Is it possible to have amazingly lovely smooth skin after using an epilator?
Yes, it definitely is.
As you know, hair grows in three cycles.
The reality that the hairs grow in 3 cycles applies here, as well. That’s why you might get the sensation that your skin is not as smooth as you might expect it to be.
How Often Do I Epilate?
That’s why some women recur to using their epilator once a week.
If you do that you can definitely have the smoothest of skins.
Otherwise, you might observe that after a week or so you can feel tiny hairs when you feel your skin, when you move your hand against the hair growing direction.
I am doing that right now since it’s been more than a week since I last epilated and I can feel the tiny hairs on my legs. It doesn’t bother me because it’s not a harsh sensation, it’s not disturbing.
There’s one reason for that. Since I have been using an epilator for roughly 7 years or so, I don’t have any coarse hair anymore.
The hairs have grown thinner and fewer. By the way, that’s one of the main reasons for using epilators, besides the affordability of this hair removal method. I actually wrote a nice guide on how to get a great epilator.
The main idea is that I don’t epilate once a week, I let at least two weeks pass between my epilation sessions.
The reasons are that I feel that my skin is smooth, the tiny hairs are not unpleasant to the touch and I can barely see them, unless I get closer.
Epilation Compared To Shaving
The bigger question is: can you obtain the same smoothness after using an epilator as the smoothness obtained after using a razor?
Are epilators as effective as shaving in offering that divine silky smooth feeling?
I have to be frank here.
I’ve shaved for many years when I was a teenager and that first day smoothness is what convinced me to shave for so many years.
My legs were so smooth that they felt like a baby’s skin. You won’t feel the same smoothness after epilation but look at the bigger advantage: the results are lasting longer than two days.
Don’t forget about ingrown hairs, those can indeed be really unpleasant, by far more unpleasant than some tiny feeble hairs. Are you exfoliating properly? Do you use a moisturizer? These aspects are very important and you know it!
What’s The Bottom Line?
The conclusion would be that you can epilate once a week if you want incredible smooth skin all the time and there’s nothing wrong with that.
It’s quite a good thing to do because, this way, the epilation sessions would be short and fast since the number of hairs growing during a week is quite low.
If you aren’t bothered by tiny hairs spoiling the perfect smoothness, then you can epilate once every two weeks or once every three weeks, like I do.
The hairs won’t be spotted by people looking at your legs or hands, even by those standing in close proximity.
When it comes to the underarms, if you have dark hair, you’ll have to epilate once every two weeks or even a little often.
At least you’ll have amazingly looking skin, it will also feel as good as it looks and that’s all that matters for me.