Epilators undergo a modern makeover, plus luscious lip oils.
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