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Is bikini wax a cause of vaginal dryness?
So you decided to leave Team Trim and join Team Bald…good for you! You’re as smooth as a baby’s bottom (but in the front, right, got it). But by now, you may have heard that 85% of women who get a bikini wax consistently down there have discovered it ain’t all glitz and glamour if you don’t maintain the skin down there. In fact, the majority of women who do regular bikini wax suffer from ingrown hairs, irritated skin, and vaginal dryness, to name a few!
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So vaginal dryness is an irritating outcome of your bikini waxing. Here are the top three bikini wax aftercare tips to help you maintain your freshly manicured V!
Tip #1: Prevent vaginal dryness and irritation after your bikini wax:
Nobody I know, and I mean nobody, has dreams of laying on a table, legs spread eagle, and excitement on their heart as the wax is put on their bikini area and prepared to be snatched off! Trust me, no one enjoys this! (okay maybe a few people). But that wax takes off more than just hair and also cause vaginal dryness and unhealthy vagina…it’s also tearing off a fresh layer of skin. This skin removal helps to remove dead skin cells, but it can also lead to redness, vaginal dryness, irritation, and after-waxing bumps. Wearing tight panties or pants is not recommended for a few days after the bikini wax as they could aggravate the area and lead to the irritation and redness getting worse.
Try using a Soothing Cream, like the Kushae Feminine Soothing Cream to calm irritation after waxing (even laser treatment) and soothe your freshly smoothed skin. Be sure to also use an all natural feminine wash after your bikini wax, too, like the Kushae Gentle 2n1 Foaming Wash. This cleanser is not only pH balanced for your vagina, but it is created with plant-based ingredients which are more gentle for your skin. Never use a feminine wash product that contains glycerin, parabens, sulfates, artificial color, DEA, or other potentially harmful ingredients you can't pronounce!
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Tip #2: Beware of ingrown hairs:
Ingrown hairs are one of the most unsightly consequences of improper bikini wax aftercare. These buggers are caused by coarse hair growing back several days or weeks after your bikini wax. Because of the curly nature of these hairs, they often times curl back into the skin and cause painful and angry looking bumps, better known as ingrown hairs. Sometimes, the hair curls into the skin even before it has a chance to break the skin and come out…yikes! Either way, most women find ingrown hairs painful and unsightly and try to remove them. Without sterilization of the proper tools, you may in fact cause an abscess-boil, or infection, under the skin while attempting to remove one of these buggers. Wait, all we wanted was a bikini wax!
Now, to prevent these little guys, use a daily soothing cream, like Kushae Feminine Soothing Cream, to soothe irritation immediately after waxing, and to help thin the hairs as they grow back to prevent ingrown hairs in the first place. You can also use exfoliating gloves after the first two days to help remove dead skin cells which can clog pores. This is a very useful bikini wax ingrown hair prevention tip.
Tip #3: No giving up the goodies:
After a bikini wax, you should wait for 24-48 to have sex…sorry partner…no goodies over here! The potential friction caused by sex could lead to painful irritation of the bikini area. In addition, a freshly waxed bikini area contains many open pores; sex could also introduce harmful bacteria into your skin and lead to bad outcomes, such as after-waxing bumps.
So…yeah…you may want to really sit this one out! Intimacy takes on all forms so maybe try a massage with your partner, kissing, a bubble bath…oh, wait! Be careful with hot water, too, as this may irritate your bikini wax area. Try a cooler bubble bath, maybe? Either way, get creative! But make sure no hands touch down there either for the first two days, as this can also encourage irritation and small pimples. If you can get these things right for the first few days, your bikini wax will be well worth it….and gorgeous!
These bikini wax aftercare tips are essential for feminine wash and also help to control vaginal dryness that will make you feel fresh and healthy. #teambald