Epilators might just be what you need if you’re not into shaving and don’t want to be spending extra money in hair removal salons every month. It is an electric device that is used to remove hair mechanically by grasping multiple hairs simultaneously and pulling them out from the root. The way an epilator pulls the hair out is similar to waxing, but they do not pull your skin. When you remove your hair using an epilator, it gives you smooth skin for up to four weeks as it is removed directly from the follicle.

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Is epilator painful?

When you use an epilator, it would mean hairs will be pulled out from the root simultaneously. However, as every individual is different, your pain threshold is too. Hence, everyone would feel different levels of pain. Good news is, the more frequent you epilate, the less painful it will be over time. Experts have advised epilating in warm water to decrease the level of pain. The warmth of the water is said to release endorphins that help reduce discomfort or irritation.

How does An Epilator work?

An epilator works just as how our fingers would be using multiple tweezers at the same time. The number of tweezers in an epilator depends on the model of it. Additionally, the more tweezers there are, the faster the epilation goes. Also, an epilator is usually corded or cordless. The corded ones are rechargeable and the cordless ones are battery operated.

How To Use An Epilator?

  • For best results, exfoliate your skin before using an epilator as removing dead skin cells prevents ingrown hairs
  • Position the device at a 90-degree angle to your skin. Don’t press it against your skin, just hold it loosely against your skin.
  • Pull your skin taut, then slowly move it in the direction of your hair growth.
  • It is recommended to use an epilator at night, as some people experience redness or skin irritation after removing hair
  • Always start on low speed, then gradually increasing the speed based on your tolerance
  • Move the device slowly. If you move too fast, you could leave hairs behind
  • Moisturise the skin after epilating to reduce irritation
  • Always remember to clean your epilator after using to reduce the risk of infection.

Benefits Of Using An Epilator

  • Epilators does not give you rashes, nicks and cuts that you usually get after shaving.
  • No more cuts when shaving
  • Cost-saving instead of getting regular waxing
  • Smoother skin that takes a longer time for hair to grow back
  • Can be used on the arms, legs, pubic area and face

Best Epilators In Singapore

1. Braun Silk-épil 9 9990 SkinSpa SensoSmart™ Epilator

This is not a normal epilator as it has many functions attached to it. It provides a deep body massage that stimulates your blood circulation whilst removing your hair. It also has the function of an exfoliator, with a pivoting head. Not only that, but this epilator can also be used both wet and dry. It also has a smart light attached to it to make it easier for the naked eye to see even the finest of hair.

Why we love it:

  • Can be used wet or dry
  • Has three body brushes for deep massage and exofoliation
  • Has a smartlight

Price: $299.00

Where to buy: Lazada SG

2. Phillips Epilator Series 8000 Wet & Dry Epilator BRE710/0

This design has been perfected to remove hair at maximum comfort. This epilator is also made suitable to be used on delicate areas like your pubic region and underarms as it has an extra shaver head and trimming comb for more sensitive areas. Not only that, but this epilator is also is in an S-shaped design for an easier grip. The epilator is also designed with 32 ceramic hypoallergenic tweezers that glide easily over your skin, so you feel more contact instead of friction. The Double Action Technology also ensures that the ceramic tweezers are synchronised in continued actions to firmly remove hair as short as 0.5mm, so you can enjoy smooth skin for much longer.

Why we love it:

  • Is able to remove extremely short hair
  • Has a wide head with longer tweezers to remove more hair compared to other models
  • Has 32 hypoallergenic tweezers

Price: $149.00

Where to buy: Phillips SG

3. Braun Silk-épil 9 Flex 9030 Wet & Dry

This epilator is extremely versatile. It has a fully rotating head so you can reach all the nooks and crannies, their Micro-Grip technology has 40 tweezers, which allow you to be hair-free for weeks, and you can safely use it wet or dry as it even has an anti-slip ergonomic grip. In addition to that, Silk-épil 9 Flex is not only an epilator, but it’s also a cleansing brush and face massager! This makes it perfect to travel with, as everything comes in a convenient pouch.

Why we love it:

  • Multifunctional
  • Has additional shaver and trimmer head for more sensitive areas
  • Has SensoSmart™ technology that applies just the right amount of pressure

Price: $310.00

Where to buy: Shoppee

4. Panasonic ES2082 Battery Operated Wet/Dry Ladies Epilator

You don’t have to break the bank just to get an epilator! Panasonic ES2082 will help you get baby smooth skin as a baddie on a budget. It’s battery operated, you can use it wet or dry, and it’s most suitable for areas such as the underarms, arms, legs, and bikini lines. It’s also completely washable for sanitary purposes. This epilator also features a skin guard that’s perfect for sensitive skin, and it also reduces pain.

Why we love it:

  • Affordable
  • Battery operated
  • Can be used wet or dry

Price: $35.50

Where to buy: Shoppee SG

5. Remington WPG4020US Smooth & Silky Body & Bikini Kit

If you’re new to epilators, and are afraid to try epilators out for the first time, then this is something you should start with. It has a four setting length guide, so you can trim close to the skin without irritation if you’re not used to epilators yet. It also has an exfoliator attachment, so you can get baby smooth skin and avoid ingrown hairs. The thin shape of the Remington is ideal for the bikini line, so you can get close to sensitive areas.

Price: $49.90

Where to buy: Lazada

6. Epildady Legend 4th Generation Rechargeable Epilator

At 31,000 tweezes a minute, this epilator is a beast at efficiently removing unwanted hairs. It works on all hair and skin types and colours, and has an ergonomic design with an anti-slip hold so you can safely epilate. It can be used on the arms, legs, underarms, bikini areas, and even the face, so you can get smooth skin everywhere. The Legend 4 also has two speeds, so you can adjust the epilator to your liking.

Why we love it:

  • Compact
  • Rechargeable
  • Has a 2-speed operation

Price: $150.94

Where to buy: Amazon SG

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