What is epilation and how does it work?

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How does epilation work and how long does epilation last? If you’ve ever pondered over these questions, you’ve come to the right place! Below, a Philips epilator expert is at hand to explain the technology behind epilation hair removal. We’ll explore the best ways to epilate and why it should be considered over other more commonly sought-after hair removal options. Finally, we’ll touch upon the unique features of the Satinelle Advanced Wet & Dry epilator, and why Philips is leading the way when it comes to epilation hair removal.

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What is epilation?


Unlike waxing and tweezering, epilation hair removal goes beyond the surface of the skin to the root of the hair follicle. Rather than stripping the skin of its nutrients along with the hair – the unfortunate result of methods such as waxing – epilation protects the skin cells by removing the hair at the root. Using the Satinelle Advanced Wet & Dry epilator, for example, hair up to 4x shorter than that caught by wax is removed, making epilation both kinder to skin and more effective in the long term.

So, how does epilation work, exactly?


An electric epilator works by pulling out hair using small discs to grip the follicle at its root. It is a hand-held and battery-operated device, with modern models such as the Satinelle Advanced being entirely cordless and therefore easier to use in or out of the bathtub or the shower. 
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What you need

Satinelle Advanced

Wet & Dry epilator

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    Satinelle Advanced Wet & Dry epilator

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    Our fastest epilation even on the finest of hairs

    Our fastest ever epilator has unique ceramic discs that rotate at a greater speed than ever before and firmly grip fine and short hairs. Enjoy weeks of satin smooth skin and treat your body areas with tailored hair removal methods. See all benefits

    MRP: Rs.6,495.00

    Our fastest epilation even on the finest of hairs

    Our fastest ever epilator has unique ceramic discs that rotate at a greater speed than ever before and firmly grip fine and short hairs. Enjoy weeks of satin smooth skin and treat your body areas with tailored hair removal methods. See all benefits

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Our fastest epilation even on the finest of hairs

Our fastest ever epilator has unique ceramic discs that rotate at a greater speed than ever before and firmly grip fine and short hairs. Enjoy weeks of satin smooth skin and treat your body areas with tailored hair removal methods. See all benefits

MRP: Rs.6,495.00

Our fastest epilation even on the finest of hairs

Our fastest ever epilator has unique ceramic discs that rotate at a greater speed than ever before and firmly grip fine and short hairs. Enjoy weeks of satin smooth skin and treat your body areas with tailored hair removal methods. See all benefits

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What is the best way to epilate?


Before beginning, exfoliate the area you wish to epilate to remove dead skin cells and to ensure a thoroughly cleansed skin surface. This will decrease the risk of ingrown hairs – everyone’s hair removal nightmare!
 

Because some epilators can be used in wet or dry conditions, we recommend choosing an electric epilator with features such as an anti-slip grip, one that can be used easily even when you’re taking a bath or a shower. This is a special feature of the Satinelle Advanced which will allow for a gentler and more comfortable shaving experience in water. Plus, the model comes with a skin stretcher cap that helps pull the skin taut, allowing the epilator to pick up hairs more effectively. Otherwise, we recommend that you manually stretch the skin around the area you are about to epilate. 

Plus, the model comes with a skin stretcher cap that helps pull the skin taut, allowing the epilator to pick up hairs more effectively.
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For best results, try to maintain the epilator at a 90-degree angle, moving it against the direction of hair growth. Take your time whilst epilating; the best results will be from going slowly and taking care. To soothe the skin after epilating, opt for a gel containing aloe vera, which will reduce redness as well as moisturise your newly silky-smooth skin. 

How long does epilation last?


One of the best things about epilation is its long-lasting hair removal benefits. Skin will stay smooth for up to one month after epilating, and you don’t even have to wait for hair to grow to a certain length before you epilate once more! This makes it far more efficient than methods such as waxing and tweezing.
 
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Why use the Satinelle Advanced Wet & Dry epilator


Having asked “what is epilation hair removal?” and “how does epilation work?”, let’s now talk about how to achieve the best results. Quite simply, the key to good results is owning a high-quality electric epilator. The Satinelle Advanced Wet & Dry epilator is the first of its kind to have an S-shaped handle, an ergonomic design which will leave you fully in control and able to exercise maximum precision when it comes to epilation hair removal. 
 

Innovative features such as the Opti-light and extra wide epilator head will help target the trickiest of hairs whilst allowing for more coverage and faster epilation hair removal. The faster than ever before ceramic disc rotation (2200RPM) means speedy and effective epilation.  

 

Whilst we all know that epilation is great for the legs, the shaving head and trimming comb included in the Satinelle Advanced allows for gentle epilation on different areas of the body. The facial area cap means that areas such as the face, bikini, and underarms can be gently and effectively targeted.

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