Hola mi amigos,
Recently I bought the Emogi 72-tweezer Epilator (in red)
so I could keep it smooth for the ladies in a variety of areas where I have some rather coarse and dense hair. I decided on this one over the male-specific emogi
because the head on the female one looked more amenable as it relates to bony areas (like solar plexus/ sternum).
Anyway, so I recently tried using it for the first time on some of the quasi-downy hairs on my abdominal areas. I put it on the lower setting because the noise was so intimidating. It did a pretty good job, but I could only take the sensation for a few seconds before I had to stop. I got about 5% of the area I had hoped to - I woulndn't call it 'painful', though it's possible my hairs are not rooted that deeply - but it is just such an unusual, foreign, unnerving sensation that it will really take some getting used to.
Anyway, the big concern for me was that it appeared that small pricks of blood were forming, as though my skin had been pricked. I reckon it was just irritated, but I decided to stop because I didn't want to ruin my brand-new epilator.
Should I immediately stop when I see this happening or is it okay to keep going? It happened on my chest too when I tried it out there.
Secondly, is there a 'best' way to exfoliate following epilation?
Is there a preferred way to use an epilator such as this (maybe in short quick strokes).
Can the hair clog the rotation of the device - especially if some of the hair being pulled is 1.5 inches long (I apologize for any disturbing visuals).
Lastly, I've read a bunch of frightening stories on here about ingrown hairs and other such things....is this representative of most people's experience with epilators? (especially for male body hair).