As you start to unearth your tank tops, shorts, and bikini from the back of you closet, you may be thinking about taking your razor out of retirement or getting ready to book a waxing appointment. And while either of those trusted hair-removal options will get the job done, an epilator might make your hair removal process much smoother. Strategist contributor Fiona Byrne first told us about the magic of Braun’s epilators after discovering the original Braun Silk-épil through her sister Sinead, who, Byrne notes, has had hers for a couple of decades. “And for many years now, this has also been my go-to hair remover, and it’s saved me (no lie) thousands of dollars on leg and bikini waxing, not to mention the hassle of scheduling and keeping appointments.” Epilators work a bit differently from regular razors: the Braun Silk-épil has a rotating head with inset tweezer-type things that spin around, not unlike a paint roller, Byrne explains. “You move it over your skin as you would a razor, except instead of shaving your hair, it’s plucking each one out,” which is what gives you “smooth, clear, Mr. Bigglesworth–bald legs”. This updated version of the epilator Byrne wrote about comes with several interchangeable heads, so you can shave, trim, epilate, massage, and exfoliate your body, as well as a FaceSpa device designed specifically for facial cleansing, exfoliation, and epilation. And right now, it’s the cheapest it has ever been on Amazon.
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