It may be something you’ve often thought about but maybe you’ve not had a chance to truly answer “how do I clean my vagina properly and safely?” This is why we at Frezyderm have put together the essentials of how to clean your intimate parts healthily and safely.
Some women may think that the body soaps and shower gels they use daily in the shower are suitable for their intimate area too. Think again. These soaps and gels can disrupt the natural flora and pH levels in the vagina, causing irritation.
To keep your intimate area clean, use washcloth or sponge with a specialised product that has a neutral pH. When washing, focus on the area around the vagina (the vulva) using a targeted product like our Intim Area Liquid. With a of Ph4, this cleanser protects against dryness, irritation, infections and vaginitis, making it perfect for daily washing during the reproductive ages.
When on their period many women are more self-conscious of odours and vaginal hygiene.
Dr Suzy Elneil, consultant in urogynaecology at University College Hospital, London says, “during your period, washing more than once a day may be helpful.
“Good perineal hygiene is necessary by washing that area at least once a day using your normal bathing routines.”
If you’d like a handy solution for when you’re away from home, our Intim Wipes are an ideal option. These gentle and refreshing wipes have mild antiseptic properties whilst helping you to maintain the normal pH level. Perfect for use during menstruation, after swimming, or just daily cleansing.
Douches flush water up into a vagina, clearing out vaginal secretions. Some women use a douche whilst others may find them an irritant. You know your body best, so what works for you is normally the right thing.
Our Intim Vaginal Douche Chamomile is non-invasive and doesn’t disturb the natural vaginal flora. Yet, it still provides relief from itching and dryness and after menstruation it regenerates the vaginal epithelium, leaving the vagina healthy and odour-free.
By following these basic tips, you can have both confidence and comfort in your intimate area. Follow our blog for more advice on wellbeing.