Braun Silk-epil 5 5580 manual

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  • Brand: Braun
  • Product: Epilator
  • Model/name: Silk-epil 5 5580
  • Filetype: PDF
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English
Our products are engineered to meet the
highest standards of quality, functionality
and design. We hope you thoroughly
enjoy using your Braun Silk·épil Xelle Easy
Start for Body&Face.
In the following we would like to familiarise
you with the appliance and provide some
useful information about epilation. Please
read the use instructions carefully and
thoroughly before using the appliance.
Braun Silk·épil Xelle has been designed
to make the removal of unwanted hair as
efficient, gentle and easy as possible. Its
proven epilation system removes hair at
the root, leaving your skin smooth for
weeks. As the hair that re-grows is fine
and soft, there will be no more stubble.
The new epilation head with X’pert-épil
system features 40 tweezers that are
uniquely arranged to remove more hair
in a single stroke, for unprecedented
efficiency. The SoftLift®
tips integrated in
the epilation head make sure that even
short hairs (0.5 mm) and flat lying hairs are
removed thoroughly at the root.
It comes with two different clips:
The massaging rollers clip makes the
epilation ultra gentle. Its pulsating
movement stimulates and relaxes the
skin to offset the pulling sensation.
The EfficiencyPro clip provides a
thorough epilation that is now even
faster. It ensures maximum skin contact
at the optimum usage position thus
enabling more effective hair removal.
The SmartLight incorporated in the switch
reproduces an almost daylight condition,
thus revealing even the finest hair and
giving you a better control for improved
epilation efficiency.
If you have not used an epilator before, or
if you have not epilated for a longer period
of time, it may take a short while for your
skin to adapt to epilation. The discom-
fort experienced at first is considerably
reduced with repeated use as the number
of hair to be removed decreases over time
and as the skin adjusts to the process.
The Braun Silk·épil Xelle Easy Start has
been specially designed to make your
start in epilation easy as it gently helps
your skin in the adjustment phase.
• The starter epilation head has been
developed especially for the first few
epilations, when skin is not yet used to
the process and also for sensitive skin.
Compared to the standard epilation
head it has fewer tweezers that are
further apart. This makes epilation
much gentler and helps your skin adjust
to the process, but will take a bit longer
than with the standard epilation head.
• The cooling application provides
additional help to reduce possible skin
irritation after epilation and will also
leave the skin feeling cool and fresh.
The narrow epilation head is perfectly
suited to follow the contours of delicate
body parts such as under the arms
and the bikini lines. A reduced number
of tweezers and the narrow design,
specifically adapted to these body areas,
improve the handling and ensure a
particularly gentle epilation in these areas.
The facial set allows removing unwanted
hairs conveniently from the face. The facial
attachment , positioned on the narrow
epilation head , allows removing un-
wanted hair conveniently from the face. With
the reduced number of active tweezers you
can remove facial hair efficiently and gently.
Warning
• Keep the appliance dry.
• Keep the appliance out of the reach of
children.
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• When switched on, the appliance must
never come in contact with the hair on
your head, eyelashes, ribbons, etc. to
prevent any danger of injury as well as
to prevent blockage or damage to the
appliance.
• Before use, check whether your voltage
corresponds to the voltage printed on
the transformer. Always use the 12 V
transformer plug supplied with the
product.
General information on epilation
Silk·épil is designed to epilate hair on legs,
but use tests monitored by dermatologists
have revealed that you can also epilate the
underarm, the bikini line and the face.
All methods of hair removal at the root can
lead to in-growing hair and irritation (e.g.
itching, discomfort and reddening of the
skin) depending on the condition of the
skin and hair.
This is a normal reaction and should
quickly disappear, but may be stronger
when you are removing hair at the root for
the first few times or if you have sensitive
skin.
Using the cooling application will help to
prevent irritation.
If, after 36 hours, the skin still shows
irritation, we recommend that you contact
your physician.
In general, the skin reaction and the
sensation of pain tend to diminish
considerably with the repeated use of
Silk·épil.
In some cases inflammation of the skin
could occur when bacteria penetrate
the skin (e.g. when sliding the appliance
over the skin). Thorough cleaning of the
epilation head before each use will mini-
mise the risk of infection.
If you have any doubts about using this
appliance, please consult your physician.
In the following cases, this appliance
should only be used after prior consul-
tation with a physician:
– eczema, wounds, inflamed skin
reactions such as folliculitis (purulent
hair follicles) and varicose veins
– around moles
– reduced immunity of the skin, e.g.
diabetes mellitus, during pregnancy,
Raynaud’s disease
– haemophilia or immune deficiency.
Some useful tips
Epilation is easier and more comfortable
when the hair is at the optimum length of
2–5 mm (0.08–0.2 in.) If hairs are longer,
we recommend that you either shave first
and epilate the shorter re-growing hairs
after 1 or 2 weeks.
When epilating for the first time, it is
advisable to epilate in the evening, so that
any possible reddening can disappear
overnight. To relax the skin we recom-
mend applying a moisture cream after
epilation.
Fine hair which re-grows might not grow
up to the skin surface. The regular use of
massage sponges (e.g. after showering)
or exfoliation peelings helps to prevent
in-growing hair as the gentle scrubbing
action removes the upper skin layer and
fine hair can get through to the skin
surface.
