BEAUTY

Epi­la­tors un­dergo a mod­ern makeover, plus lus­cious lip oils.

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As far back as an­cient Egyp­tian times, silky hair­less skin was a feted beauty ideal among the elite. Thou­sands of years later, hair re­moval re­mains a rou­tine step in weekly reg­i­mens – even in win­ter.

It’s good news, then, that to­day’s epi­la­tors are much more ad­vanced than n the cruder mod­els of the ’80s. Sleek ek and more com­fort­able, the mod­ern mod­els odels use spin­ning tweezer tech­nol­ogy to re­move hair from the root. An­gled to o flex flexx along curves, the hand­held tool fea­tures ures wet and dry func­tion­al­ity and adapt­ableable heads for del­i­cate ar­eas.

Con­verts praise the lack of ra­zor rash and stub­ble and, un­like wax­ing, the abil­ity to tar­get hair of any length. “An epi­la­tor can re­move grain-of-sand­sized hair at 0.5mm, whereas wax­ing re­quires hair to be six to 12mm long,” ex­plains Braun con­sul­tant Dr Me­lanie Hart­mann. “Also, the fol­li­cle grows back weaker with steady pluck­ing.”

She rec­om­mends ex­fo­li­at­ing in a warm bath or shower be­fore us­ing your epi­la­tor, as this opens pores. Then ap­ply a vi­ta­min B cream or gel. Do­ing this at night al­lows red­ness to die down.

(from top) BEURER HL 70 3-in-1 Epi­la­tor, $99, har­veynor­man.com.au;or­man.com.au; BRAUN Silk-épil 9, $299, shaver­shop.com.au; PHILIPS Satinelle Ad­vanced nced Wet & Dry,Dry $149, philips.com.au; REM­ING­TON Smooth & Silky Cord­less Ul­ti­mate ate Wet/dry,Wet/ $149.95, 1800 623 118; BABYLISS

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