Intimate Skincare For Your V-Area – Yes, It’s a tHING!

Intimate Skincare For Your V-Area – Yes, It’s a tHING!

Welcome to a new blog SKINSTEM ™ fam! Today we're explaining why a V-Skincare routine is a must!

If you've been wondering why to treat your V to intimate skincare products, you're in the right place.

Think about your skincare routine. It probably consists of cleansing your face, applying some sort of cream or moisturiser and then lotion on your body. You may even count on exfoliating your arms and legs as part of your regimen. But what about the skin down there?

Shaista Sophia, Medical Pharmacist and Founder of South Africa’s very first intimate skincare range SKINSTEM™ explained that most people don’t think about giving their V-area a skincare routine—and with good reason. We’re generally taught that the skin there is sensitive and shouldn’t be messed with. 

However, the contrary is true. You might be interested to know that skincare for your V-area has actually become quite popular. From cleansers to exfoliators and even serums, SKINSTEM™ a local skincare brand manufactures skincare products for your V-area. These are smartly developed products that aim to address pigmentation, ingrown hairs, and scarring on your V-area without irritating the skin down there. 

“Before you start skincare for your V-area, it is helpful to know what the common skin concerns are for that area as well as what products you will need to start off with,” added Sophia. 

The skin around your V-area is quite thin and also susceptible to pigmentation, scarring and can develop sensitivity due to shaving, waxing and certain clothing. Common skin concerns that both men and women may experience is hyper-pigmentation, ingrown hairs, skin texture and dryness. 

As a starting point, it is useful to consider: 

  • An effective and gentle exfoliator that can double up as a cleanser. The SKINSTEM™ V-exfoliator is a double mechanical and enzymatic exfoliator that gently helps promote skin resurfacing to leave the skin feeling renewed. This is an important first step to remove dead skin cells as well as release any trapped hair follicles in the skin. By exfoliating daily, it will refine the skin tone and texture while easing ingrown hairs with naturally occurring AHAs and soft exfoliant beads. Dull skin cells are gently swept away, revealing a fresh, glowing v-area. Also, look for products that are paraben, sulphate and colorant free. 
  • The natural second step is a mild, hydrating moisturiser with anti-pigmentation and brightening properties. This will help with improving dryness, hyperpigmentation, skin and hair texture as well as softening coarse hair and regrowth. Look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, Vitamin B5, B6, and Vitamin C for optimal moisture, skin elasticity, and brightening of the skin. 
  • Shaving, plucking, or waxing your V-area will cause skin laxity and uneven tone therefore you will need an effective V-serum to brighten and protect. A multi-molecular weight serum will deliver long-lasting moisture, assist in reducing dehydration, restoring firmness and soothing the skin while creating a beautiful soft glow. 

"Protecting our skin, whether on our face, body or bikini line is very important. Our skin is our biggest organ and no matter where on our body, it needs the same amount of TLC to ensure we are protected, allowing us to feel our best - everyday. All our products are proudly South African, vegan and cruelty free and packed with a range of benefits designed to inspire confidence, comfort and a sense of being carefree,” concluded Sophia.

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