For legs and sensitive areas, + 1 accessory BRE235/04
My skin is irritated after using my Philips Satinelle Epilator
If your skin feels itchy, red or swollen after using your Philips Satinelle Epilator, try our tips below to solve this issue yourself.
Allow adjustment time
If you are new to epilation, you may see some after-effects like redness or swelling on your skin. This usually goes away with time and is nothing to worry about. Allow your skin some adjustment time. Try epilating before going to bed so that your skin has time to rest overnight.
As after-care gently rub an antiseptic cream, or a mild, alcohol-free lotion on your skin after epilating. You may also use an alcohol-free deodrant for your armpits.
If your skin irritation lasts longer than 3 days, then please consult your doctor.
Use a clean epilator
Always check the head of your epilator to make sure it is clean before you use it. If it is not clean, then put it under a tap of running water to clean it. Completely dry the epilating head before attaching it back to its body. For detailed cleaning instructions of your particular epilator model refer to your user manual.
Also make sure your skin is clean and dry before epilating.
Pre-treat your skin
You may get some ingrown hair as a side-effect of epilating. To prevent this from happening, try exfoliating your skin with a peeling lotion and the peeling glove provided with your epilator (or a course sponge) two or three days before epilating. This removes the dead skin around your hair follicles and makes it easier to remove hair.
If your epilator comes with a body exfoliating attachment, you can also use that for this purpose.
Use the right technique
While epilating it is important to use the right technique so that the hair from your skin are removed properly and with minimal pain.
Try stretching your skin with your free hand, or use the skin stretcher (efficacy cap) attachment which comes with your epilator. The tighter your skin is, the easier it is for the epilator to pull your hair.
Use on permitted areas
The epilator is intended to remove hair by the root in the intimate area (the outside and inside of the outer labia), the underarms, the bikini line and hard-to-reach areas such as knees and ankles. Be careful when epilating your intimate areas. Please refer to the use manual for detailed instructions on how to safely use your epilator. You can also also use it to epilate the lower part of your face (chin, cheeks and the area above your upper lip) and the area between your eyebrows.