Keeping your intimate area clean and healthy
With the help of natural secretions, the vagina should keep clean by itself without douching or using any products. The best thing you can do, is making sure you look after your overall health. Exercising can have a positive impact on your intimate area and helps for example the pelvic floor to tone up. What you eat also impacts your overall health and will affect how you feel, even down there.
Read more about home remedies and how exercise can affect your intimate health.
Keep an eye out for irregularities
Experiencing clear or white secretions from your vagina is completely natural and is produced naturally from the cervix. If you notice the discharge having a strong smell or colour or if you feel itchy or sore, this might indicate that something is disrupting your vaginal health.
Bacteria help keeping the vagina in good health and outweigh the number of harmful bacteria that might show up in the intimate area. The balance can be disrupted though and could lead to inflammation or infection. Something not everyone is aware of, is that the pH-balance in the vagina needs to be stable to keep healthy. If the pH-balance is off, this could lead to for example thrush or bacterial vaginosis.
Read more about pH-balance in the vagina.
Use products designed for the intimate area
The only products you should ever use to wash your vagina and intimate area are the ones specifically adapted for this purpose. Perfumed creams, gels, soaps, and other products can have a negative effect on the pH-balance amongst other issues. Don’t overdo it with washing, your body will naturally try to produce discharge to keep clean, stick with your normal washing routine and take extra care when it comes to choosing products.
What is douching and should you do it?
Douching is not something that doctors recommend you do, as it could lead to health problems such as infections. Even though douching is not something that is suggested you should do, it’s quite common.
“Douche” means soak or wash and is the act of cleaning the inside of the vagina with either just water or mixtures of fluids. It could contain baking soda, vinegar or iodine for example and is often sold pre-packaged.
Douching is yet another thing which could disrupt the natural balance in the vagina and is not necessary to keep your intimate area clean and healthy.
So how do you care for your vagina in the best way possible?
Apart from washing moderately, using products adapted for your sensitive skin around your vagina, keeping an eye out for irregularities and maintaining a good overall health, there are also a couple of other things to keep in mind to stay healthy and safe.
Between the ages 25-64 all women are offered the opportunity to get cervical screenings. The screening help detecting abnormalities in the cervix and is a great way of getting early help if there are signs of cancer.
Keeping safe by using condoms during sexual intercourse is another thing that will help prevent sexually transmitted diseases, which of course is something you want to avoid when trying to keep your vagina and the rest of your body healthy.
What VagiVital offers
Even though letting your body clean itself and this is the natural state, there are times when your intimate area could do with some help. VagiVital V-Cleanser is adapted to cleanse, moisturise, and restore the balance of your intimate area. Being soap and fragrance-free, this is a great alternative for keeping clean and feeling fresh.