Summer means sun, fun, and freedom, not to mention the beach, pool, and of course the infamous bikini A.K.A. swimsuit, tankini, etc. We think getting beach body ready MUST include making sure your skin down south is extra prepped, pampered, and protected.
but why you ask?
Intimate skin in the bikini area (vulva skin) is thinner and way more delicate. From pubic hair grooming to prolonged sun exposure to chafing from a swimsuit or sand, not to mention chlorine, vulva skin and her surrounding areas are more prone to sensitivity and irritation.
HERE ARE SOME WAYS TO GIVE YOUR INTIMATE SKIN SOME EXTRA SUMMER LOVIN’:
If you’re going to wear a swimsuit multiple days in a row – say a beach vacation - it might be time to opt for a bikini wax over shaving with a razor. Yes, waxing can be more painful, expensive, and you’ll have to be ok with southern exposure to someone you may not know. BUT, the benefits outweigh the initial discomfort when it comes to less razor bumps and razor burn on your bikini line!
lady tip #1:
Make sure you seek out a professional establishment with licensed estheticians. And, don’t forget to prepare for a bikini wax and use a vulva moisturizer by hydrating your intimate skin daily with our Rejuvenating Botanical Oil vulva moisturizer to help soothe and protect your skin, and your investment.
We mentioned hydration above, but we can’t stress enough how important it is to hydrate your intimate skin before and after sun exposure. Intimate skin and the skin on buttocks and thighs are not generally accustomed to sun and can become even more inflamed and reactive from sunburn. Eek!
lady tip #2:
Hydrating skin’s upper layers boosts the skin’s ability to protect itself and retain essential moisture. It’s also important to apply physical sunscreen with zinc oxide proven to protect delicate skin sans harsh chemicals. Plus, all that hydration helps get rid of ingrown hairs on your bikini line too!
While gentle exfoliation (and we mean really gentle) helps prevent razor bumps and ingrown hairs, too much exfoliation – think scrubbing - can be too harsh for intimate skin. Harsh scrubbing combined with sun exposure can increase the chance of hyperpigmentation – the annoying dark spots on your bikini line.
Exfoliate 1-2 times a week maximum with gentle feminine wash solutions like our vulva-friendly Probiotic Refreshing Cleanser feminine wash with rose quartz powder or a wash with jojoba beads that are round instead of jagged.
IF YOU DO WANT TO GET RID OF DARK SPOTS WITHOUT RESORTING TO HARSH CHEMICALS, REPEAT THESE STEPS:
Hydrate intimate skin daily to avoid ingrown hairs and razor bumps that leave a mark
Use natural brighteners like oil soluble vitamin c, licorice root, fruit enzymes or mild beta hydroxy acids
Wear physical sunscreen surrounding your bikini line when you’re in the sun