If removing hair every other day has become tiresome, it’s likely that epilators have found their way into your body care routine. An epilator speeds up the fuzz removal process by pulling multiple hairs out from the roots at once — free of applicators, creams or waxes — without taking any skin with it. Skin stays smooth for up to 4 weeks, growing back finer and less noticeable. While easier to pack up than a pot of wax, epilators need to be cleaned regularly for best results. Clean both sides of your epilator after your next hair removal session for smooth skin with each use.
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Remove the epilator head from the base. Most epilators will have two buttons beneath the head on opposing sides that can be pressed at the same time to release the head. Read the instructions for your epilator to remove the head without damaging the product.
Hold the epilator head under warm running water, and use a clean toothbrush to gently scrub the center portion that is used for hair removal. Flip the head over, and scrub the bottom, as excess hair typically gets stuck here.
Pour a dime-sized amount of antibacterial dish-washing soap into a bowl, and fill the bowl with warm water. Place the epilator head in the water, and allow it to sit for 5 minutes. The dish soap will remove any bacteria from the epilator, without damaging or staining the surface.
Remove the epilator head from the water and gently shake it off. Pat the surface dry with a clean towel, and allow it to sit on the towel for another 10 minutes before reconnecting it to the epilator, to ensure that all moisture has been removed.
References and ResourcesPhilips: How to Clean and Maintain Your Philips Epilator
Braun: 6 Reasons to Epilate
Allure: In Defense of Epilators