The Right Way to Exfoliate Your Bikini Area
We’re all on board with the “choose your own adventure” pubic region. For some folks, au natural is the best way to go. And for others, the absence of body hair makes them feel at home in their skin. Regardless, exfoliating your bikini line has entirely too many benefits to ignore.
The classic bush is just as lovable as the landing strip. And if that’s not your cup of tea, baring all is always an option. Regardless of your preference, especially for those who are somewhere in-betweeners, knowing how to exfoliate your pubic region can help you tend to and maintain a soft, ingrown free bikini area.
The art of maintaining a smooth bikini line area requires patience, skill and external resources.
Why would you want to exfoliate your bikini area?
We talk about exfoliating our faces as a normal part of our routine. So why should your bikini area be any different?
When we exfoliate our skin, we prime it to be able to do its best work. Allowing our skin cells to regenerate by removing dead cells paves the way for softer, smoother skin. This is especially important for the skin on and around the pubic region, given its sensitivity, making it an area that’s more prone to irritation and inflammation.
What is included in your bikini area?
Let’s be clear, our bikini area stretches beyond where we think it should. Our bikini area includes our upper thigh area, low abdomen area and pubic region. It even includes our butt and every sensitive area in between.
Because the skin surrounding the pubic area is so thin, there are certain products designed specifically for it. And when utilized regularly and correctly, the results are beyond favorable.
The benefits of exfoliation
Exfoliation is a gift from the heavens above. There’s absolutely nothing like the supple, smooth touch post-treatment. Eradicating the skin of bacteria, dirt and dead cells is one of the nicest things you can do for yourself. And let’s keep it real, vagina carriers know all about the type of bacterial breeding ground that can occur in the hotter months, with the bermuda triangle of conditions: tight clothing, heat and sweat.
It’s totally normal to be dealing with a more reactive pubic area, especially during those hotter months. This is all the more reason to keep that exfoliation schedule on point. Razor burn is a huge concern for folks who prefer shaving in general.
The stinging and redness that comes along with the rough skin texture can lead to aggravation beyond measure. Itchy pubic hair is also a common concern that exfoliation can address.
When should you exfoliate, and how often?
There are plenty of options when it comes to the method of exfoliation you’d like to use. The most common and often effective are vagina scrubs. Exfoliating before you start shaving and trimming will soften not only your skin but the hair you’re hoping to remove.
Gently applying an exfoliating vagina scrub it’s as easy as working in the small circular motions. You can apply light pressure, be mindful not to press down hard. Let the scrub do its thing and rinse your pubic region well.
The best products for exfoliating your bikini area
The best products for exfoliating your bikini area are going to come directly from the earth. Mother earth has done an exceptional job of providing us with the staples for keeping our skin healthy and happy. Being mindful to use organic products ensures that you’re accessing farmed materials that were sustainably and ethically sourced.
V Line Cacao Chocolate Vagina Scrub
If you’re a fan of cacao, you’re gonna wanna park it for this one. Combined with almond and cold pressed oils, This cacao scrub is a brilliant option for your vagina. Chock-full of antioxidants and smelling heavenly, the appearance of bumps and discoloration dissipate after consistent shower use.
V Line Whipped Coco Rose Vaginal Moisturizer
After you exfoliate in the shower, your bikini area is going to be thirsty for hydration. The whipped coco rose vaginal moisturizer is the perfect after exfoliation treatment. With the whipped blend of organic rosehip, rose and cold pressed virgin coconut oil: this nutrient dense moisturizer is dying to be slathered on that freshly exfoliated skin.
The ingredients you need to watch out for
Of course, we live in a world where plenty of large corporations aren’t interested in the products that they’re selling and the safety of their clients. When it comes to scrubs and moisturizers, you want to keep an eye out for things like phthalates (endocrine disrupters), aluminum, parabens and the like.
Bikini line exfoliation aftercare
Just like your post-wax or sugaring routine, the steps you take after exfoliating can either make or break the hard work and dollars you’ve put into your skin.
Reduce irritation with simple steps
Be kind to your hair follicles and create an anti-inflammatory aftercare routine. Make sure to wear loose clothing post exfoliation. You can apply a cool, damp towel after exfoliating and moisturizing. This will help reduce irritation and give your skin the room it needs to breathe. In general, keeping your bikini area moisturized and hydrated after exfoliation is the best thing you can do for your skin.
Ready to start your exfoliation journey? We’ve got the perfect products to get you started. Browse VLine’s collection for high-quality, organic products for your intimate areas.