Today I am going to introduce you to this wonderful little facial hair removal tool called Epistick or Epicare. It is a Tweezer Stick in the form of a flexible spring, that pulls out facial hair.
Need to run for a meeting, spending late hours at the office and not getting time to groom, just lazy to visit a beauty parlor frequently just to get unwanted upper lip hair cleaned up.... this tool is your answer to all these problems.
It is a must have for every girl and can even be used by guys to remove unwanted hair near the cheek bone. A lot of boys have been writing to me to know how to remove unwanted facial hair on upper part of cheeks.
HOW TO USE EPISTICK FACIAL HAIR REMOVER?
- Hold the ends of the epistick between the thumb and first two fingers in each hand.
- Bend the spring to roughly form a 'U' and hold it against the skin where you want to remove hair.
- Roll the ends of the stick outwards and the spring will start plucking the hair.
- You can stick your tongue under the skin just like you do when getting your upper lip threaded.
- For better results, I hold it a little above the ends.
|The only way I could click this picture was through my laptop's webcam. So excuse the poor quality|
Even if you do not understand the instructions, you will be still be able to automatically use it correctly once it is in your hands, simply by instinct. Always use on clean skin.
It is important to use a mild toner on the skin after removing hair, to close the pores and to avoid skin infections. Do NOT use soap for 24 hrs. anyways it is not recommended to use soap on the face. Those who feel a lot of pain can also rub ice before and after hair removal.
MY EXPERIENCE WITH EPISTICK FACIAL HAIR REMOVAL TOOL
It effectively removes 99% of hair on the upper lip and 100% of the hair on the lower lip and on the contour of lips. Only the hair which are at an angle on both sides of the lips sometimes do not get pulled out from the roots. But after 2 days when they grow out of the skin, this tool easily plucks them out too.
The more you use it, the better you will get at handling it and better results with each use. I have not gotten threading done on the upper lip ever since i have bought this tool.
It is a facial hair removal tool and not just limited to removing unwanted hair around the lips. I personally do not find it safe to use near eyebrows or forehead as it may pluck your eyebrows or eyelashes or the hair on your head may get entangled into it. So it is completely up to you how and where on the face you can use it safely.
People who wax on the chin can also find it very useful though it requires some practice to use it on curved facial areas.
It is very handy, light weight and can be easily carried around in your purse all the time. You will need a mirror to be able to see and effectively catch all unwanted hair.
HOW OFTEN TO USE?
It is completely up to you. People who have slow hair growth can use on alternate days or every few days. I personally use it more frequently because everyday some hair growth comes out of the under skin. It hardly takes 2 minutes to remove fresh regrowth.
It is important to keep it clean and store it away from dust. After using, I gently stretch the spring and blow air through it to remove stuck hair. Then wipe with a clean tissue. Do not wash often or it may rust. On washing, lay it on a towel to soak all the water and air dry.
WHERE TO BUY?
A year ago, this epistick hair removal tool was available on ebay for more than INR 1000. I had bought it from ebay.in last year for INR 220 (Price INR 150 + Shipping INR 70). At that time buyincoins.com was selling a different version of this. I just discovered they are now selling this one too.
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Just like any hair removal method, this tool also carries the risk of hair root infections in very rare cases. It also depends on our pain threshold and thickness of hair. If you have never had your facial hair threaded or waxed before or if you have very fine hair, it may feel painful in the beginning. But it gives more satisfying results than threading or plucking manually with a tweezer.
Also, our sensitivity levels vary on different days. When we are sleep deprived or in a low mood, we feel more pain. Women particularly feel more sensitivity towards pain during periods. So on a practical note, it is better to use it when you are feeling normal or good and in front of a well lit mirror.
People who are prone to infections on waxing or hair removal, can rub the area with ice first to desensitize it and then remove hair. Else, you can apply aloe vera gel and let it absorb, and then use this.
I once happened to use it during high sensitivity days and ended up with a really bad infection which took a week to burst and then left a scar. The mark is still there and may take a few more months to go away. But I find it safer, faster and more convenient than threading. Totally recommend it!