Bare vs Hairy: Myths and facts about intimate grooming

They are public, not public, and yet, for some time now it seems that nobody wants to see them again. Big debates break out every time someone comes to her defense, as happened with Cameron Diaz, who dared to publicly advocate the need to keep our private parts "fully clothed."

Cameron in his book “The Body Book” in his peculiar way, described pubic hair as a “lovely curtain around that glorious delicate flower” and spoke of laser hair removal treatments as a trend that can change.

That they are not hygienic, that if they are, that they are a lovely curtain or a hideous scrub, that it is better to wax them or that it is terrible to do it with a razor, whatever your point of view or preference on this subject, it is important that you make informed decisions and take good care of your intimate area to avoid complications.

The role of hair

Pubic hairs play an important role in protecting the sensitive skin of the genital area, acting as a natural protective barrier and preventing irritation and direct rubbing with clothing, which can reduce friction and discomfort.

They help regulate temperature and humidity in the genital area, preventing excessive accumulation of sweat and the proliferation of bacteria.

However, proper cleaning and care in the area where there is pubic hair is essential to maintain the health of the skin of the vulva, promote a feeling of intimate well-being and avoid bad odors.

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Myths and facts about hygiene and pubic hair

There is a widespread idea that completely removing pubic hair is synonymous with better hygiene. However, the reality is that total removal of pubic hair does not guarantee greater cleanliness.

Adequate hygiene in the genital area is based on regular cleaning of the external part, the vulva, maximum twice a day with water and a suitable product, such as SYNDET, that is, without detergent or soap, with a pH balanced to that of the area. , ideally with hyaluronic acid to avoid dryness, all this regardless of whether you choose to maintain or remove pubic hair.     

There is no scientific evidence to support the idea that the absence of pubic hair automatically improves hygiene or prevents infections.

It is important to keep in mind that the removal of pubic hair requires special care to maintain good hygiene, healthy skin and avoid the risk of darkening.

With the removal of hair, you leave the skin more exposed to irritations and micro-lesions, which increases the risk of infections if proper hygienic practices are not maintained. It is essential to gently cleanse the area before and after hair removal and to avoid using irritating products. In addition, it is recommended to keep the skin hydrated and protected to prevent dryness, irritation and infection of the skin pores.

Removing hair from the vulva completely is more of a fashion and aesthetic option than a hygienic or medical recommendation. If you are going to do it, keep in mind the aftercare.

Step by step cleaning:

The vulva is the area that you should clean since, like any other part of the skin, it has glands that produce sebum or oil and sweat, therefore, it can easily change its smell depending on the activities you do or the clothes you wear. .

The folds that exist between the labia minora and majora, the clitoral hood or the skin that covers it, are the areas that you should take into account in more detail.

This wash must be done delicately since we are talking about very sensitive parts, we recommend doing it with your index finger and thumb to manipulate the folds more gently. And here follows the most important thing, the vaginal canal DOES NOT WASH.

The vaginal canal has the ability to clean itself through the discharge and the reason why you should not do it is because you can destroy the good and protective bacteria of the vagina, change its pH and condition the environment to suffer infections.

First of all, it is essential to wash the genital area daily with water at room temperature and a suitable product, such as SYNDET, that is, without detergent or soap, with a balanced pH, avoiding the use of perfumed or aggressive products that can irritate sensitive skin. It is important that you thoroughly rinse the area to remove any product residue.

After washing, gently pat the area dry with a clean towel and allow the skin to breathe and air dry whenever possible.

Avoid scrubbing with loofahs or exfoliating products that can irritate the skin during cleansing, as this can cause discomfort and increase the risk of infection.

Always wear breathable cotton underwear that allows air circulation and absorbs moisture. If you do not have hair, take care that the underwear does not have seams in the areas of the lips that can make rubbing torture.

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Techniques and care when removing hair

If your decision is to remove hair from the area, then we share some techniques and recommendations so that you do not affect the skin and health of your vulva.

Permanent or permanent hair removal? : Laser hair removal and intense pulsed light are excellent techniques for hair removal, but keep in mind that it must be done in centers with proven experience, with experienced personnel and certified equipment because if it is not done with experts, burns and darkening of the skin can occur .

Shaved? It's a good option if you can't or don't want to use the permanent technique, for example if you like the variety and want to switch between "peeled" and "hairy"😉. It is important to have good technique. Always choose a good blade, a good shaving product and always shave in the direction in which the hairs grow. If you shave with the proper technique, you not only avoid irritation and inflammation of the intimate area, you avoid darkening and folliculitis.

For more details on the shaving technique, we leave you this video of Dr. Sofia Herrera, on our channel (subscribe!)

Waxing? This is the least recommended technique. It is counterproductive for the health of the genitals for several reasons: first, the temper that occurs when hair is removed can cause long-term flaccidity in the labia majora of the genitals and, in some people, it can cause hyperpigmentation of the skin.

Hair removal with cream? You have to be careful with the selected cream because despite the fact that there are many that claim to be formulated for the skin of the bikini area, they have a high chance of causing allergies and inflammations due to the chemical components they contain. Any irritation on the skin, in the long term, produces darkening of the genitals.

Importance of using suitable products and respecting the sensitivity of the skin:

To maintain good hygiene of our genitals, it is crucial to use suitable products that are soft and respect the sensitivity of the skin.

Always opt for a suitable product, such as SYNDET, that is, without detergent or soap, with a balanced pH and without fragrance that does not contain ingredients such as parabens, phenoxyethanol, petrolatum or glycerin. Our recommendation is that you use the inseparable kit from Zenzsual : the cleansing foam and the moisturizing gel with hyaluronic acid.

Our cleansing foam with hyaluronic acid, lactic acid , organic cranberry extract rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, allows to maintain local immunity and pH, to keep your V zone free of itching and infections. This foam also contains bisabolol (derived from chamomile essential oil) that serves to regenerate, rejuvenate and reduce inflammation of the skin below and lactic acid that helps to lighten the darkening of the area.

For its part, the Feminine Moisturizing Gel with Hyaluronic Acid works even for the most delicate skin, thanks to its water-based composition, free of oily products, hormone-free, fragrance-free, and paraben-free, it will keep the skin hydrated. and avoid pigmentation of the area. With a high content of hyaluronic acid, daily use of the gel on the skin of your vulva and vagina will help to regenerate tissues, therefore it is very important to maintain vaginal health.

It is important to remember that each person is unique, so it is essential to listen to your own body and adapt hygiene routines according to your individual needs. If you have any unusual concerns or symptoms, it is advisable to seek medical attention for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Remember that the choice to keep or remove pubic hair is personal and not directly related to hygiene. The most important thing is to listen to your body, feel comfortable and maintain an intimate care routine that is tailored to your individual needs. 

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