Summer is finally here with a vengeance and this time of year is my ultimate fave.
It's a time where those pins and pits come out of hiding when the woolly hats and jumpers get put away and those gorgeous bikinis and summer dresses come out to play. Yayyyy! Partayyyy!
With that being said, that means us girlies need to de-fuzz our legs and lady bits!
As much as I like being smooth, the pain and discomfort of getting your bits out to a stranger when waxing is certainly not for the faint of heart. And with having afro hair, the ingrown hairs from shaving is not the one! Well, if you feel the same, I have the perfect solution for you!
All hail the Braun Silk Epil 9. I was lucky enough to be gifted this at the Blogosphere Summer Party last year and I was so elated to find that it was in my fave colour, rose gold. I had only used it on the rare occasion on my legs due to it being cold and me wanting to use my fuzz to keep me warm. But since the weather has started getting warmer in May, this beauty has also come out of hiding and been put to use.
Now, I'm going to be 100% honest with you, the first couple of times you epilate, it does hurt. Especially in the more sensitive areas such as the bikini areas and underarms.
I love that you can use this wet or dry. I prefer to get all soaked and relaxed in the bath and then use this exfoliating tool to buff away the top layer of skin. This is what helps avoid ingrown hairs.
This tool is also great to use for skin brushing to slop away dead skin cells and keep your silky smooth. To do this, I get in the shower and while my skin is still dry, I move this brush in circular motions all over my body, taking care to avoid my sensitive areas. Then I lather up as usual and wash my way to smooth soft skin.
Next up, when epilating to stimulate the red blood cells away from the surface and relax my skin, I massage using this tool. Just move it in circular motions all over the area to be epilated.
This tool is also great to use after a workout to soothe tired muscles.
Then, I brace myself and start to epilate. To be honest, it's not that painful once you get used to it. Plus the more times you do it, your skin gets used to it and the hair thins out, making it less painful.
For delicate lady areas, if I have neglected it for a while, I tend to use this shave tool to trim down before I epilate
And for those who usually tend to get their eyebrows or face threaded, this face tool is perfect. It doesn't make my eyes water quite as much as threading does
Thanks for reading and happy de-fuzzing!