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vulva skin is skin AND IT NEEDS SKIN LOVE TOO!
That’s right we said it. Vulva skin is skin and that statement is only remotely controversial because vulvas and vaginas are normally so “taboo”. If we were talking about the skin on our faces, this wouldn’t even be a question. But because not all of us are familiar with our own lady parts, let alone the skin on our vulvas (or as a doctor refers to it “vulvar skin”), it’s hard to tell when we have vulva dryness. It’s understandable why we don’t pay attention to our dry vulva skin. Out of sight, out of mind, right?
Wrong. Vulvas deserve better!
dry vulva skin vs. dry vaginal skin
In a world where 73 percent of women don’t actually know what their vulva is, Lady Suite is here with the 411 on vulvar dryness (a.k.a. Vulva dryness), from what it is, why it’s happening, and what you can do to stop it.
Here's the scoop:
Your vulva, (comprised of the clitoris, urethral opening, and both inner and outer labia) is a high-traffic area subject to irritation from a number of external factors like grooming, rubbing, sex, tight jeans, harsh ingredients, the list goes on.
Your vagina, on the other hand, is the internal passage between your vulva and uterus, or, where your tampon, menstrual cup, toys, or male sexual counterparts are inserted into (or where babies come out of). Itching or irritation in your vagina is known as feminine dryness, or dry vaginal skin, and is typically caused by things like hormone or pH imbalances, or irritating products. See the difference?
What Causes Dry Vulva Skin?
Vulva skin is thin, sensitive, and more reactive than other areas of the body, so when we ladyscape by way of waxing, shaving, or laser hair removal, we are removing the protective layer of pubic hair designed to naturally protect vulva skin.
With less oil and moisture on the skin’s surface layer, it can leave you with the feeling of dry vulva skin that’s more prone to irritation like skin itchiness, roughness, ingrown hairs, razor burn, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
All of this makes us feel less like a goddess and more like a contestant on Naked and Afraid! 😂
is vulvar dryness normal?
Considering the fact that 50 percent of menopausal women experience vulvar dryness and more than 80 percent of women ages 18 to 65 partake in some form of ladyscaping, we’d say vulvar dryness is WAY more normal than many women think it to be.
Why Vulvar Dryness Matters
Your vulva has the ever-important job of protecting your vagina. We like to refer to the vulva as “the bouncer to our lady club.” (Cheesy, we know. But it’s true!). So if your bouncer isn’t on guard, it increases the potential for some *ish* to go down in the club, if you catch our drift.
Dry vulva skin is less resilient, elastic, and protective to the rest of your lady parts, which can throw off your vulva pH balance and allow unwanted bacteria to creep in and cause things like bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections.
ain't got time for vulvar dryness
Luckily, Lady Suite has your back (and your front) with our transformative Care Down-There System. This 3-step system features our refreshing Probiotic Cleanser, exfoliating Glow Refiner Spray, and ultra-hydrating Rejuvenating Botanical Oil that are all made with clean beauty ingredients designed to help take care of more than just your dry vulva.
With our 3-Step System, you’ll also minimize odor-causing bacteria, ingrown hairs, dark spots, and irritation for healthy vulva skin that feels good. When it feels good you feel good and it shows!
Around here, it’s our job to put your vulva wellness back on the map with skin (and hair) that’s supple, happy, and hydrated no matter what womanhood throws its way. Join the vulvalution!
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