Monday September 25th, 2023
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3 Silk-Épil Secrets For Smooth Summer Skin

As summer kicks in, we go back to fretting over hair removal with all its painful stickiness. Want to hear our little secret for flawless hair removal?

Staff Writer

Admit it, when winter hits, the urge to hibernate and not give a care in the world about beauty kicks in. The absence of powerful sunrays and inflammatory heat gives us ladies an excuse not to wax. After all, who’s going to see our arms underneath all those cashmere layers? But then what happens when it’s summertime and you’re in a bikini most of the time? Don’t want those gents running away now, do you?

A woman’s biggest fear is seeing the aesthetician walking through the door with the wax machine in hand – oh, the horror! You know you’re about to endure a lot of pain and, oh man, if she’s in a bad mood... you know she's going to take it out on you. However, if you’ve opted for a quick-and-easy pain-free technique, like shaving, you know deep inside that it’s not the best solution; the hair grows back instantly and it’s not very smooth. Our advice? An epilator, but not just any epilator... These ones are our favourites.

Braun Silk-Épil 9

The hair removal struggle is real, but what we love most about this machine is that it removes hairs from the roots, and unlike waxing or sugaring, you don’t have to wait until it’s at a decent length to remove it again. It's also not sticky, so that's one less hassle in the hair removal process. Either way, the removal lasts up to four weeks and, even when the hair grows back, it’ll be subtle and light so the process will be less painful each time.

Silk-Épil 5 Wet & Dry

The new Silk-Épil 5 Wet & Dry has one huge perk: it can be used in the bath with shower gel, which makes it much gentler on your skin and way less painful. Instead of shaving in the shower with a razor and getting random cuts and nicks everywhere, now we can actually remove hair properly with the added benefit of the moisturising effect of de-hairing in the shower. But it can be a slippery situation when you get shower gel involved, so their convenient rubber grip pad is designed to ensure total control. Plus, they have multiple attachments with a massage addition included. Aside from the tech part, you get up to four weeks of hair-free skin, you don’t have to be all sticky, you don’t have to endure pain, and you don’t have to suffer the embarrassment of someone saying, “oh, you missed a spot.” 

Braun Face

Who needs bleach when you can buy this small device? Aside from hair removal, it offers a deep cleansing option to leave your face looking radiant and flawless by switching the attachments. For the most delicate areas, such as the eyebrows or upper lip, it’s faster than a manual tweezer – you’ll probably be done in a blink of an eye. We know it's tough when you’re in Sahel and realise your eyebrows look like tiny fuzzy caterpillars, but a trip to the hairdresser is not the most convenient option. This is the main reason we’re in love with this device; it fits in your purse so you can remove hair on the go – you know, for those awkward hairs that show up at the most awkward moments.

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