Friday, March 26, 2010

Epilation Techniques

There are four different types of Epilation.

(1) Tweezing or plucking
(2) Waxing
(3) Sugaring
(4) Rotary Epilators

(1) Tweezing or plucking:-

It is a used to remove hairs from small areas such as on the eyebrows and the odd stray facial hair. Just need to purchase small metal forceps called tweezers which can be obtained from most chemists or pharmacies. With each tweezing action you typically remove a few hairs at once.

(2) Waxing:-

It is a technique that is used to remove hairs from large areas, such as, legs, arms and back. Hot wax is applied on the skin and a cloth is laid into the wax before it sets. Once the wax has hardened the cloth is pulled away taking the wax and hairs with it. This process can be quite painful, especially for those who have higher hair growth rate as they may require waxing two or three times a month. It is not expensive and can also be carried out at home.

(3) Sugaring:-

Sugaring is more or less the same as waxing. The main difference is in the compound used to remove the hair. A sugar solution is made from natural ingredients and is therefore kinder to the skin. It is also a lot easy to clean up afterward. Like waxing, the technique can be performed at home and you can even make your own sugar solution.

(4) Rotary Epilators are devises that remove unwanted hair in an automated way. Some people can use these devices with little discomfort, whereas others find them too painful; it all depends on the person's pain threshold. These devices look like electric shavers but rather than have cutters they have multiple sets of tweezers. You simply run the device of the skin and it plucks out the hairs as it goes. Rotary epilators can be used on any areas of the body. As will all devices they vary in quality. The better quality ones tend to have more powerful motors, grab the hairs firmer, are quieter, and have protective mechanisms to stop the device from nipping the skin.

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