Hey there, GLOSSIES!
In the middle of winter, it may seem weird to think about smooth, bare skin to expose to the frigid weather. But we here at GLOSSYBOX know our beauty enthusiasts are spending their days at the office, at fashion shows, on a date (you go, girl!), or in other situations where a perfect pair of legs is a must.
But instead of needing to shave for every occasion…what if we told you there was a way to get 4 weeks of smooth skin without going to the Wax Center?
I know, but we aren’t kidding.
Here’s how Braun’s Silk-épil Beauty Set will get you trimmed in a flash with smooth skin that’ll last from head to toe.
What’s an Epliator
Braun specializes in epliators, a different, preciser type of hair removal in comparison to a razor.
What’s an Epliator? An epilator is an electrical device used to remove hair by mechanically grasping multiple hairs simultaneously and pulling them out from the root. The way in which epilators pull out hair is similar to waxing, although unlike waxing, they do not remove cells from the epithelium of the epidermis and don’t pull on your skin.
Is it painful? A bit, and we’ll be honest: some redness may occur (but goes away in a few hours). But is it effective? YES.
Using Braun Silk‐épil made us feel like we’re beach body ready. In February. And it felt so wonderful to have smooth legs for dayyyys. Plus, the set comes with a massage attachment to help improve skin appearance and blood circulation. Yes, you read that right – hair removal and a mini‐massage all in one device.
Here’s how to use their beauty set to get you to winter-beach-model-body goals with us!
Step 1: Prep the Skin!
Take a warm shower, relax and exfoliate your skin to avoid those dreaded in-grown hairs. Either use an exfoliating scrub or mitt or rub down the skin with a dry towel. Alternatively, Braun’s Silk-épil 9 SkinSpa has an innovative exfoliating brush that gives 4 times better exfoliation that a manual scrub.
Timing is everything. Epilate the night before so that any irritation reduces before you need to show off your legs!
Step 2: Stay Calm
Don’t stress too much about how to hold the epilator, it should feel natural. Hold at a 90 degree angle to your legs. You can also pull your skin tightly with your other hand so it’s easy for the device to glide over. Don’t press down too hard, simply touch the epilator lightly on your skin.
Wanna read about the other benefits of epliation? Check out Braun’s article listing all 8 of them on their site!
Step 3: Slow and Steady, In or Out of Water
Take about 15 seconds from your starting point to the destination, as going too fast risks breaking the hair, which may lead to ingrown hairs. Use on your legs, arms, bikini – wherever you choose to remove hair, Silk‐épil’s keeping you smooth, girl!
Also, you can totally use your Silk‐épil the eplicator during bathtime or under running water! Can we say spa goals? #spagoals
Step 4: Moisturize!
The golden rule is to moisturize your skin AFTER epilating. Apply a nourishing body lotion for the best, skin smoothing results and get set to wake up the following morning with super-soft, silky skin.
And that’s it! If you’re new to epilation, you should use your Silk‐épil once a week and each time you’ll notice the discomfort drop and the satisfaction increase. If you’re a pro, drop it down a notch and use your Silk‐épil once every three weeks.
Happy Epilating with Silk‐épil, GLOSSIES! Let’s make everyday leg day!