Skin care for down there. Is it right for you?
Everything you need to know about vulva & vaginal skincare
When we think about our skincare routines, we primarily focus on the face and the body. Cleanse, tone, hydrate, moisturise – for most of us its something along these lines. But, have you ever thought about your skin down there? Gone are the days of feminine hygiene products smelling of powder telling you they’re necessary to ensure you’re clean. The skincare and healthcare industry growing with intimate care products to support and suit the needs of our bodies. But are they really for you? Well, that’s your call. We’ve curated forward thinking brands, that have designed products that are backed by research given the tick of approval by Gynaecologists and Dermatologists.
Vulva – Outer female genitalia including both labia and the clitoris.
Vagina – the canal inside the body
Fact: Your vulva and vagina are not designed to smell like a perfumery. No matter what we have been taught in the mainstream media, you have your own unique smell. This can be influenced by hormones, diet, medications, supplements, and the fabric you wear. However, a change in odour can be linked to an array of conditions linked to your individual microbiome.
Myth: you need to use soap to clean your vulva and vagina. First, It’s not dirty. And second, soaps and harsh chemicals may wreak havoc with your pH and microbiome causing a problem that wasn’t even there to begin with. Warm water will suffice. However, V cleansers and Intimate cleansing wipes are entirely your choice and can be great for on the go, or if they are targeted for your diagnosed condition. Should you choose to use a cleanser for your vulva, ensure it is Gynaecologist and dermatologist approved and designed for vulvovaginal skincare ( natural or organic of course!) and not just a broad spectrum cleanser or body wash.
But what about discharge? It is normal for it to look different throughout your cycle if you are not on hormonal contraceptives. Even if you are on hormonal contraceptives, discharge is still normal! Should it begin to smell not quite right to you, check in with your GP, OBGYN or qualified healthcare professional who knows their pelvic health!
Please consult your healthcare professional should you be experiencing symptoms: dysuria (painful urination), itching, pain, foul smelling discharge and lesions.
Dryness – often due to hormonal changes (not limited to perimenopause, menopause and pregnancy), dryness may interfere with general day to day comfort and intimacy. With the support of gentle lubrication, you can help restore hydration, texture, and replenish the skin. – we use products, like v cleanse , Honore very day balm to rehydrate, Arouse & Holi Sex to support intimacy
Refresh – when you’re on the go, post gym, post long day at work, camping or travelling, – refresh intimate cleansing wipes
For more information on our natural & organic V skincare recommendations check out our Top Selling brand Rosebud Women Or, if you’re looking for more tailored advice, contact our qualified team at The Lab Organics at our Melbourne skincare store
And remember to take care down there..
For more information and recommendations on the best natural body care products to incorporate into your 2023 routine check out our Top Selling body care brands and products
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