There are a few beauty chores in my life that I actually cannot bear to do. I despise washing and drying my hair – this lions mane is just too much for me to handle when wet and I swear I have RSI from holding the hair dryer up. I also can’t stand painting my toes – my legs just don’t get in the right position to be able to do them to a decent standard. And finally, the worst beauty chore is shaving. It a job that I prefer to do whilst in the bath, rather than in the shower and it’s a job that needs doing so frequently that I end up in desperate need of a razor or I forget to do it and arrive in Cuba with no razor in my bag and fluffy legs. I needed a solution to fit in with my busy lifestyle, one that greatly assists me in cutting down the time I spent pruning and preening and frees up some of my precious time spent at home and the Panasonic ES-WH80 IPL Hair Removal System is just what I have been searching for.
There are so many different methods to home defuzzing and to be quite honest, I’ve always stuck with shaving as some other methods have unnerved me. Sugaring sounds like sheer hell and those epilators look like home torture devices. I’m quite a laid back kinda gal, so when home IPL was recommended to me, my ears pricked up and I thought that this was definitely something of interest. IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light and works on targeted areas ie your legs and underarms. The pulse of light is attracted to the dark, so in this case the root of the hair. The light hits the follicle and damages it by burning it and rendering the root ineffective, son it doesn’t grow back. The Panasonic ES-WH80 IPL Hair Removal System is ideal for those with pale to medium skin and dark hair for it to be most effective.
Hairs need to be alive with a fresh root for the Panasonic ES-WH80 IPL Hair Removal System to work. As each hair on the body goes through a cycle, it may take several treatments for the IPL to catch all the hairs in their fresh state. Any hair lying dormant will not be effected with use of the IPL. Shaving beforehand is also necessary, not only to reduce the smell of burning hair but for the IPL to be its most effective and to be able to zap the root of the hair. It is also worth noting that if you do use an epilator, then this will stop the IPL from working as the root of the hair has been pulled out.
I have medium skin, not quite in the pale category but not very dark either and I have a mixture of blonde hairs on my upper legs and dark hairs on my lower legs. For this reason I have decided to only use the Panasonic ES-WH80 IPL Hair Removal System on my lower leg, as well as my underarms. I have completed three seperate treatments over the course of six weeks, with the first treatment being a Level 1 on the device and the subsequent two treatments being upped to a Level 2.
The IPL holds its charge for around 600 flashes before it needs a battery boost and this is displayed on the front of the device for your notification. It also gives you the option to choose between Level 1 and Level 5 for your at home treatment. The safety cap provided keeps the IPL dust free whilst it isn’t being used and inside the box, the instructions give full instructions for cleaning the IPL head and also changing the lamp after time. The charging lead is nice and long, which is always a bonus to me however the device cannot be used whilst on charge. When you apply the head of the IPL to you skin, it will only flash when the IPL is in the correct position against the area that you are targeting. The flashes aren’t to bright but I have found that once you get into a good routine with your IPL, you don’t even need to look whilst you treat your legs and the flashes become quite insignificant to your eyes.
So, does it work? Well, I’m afraid you will have to wait for my next post in two weeks after I have completed the full course of recommended treatments to see if I can see any noticeable results!
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