It is a fact that hair re-growth will be
reduced by 50 % if you remove hairs from
the root regularly at least every 4 weeks
using your Silk·épil.
Description (see page 4)
Massaging rollers clip
EfficiencyPro clip
Epilation head with X’pert-épil system
Starter epilation head
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Release buttons
Switch with incorporated SmartLight
Socket for cord connector
Cord connector
12 V transformer plug
Narrow epilation head
Facial attachment
Facial cleansing wipes
Cooling application
(Gel pack (a), cooling glove (b))
Before starting
Preparing your skin
Your skin must be dry and free from
grease or cream.
Optional skin cooling: For the first few
epilations or if you have sensitive skin, you
can use the cooling application, recom-
mended by dermatologists to help reduce
possible skin irritation.
• Ensure that the gel pack has been in the
deep freezer (***) for at least 2 hours
(for convenience you can store the gel
packs in the freezer).
• Insert the gel pack underneath the
glove's transparent foil. Use only with
glove.
• Put transparent (cool) side of the glove
on your leg.
• Start cooling for approx. 1/2 minute,
longer if needed.
• Epilate the cooled skin area immedia-
tely as described in section «How to
epilate».
• Repeat cooling and epilating until
completion.
• While epilating, please ensure your skin
is dry.
Important: Apply cooling glove to the
same area for no longer than 2 minutes.
Keep away from sunlight. Do not use
gel pack when damaged. Dispose of in
household waste. Do not use if you are
hypersensitive, allergic to the cold, or if
your skin suffers from sensory disturb-
ances, when suffering from cardiac dis-
eases or arterial circulatory disorders.
Preparing the appliance
• Before starting, thoroughly clean the
epilation head you want to use ( or ).
• To remove the epilation head, press the
release buttons on the left and right
and pull it off.
• Click the desired head into place:
– Choose the starter epilation head
if you are epilating for the first time or
if you have very sensitive skin.
– Once your skin is used to epilation,
you may switch to the standard epi-
lation head which allows a more
efficient and faster epilation thanks to
its greater number of tweezers.
Plug the cord connector into the socket
and plug the transformer plug into an
electrical outlet.
How to epilate
1 Make sure one of the clips or is
attached to the epilation head.
To turn on the appliance, slide switch
to the «optimal» setting. For reduced
speed, choose the «soft» setting. The
SmartLight illuminates as long as the
appliance is switched on.
2 Rub your skin to lift short hairs.
For optimum performance hold the
appliance at a right angle (90°) against
your skin. Guide it in a slow, continuous
movement without pressure against
the hair growth, in the direction of the
switch. As hair can grow in different
directions, it may also be helpful to
guide the appliance in different
directions to achieve optimum results.
Both rollers of the massaging rollers
clip should always be kept in contact
with the skin, allowing the pulsating
movements to stimulate and relax the
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skin for a gentler epilation. If you are
used to epilation and look for a faster
way to efficiently remove hair, attach
the EfficiencyPro clip . It allows
maximum skin contact and ensures
an optimum usage position.
3 Leg epilation (epilation head
with massaging rollers clip or
EfficiencyPro clip )
Epilate your legs from the lower leg in
an upward direction. When epilating
behind the knee, keep the leg stretched
out straight.
4 Underarm and bikini line epilation
(narrow epilation head without
attachment)
For this specific application, the narrow
epilation head has been developed.
Thanks to its specific design adapted
to the contours of these areas, it pro-
vides a gentle and thorough epilation.
Please be aware that especially at the
beginning these areas are particularly
sensitive to pain. With repeated usage
the pain sensation will diminish. For
more comfort, ensure that the hair is at
the optimum length of 2–5mm.
Before epilating, thoroughly clean the
respective area to remove residue (like
deodorant). Then carefully dab dry with
a towel. When epilating the underarm,
keep your arm raised up so that the skin
is stretched and guide the appliance in
different directions.
As skin may be more sensitive directly
after epilation, avoid using irritating
substances such as deodorants with
alcohol.
5 Facial epilation
Click the facial attachment onto the
narrow epilation head and your
Silk·épil Xelle is perfectly suited to
remove hairs from upper lip, chin and
jaw lines.
Prior to epilation, we recommend
cleaning the skin with alcohol to pro-
mote good hygiene.
Please use the included cleansing
wipes to wipe over the area you want
to epilate.
When epilating the face, stretch the
skin with one hand, hold the epilator in
a 90° angle with your other hand and
guide it slowly in the direction of the
switch.
Warning: Facial cleansing wipes are
for single external use only. Do not use
in or near the eyes. Keep out of reach
of children. If inflammation develops,
discontinue use. Flammable, keep
away from fire or flame.
Ingredients: Isopropyl alcohol, aqua.
Cleaning the epilation heads
6 After epilating, unplug the appliance
and clean the epilation head used:
If you have used one of the attach-
ments , or , first remove it and
clean it with the brush.
7 To clean the tweezer element, use the
cleaning brush dipped into alcohol.
Clean the tweezers with the brush from
the rear side of the epilation head while
turning the barrel manually. After
cleaning, place your preferred attach-
ment back on the epilation head.
Subject to change without notice.
This product conforms to the
European Directives EMC
89/336/EEC and Low Voltage
73/23/EEC.
Please do not dispose of the
product in the household waste at
the end of its useful life. Disposal
can take place at a Braun Service
Centre or at appropriate collection points
provided in your country.
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