Women are doing this to their vaginas and they need to stop
We’re all about weird beauty and style trends, from curling our hair with marshmallows (don’t judge us, it works!), stealing celeb beauty routines, and rocking these ~trendy~ dinosaur tails. But this new trend has us a just *little* bit concerned, because it deals with an area more sensitive than our hair or our faces. Instead, it’s all about vaginas.
Er, well, the vulva.
The hack: using a sheet mask on your VULVA.
This trend is all about using a sheet mask to get your vulva date night ready, or, ya know, just ready to hang out. Because why mask your face and not your vag?
Refinery29 talked to dermatologist Whitney Bowe, MD, who said that as long as it doesn’t contain “a retinoid or powerful alpha/beta hydroxy acids, because you don’t want to irritate the skin right after [shaving or waxing],” it’s probably NBD.
We’re a little hesitant, though, about messing with our vaginas.
Considering that we live in a world of super yeast infections (and not as in fun, but as in intense!) weird bouts of hardcore discharge, and reoccurring UTIs, we’re not quite ready to get to masking our vulvas quite yet. Like, why risk it? Just because it doesn’t cause something visibly terrible doesn’t mean it’s reason enough to give it a shot.
No judgement, though!
If you do give it a try, we salute you, of course. Let us know how it goes! We’ll leave this trend to the braver among us, thanks.