Stubble is not
sexy comfy. And you know what you get just one day or less after shaving? Sharp, prickly stubble. Goodbye smooth legs! Hello, sandpaper!
If you want to get off the Razor Blade Rollercoaster here is your stop – best epilator for legs, meant specifically for you.
- 9 Best Epilators for Legs in 2020
- Braun Silk-Epil 7 7-561 - Wet & Dry Epilator
- Braun Silk-Epil 5 5-280
- Braun Silk-Epil 9 9-579 Wet & Dry Epilator
- Panasonic ES-ED90-P Wet/Dry Epilator
- Emjoi AP-18 Emagine
- Philips HP6576 Satin Perfect Deluxe Epilator
- Remington Smooth & Silky Deluxe Epilator
- Emjoi eRase e60 Dual Opposed Heads
- Emjoi Optima Corded Epilator
- What Characteristics Make the Best Epilator for Legs?
- Final Tips for Epilating Legs
- To Sum It All Up
9 Best Epilators for Legs in 2020
Ok, there you have it – the best epilators for legs 2020!
But before you make the purchase, I encourage you to keep on reading to find out what is so different about an epilator that is meant just for legs. Let’s take a look, shall we?
What Characteristics Make the Best Epilator for Legs?
This is probably the first thing you want to look at when choosing the best epilator for legs.
A wider epilating field can accommodate more tweezers and get the job done faster. The legs cover a large surface area and it will take about 30 minutes to epilate both legs with a high-quality epilator and a wide field of epilation.
Don’t try and epilate your legs with a slim epilator, or one meant for the face.
How Many Tweezers Do I Need?
Ideally, you want an epilator with 40 or more tweezers. Since legs cover such a large area you want an epilator that has the power, size, and capacity to pull many hairs at once to finish the job in a reasonable time.
Truth be told, hot water and a little shower gel (and maybe a pill of Ibuprofen, if it’s your first time) make the epilating process much more comfortable. Find an epilator labeled wet/dry that is safe to use in the bath or shower.
A little shower gel will help the epilator glide and the hot water softens hair and opens the pores making epilating less painful and easier. Just remember to take it slow, epilation works better, and fewer hairs break when you move slowly from ankle to knee slowly.
With a wet/dry model your only option will be a cordless epilator. The high-quality cordless epilators generally have a battery life of 40 minutes. There are also powerful corded models which are good for legs if you like to epilate outside of the shower.
Epilators that run on disposable batteries are not ideal for the legs. Legs take longer which will drain the batteries.
Also, the epilators powered by disposable batteries do not have the power needed to repeatedly remove leg hair and do not make the best epilator for coarse leg hair.
A Light in the Darkness
A built-in light is often an overlooked and undervalued feature on an epilator, but it can help tremendously. Even if you are epilating in a well-lit area, you can still have shadows on your leg.
Plus, having the light up close reveals finer hairs you might otherwise miss. A built-in light makes for a more complete epilation and that means smoother legs, longer. And that’s the goal, right?
Some of the finer epilators have two speeds. Selecting speeds on an epilator is akin to choosing between comfort and efficiency. A first-time user may want to start at a slower speed and move on to the faster speed once accustomed to the discomfort of epilating.
Final Tips for Epilating Legs
- Always have at least one of the best ingrown hair products at home to avoid those irritating ingrown hairs.
- Take care of your skin before and after epilating (you can use a cotton ball soaked in hydrogen peroxide to wipe down the legs before and after to avoid infections).
- Also, wash hands before epilating.
- Always epilate with the grain of the hair to prevent broken hairs and hair follicle damage.
Read my epilation tips article for more tips & tricks on epilating effectively and less painfully.
To Sum It All Up
Remember, epilating is a mind game. Keep the end in mind: smooth, hair-free legs for days and weeks.
If this is your first time, remember that the first time is the worst. After you get through your first epilation, you only need to epilate hair as it re-grows, not all at once.
I hope this guide has helped you decide which of these top rated epilators for legs is right for you.