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Braun Silk-épil Q&As

Frequently asked questions
Why choose Braun Epilators?

What are the benefits of epilation vs. other methods? 
With epilation, you can enjoy smooth skin that lasts up to 4 weeks. Unlike other hair removal methods, such as razors and shaving creams, epilation removes even the finest, shortest hairs from the root which then take 4-6 weeks to grow back. Additionally, with epilators you can remove hair 4x shorter than wax so you don’t have to wait for the hair to be completely visible. 

Moreover, you can use epilators across all of your body parts – underarms, bikini line, face, arms and legs all in the comfort of your own home.

I have never epilated before – is epilation painful?
Silk-épil epilators have been especially developed to minimize any discomfort and irritation, making them the perfect choice for first-time users. Their active massage rollers softly stimulate the skin with micro-pulsations before and after removing the hair, leaving your skin more relaxed. 

Being able to use the product in water and on wet skin is especially gentle as the warm water improves your micro-circulation, stimulates the production of pain-reducing substances and reduces skin sensitivity helping to relax and sooth the skin, reducing any slight discomfort and skin irritation. This was confirmed by a study conducted by the German dermatologist Dr. med. Petra Staubach at the University of Mainz, where the majority of participants felt no or only a slight tugging sensation when using the epilator in wet conditions.

If you are inexperienced, you may still feel a little discomfort during your first epilating sessions. With regular use, epilation will become virtually painless as the skin adjusts to the process and the individual hairs grow back at different speeds, so that there is less hair to remove after the first epilation.

What are the benefits of the Silk-epil 9 MicroGrip tweezer technology? 
The breakthrough MicroGrip tweezer structure introduces a new wider epilation head and longer, deeper tweezers to increase the plucking efficiency and remove even the shortest hairs that usual waxing cannot catch.

A new geometry also allows for closer skin contact. These improved features combined with the 40% wider epilation head make Silk-épil 9 the fastest and most precise epilator ever designed by Braun.

How do you use the Braun Silk-épil 7 Dual Epilator?
First, wet the skin and then apply shaving foam or gel, ideally Venus SatinCare. The optimum usage position is at a 90 degree angle to the leg for the most efficient epilation. Then slowly glide the product against the direction of hair growth in just one stroke. 

Female Grooming - Frequently asked questionsIs it safe to use the Braun Silk-épil 9 and 7 in the shower and bath?
Braun Silk-épil 9 is 100% waterproof hence safe for in or out of the shower and bath use. The product features an automatic shut off mechanism that ensures the appliance only operates once the cord is removed from the mains power and recharger dock.

Will more hair grow back if I epilate?
No, this has been proven in dermatological tests. In fact, studies show that ongoing epilation reduces the amount of hair re-growth, making them lighter, softer and fine, with a semi-permanent effect. Say goodbye to stubble that’s rough and hard and hello to 4 weeks of smoothness.

How can I avoid ingrown hairs? 
An ingrown hair has curled backwards growing towards the follicle, often creating a small bump (also known as a razor bump). Ingrown hairs are often a result of too-close shaving. To avoid ingrown hairs, try exfoliating regularly (approx. once a week) to remove dead skin cells and “clear the path” so hair grows in the direction it’s supposed to. 

How do I go about exfoliation?
You shouldn’t exfoliate intensively immediately before or after epilating as it may leave your skin feeling delicate. 

Braun Silk-épil 9 SkinSpa comes with an exfoliation body brush that refines skin 4x better than manual exfoliation. For the best results and extra comfort you can also use your favorite body wash or exfoliating gel. 

Female Grooming - Frequently asked questionsWhat’s the benefit of combining exfoliation with epilation?
The main benefit of epilation is long-lasting, smooth, hair-free skin for up to four weeks. To ensure your skin glows with natural radiance, it’s also important to exfoliate regularly to remove dead skin cells and prevent ingrown hairs. Braun Silk-épil 9 SkinSpa combines these two essential beauty treatments in one product for visibly radiant and touchable smooth skin.

When using the Braun Silk-épil 9 SkinSpa body brush in the bath do not immerse it fully in water as this will not provide optimal exfoliation results.

What areas of the body can the Braun Silk-épil 9 SkinSpa be used on?
The Braun Silk-épil 9 SkinSpa can be used on various areas of the body depending on personal choice. The epilator is designed to remove unwanted hair from your body, including legs, arms, underarms and the more delicate bikini area. 

There are also specific attachments available in the different Silk-épil 9 SkinSpa models for the more sensitive areas like underarms, face and bikini. The exfoliation brush attachment is designed particularly for use on the arms, décolletage and legs, but it can also be used on other body areas. We do not recommend the use of the exfoliation brush on the face.

I’ve never epilated my face before, how should I go about it?
Start with the unibrow so you can get used to the epilator head, then move to the upper lip and other more sensitive areas around the mouth and jaw line. It’s a good idea to epilate in the evening so that any potential redness will have disappeared by the morning.