How Do I Choose the Best Bikini Epilator?

Laura M. Sands

In order to choose the best bikini epilator, you may want to familiarize yourself with the different types available to you. Understanding your own skin type is also important when selecting a hair removal method. While there are many types of epilators you can use, some work better than others on certain skin types and in sensitive areas, such as under the arms and the bikini area. When researching your options, you may also want to more strongly consider those designed specifically for this sensitive area over those promoted for use on other body parts, such as the legs or the face. Asking a dermatologist, as well as friends, for bikini epilator recommendations may be helpful to you when choosing a product or method as well.

Woman with hand on her hip
Woman with hand on her hip

Hair epilation may be accomplished with razors, creams, wax, tweezers or through laser hair removal treatments. While each of these methods are considered safe for hair removal, some are better for bikini epilator purposes than others. When shopping specifically for a bikini epilator you may want to eliminate certain options, such as tweezing, since this method can be painful and time consuming. To choose among the remaining bikini epilator options, begin by exploring each one in an attempt to determine which will work the best with your skin type as well as which one will best suit your budget. While most hair removal efforts can be performed at home, people often prefer having hair removed professionally in a spa or a salon.

If purchasing a bikini epilator product from a retail store, be sure to carefully read each label’s directions and after-care instructions. You may even want to test a product or method first to determine how your skin reacts to it. Some of the side effects sometimes reported after removing hair are skin blistering or swelling. To try to avoid this as much as possible, look for wording on a product that indicates it is safe to use in the skin’s sensitive bikini area.

A licensed dermatologist or aesthetician may be able to help you determine which type of bikini epilator is best for your skin. In addition to consulting with a skincare specialist, you may want to ask friends and family members who have successfully used an epilator before which types or brands they recommend. Health, beauty and skincare forums online may also be a good reference point in helping you determine which bikini epilator may be the best choice for you.

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