Queen Bee Blog
Instructions for using soap always come with one main instruction “rinse off”. So why when we are using soaps “down there” do we not adhere to the same rinsing off rule? I tend to think it’s because nobody has ever told us not to!
When soaps get in your eyes they sting, so imagine what happens to your skin when you don’t rinse soap off thoroughly from your down there business. The residue, which is alkaline, sits on the skin and dries it out, causing all sorts of irritating issues.
Our skin, the body’s largest organ, has an acid mantle which is responsible for keeping a healthy Ph balance. So when you introduce a lot of soap, alkaline, you can throw off the delicate balance of the acid mantle causing irritation. I am not saying you shouldn’t use soap, I just want you to be aware that if you don’t rinse it off properly from little cracks and crevices, you can create extremely dry skin.
TMI time. Gents, as you know us Waxologists are trained to wax your nether regions. We have noticed some extremely dry skin conditions under your eh hem, “crown jewels”. We want you to know that using unscented soaps under there is fine but you HAVE to rinse your skin thoroughly and ensure you are patting the area dry. You will be way less susceptible to unnecessary itching as a result.
Ladies; we reiterate, your vaginas have built-in ovens and washing machines. They do not need douches, steaming or feminine washes. Cool water is absolutely fine. Just make sure you are exposing all of the areas to be cleaned properly.
What does skin look like and feel like that has been overly exposed to soaps? On the labia area skin can look very red, sometimes a little crinkly or very thin. Underneath the testicles can appear flakey, red and irritated; skin feels itchy, dry and irritated. If you are experiencing this, stop using genital washes and soaps and apply a little barrier cream to the area and allow your skin’s natural barrier to balance itself.
So let’s make it easy for you and break down how you should be washing your bits and pieces
- Cool/warm water in shower, a little soap on the top but very important that you rinse off thoroughly, or
- Gentle loofah, or
- Cool water rinse with shower, use fingers to gently move skin aside to allow water to “get into the groove” or
- Soft, wet washcloth, we love microfiber and bamboo to get inside and wipe clean
- Buzz Off Bumps cleansing and exfoliating pads are fantastic for removing dead skin and dirt from down there, but please do not use them on any inside areas where membranes are exposed.
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