Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Feminine hygiene



1. Wash your hair? Yes

2. Shower everyday? Yes

3. Are you really clean? hhmm..


I was watching a show recently and they posed this question. Are we really clean?


Do we really ensure that we clean every part of our body? Little places that we sometimes miss are:


1. Behing the ears

2. Belly button

3. Soles of our feet

4. V - area


Haha..yes the V area. Do you sometimes feel uncomfortable, itchiness, discomfort down there?

The v area actually has a different pH level to the rest of our body and a normal body cleanser isn't enough and could actually disrupt the delicate balance. Our body is meant to be around pH 6.1 -7 while the V area is pH 3.5 - 4.5.

Things that we can do:

"Many women are unaware that rayon and rayon-cotton blends are widely used in the manufacture of tampons. Rayon is commonly chlorine-bleached, and is a highly absorbent fibre. Dioxin, a toxic carcinogen, is a by-product of all chlorine bleaching methods and is also found throughout the environment in varying levels as a by-product of pesticide spraying and pollution from incinerators. Dioxin has been found to collect in the fatty tissues of animals, including humans and should, therefore, be a real concern for women. Published scientific reports have shown that evidence is growing that even low levels of dioxins may be linked to cancer, endometriosis, low sperm counts and immune system suppression. Considering a woman may use as many as 11,000 tampons in her lifetime, she may be subjecting herself to additional dioxin exposure." (credit)


1. Try to use cotton panty liners and tampons. These are chemical and perfume free which is much better.

2. Use feminine products specifically for the V area.

I found after doing this that it definitely help me with discomfort and itchiness that I've previously experienced. Maintaining is definitely a better option that waiting for something to happen, I say!

Products that are useful are:

Lactacyd Daily Feminine Wash

(There are also other brands such as Eve and Vagisil).



When you need to relieve itching, works like a charm.

This is such an important area as our babies come into this world from there and we need to make sure that we do not neglect that area.

2 comments on "Feminine hygiene"

Tine on May 11, 2008 at 2:37 AM said...

I don't actually use a feminine wash for the area. A mild non-soap wash would do the same, e.g. Cetaphil or Sebamed.

Saryn on May 11, 2008 at 5:09 AM said...

Ooh...I shall try that that too as my feminine wash is finishing soon. Thanks.

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