When we talk about self-care, we often don’t give too much importance to our intimate area. It’s true that your vagina is a self-cleaning organ that houses several good bacteria to keep infections and irritation at bay. But that doesn’t mean you stop following a consistent intimate care routine. Your intimate area is sensitive and prone to allergies and irritations. This makes intimate care all the more important as it helps prevent yeast infections, UTIs, and skin irritations.
This also means that while caring for your intimate area you must be extra careful with the products you are using. Chemically loaded and fragrant products will only irritate your sensitive skin and increase the risk of vaginal discomfort. That’s why it’s advisable to use natural products formulated with plant-based ingredients to provide gentle nourishment to your vagina.
Why Is Intimate Hygiene Important?
Improper attention to your intimate health can increase the chance of serious infections– both in the external and internal parts of your vagina. For the unversed, an infection or inflammation in your vagina is termed ‘vaginitis’ while an infection both on your vulva and vagina is termed ‘vulvovaginitis’.
Some of the common triggers of vaginal infections include:
- Using harsh soaps to cleanse your intimate area
- Wearing extremely tight clothes
- Not paying attention to intimate hygiene
6 Tips To Maintain Your Intimate Health
Here’s an ultimate expert guide to ensuring proper intimate health that will keep your vulva fresh, moisturised, and clean.
Avoid Using Any Harsh Soaps In Your Intimate Area
Do not wash your intimate area with soap. This is the first and the most vital step to maintaining proper intimate health. The use of harsh soaps can irritate your already sensitive vaginal skin and cause a slew of discomforts and dryness. Moreover, soaps contain harmful chemicals and scents that affect the pH balance of the vagina and increase the growth of unhealthy bacteria. They can also disrupt the natural vaginal flora (the good bacteria living inside the vagina) and cause painful infections.
Use An Intimate Wash To Keep Your Vagina Clean
An intimate wash is a great way to keep your vagina clean, healthy, and refreshed. Use an organic intimate wash, such as the Sirona Natural Intimate Wash to cleanse your vulva daily. Sirona’s intimate wash also helps balance your vagina’s pH level, which is an important factor in maintaining intimate health.
Just to put things in context, the normal feminine pH should rank between 3.8 and 4.5. A pH of less than 7 is considered acidic and above 7 is basic. Ideally, your intimate area should be acidic, i.e, have a pH of less than 7. However, this value may change due to various reasons such as excessive sweating, synthetic undergarments, menstruation, hormonal imbalance, and sexual activity. But don’t worry, Sirona’s intimate wash can help to balance the intimate pH level and keep it fresh.
Moreover, Sirona’s intimate wash is designed keeping your sensitive skin in mind and formulated with therapeutic plant extracts such as Butterbur, golden root, Tasmanian pepper fruit, olive oil, tea tree oil, and jojoba oil. These ingredients provide gentle nourishment, control itching, and prevent infection in your intimate area.
Using Sirona’s intimate wash is simple too. All you have to do is:
- Wet your intimate area.
- Pump a dab of the wash on your palm.
- Rub gently on your external vaginal area.
- Rinse with water and dry with a soft towel.
Sirona’s natural intimate wash is chemical-free and its daily usage can prevent bad odour, itchiness, and irritation.
Wear Cotton Panties
Wearing synthetic, lace, or silk panties disrupts the airflow to the vagina. This can trap sweat and moisture in your crotch area, which can then become a breeding ground for bacteria. Therefore, you should always wear cotton panties, as they are breathable, soft, and can absorb moisture quickly.
Keep Odour And Irritation At Bay With A Refreshing Intimate Toner
Sirona’s refreshing intimate toner gently refreshes the intimate area and helps even the skin tone around it. It has no parabens and no artificial fragrance and is ideal for daily use. You can use Sirona’s Refreshing Intimate Toner, which uses an alcohol-free formula that refreshes and soothes the intimate skin.
This refreshing intimate toner contains botanical ingredients like witch hazel, sea buckthorn oil, Vitamin B3, and lactic acid that helps prevent odour and regulate the pH balance.
Prevent Dryness With A Nourishing Intimate Oil
Your intimate care routine should also include a nourishing oil that hydrates and soothes your vaginal skin. You can opt for a natural product, such as Sirona’s Moisturising Intimate oil with coconut, chamomile, and rosehip oil to provide nourishment and calm your intimate skin. It can also help restore the moisture level in your vagina and prevent dryness. It has a non-greasy solution and is free from chemical additives and parabens.
Be Careful While Using Public Restrooms
Most public washrooms aren’t cleaned properly and therefore, it’s advisable to be careful while using one. Carry a portable disinfectant to sanitise the toilet seat. Also, after reaching home, make sure to cleanse your vulva and nourish it with moisturising oil.
Maintaining proper intimate hygiene can enhance your reproductive as well as overall health. Make sure to use only natural products for intimate health and choose from Sirona’s wide range of intimate care products to provide the ultimate care and protection to your intimate area.
Do you follow any of these tips to maintain your intimate health?
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