Remington Smooth & Silky Epilator
What is an epilator?
An epilator is an electrical device used to remove hair by mechanically grasping multiple hairs simultaneously and pulling them out at the root. It is similar to waxing, however, they do not remove cells from the epithelium of the epidermis.
About the product
I purchased the above device at target for $59.99. It was a bit pricy but for what it was promising, I deemed it worth it. The Remington EP7030 smooth & silky cordless epilator promises to remove hairs for up to 6 weeks. It can be used in or out of the shower and is armed with a precision light to help spot the smallest hairs (0.5mm). It works for your face & body and features a non-slip superior tweezer technology that incorporates 40 tweezers. The pivoting head follows the curves of your body, while the perfect angle cap ensures optimal tweezing and closer contact with the skin. It also includes a massaging cap with aloe vera for soothing skin.
I initially decided to purchase an epilator to treat my strawberry legs. (See previous post titled, "Reducing Pore Visibility on Legs."). Please listen carefully as I make my next statement: EPILATORS ARE NOT FOR THE WEAK. Oh. My. Gosh. When I tell you this thing hurts like hell, I am not exaggerating. It hurt so bad that I took some aspirin to try to deal with the pain. (That didn't work). I was selling out on Twitter during the entire process. I depilated my first leg while dry. That was a mistake. It took me about 40 minutes to complete my lower leg. I almost gave up and shaved. I took a short break and decided to try the other leg while wet. That proved to be a little more comfortable but it still hurt like hell. My second leg took another 40 minutes.
During the process, you should massage an area on your leg prior to depilating it. You should also use a circular motion while running the epilator over your legs. This makes it a little more comfortable as well. If you are going to take aspirin, I recommend taking it 15-30 minutes before initiating this process. Also, I would shower first to allow the pores to open, then depilate on wet legs.
One week later, I am loving the results. For the most part, my hair has not began to grow back. My legs are still smooth and silky. As for the couple of hairs that have begun to surface, they are softer and smoother. I asked my friend to rub her hands over my legs last night and tell me whether she felt any hair. She said no and I was ecstatic! There were like 7 hairs in the area I asked her to rub down.
Overall, I recommend waxing. Lol. But if you want to take this route, be my guest. Do not say I did not warn you though. As for my strawberry legs, I do not see an improvement. It takes time to notice an improvement but I have been working on reducing their visibility for a little over a month. Hopefully, using this method of hair removal, I will begin to see a difference.
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