How to epilate: It’s as easy as 1,2,3...

How to epilate: It’s as easy as 1,2,3...

How to epilate: It’s as easy as 1,2,3...

Three Stages for Stunningly Smooth Skin

Super smooth, supermodel skin is yours for weeks, at the flick of a switch, with Braun. The art of epilating has evolved, so whether you've been doing it for years and want to brush up on the latest expert techniques or you're an epilation newbie looking for some super-simple tricks that will leave you epilating like a pro in no time. Get set for touchably smoother, sexier skin from the comfort and ease of your own bathroom. Here's the three stages of expert epilation... beautiful skin is in.

1. Before You Epilate

It's all in the prep. As every beauty guru knows looking effortlessly gorgeous requires a little forward-planning. Here's how:

Timing is everything

Epilate the night before you show off your look-at-my-silky-legs LBD or date outfit. This gives skin 24 hours for any irritation to fade.

Evenings are the best time for an epilation rendez-vous. You're more relaxed, any minor bumps will be gone by the morning and you'll wake up with the sexiest, smoothest skin ever!

Exfoliation is the golden word

Take a warm shower, relax and exfoliate your skin to avoid the dreaded in-grown hairs. Use an exfoliating scrub or mitt or rub skin down with a dry towel. Alternatively Braun Silk-épil SkinSpa has an innovative exfoliating brush that gives four times better exfoliation than a manual scrub.

2. When you epilate

Stay cool and calm

There are a lot of not-so-pleasant things we all do in the name of beauty, such as plucking, tweezing and buffing but when it comes to epilation, Silk-épil helps minimise the pain with features such as the cooling glove and massaging rollers for an extra-gentle hair removal experience.

Have you ever done it in water?

Now you can! Braun Silk-épil Wet & Dry epilators mean you can epilate in the shower or bath. Water minimises the pain by releasing the body's natural pain killers – endorphins. Wet & Dry epilators mean you can epilate whilst in the shower or bath. Water minimises the pain by releasing the body's natural pain killers – endorphins.

Hold Steady

Don't stress too much about how to hold the epilator, it should feel natural. Hold at a 90 degree angle to your legs. You can also pull your skin tightly with your other hand so it's easy for the device to glide. Don't press down too hard, simply touch the epilator lightly on your skin.

Slow Equals Sexy

These take about 15 seconds from ankle to knee. Going too fast risks breaking the hair which may lead to ingrown hairs.

Take a Direction

Run the epilator upwards, against the direction in which the hairs are growing. This 'lifts' shorter hairs giving you a smoother finish.

Wet or Dry?

It's up to you but if dry, make sure your skin is completely dry. If wet, apply a little shower gel.

3. After Epilating

Pamper Perfect

The golden rule is to moisturise AFTER epilating not before. Apply a nourishing body lotion for the best skin smoothing results and get set to wake up the following morning with super-soft, silky skin.

Repeat Treat

If you're a newbie, epilate once a week and each time you'll notice the discomfort drop and the satisfaction increase. If you're a pro, drop it down a notch and epilate once every three weeks.

Let you enjoy feeling beautiful with irresistibly smooth skin for up to 4 weeks!