Yes, you read that right.
We are now living in a world where vulvas can get facials – and they are all the rage! When I think of facials I think of steaming, goopy masks, extractions, and an overall calming experience. This is exactly what a vajacial consists of and more!
A vajacial is typically a 30-50 minute professional spa service for your vulva. The treatment includes a cleanse, exfoliant, and extractions of ingrown hairs, followed by a soothing mask, completed with an oil or moisturizer. This service focuses on the mons pubis, bikini line and outer labia. This is NOT for your vagina!
Vajacials are usually follow-up services to help deal with the side effects of hair removal on the vulva, but they are not limited to females. They can be performed on anyone who removes hair or wants to hydrate their pubic hair. Men- we’re looking at you too.
The purpose of a vajacial
A vajacial provides the vulva with post-care love after hair removal. It helps with dead skin cells, ingrown hairs, razor burns, hyperpigmentation, dark spots and skin texture around the bikini line, all to maintain healthy and hydrated skin in the vulva area, leaving one feeling confident.
A rundown of the vajacial treatment
A vajacial may look a little different from spa to spa. The service could include vaginal steaming, gentle exfoliants, ingrown hair treatments, mud masks for the vulva, and even red light therapy which kills bacteria and provides skin-brightening benefits that reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation.
A standard vajacial could look something like this:
- steam (optional)
- extract (optional)
- gentle exfoliant (optional)
- soothing treatment oil
The vaginal steam will loosen ingrown hairs, oil, dirt, and debris that clog the upper layer of skin. The extraction process removes ingrown hairs, blackheads, and deep blockages. A gentle exfoliant will be used to clean out the pores. This step will reveal a fresh, healthy, and baby-soft layer of skin that can absorb and retain moisture. Finally, the mask will detoxify the skin and soothe the pubic area.