An epilator use can be very painful if you are a beginner or do not have pain tolerance. However, if you want to give a shot to epilating then there can be a few things that can be considered to reduce your pain.

We all know that there is no such epilator that is pain-free. You can follow some tips and considered few things to reduce your pain or make it bearable. Pain tolerance varies from one person to another. You will have to find which tips given below can be best for your pain issues. Below we have listed some of the tips that can help you reduce your pain while using an epilator.

1. Warm Shower or Bath

Taking a warm bath or shower can be the best option for reducing your epilation pain. Warm water can help open your skin pores and relax your skin too. Warm water removes unnecessary oils from your skin and leaves it soft for epilation. The easier the hair removal is, the more you will feel comfortable while epilating.

2. Exfoliation

You will need to exfoliate your skin a day before similar to waxing. Exfoliation of your skin is quite essential to remove the dead skin and ingrown hairs as well. These issues can cause you pain while using a hair removal epilator. You can use a body scrub or exfoliating chemicals to exfoliate your skin. After you are done with epilating your hair, it is recommended to exfoliate again after some days to keep your skin in great health and minimize ingrown hairs. If you have sensitive skin, it is better to skin exfoliation as it can cause pain.

3. Shaving Before Epilation

Here we do not mean that you need to shave just before epilating. You can shave few days before epilation as it can reduce the number of hairs to epilate and make less painful epilation. Shorter the hair, more painless epilation you feel. Shaving causes hair to grow back faster than epilation so you need to epilate as soon as hair grows. If you are unaware of your perfect hair length for epilation, you can read the manual of your device as several device mentions or recommend the length of hair that should be epilated.

4. Keeping Skin Taut

You need to keep your skin taut while epilating to make your tweezer easily accessible to your hair and protect it from accidental injuries. Epilators work best on flat surfaces rather than on rugged ones. You can use your free hands to stretch the skin and tout it so that the epilator can epilate smoothly even on sensitive areas.

5. Start with Speed Settings

Several epilators come with speed settings that can be from low to high speed. If you are a beginner and have less epilator pain tolerance then it is recommended to use the epilator from a low level until you get used to it. As you get used to the epilating feeling, you can adjust the speed setting.


These tips can indeed be helpful for pain-free epilation sessions however they won’t eliminate your discomfort. It is well said no pain, no gain. A little bit of pain is worth getting smoother and long-lasting hair-free skin!