5 Different Ways of Epilation

There has been an increasing trend where people wax to remove unnecessary hairs on their skin especially during summer holidays. The trend is even increasing, due to the increase in the number of tourists spending time on the beaches. There is a new trend of using an electric device called an epilator. However, epilation can be a painful and stressful process as the hairs keep growing if it is not done properly.

Methods of epilation

1.Depilatory Creamsshaving legs

These are creams that work by dissolving the hair on your skin.The best way to know the best cream is to try them out.There are creams that will cause a sensation on a person’s skin, but creams are painless when you are applying them on your skin.Depilatory creams are a good way to relieve the stress of having long hairs during summer.


This is not an option for the weak.This is because waxing is very painful. However, it removes the hair from the hair follicle hence lasts longer. You need to apply wax on your skin, which sticks to the hair, then you rip it off quickly.

The process is usually fast and can take just a few minutes. Apart from pain, the other limitation to waxing is that because the hair needs to stick to the wax, it must be at least half an inch long.


This is similar to waxing as it involves using a sugar containing gel or paste to remove the hair.This method is cheaper and readily available since you can make the paste or gel at home.


This is the most obvious method of epilation.It works by shaving the hair at the skin level.A more effective way to achieve shorter hair is using a smoothing machine.Once you have shaved the hair off, use the smoothing machine to ensure that the hair does not grow immediately after shaving.

5.Electrolysisskin operation

This is the only approved way of permanent hair removal.If you are struggling with your hair every summer, this is the method to opt for. It involves the use of an electric current to completely destroy the hair follicle at the root. Electrolysis works for every type of hair or skin. Hence it can be universally used by anyone.

The only limitation is that while using this method could be a permanent solution to epilation, it works by removing each hair at a time, hence usually takes longer. It is often used when removing hair along the bikini line or face since these areas cover a smaller surface area. However when you want to carry out epilation on larger parts of the body like the legs or hands you need to consider other methods.

When considering which method of epilation is best for you, you need to consider whether the process will be permanent or temporary, the surface area of the hair and the cost of each method so that you can settle with the most suitable method to suit your needs.