How to epilate: It’s as easy as 1,2,3...

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Super smooth, supermodel-esque skin is yours for weeks, at the flick of a switch, with Braun. The art of epilating has evolved so whether you've been doing it for years and want to brush up on the latest expert techniques or you're an epilation newbie looking for some super-simple tricks that will leave you epilating like a pro in no time. Get set for touchably smoother, sexier skin all from the comfort and ease of your own bathroom. Here's the three stages of expert epilation...beautiful skin is in.

1. Before you epilate

It's all in the prep. As every beauty guru knows looking effortlessly gorgeous requires a little forward-planning. Here's how:

Timing is everything
Epilate the night before you bust out your look-at-my-silky-legs LBD or date outfit. This gives 24 hours for any irritation to reduce.Evenings are the best time for an epilation rendez-vous. You're more relaxed, any minor bumps will be gone by the morning and you'll wake up with the sexiest, smoothest skin ever!

Exfoliation is the golden word
Take a warm shower, relax and exfoliate your skin to avoid those dreaded in-grown hairs. Either use an exfoliating scrub or mitt or rub down skin with a dry towel. Alternatively Braun Silk-epil SkinSpa has an innovative exfoliating brush that gives 4 times better exfoliation that a manual scrub.

2. When you epilate

Stay cool and calm
There's a lot of not-so-pleasant things we all do in the name of beauty, such as plucking, tweezing and buffing but when it comes to epilation, silk-epil helps to minimise the pain with features such as the cooling glove and the massaging rollers for an extra-gentle hair removal experience.

Have you ever done it in water?
Now you can! Braun Silk-epil Wet & Dry epilators mean you can epilate whilst in the shower or bath. Water minimises the pain by releasing the body's natural pain killers – endorphins.

Hold steady
Don't stress too much about how to hold the epilator, it should feel natural. Hold at a 90 degree angle to your legs. You can also pull your skin tightly with your other hand so it's easy for the device to glide over. Don't press down too hard, simply touch the epilator lightly on your skin.

Slow equals sexy
Take about 15 seconds from ankle to knee. Going too fast risks breaking the hair which may lead to ingrown hairs.

Take direction
Run the epilator in an upward motion against the direction that the hairs are growing. This 'lifts' the shorter hairs giving you a smoother finish.

Wet or dry?
It's up to you but if dry, make sure your skin is completely dry. If wet, apply a little shower gel.

3. After epilating

Pamper perfect
The golden rule is moisturise AFTER epilating not before. Apply a nourishing body lotion for the best, skin smoothing results and get set to wake up the following morning with super-soft, silky skin.

Repeat treat
If you're a newbie, epilate once a week and each time you'll notice the discomfort drop and the satisfaction increase. If you're a pro, drop it down a notch and epilate once every three weeks.

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