Proper care of intimate areas is an important condition for women's health at any age. There are many specialty products on the cosmetic market, but not everyone uses them. Let's figure out whether you need special products for intimate hygiene or whether ordinary soap is enough.
Many people still believe that special products for cleansing the most delicate areas are just a publicity stunt, and they continue to use regular soap and shower gel. True, the point here is not advertising, but physiology: the skin of intimate areas is thinner, more sensitive and reacts more sharply to stimuli, so ordinary body products really will not work for it.
Soap and shower gel have neutral or alkaline pH values of 6-7 or more units, and the genitals have an acidic environment of lactobacilli, which protect the body from pathogens. A healthy acid-base balance of the vagina is about 3.5-4.5 pH, so a product for intimate hygiene should be chosen with this range in mind.
If you use products with too high or low pH, the balance of acidity is disturbed - this provokes changes in the vaginal microflora and health problems.
Often, girls and women choose a remedy on the advice of their friends or simply buy a widely advertised product. This is too risky an approach. Only a gynecologist will advise a high-quality option, taking into account your individual characteristics, taking into account the state of health, past diseases and age-related characteristics - for example, during menopause, increased dryness of the vaginal mucosa may appear.
When you start using the product, it is important to carefully monitor your condition in order to understand if this product is right for you. Any changes should be alerted: dryness, itching and burning, an unpleasant odor, an increase in the amount of discharge, discomfort during urination and during intercourse. Any sign from this list is a reason to stop using the product and contact a gynecologist.
Intimate hygiene products are sold in the form of foams, gels, mousses, creams, and sprays. All products have the same task: cleansing and care. They differ visually and in consistency. The choice depends on the situation and individual preferences.
Mousse and foam are optimal for those with hypersensitive skin prone to irritations and allergies. Their light airy consistency gives a pleasant feeling of cleanliness and comfort without dryness and tightness.
Hydrophilic oil, upon contact with water, changes its texture and turns into a gentle milk, which gently cleanses the skin and rinses off well. Such a product is very economically consumed, so it will last for a long time.
Milk, gel, cream soap are the most popular products for intimate hygiene. Usually the texture of such products is a soft emulsion. High-quality products do not contain artificial fragrances, preservatives and dyes, effectively moisturize the genital mucosa.
Sprays with a liquid consistency will help out when you need to quickly freshen up, but there is no opportunity to take a bath or shower, for example, when traveling, hiking and other similar situations. In terms of effectiveness, they are not inferior to traditional means for intimate hygiene: they cleanse and soothe the skin, give freshness and comfort.