4 homemade exfoliants for the intimate area
Although we know how delicate and sensitive it is, the intimate area is one of the most ignored parts of the body when it comes to caring for and nourishing the skin. Well, moisturizing and exfoliating it especially before and after hair removal is something that can help us avoid discomfort, irritations and the very unsightly ingrown hairs, which cannot be removed because they do not grow properly. If you want to enjoy a good intimate hair removal and keep the skin of that area in perfect condition, we advise you to take note of what we explain in this article of unComo and make use of the 4 homemade exfoliants for the intimate area that we discovered. With them, you will avoid the appearance of impurities and the skin will be much softer and smoother than before.
Why exfoliate the intimate area and when to do it?
Exfoliation is a task that allows to eliminate all dead cells accumulated in the skin and that brings to this many benefits, because it leaves it completely clean, smooth and soft, prevents the formation of impurities, favors its oxygenation and regeneration and reactivates blood microcirculation in the area in which it is carried out.
But, in addition to all of the above, exfoliation is an essential aesthetic task that must be done before waxing any area of the body, including the intimate area. When you are going to remove the hair from the pubis and groin it is advisable that before doing so you exfoliate the skin of those areas, on the one hand, so that hair removal is more effective and, on the other, to avoid the formation of so-called cystic or ingrown hairs. This type of hair appears when growing up it does not just come to the surface and remains buried under the skin, often resulting in inflamed and painful reddish pimples. They are more common when the blade is used as a method of hair removal, but they can also appear with other hair removal techniques. Therefore, to prevent its appearance, it is best to exfoliate the area previously and thus facilitate the removal of the hair, also leaving the skin completely prepared to receive the active principles of any treatment or lotion that is applied.
The skin of the intimate area is extremely and delicate, much more than that of other parts of the body, and therefore you can not use any exfoliating lotion, but you will have to be one that has a fine grain and does not cause skin irritations. And, for this, a good option are the exfoliants that can be prepared at home with some natural products, as we show you in the following lines.
Sugar and olive oil scrub
One of the best recipes to make homemade exfoliants for the intimate area is the one that combines sugar with olive oil. The grain of sugar is fine and small, so it will not cause irritations, and olive oil is one of the most effective moisturizing products that exist, so it will not damage the skin and, on the contrary, its recovery after the extraction of hair will be favored.
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
Preparation: in a bowl, pour the sugar and then add the olive oil. Mix the two ingredients until you get a yellowish granular paste, which is the one you will have to use as an exfoliating lotion.
Sugar and honey scrub
The previous recipe can be modified a little by mixing the sugar with honey instead of olive oil. Honey is a product rich in natural enzymes and vitamins that deeply cleanses the skin, eliminates dead cells, provides nutrition and prevents the formation of impurities while preventing the proliferation of bacteria that can cause infections.
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- 1 tablespoon of honey
Preparation: add the sugar and honey in a bowl and stir with the help of a spoon until you get a well-integrated and thick granular paste.
Baking soda scrub
The fine powder of baking soda is also ideal for exfoliating the intimate area safely and gently. Baking soda helps unblock pores and remove all dirt accumulated in them while exfoliating, softening and reducing the appearance of pimples and other impurities. In this case, we propose two different homemade exfoliants based on baking soda, so you can choose the one you like best:
- Baking soda and olive oil: mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and stir until the two ingredients are completely integrated.
- Baking soda and oats: mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda with 2 tablespoons of oatmeal and add a little mineral water. Stir all the ingredients until you get a homogeneous paste.
Oatmeal and aloe vera scrub
Aloe vera is one of the best existing products to take care of and beautify the skin of the body, because in addition to offering a great cleaning, it is moisturizing and allows to regenerate the tissues of the dermis when it needs it most, whether it is dry, irritated or impurized. On this occasion, we recommend mixing aloe with oats, a cereal also with a great cleaning, soothing and nourishing effect.
- 2 tablespoons of oatmeal
- 2 tablespoons of aloe vera
- 1 small tablespoon of almond oil
Preparation: in a bowl, first mix the oatmeal with the aloe vera. Once ready, add the almond oil and mix until you get a homogeneous paste.
How to exfoliate the intimate area
As we have commented previously, the skin of the pubis and groin is very sensitive, so a day before waxing it it is convenient that you exfoliate it making use of some of the lotions that we have shown and for the final result to be the expected one, you will have to do it in the following way:
- First, take a warm shower and wash the intimate area with a specific mild soap. Keep the area for a few minutes under warm water so that the pores open, so the exfoliant can penetrate better and hair removal will be more effective.
- Even if you have moist skin, apply an amount of exfoliant and spread it over the pubis and groin by doing circular massages with your fingers very gently.
- After a few minutes massaging, remove the exfoliant rinsing with plenty of water.
- When you get out of the shower, dry the area with a clean towel and apply a moisturizing body cream so that the exfoliation does not irritate or reden the skin.
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