Written by: Trinnie Maldonado, L.E.
Enter a trend that’s taking the wellness and spa scene by storm – the vajacial. This innovative and empowering experience goes beyond traditional spa treatments, offering a unique blend of exfoliation, in-grown removal, hydration, and confidence restoring. So, let’s talk about the world of vajacials and what the heck they actually are.
The concept of a vajacial is pretty straightforward – it’s a skincare treatment for the pubic area. For many of us, the struggle with persistent in-grown hairs after waxing, sugaring, and shaving (just typing that sends shivers down my spine) is all too familiar. It can help rid existing in-growns and acne that have wreaked havoc on this area or prevent new ones from arising.
In this shared struggle, vajacials emerge as a solution, offering a pathway for spa professionals to alleviate discomfort and restore client confidence. As someone who has struggled with in-growns, I can tell you that those upper thigh ones will humble you and ruin your summer at the same time.
Lycon, a trailblazer in waxing pre and post-care, has crafted an exceptional kit for skin healing and rejuvenation, seamlessly integrated as a standalone service or post-waxing treatment. Extractions play a significant role in this service, so if that’s your jam, offering this service is for you!
A common question arises about product application – a valid concern, and it’s always better to seek clarity. Personally, I limit product application to the pubic area, steering clear of the vulva. This cautious approach safeguards against potential sensitivities or irritations in the intimate regions, considering the fragrances and nature of the products involved.
Of course, this type of skin service, like a facial, is something you have to find your own mojo for, but I’ll guide you through how I approach vajacials, offering a starting point made even more accessible by the user-friendly Lycon kit and protocol.
BETWEEN WAXING TREATMENTS
A vajacial can be done 10-14 days after a brazilian or 10-14 days before brazilian waxing, as per the following steps:
- Cleanse the skin with PINKINI Skin Cleanser on a cotton pad. (I like to use an in-expensive brush that I can send home with the client.)
- Exfoliate with PINKINI Gentle Intimate Exfoliant, wipe off with a warm cloth.
- Use a vapor zone or a hot towel on the bikini zone for a few minutes to help soften the skin and open the follicles in preparation for extractions.
- Do extractions of ingrown hairs and any blackheads to clean out any blocked pores.
- NOTE: Check your state’s rules and regulations for extractions.
- Cleanse the skin with PINKINI Skin Cleanser. This helps rid any lingering bacteria.
- Apply Ingrown-X-it Wipes thoroughly and work the solution into the skin.
- OPTIONAL: Apply Blue LED light for its antibacterial properties, then a Red LED light for Healing (MYSKINBUDDY BOOST is my go-to here, I just hover it above the skin), or use a High-Frequency machine over gauze over the treated area for a minute or two, then use the High-Frequency machine directly on the skin for a minute.
- Apply PINKINI Intimate Mask to rapidly soothe, hydrate, and condition the skin. Leave on for 10 minutes, ensuring to cover the client for modesty. (I really love using the Bio France “Jelly” Peel-Off Mask over the PINKINI Intimate Mask.)
- Wipe the mask off with a warm damp towel.
- Dry the skin thoroughly.
- Apply PINKINI Lightening Serum to brighten skin and treat pigmentation.
- Apply PINKINI Moisturizing Lotion.
If you choose to do the process during a wax, you will do step one, wax and then follow from step 3 on.
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