hair grow back darker if I epilate?

No, your hair will not actually grow back darker after epilating. It may appear so, however, because the hair that grows back has its natural colour and is not bleached by the sun or the use of soap, etc.

When is the best time to epilate?

Evenings are the ideal time for your epilating session. You will feel relaxed, and any minor skin irritations that may occur, including little bumps and redness, will disappear over night. Plus: You’ll wake up wonderfully smooth-legged in the morning!

How Do I best prepare my Skin for epilating?

The best preparation for epilating is a nice, warm shower. It will leave your skin clean and relaxed. Be sure to use a gentle, pH-neutral shower gel, and keep the water warm, not hot, to avoid drying out your delicate skin. - Epilation on wet skin with the new Silk-épil 7 Wet&Dry is even gentler and perfect for use in the shower or bath.

I have never epilated before - how should I go about it?

Braun’s Silk-épil epilators are a fantastic choice for first-time users. Their active massage rollers softly stimulate your skin with micro pulsations before and after removing the hair, leaving your skin relaxed. Epilating on wet skin with the new Silk-épil 7 Wet&Dry is especially gentle and perfect for under the shower or in your bath. - Still, if you are inexperienced, you may feel a little discomfort during your first epilating sessions. This will decrease with each session, as the skin adjusts to the process. Also, the individual hairs grow back at different speeds depending on their particular growth cycle, so that there will be less hair to remove after the first epilation.

How can “problem hairs" – like flat-lying hairs – be addressed?

Some epilation systems can leave "problem hairs" behind, especially flat lying hairs or very short hairs. Silk-épil 7 and Silk-épil 5  products have been developed with SoftLift tips® which lift those flat lying and shortest hairs and

How can I avoid ingrown hairs?

An ingrown hair is a hair that curls back on itself and grows back towards the follicle, creating a small, little bump. Ingrown hairs are often a result of too-close shaving. To avoid ingrown hairs, try exfoliating regularly – this helps remove dead skin cells and “clears the path” so that your hairs can grow the way they’re supposed to. However, you shouldn’t exfoliate directly before or after epilating, since that would put too much of a strain on your skin.

Is epilation painful?

Silk-épil epilators have been developed especially to minimize any discomfort and irritation. Pre-epilation wipes from Olay prime the skin beforehand and massaging rollers help to relax the skin as you use the epilator. Being able to use the product in water also reduces discomfort and irritation.

What are the benefits of epilating with an in-water epilator?

Warm water relaxes and soothes your skin. The warmth improves your micro-circulation, stimulates the production of pain-reducing substances and makes your skin less sensitive. This is why the tugging sensation is considerably reduced in water. This is confirmed by a study conducted by the German dermatologist Dr. med. Petra Staubach at the University of Mainz. The majority of participants felt no or only a slight tugging sensation.

Is it safe to use the Braun Silk-épil 7 Wet&Dry in the shower and bath?

Braun Silk-épil 7 Wet&Dry  is 100 per cent waterproof and is safe for usage in or out of the shower and bath. The product features an automatic shut off mechanism that ensures the appliance only operates once the cord is removed from the mains power and recharger dock. This safety mechanism guarantees that the appliance cannot be taken into the water and operated so there is no safety concern of using an electric appliance in/with water.

6 Reasons to Epilate - Hair Removal

Epilation Provides Lasting Smoothness

With epilation, you get smooth skin that lasts up to 4 weeks. That’s because removing hair from the root means that hair takes longer to grow back than removal with surface methods like shaving and creams. Plus, when it does grow back it’s softer and finer than before.

Epilation is not Just for your Legs

Silk-epil epilators are available with different attachments, depending which model you choose. The attachments are specifically designed to give you superior results for different body parts.

Epilation is Great for Sensitive Skin

Epilating in the bath is the new hair removal solution for modern women everywhere. It is ideally suited for sensitive skin and those new to epilating.
As the tweezers on an epilation head do not pull the skin directly when removing hair, there is minimal effect on the skin. Epilation is a great option for cold or dry seasons, when daily hair removal may irritate your skin.

Epilation Helps Hair Grow Back Less Noticeably

First, as hairs are removed at the root, hairs grow back with softer, narrower tips than hairs removed with a razor, so they feel softer and finer to the touch. Second, as hair grows back at different speeds depending on the phase of the hair growth cycle they are in, there is also less hair to be removed after the first

Epilation is Gentle

Braun Silk-épil 7 features different ways to help women minimize discomfort – the wet usage system making epilation extra kind to the skin, massaging rollers that stimulates the skin before and soothes it after epilation, pre-epilation wipes that reduce pain.
According to leading German dermatologist Dr. Staubach* wet epilation with the Braun Silk-épil 7 Wet&Dry provides considerable advantages: "More than half of the women who tested the product in water experienced no pain or little pain."
* Dr. Petra Staubach, Clinical Research Center (CRC) of the Department of Dermatology at the Gutenberg University Mainz

Epilation Can be More Efficient Than Waxing

While both epilation and waxing remove hairs from the root, waxing can press hairs flat against the skin, making them harder to lift and remove. Silk-épil 7 features a patented HairLift system that lifts, loosens and gently removes hair – even short or flat-lying hairs. In fact, the Silk-épil 7 removes up to 7 x times more short hairs (0.5mm) than waxing.

Practical tips for amazing epilation

1. Everyone's skin is more relaxed and desensitised when bathed in warm water. That’s exactly why Braun has designed the new Silk-épil 7 Wet&Dry, an epilator that works in your shower or bath, making it the gentlest epilation solution ever.

You should have a bath or shower first and then ensure your skin is completely dry before you begin epilating.

2. Useful tips for wet epilation
- In the bath: For optimal results, start epilating after relaxing in warm water for about 5 minutes. Hold your leg and epilator fully submerged. Your hairs will lift under water, making them especially easy to grip.
- In the shower: Your skin should really be moist during épilation. For perfect results, you can apply a little shower gel.

3. Useful tips for dry epilation:
- Your skin should be free of oil and entirely dry. Silk-épil 7 has developed special tissues to clean your skin before epilating. They also have a cooling and soothing effect on your skin, making epilation more pleasant and giving you a great beautiful skin sensation.

- Brush across your skin against the direction of skin growth to "lift" the short hairs. This gives the épil ator a better grip on them.

4. Run the epilator in an upward motion, against the direction of hair growth. If needed you can also change the épil ation direction to ensure an even smoother finish.

5. Epilation novices may find that their skin is slightly reddened after epilating. This is why it is best not to épil ate the day you want to spend a big night out, but the evening before. To soothe your skin and create a really sleek, smooth look and feel, apply a body cream or lotion after epilating.

6. Regular use of a massage sponge (e.g. after your shower) or a body peeling will help prevent in-growing of small hairs.

Special care for winter legs