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Summer is slowly approaching, and where there’s summer, there’s bath suits.  Typically bathing suits means that it’s time to maintain your nether regions. Well at least for those who choose to shave or wax.  Shaving and waxing periodically can occasionally cause issues down there, because of skin sensitivity. Have you ever had the urge to give your vajayjay a facial?  No? Well neither have I, so join the club. But a wax bar in California, came up with a facial for specifically made for your vagina, and of course the named it the Vajacial.  How cute.

You see, after all the pruning and waxing and other maintenance a woman’s vagina endures, sometimes there’s the need to make sure ingrown hairs and other skin issues don’t erupt.  No one wants a bumpy vagina, and that’s where the Vajacial comes into play.

Here’s how the Vajacial works:

Meant to be performed a week after waxing, the 50-minute treatment ($60) involves four steps. First, skin is cleansed with an antibacterial body wash and witch hazel. Then, a papaya-based exfoliating gel goes on before the esthetician extracts ingrown hairs. After that, an anti-freckle, anti-acne, or calming mask is applied. It finishes off with an application of lightening cream.

You know, that actually doesn’t sound half bad. But I’m confused about the lightening cream. Bleaching the vagina? I’ll pass.

I find it weird that people keep on coming up with new ways to maintain a vagina.  What will they come up with next? There’s already vagina rejuvenation surgery, as well as dye for your pubes. But there’s not one product out there for men.  I don’t know about you, but I prefer a well maintained man and someone needs to market to that population for a change.

If you ever wanted to try a vagacial in  the privacy of your own home, here’s a recipe courtesy of Moms Gone Zen.

Papaya-Enzyme Mask

Mix in a high-powered blender (such as a Vitamix):

  • ½ papaya (use both the scooped out fruit & the seeds)
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 package of unflavored gelatin (to help thicken mask)

Soothing & Lightening Mask

Mix together:

  • 2 tbs. plain yogurt (I use greek yogurt for its thickness.)
  • 1 tbs. honey
  • 1 tbs. hydrogen peroxide (This will make it bubble up.  Add this just before you put the mask on.

HOW TO DO IT:

  1. Make the two masks (see recipes above).
  2. Cleanse your bikini area with an antibacterial body wash (such as tea tree) and follow with a few swipes of toner. I like Thayer’s Rose Petal Witch Hazel (available at Whole Foods), which is alcohol-free and contains soothing Aloe Vera and Vitamin E.  It also smells like a gorgeous rose garden.
  3. Using a fan brush or a cotton pad, apply the enzyme mask to help exfoliate the dead skin, leave on for 5 minutes, then rinse off.  It may sting a little. If it’s too uncomfortable, rinse it off after two minutes.
  4. Using a fan brush or cotton pad, apply the Soothing & Lightening Mask to help soothe and lighten the bikini area.  Leave it on for 5 minutes, then rinse it off.
  5. With a cotton pad, apply toner to the entire bikini area. Finally, pop open one capsule of Vitamin E oil and massage the oil all over the bikini area.  (optional – add a drop of rose essential oil to the Vitamin E oil for a lovely finish.)  DONE!

Shopping List:

  • Tea Tree Body Wash
  • Witch Hazel (I recommend Thayer’s Rose Petal)
  • 1 papaya
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 package unflavored gelatin
  • greek yogurt
  • honey
  • hydrogen peroxide (I recommend food grade 3%)
  • Vitamin E capsules
  • Rose essential oil (optional)

 

Clutchettess, is this something you would try at a salon or at home?

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  • i still ain’t goin down there…..ha, ha

    • E.M.S.

      Thank you for demonstrating the unfair standards men hold women’s nether regions to.

    • cb

      @jamesfrmphilly, try it you will like it :)

  • E.M.S.

    All the things social culture tries to get women to do their vag is ridiculous. You’re vagina’s too big, have surgery to remove your outer labia. You’re vagina’s too loose after a child, have surgery to tighten it back up. Your vagina is now TOO DARK SO BLEACH IT. What the hell is going on around here?

    And I agree, it’s such a double standard that women are expected to do all this stuff to be appealing to men, when men could do some things for US.

    • A Daughter of Yemonja

      Say it!!

  • Bibiana

    This is so ridiculous and pathetic. I believe in cleanliness,but I’m sure I can live without a vajacial!!