I still remember the first time I ever shaved my legs. I stole my Mum’s razor and cut myself at least three times in the process. When the water ran over my hair-free legs it felt as though I was wearing a pair of tights. The strangest sensation ever, but once my legs were moisturised and the smoothest they have ever felt, I wanted them to be like that forever. Since then, the quest for smooth, hair-free skin has been one of my beauty musts. It is funny that something that has such a purpose on our bodies, is thought of as such an annoyance.
I make my monthly pilgrimage to the salon to have my skin tugged and tweazed – it isn’t pretty, but I always leave feeling so much more confident. This doesn’t come without a hefty price tag however. In fact; us Brits spend on average £5,300 on hair removal in a lifetime and men are actually worse, spending £6,833… After I read that stat, I added up what I had spent in the last 9 years and I’ve definitely already spent over £5,400 on hair removal. It was time to do something about it, so Panasonic Beauty very kindly asked if I wanted to try something to help ease the spend. I ended up choosing the most versatile product I have ever come across – the Epilator ES-ED96. One product, eight different uses.
It cleanses (body and face), epilates, trims hair, has a pedicure function and is waterproof so can be used in the shower or dry!
I’d never epilated before, but discovering that 50% of 18-25 year olds have never visited a salon for hair removal, I thought at least half of them must be doing it! Once you get used to it, it’s more uncomfortable than painful. Plus I just think that being able to take one appliance away with me, that has the ability to remove hair and cleanse/exfoliate my skin is life changing. Panasonic say that their products can help save 24% a year on hair removal costs. Of course, I’m not going to start tackling the bikini area on my own, but for fuzz-free pins, I think I can definitely save a lot of time and money doing it from the comfort of my own home for the cost of just three salon visits a year.
I’m so interested to know what you guys do for hair removal. I had previously tried Laser (I’m too blonde so it doesn’t work) and waxing (too messy/time consuming – plus I ripped my skin at least a couple of times, eeek!) Are there any gadgets you use that you swear by?