The vajacial is a very fashionable trend in recent years. It is proposed in the beauty centers but there is also a lot of do-it-yourself, so much so that some treatments are marketed for example by Gwyneth Paltrow on Goop.
Many did not miss the treatment of vaginal fumes made by the model Chrissy Teigen, with the products of her friend-colleague. But what is there to know? As with many novelties, even if relative, there is often a great enthusiasm for this type of treatment. But what we are looking for does not necessarily have a positive impact in terms of health.
In this regard, there is an article by HealthLine which shows a position decidedly opposed to the vajacial: we will talk about it shortly.
What is the vajacial?
The name means “‘facial’ treatment for the vagina”, That is a set of actions that are traditionally done for the face, but are also applied for the vulva (because it is on the vulva that one acts, not on the vagina, but the name would have been cacophonous), such as peeling, fumigations, hair pore care, hydration, etc.
It all takes place in the bikini area, the pubic mound and the labia majora. In other words, everything that beauticians usually do on the face is also done on the vulva, if desired.
How the vajacial is performed
Usually these treatments are carried out together with the hair removal, and then by the beautician. In fact, the treatments aim to solve the problem of ingrown hairs, gods clogged pores, prevent acne or dry skin, keep the color of the vulva unchanged. So creams, exfoliating and soothing treating vapors are used, but also machines with red light when needed.
The benefits of the vajacial
Basically the benefit is only one: to take care of of one’s body, of the private parts as we would do with the face. Some of the problems like clogged pores or acne can be annoying, itchy and bleeding, so vajacial is welcome, as long as all treatments are done by professionals.
Taking care of your body means, among other things, also taking the time necessary for its care, feeling satisfied like when we get gel on our nails (even if it is not quite the same thing). But, as we will see, apart from the psychological satisfaction related to something we want to do, there are many contraindications.
But there is also a clear philosophical error. In fact, the vulvas are not all the same and must not aim at an aesthetic standard (and this applies to all parts of our body). For every woman there is a different vulva and every vulva is beautiful in its own way. This does not mean that we must neglect it, for example from the point of view of health: if a doctor recommends a vaginal douche or a treatment, that must be done, so it is definitely better to ask our gynecologist or our gynecologist for guidance before taking action against acne. and clogged pores.
Vajacial: tips and warnings
The skin of the vulva changes
As Healthline explains, the skin on the vulva can change slightly based on the day of the cycle we’re on. However, beauticians may not be aware of these changes, which have to do with hormones. The role of hormones on the skin of the vulva also plays a big role in the fact that it also changes according to the period of our life: in menopause the skin will be thinner and more sensitive, for example, and abrasions can be generated. So even in this case it is always better to ask your doctor for information.
There is a risk of infection
When blackheads are unclogged or vulva acne is treated, there are very small parts of the skin that remain open and therefore are predisposed to infections, which can happen both by the beautician, if his instruments have not been cleaned or disposed of correctly, and subsequently by having sexual intercourse and you may even run into a sexually transmitted disease in that case.
There is a risk of irritation or inflammation
Lightening or whitening creams can cause irritation, not to mention that the pubic area is more prone to allergic reactions compared to other parts of the body, so a possible contact dermatitis is something that must be taken into account. And when the vulva gets irritated they introduce themselves bacteria, thus raising the possibility of follicles or cellulite as well.