Hair Removal

How to Clean an Epilator

Even if you have dense hair, cleaning an epilator can be performed very easily and effortlessly, by simply using water or the cleaning brush that often comes enclosed in the package when you buy the product. Leaving your epilator clean after each use is a good strategy to protect it and not risk damage in the long run, caused by too much hair stuck inside of it.

Cleaning an epilator – step by step guide

Using the supplied cleaning brush

  • Switch off the epilator and unplug the power supply in order to reduce the risk of electric shock or burns
  • Detach the epilator’s cap from the main body by pressing the release button. Some epilators have a skin protector which can be easily deformed, so make sure to manipulate it with great care.
  • Wipe the main body with a dry cloth; using alcohol may cause discoloration or damage. However, you are allowed to use pure alcohol for the disinfection of the epilator’s discs
  • Start using the brush on the epilator’s head, while turning the discs manually. If there is hair stuck in the discs, hold the appliance so that it points down, rotate it several times and attempt to brush the disks again, until they are clean.
  • Once you are done, remember to clean the brush.

Using water

  • Switch off the epilator and unplug the power supply in order to reduce the risk of electric shock or burns
  • Detach the epilator’s cap from the main body by pressing the release button.
  • You can wash the heads of the epilator but also the main body, by simply placing them under the water jet. Using liquid soap is not necessary with every cleaning, but should be done once in a while, to remove bacteria. In most cases, water will do just fine for regular hair removal. You can use either cold or warm water, but never hot!
  • Use a brush to remove any hair that is still stuck inside the caps and the main body; once you are done, make sure to rinse the epilator and remove any trace of soap (in case you used soap) –otherwise, it will transform into a white deposit that will keep on accumulating over time and will prevent the epilator from functioning properly.
  • Leaving the appliance wet for a long time may cause malodor, so make sure to wipe it carefully with a dry cloth as soon as you are done cleaning it.

Keep these tips in mind and you’ll enjoy your epilator for a long time to come. Be sure to take a look here for our guide to the best epilators currently on the market.

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