Do you know that around 50 percent of women have been diagnosed with urinary tract infection every year? Various infections caused by bacteria, yeast or viruses lead to infections. Besides, constant use of harsh chemicals through soaps, sprays or even uncomfortable clothing could irritate your skin terribly. However, feminine hygiene and such issues are usually brushed under the carpet and it is not often discussed. Despite the fact that it plays a vital role not just in feminine hygiene but also overall health. Intimate hygiene is as important as other parts of your body to stave off health issues. This is why it is quite important to use intimate area products which are specifically designed to treat and cleanse the skin of that particular area. Are you still thinking about the safety of intimate products? Then let's delve a tad deeper in 10 best intimate tips to keep you healthy, happy and confident;
Include an intimate wash in your daily routine
It is a solution formulated especially for women to cleanse the intimate areas and treat dryness, itching and irritation of intimate areas. An intimate wash also helps in maintaining normal pH of your intimate area skin. Moreover, it also helps in maintaining the vaginal flora and prevents and supports the growth of harmful bacteria. The skin around intimate areas contains healthy bacteria that basically prevents the growth of unfriendly and unwanted bacteria that can cause infections, itchiness and irritation.
Opt for pH-balanced feminine washes
Instead of regular soaps and shower gels you must use an intimate wash formulated from natural ingredients. Notably, the pH of your skin is 5.5, whereas a healthy vaginal pH level ranges from 3.8 to 4.5. Using regular soap can alter the pH of your vagina and upset its delicate bacterial balance. This is why it is necessary to use an intimate wash formulated especially for your skin to keep you fresh and healthy all day long.
Avoid tight fitted clothes
Tight fitting undergarments increases friction which causes irritation and promotes bacterial growth leading to further menace. Excessive sweating caused by uncomfortable inner wears leads to perspiration and friction which certainly aggravates the problem.
Stay away from scented products
Fragrances in feminine hygiene products are quite harmful for your sensitive areas as it might cause irritation which makes your skin itchy and inflamed. Your products should be mild and free from harsh chemicals.
Change Pad/Tampons Timely
During menstruation it becomes more important to step up your intimate hygiene routine. So, it is necessary to change your pads and tampons every 4 to 6 hours to maintain hygiene and stave off deleterious bacteria.
Hydrate your body and eat healthy
It has been rightly said we are what we eat. Internal health matters a lot so it is pivotal to eat a healthy and well balanced meal and drink at least 8 glasses of water everyday to flush out all the toxins from your body. Such a routine will naturally keep your intimate area clean and healthy.
Stay alert while using public washrooms
In case of using a public washroom carry small portable disinfectants to sanitize and keep infections at bay.
Include Probiotic in your diet
Studies reflect that one strain of probiotic, L. acidophilus, could treat bacterial vaginosis, yeast infections., trichomoniasis. It supports the growth of lactobacilli which is crucial for healthy intimate area skin.
Good cleaning is vital
Apart from your daily bathing ritual it is important to clean your intimate area more than twice, especially during menstruation. Moreover, it is necessary to keep those areas dry and free from moisture and unwanted harsh chemicals.
Ningen Kiwi intimate range is dermatologically tested and animal cruelty free. It maintains the pH level of your skin, and fights off bacterial and fungal infections. It also supports the growth of good bacteria while maintaining the microflora of the intimate area. When it comes to intimate hygiene and care it is necessary to maintain that flora and keep that space clean with a solution that has a pH of around 3.5. The pH variation of your intimate skin affects good bacteria that lead to infections such as UTI etc. Contaminants often collect over the intimate area due to increased moisture and sweating. Intimate skin differs from other skin sites in terms of hydration, friction, permeability and it is more susceptible to topical agents. It has anti-inflammatory properties and controls odor too without impacting the natural flora. The product is hypoallergenic, soap free, pH friendly, mild cleanser, no irritants, protection against dryness and maintenance of balanced micro flora.
Kiwis are loaded with Vitamin C, which when applied on skin, has natural astringent properties that help brighten your skin. Kiwis have naturally occurring antimicrobial and anti bacterial properties that makes it safe for you on your intimate areas. Added Orange and Oats extracts make the formulation highly potent and long lasting.