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One of the basic body requirements for every woman is getting rid of body hair. Regular visits to parlors for completing this task are not only time-consuming but also expensive most of the time. Do you feel the same?

Luckily, there is another quick solution to get rid of body hair that is less expensive than visiting parlors often. Yes, we are talking about Epilators.

Epilator is a magical product that makes the skin hairless and smooth instantly. This article contains a complete guide describing how to use epilators on your face at home easily. Stay tuned to know the complete details!




An electronic device used for the process of hair removal by grasping and pulling hair mechanically is known as an Epilator. It does the same work as waxing but is different from it as it does not remove cells from the epidermis.

It comes in various types including, spring type, tweezer type, rotation type, and wet use type. But, it is essential to know the right way to use an epilator.


HOW TO USE AN EPILATOR ON THE FACE?                      

For epilating your face, you must select an epilator that is specially designed to cover the face part. The skin needs to be prepped before epilating.

Refer below to know the step-by-step guide for using an epilator on the face.


1. Epilator Buying and Testing

The very first step is to buy an epilator appropriate to be used on your face. Not all epilators are meant for the face. Some of them are for other body parts.

Generally, epilators that are small and contain batteries are the ones used for the face.

Does the epilator hurt? Were you also thinking about this question? The answer is that epilating can hurt like a tweezer does, not more than that.

However, it is important to do a patch test before using it on your face. This is because it can cause redness and rashes to some skin types.

To avoid this, try it on a small area of your skin and use it on your face according to that patch test.


 2. Exfoliate your Face Before and After Epilating


Exfoliation can be defined as a process of removal of dead skin cells from the outer layer of the skin using a few products.

This process makes it easier to pluck out the hair strands and make the skin even.

The simplest way to exfoliate is to take a scrub and massage it well on your face, moving your fingers in a circular motion. Do it for 5-10 minutes for effective results.

Exfoliation done after epilating helps to avoid chances of unwanted ingrowths and also redness and rashes.


 3. Make Sure your Facial Hair is of the Right Length

One should epilate when the facial hair length is short, up to 2-3 millimeters. If hair length is too long, the epilator would only help to cut the long hair and not remove the small strands left behind.

On the other hand, if hair length is too small, the epilator would not be able to remove it as it would not grab the hair.


 4. Keep the Skin Tight

Epilator need a flat and smooth area to perform correctly. You need to keep your skin tight while epilating so that there are no slacks or wrinkles, and the epilator can pull the hair out quickly.

If not done correctly, it can also cause rashes or irritation to the skin. All you need to do is stretch your skin, but not to the extent that causes pain!

This will help you to get the best and most effective epilating experience like never before.


5. Hold the Epilator Perpendicular to your Face


Epilators should be perpendicular to the face and not parallel to it and should be moved in the opposite direction of the hair growth. By this, hair will be removed in the best possible way.

Feel the hair and look at the hair growth by stretching your skin to use the epilator in the opposite direction of the hair growth. At first, you may feel uncomfortable, but with time it will become easier.


6. Take your Time


Be gentle while using the epilator. It is an electronic machine and should be used calmly and correctly to avoid any unnecessary injury.

Go slow and steady so that you can remove every strand of hair that is visible, and try not to rush with this process.


 7. Make use of a Soothing Cream 

Soothing skin

After epilating, apply a soothing cream to your face to avoid any irritation from the epilating process. This will help avoid inflammation and redness, especially for sensitive skin types.

Try to avoid the use of oils or lotions as they may cause acne or breakouts for some skin types and can also make your skin oilier.


8. Clean the Epilator after Usage

This is the last yet important step to clean the epilator once you use it.

Remove the head of the epilator and use the brush to remove the hair left behind and you can also use alcohol to clean the head of the epilator to remove any bacteria or germs.

If your epilator is waterproof, you can also run it under water to clean it entirely.

Each of the steps mentioned above is essential to be followed to accomplish the process of facial hair removal with the help of epilators.

When done in an organized way, epilating helps to get the desired results that other products may not be able to provide.



Here are some of the tips that will help you while using an epilator on your face. Do check them below!

  • You can use tweezers if necessary, especially when you feel that the epilator is not able to get that tiny hair.
  • You can also use cornstarch powder on your face to get rid of any type of irritation or rashes after epilating.
  • A patch test is necessary to know whether the epilator suits your skin type.
  • Exfoliation is a must to avoid breakouts or pimples after the process of epilating.



It is important to be safe while using any electronic product on your face. Refer below to know some of the warnings before using an epilator on your face.

  • Epilators will not be able to remove in-growth hair in some situations. In such cases, you have to use tweezers to get rid of the hair. This will also help avoid any infection or boil.
  • Sometimes, epilators can cause irritation or bumps, so you should use them
  • A patch test is a must before using an epilator on your face.


FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) –


Question 1- How often should you epilate your face?

Answer- For newbies, epilating should be performed once a week to decrease the level of discomfort. On the other hand, people pro in it can perform it once every three weeks or as required. Try to follow all the steps every time you use the epilator to your face.


Question 2- Does the epilator darkens the skin?

Answer- Epilator is an amazing product that helps to remove facial hair and give you smooth skin. It never darkens the skin. Instead, it makes your skin look clear and clean.


Hair removal is an essential body requirement to look good and also from a hygiene point of view. Also, it is not always possible to go to the saloons to accomplish this task.

Only add the gist of the article rather than repeating the same thing.

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