This is a well overdue post around my experience with the Braun Silk-épil 9 SkinSpa. Currently I use it on a regular basis for many things including hair removal.
Way more than just and epilator, the Braun Silk-épil 9 SkinSpa comes with 12 extras in order to make your hair removal long lasting and with a silky smooth finish. The adaptable head means that this works as an epilator as well as a shaver, exfoliator and deep tissue massager. To ensure that this is hygienic it also comes with protective caps, cleaning brush and pouch to hold it all in.
The shaver also has as trimmer cap not to mention that the epilator comes with 3 different adapters for different areas of your body.
NOTE: You will require a shaving adapter or plug to charge it.
What is epilation?
If you do not know what an epilator is then it mechanically grasps multiple hairs simultaneously and pulls them out (think tweezing on a larger scale). Although epilators pull out hair in a similar way to waxing they achieve this without removing cells from the epithelium of the epidermis (top layer of the skin).
As with waxing, epilation can be painful to some people because it involves pulling hair out of the roots.
More than an epilator, it comes with a variety of functions and is entirely waterproof. This means you can make use of it in the bath or shower.
The brush heads are my favourite as they help to avoid nasty ingrown hairs (which I regularly fall victim to). I have also notice my skin looks and feels much better after I have been using these. They have tonnes of bristles to remove dead skin cells and stimulate skin regeneration. I use one on my face occasionally (obviously the sensitive one) and love how silky smooth it makes it.
The massage pad works into the skin deeper than a standard body brush. The effect is improved blood circulation which is said to help skins appearance.
The first epilation experience of an area can be particularly challenging. You’ll most likely prefer to have the area professionally waxed first, then use epilation to remove regrowth.