Epilators remove hair by pulling it out at the root which studies say leads to softer regrowth over time. The benefit is that you don’t have to use your epilator every day. We’ve already reviewed the most popular epilators and selected the best one including one for the face.
When the head spins around fast, epilators remove hair as little metal plates on the epilator open and close. This effectively tweezes the hair. Over time the tweezers not only pick up hair but dirt, dead skin, grease, sweat, and bacteria. If you don’t clean it frequently, you might miss the fact that it has a bunch of hairs and grime stuck between the tweezers. At this point, you will probably notice that your epilator is not working the way it used to.
In order to get the most of your epilator it is important to maintain and clean it. Chances are if you haven’t cleaned it routinely, it probably has a lot of bacterial build up on it. While it is not difficult, you should clean the epilator after every use. You don’t want nasty grime, grease, sweat and bacteria, making contact with your skin. Though wet and dry models are easier to clean, any epilator can be cleaned effectively in just a few steps.
Before cleaning your epilator, unplug the epilator.
Step 1: Remove The Epilator Head from the Body
If you can, release the epilator head from the body. The head on most epilators can be released by pressing the two buttons on the side.
Step 2: Brush Cleaning
All epilators come with a cleaning brush to brush away loose hair. If yours didn’t or you lost yours, you can use a toothbrush. First remove the cap on the epilator and brush hair out that is stuck on the cap. Tilt the epilator upside down to remove any loose hair stuck inside. Then brush the epilator head. As you brush the head, manually turn the tweezer head which causes the tweezers to open and close, making it easier to get at the hair.
Step 3: Use Compressed Air To Remove Stubborn Hair
You won’t be able to remove all the hair with just the included cleaning brush. One of the trickiest areas to remove hair is under the wheel. Take a can of compressed air to remove any hair wedged underneath the tweezer wheel. If you don’t have compressed air, you can also try blowing on the epilator head or using a hair dryer to blow the hair out.
Step 4: Clean The Head Under Water
Some epilators feature heads that detach from the epilator and that can be cleaned under running water. Rinse the epilator head under water and manually rotate the epilator head to make sure all the hair is removed
Step 5: Sanitize the head with an alcohol-soaked cotton ball
Rub rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball and thoroughly wipe the tweezers to kill any bacteria.
Step 6: Dry It
Thoroughly shake the cap and head so that the remaining water can drip out. Use a clean towel to dry them off. Leave both parts out until they are completely dried. It usually takes a day.
That’s how to clean your epilator. Your epilator is good as new.