When it comes to health and beauty fads, vaginas seem to be all the rage at the moment. Thanks to the growing popularity (and celebrity endorsement) of everything from vagina facials (vajacials to the uninitiated) to vagina contouring, no longer is the focus on downstairs just about, you know, function.
While it can be easy to get swept up in the trendiness of vaginal treatments, there are some things you should steer well clear of.
“Whenever I think of steaming I think of the potential for burning. The skin in our vagina is the same as the skin on our face. Squamous epithelium. Sensitive. The last thing you want to do is burn it. It would seriously be awkward and hard to treat this area if was to become burnt,” she says.
“I have no idea how this would balance your hormones.”
2. Dyeing your pubes
Remember that iconic Sex and the City episode involving Samantha and an unfortunate red dye job downstairs? While it’s fun to experiment with hair on your head, extra caution is required if it’s anywhere near your lady parts.
In fact, Dr Andreadis advises not using conventional hair dyes full stop.
“They contain harmful chemicals which can be absorbed and lead to toxin build-up and hormonal disruption. If one must dye pubic hair choose less harmful dyes like henna,” she says. (Post continues after video.)