Monday, June 23, 2014

3 Steps To Sexy-Smooth Summer Legs

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It's officially summer, ladies! Time to bring out this season's must-haves: tank tops, sunnies, slippahs, bronzer, sunscreen, facial mist, and the chicest pair of shorts! Most importantly, now is the time to show off those gorgeous gams! But first things first, we want to make sure that our legs are uber sexy-smooth after a long period of hibernation. Who's up for the mission? It only takes 3 steps...

1. Exfoliate to slough off dead skin cells. It's no rocket-science but exfoliating at least twice a week leaves the skin looking smoother and radiant. In the mood for some DIY? I shared a very easy sugar body scrub here

2. Hair-free legs, here we come! It's no secret that I shave my legs every few days but it can get nasty at times, what with razor cuts! While laser hair removal is a great option, you and I know that it's pricey. Depending on the area to be treated and where you live, it can run anywhere from $300 to $1000 per session. Waxing is also another alternative, that is if you don't mind occasional skin burn and bruising. Another option is using an epilator, a device that mechanically pulls multiple hairs simultaneously. It's like tweezing times 100. Does it hurt? if it's your first time, yes it does but c'mon you survived your childhood immunizations so it should be easy-peasy. I'm not new to epilator so my pain threshold is nil. 

Recently, I had the chance to try another brand, the Emjoi eRase e60 ($79.95). It has 60 tweezers, electrically-operated, and travel-friendly. It can be used for legs, bikini line, underarms and facial hairs.

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Coming from someone who has a lot of hair (coarse for that matter, no thanks to shaving), it took me all of 15 minutes, from legs to bikini line, to remove majority of my hairs. I didn't have irritation or redness but since I have thicker hairs, I missed some areas so I had to re-do everything the following day in broad daylight. Regrowth is relative; booklet says up to six weeks but with me, it's three days. As mentioned, this device is easy to use. Press and slide the button up to select your desired speed: Level 1 for fine hair and sensitive areas, Level 2 for coarse hair. Work in small sections, move it back and forth as you please. For stubborn hair, I recommend holding the skin taut surrounding the area. Got hair in your upper lips? you can attach the "sensitive cover" to  hide some of the tweezers. Brave enough like me? just hold it in an angle so that you are only using few tweezers to pull out those unsightly facial hairs.

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3. Moisturize and glow! Finally, moisturize your legs with body oil or body butter. Faux self-tanner is a nice option but if you just want radiant legs that elicit double take ala- celebrity, use shimmer lotion!


Do you use epilators?

54 comments:

  1. So I have an epilady but it is so painful I can't use it on my legs. If I do, I get little bumps of irritation all over. I was able to use it under my arms without too much issue, but it's still not as comfortable as i'd like. I prefer waxing or shaving to pulling. I'm not sure how I would handle the emoji. Glad to hear it works well for you!

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    1. This one functions the same as epilady; you have extra sensitive skin so you're better off with shaving perhaps. Thanks for your feedback.

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  2. I have Philips epilator. I have used it for last 10 years. It is old and I have been thinking about purchasing/ordering a new one and I think this would be perfect.

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    1. This fits the bill. It does the job just as good.

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  3. I have never tried an epilator EVER. I hear so many ups and downs by different people. I am using an at home IPL machine which I love... I did IPL when I worked for the plastic surgeon since my $600 treatments were all complimentary. The areas where treated no longer grew back so I'm using this at home product and so far the results are good. Since I have sensitive skin - I have been so leery to try epilators... I'm glad it works for you ;)

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    1. That's great you have at home IPL! The perks working w/ a plastic surgeon!!! If you have sensitive skin, epilator may not be the right product for you.

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  4. This looks interesting! I have a tiny emoji, that doesn't work great. I would love to try one that can do a bigger area like this!

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    1. That's nice to know. I didn't know emjoi have smaller versions. This one is just the right size, perfect for travel!

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  5. If this is anything like the epilady, I want no parts of it. That was the worst pain I've ever experienced.

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    1. I have the epilady. I think that one introduced me to self-mutilation, haha!

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  6. I think this was the product that was on QVC a couple of weeks ago. I almost bought it, but I chickened out. Also, I'm going to be testing a similar product in August (that's probably not as good). I have zero pain tolerance, but I really wanted to try it to remove hair on my face. For my legs and arms, shaving doesn't bother me, but I really wanted to try this option. Hmmmm

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    1. I tried it on my face, just few hairs on my upper lips and it didn't hurt. But see I'm used to epilators so my pain threshold is different from you. I suggest try a small area so you know the sensation

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  7. I have not used a epilator but I do get waxed. And totally after a while its like Pain- What pain? Oh the things we do for beauty. But this sounds like something I may want to try, cause waxing can be a pain in butt cause you have to let hair grow a certain length and it is pricey for sure. Great post, I am gonna check this out.

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    1. I know girl! all in the name of beauty, no pain no gain, lol! I tried waxing but for some reason, epilator feels less traumatizing to me....

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  8. wow - I think I need to try that epilator!

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  9. I have an epilator but I am more into waxing, I just feel my skin doesn't take such a beating. (And I do exfoliate and all that).

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  10. This product looks a little complicated LOL!

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  11. Legs look great girl!

    Xo, Michelle
    mash-elle.blogspot.com

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  12. I can't live without my epilator lol

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  13. Epilators scare me I'm so worried it will hurt or cause irritation! LOL I'm to chicken so I stick with shaving.

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    1. That's how I felt before so I can totally understand your predicament

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  14. I want to try epilating but I'm afraid it might irritate my skin!

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    1. start w/ small areas just to make sure you're ok w/ it

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  15. I haven't tried an epilator before because I'm usually a wuss when it comes to pain on my legs!

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    1. LOL. Once you tried it, you'll be addicted to it :-))

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  16. My aunt gifted me one long ago and I was too scared to try it. Maybe I wil. :)

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  17. So, random - first thing I noticed is that your toes are the same color as the Emjoi. If someone could go ahead and invent a thing that would make leg hair go away permanently that'd be great! Perhaps this should go on my to-try list.

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    1. great eye for details! twas a coincidence tho.thanks for stopping by!

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  18. I've never tried a product like this before. It looks easy to use at least.

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    1. I like the ease of use. Pain is relative...

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  19. I tried an epilator before and it hurtttttt. I was also pretty young lol I'd be game for trying again. Like you I have reallyyyyyy thick, coarse hair. I've been slowly de-hairing my entire body with the Silk'N lol

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    1. Why are we born w/ thick coarse hair, ugh!!!!!!

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  20. I love the Emjoi pedi device, is this the same company?

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  21. I tried an Epilady once as a young teen. ONCE. *jibblies*

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  22. I used one long ago and hated how painful it was. Right now I alternate shaving with at-home laser treatments, so hopefully after a year I won't have any more unwanted hair to worry about.

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  23. I haven't use any epilator before as I heard that it's painful (from some of my friends). So, I don't have the courage to use it. XD

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  24. I have a pretty high pain tolerance so I think I would be able to make it work!

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  25. I find epilators work quite well but for me some areas hurt more than others. My lower legs are ok, but my upper legs are like slicing razorblades across me skin.

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  26. OMG that looks beyond scary... The things we do for beauty!

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  27. I would love to try this out ! My mom has a few and loves them

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  28. These look nice and all but I am chicken!

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  29. I would love to try this out!

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  30. I've never tried an epilator. The idea of it is awesome but I am SUUUUCH a baby with any pain, haha.

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