As women begin to pay more attention to their sweet spot, more and more trends are emerging when it comes to self-care down there. We’re here to help you evaluate what's worth all the fuss and what's not.
Vagacials are exactly as it sounds, a facial for your lady bits. All the fancifying action you would receive on your face just focused on your vulva (the external portion of your vagina). The process includes deep cleansing, exfoliating, smoothing, and a variety of masks and serums. The treatments are meant to be done a couple weeks after a Brazilian wax - a sort of shine and polish for those who like to take it all off. Leah Millheiser, a clinical assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Stanford University School of Medicine advises against vagina facials. "For one, you don't know how sanitary some of these places are and secondly, traditional exfoliants used on the vulva can actually serve as an irritant and make the problem worse." Stick to a natural, gentle exfoliator like Buff & Brighten Exfoliating Pads.
The Jade Egg or Yoni Egg is placed within the vagina and reported to balance hormones, regulate menstrual cycles, increase sexual energy, strengthen your pelvic floor and increase bladder control. If you’ve never heard of the Jade Egg it’s been catching some heat from Gynecologists lately because of its potential risks. Dr. Jen Gunter OB/GYN explains that they “could be a risk factor for bacterial vaginosis or even the potentially deadly toxic shock syndrome”. Women’s health experts say to steer clear of walking around with a rock in your vagina for a number of reasons. The jade itself is slippery and could get stuck, they are also very porous so while you think you might be cleaning it properly, it might actually be harder than you think to get into all the nooks and crannies.
The V-steam has been around for a few years now. The practice requires squatting or sitting over hot water while a combination of herbs and steam from the water cleanse your most intimate area. Other reported benefits include relieving menstrual symptoms, boosting fertility and balancing pH. Unfortunately, there are no scientific studies that prove these purported benefits and subjecting your lady bits to high heat in the name of beauty...probably isn’t the best idea. In fact experts report there being more risks than benefits. The steam could burn the sensitive vaginal tissues if it is too hot and isn’t safe for pregnant ladies. If you’re looking for the ultimate cleansing experience keep it simple and safe with SweetSpot Labs Gentle Wash
Pampering your peach should be an important part of your self-care routine but as trends come and go, the safety to your most intimate area should remain the same. Choosing a safe way to achieve certain goals should always be discussed between you and your health care provider prior to receiving any treatment on your vulva.