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Okay so after reading so many good reviews of them on here I decided to get one, I got the Braun silk epil 5 as I didn't want to go too expensive in case I really didn't get on with it. Turns out I was correct how an earth do people cope with the pain?!
I bought it for my bikini area primarily as razors always bring me out in a hideous rash. I knew there was a little pain to be expected with it but not this much I really want to try and use it though as I read that the pain was supposed to lessen after each use? So does anyone have any tips on how to reduce the pain or how to just psych myself up to get on with it?
I hate my bloody epilator (a Braun silkepil one). So painful and punchy, even if I stretch the skin. Evil bastard. Used twice and then thrown in the cuboard to gather dust. I now wet shave using a men's razor (Mach3) and use the Philips Lumea to minimise growth. It stings but it is ten times better than the toothy tyranny of the epilator.
The first time I tried to epilate my underarms it was so horrifically painful that I had to get DH to do it for me whilst I literally sobbed in pain. One of the most painful experiences of my life so far (how I will ever cope with childbirth I have no idea!). Since that first time it's been painless to do my arm pits, as long as I don't leave them too long. I also found doing my calves very painful to start with (not quite crying painful though lol) but just persevered and it was worth it, now it's just uncomfortable as long as I don't leave the hairs to be too long. It gets too painful on my knees though so am yet to do knees and up, I just do my underarms and calves which is great for my skin because I get horrible eczema from shaving. There is no way in hell I would go anywhere near my pubic hair with it though!!
No not my period! It's probably because I'm trying the bikini area without testing it out on anywhere else first 😂 I'll try other areas tomorrow first and take an ibuprofen and try the bikini area too..
I used to epilate my whole fanjita but it was so painful I had to do it in 10 seconds bursts! It was so red and sore that eventually it was numb with pain good results but not worth the pain!
Which lumea would you recommend? I would like to use one for underarms, legs (if my hair dark enough) and a was hoping to be able to have a bit of a tidy up "down there" but have read it's not meant for anything other than bikini line, don't know why though