Be Wary About the Vulva Sheet Mask Trend
Suddenly covering your face with a serum-soaked cloth became the selfie du jour. Sheet masks, which originated in South Korea, were a virtually unknown beauty product in the United States until a few years ago when they started popping up on everyone’s Instagram.
Now those same masks designed to clear out pores, deter acne and infuse moisture on the face are being offered for the nether regions. So, is a “face mask” for the vaginal area really a good idea? Most experts answer that question with a resounding “no”.
What is a Vulva Sheet Mask?
Products from companies with cheeky names like Two Lips claim that their infrared activated charcoal mask’s four-step process “soothes, detoxifies, brightens and moisturizes the vulva” in addition to boosting lymphatic drainage.
With a price point of $24.90 per mask, this product is costlier than many of the face sheet masks available. Yet, that price isn’t deterring any buyers – the product is completely sold out online.
Do You Need to Moisturize and Detoxify Down There?
Even though buyers are virtually flocking to buy these products, the quick answer is no. Actually, experts say, vulva sheet masks are potentially dangerous and could cause more harm than good. Unlike the face which is constantly exposed to the elements and can become zapped of moisture, the sensitive vaginal area is covered all day.
We all heard our moms tell us not to wear wet bathing suits all day, the same logic applies to this scenario. Layering on extra moisture with sheet masks could lead to yeast and skin infections. In addition, the vaginal area is sensitive and less is more when it comes to taking care of it.
Unhappy with Your Vaginal Area?
Some women stress about the appearance of their vulva, particularly when in intimate situations. Whether it’s the skin looking saggy or wrinkled or maybe an elongated clitoral hood, there are a host of reasons why women might not be confident when the lights dim.
In that light it makes sense why so many women are turning to vulva sheet masks in the hopes of taking care of these issues. Yet, the results may end up being infections and irritation instead of the perfect vulva envisioned.
Consider a Labiaplasty or Clitoral Hood Reduction Procedure
There are options available that don’t involve a risky serum-soaked sheet mask. A clitoral hood reduction is a minimally invasive surgery that reshapes the area, removes excess tissue and diminishes the length. A clitoral hood reduction takes roughly only 30 minutes to perform and can help boost a woman’s confidence and sensation, especially when combined with a labiaplasty procedure.
If you’re interested in learning more about a clitoral hood reduction or labiaplasty, contact Doctor Ghozland’s office to schedule an appointment.