The vagina facial: all you need to know about the latest fad in town

Nope, we're not making this up. There really is such a thing as an um, facial for your vagina.

A vajaycial (see what they did there?) is a treatment that promises to cleanse and rejuvenate the folds of skin 'down there'.

Several salons in Singapore offer this novelty, so a quick Google search should give you some options to consider. Before taking the plunge (so to speak) and trying it out for yourself, here are the answers to all your burning questions:

What Is It?

A vagina facial is basically a deep cleansing and exfoliating treatment for your inner thighs and bikini area. Just like treating yourself to a facial so that your face doesn't look dry and wrinkly, a vajaycial does the same for your nether regions.

It's also said to help to increase tightness and elasticity, which occurs as you age. The process also claims to clean the area thoroughly to rid it of bacterial overgrowth as a result of sweating, for example.

The process also involves extracting ingrown hairs and a gentle scrub so as to slough off dead skin and prevent rash and spots.

How Is It Done?

Treatments vary slightly depending on where you get it done, but it generally starts with a wash, cleanse and exfoliation, followed by the extraction of ingrown hairs, then an application of a 'healing' mask. Some places even throw in a short massage as part of the treatment.

The whole process should take between 30 to 60 minutes.

Should You Do It?

This treatment is recommended for women who get their vaginal area waxed regularly as, more often than not, the pulling and tugging can cause skin issues such as pimples or discolouration. It's recommended that women get this treatment done two to three weeks after waxing.

But if you just want to make sure the area around your vagina looks nice, clean and healthy, you may want to consider giving this a go.

Will It Hurt?

If you're used to getting waxed down there, this will feel like a walk in the park. The treatment is non-invasive and painless too, so it shouldn't cause you any discomfort.

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