Now's Leah Simpson sees nothing wrong with a bit of TLC down below... as seen on This Morning
This afternoon I couldn’t seem to escape the uproar that women getting a ‘vaginal facial’ on TV caused.
Granted, when most people see honey, egg whites and coconuts on This Morning, they’re expecting cooking tips, not recipes for rejuvenating your nether regions.
But moving past the initial shock of it being broadcast live on screen, what’s the big kerfuffle about looking after the skin on your vajay-jay?
I for one have invested in a vagina facial myself. While my private bits were not steamed like the relationship expert during the ITV segment recommended for the 74-year-old dating a 30-year-old, I’ve had something perhaps equally as scary-sounding.
Before I go further, I must mention that I’m 27 and haven’t had a baby, so would like to think I’m not experiencing the same unfortunate issues the older ladies testing out the technique have.
But I don’t see the harm in starting early in the quest to have a fresh-looking bikini area decades down the line.
While the three guests had to go easy on the area, using a natural combination of ingredients as a mask, my experience was slightly different and, after my usual wax, I had a microdermabrasion treatment.
For those of you who haven’t tried it (more likely on your face), it’s basically a suction device in the shape of a pen, while salt-like crystals are intensely exfoliating a small area.
It doesn’t hurt at all, in fact it just feels like a mini vacuum cleaner. And for those of you who think it’s a bit kinky – and a bizarre ‘sexual experience’ – let me assure you it is in NO WAY arousing.
It doesn’t cost much – I paid just £12 for ‘extractions’ (that’s the removal of ingrown hairs) and then prices generally start at £5 for a post wax treatment.
I’ve often done it to resurface the oily epidermis on my face, so why not elsewhere?
And I’m not the only one who has done.
Salons like The Ministry of Wax offer extraction and extensive post-wax treatments to help prevent against nasties like ingrown hairs.
No one wants to see a grandma with her gash out but equally, no one wants to look bumpy in a swimsuit do they? So let’s thank the show for raising awareness.
So if you’re one of the many people who found Phillip Schofield and Christine Bleakley‘s latest presenting opportunity ‘uncomfortable viewing’, I think you’ll find it was much more aesthetically pleasing than some of the ‘shambolic downstairs’ areas you might see on the beach this summer.
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