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Re: Epilators

Hi, Kamarate,
Give a try to the epilator, you'll see is not that painful and this starting with the second use. If you pass the first use test, welcome to the club!
The first time I forced myself thinking of what my mother had to endure when she gave birth to me... Ha ha , it worked.
After a while it gets less and less painful and it's so practical!

Forgot to mention: the roots get weaker, the hairs get lesser...and the skin is so smooth, for quite a long time. There is a point in all this suffering..

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Old 15.03.2011, 18:18
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Hi, Kamarate,
Give a try to the epilator, you'll see is not that painful and this starting with the second use. If you pass the first use test, welcome to the club!
The first time I forced myself thinking of what my mother had to endure when she gave birth to me... Ha ha , it worked.
After a while it gets less and less painful and it's so practical!

Forgot to mention: the roots get weaker, the hairs get lesser...and the skin is so smooth, for quite a long time. There is a point in all this suffering..
AND you can get rid of a 2 mm lenght if hair.... So you never have to wait to have a ''grown'' before to do it and it gets faster and faster each time since each hair doesn't grow at the same speed!
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Old 19.12.2011, 16:41
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Re: Epilators

I am also confronting with the same problem...I always shave as I can't bear the pain I get from my Brown torture epilator.
When I went to Globus the other day, I've spotted this Philip epilator which is apparently the newest version of hair removal system, without having any pain!!
It also costs 650CHF (being already reduced from 750CHF!), therefore I would like to ask if anyone has tried and if it is worth buying it?

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http://www.amazon.co.uk/Philips-SC20.../dp/B001P81SS4
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Old 19.12.2011, 16:52
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Re: Epilators

If its the same as the thing they do in beauty salons and its a light that flashes then no it doesnt hurt. You just feel like your body is on fire. Not very pleasant but it does make it nessassary to shave once a week instead of every three days

Then maybe im wrong
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Old 19.12.2011, 16:55
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I am also confronting with the same problem...I always shave as I can't bear the pain I get from my Brown torture epilator.
When I went to Globus the other day, I've spotted this Philip epilator which is apparently the newest version of hair removal system, without having any pain!!
It also costs 650CHF (being already reduced from 750CHF!), therefore I would like to ask if anyone has tried and if it is worth buying it?

Here is the link..
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Philips-SC20.../dp/B001P81SS4
That's a "laser" (really pulsed light) remover. But they don't work. If you have blond hair I don't think it will do anything for you. You should research first. I've heard the home ones are really worth it yet.

Oh, and it does hurt!
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Old 19.12.2011, 18:18
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Re: Epilators

I read a few reviews on the net about these home IPL machines - they do work but many stated that you have the exchange the lamp frequently. If you want the permanent hair removal I'd suggest an IPL studio.

But as MM said it doesn't for well for all hair and skin types. Fair skin and dark hair is the perfect combo as the light emitted is absorbed by melanin and converted to heat which destroys the hair follicle.

There are sometimes really good offers for IPL on groupon.ch or deindeal.ch, normally it's pretty expensive.

Oh and about regular epilators: I'd love to use them for the legs and don't find it painful but it doesn't work well with my skin (tried it for one summer).
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Old 19.12.2011, 21:34
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Re: Epilators

Reading back I shouldn't have written "they don't work". What I should say is press on IPL home machine hasn't been so great up until now. Even the IPL that you do in a spa/salon isn't permanent. You have do many sessions and the hair comes back after a few years.

Having said that, even if it stunts the growth for a while that can be a great help. I'll certainly keep my ears to the ground about this machine.

Currently I'm doing "permanent" removal with the Duet Sheer light laser and it totally rocks! Now that does not hurt & there are no gels and creams needed. I love it. I'm only on the 2nd session. So far it's been quite effective. I'll give a full review after a few months.



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Old 19.12.2011, 21:43
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Re: Epilators

I use the new Braun silk epil 7, and I love it. What's new with this model is that you can use it under the shower or in the bath: wet skin is way less sensitive and it's a great help for the pain.

I use it under my arms and on the legs. I can do the side of my bikini line if I grit my teeth, but a full Brazilian is out of question.

What's great with epilation is the fact that the hairs get thinner and thinner, and grow back slowly if at all. I've used it on my legs for many years, and my hairs are very sparse now. And it doesn't hurt anymore either.
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Old 19.12.2011, 21:47
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Re: Epilators

maybe it's been asked before- does the skin get irritated the first few times? what's the best thing to do after- thinking of getting one too. i was going to try the laser, but a friend did it once on her legs and bikini and said the pain was rough! i'm thinking an epi may be better and slightly less painful
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Old 19.12.2011, 21:56
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Re: Epilators

The best is to exfoliate before. After the epilation your skin will be irritated for 24-36 hours, with tiny red dots where hairs were removed. It's a good idea to apply soothing moisturizing cream on your legs afterward, but be sure to chose one without alcohol!

I have very sensitive skin, and tolerate the epilation very well.
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Old 19.12.2011, 23:33
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maybe it's been asked before- does the skin get irritated the first few times? what's the best thing to do after- thinking of getting one too. i was going to try the laser, but a friend did it once on her legs and bikini and said the pain was rough! i'm thinking an epi may be better and slightly less painful
I did the laser once, before they invented this new machine, and the pain was really horrible! I didn't go back. Five years later I tried this new machine, the Duet LightSheer (or something similar) and you barely feel it. I'm telling you, this new machine is a dream come true! I have to look for a place that has it in CH for when I get back.
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Old 19.12.2011, 23:44
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I did the laser once, before they invented this new machine, and the pain was really horrible! I didn't go back. Five years later I tried this new machine, the Duet LightSheer (or something similar) and you barely feel it. I'm telling you, this new machine is a dream come true! I have to look for a place that has it in CH for when I get back.
well, when you find a place let me know- i'm into it without agony
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This is the Neuchatel Globus being referred to and it doesn't have a delicatessan more's the pity. There's a minuscule italian/thai section for dried or jarred food but that's it's limit
The rest of the shop is also pretty limited with a limited selection of lots of stuff.
Can't you take the voucher to Globus in Bern or Lausanne? http://www.globus.ch/fr/index.html
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