Everything You Need to Know About Intimate Wash

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 10:38

It is habitually the case to sit down together on a ladies’ night out and discuss everything, from makeup and beauty, our romantic interests and our professional goals and dreams, and really, everything. But not often is the case that we sit together to discuss feminine hygiene. For many people, this is a taboo subject, but feminine hygiene is an essential factor in every woman’s life.

It’s no secret that different parts of our bodies need different feminine hygiene products. Did you know our intimate skin is one of them? A woman’s intimate area is highly sensitive, not every generic soap or body wash may be suitable. So, here is everything you need to know about using an intimate wash!

Causes of unwanted odours in the intimate area

Unlike the rest of the body, the vagina maintains an acidic pH level to keep good bacteria around, and bad bacteria at bay. Following an appropriate intimate hygiene routine in addition to your body cleansing, helps to avoid infection and allows your vagina to stay healthy.

Bad odour can also arise from sweating or even from wearing tight underwear or jeans. But if it’s summer-time, or if you regularly exercise, or simply walk during the day, your sweat glands are bound to act up – and cause an unwanted smell.

We deal with unwanted odours for the rest of our body using the body wash, deodorants, and wearing clean clothes. As for our intimate area, a feminine wash comes to rescue – it keeps it clean and fresh, saving you from any awkward moment throughout the day.

How do feminie washes work

The vagina naturally cleanses itself. It does this by maintaining the acidic pH balance and releasing white discharge. However, that is not to say that many women don’t experience yeast infections or complications due to bad intimate hygiene. Intimate washes are used to maintain feminine hygiene – to keep the area clean and avoid bad odour or even infections.

While your regular soap and gel do a good job of cleaning your body, they may not be specially designed for the unique pH-level of your intimate area. Our bodies have a pH-level of 5.5 while our intimate area is pH-4.5. So regular soaps and cleansers could potentially affect the intimate skin area.

An intimate wash specifically designed for the intimate area is the only type of wash you should use around your vagina. Never insert any creams or lotions, or soaps in your vagina, as that may disrupt the pH balance. Soaps in and around the area are also a bad idea, and that is because these soaps and shower gels are designed for the rest of the body and not the intimate area.

 

Benefits of feminine washes

Feeling confident is just one of the benefits of using intimate washes. The freshness and cleanliness you feel soon after keeps your mind off the worry of odour and allows you to get on with your day, carefree. Staying clean and fresh in the morning sets us right for the rest of the day, and that’s what the best feminine washes can provide for women.

Besides that, using an intimate wash has health benefits. They help regulate pH levels. Some even have aloe vera which can keep you moisturized, further preventing the risk of any infections.

Choosing the right intimate wash

Not all feminine washes are the same – some can be stronger than others, killing even the good bacteria in the vagina. This is why it’s important to use the right intimate wash –one that is specially made, and pH balanced for the intimate area. Feminine washes aren’t harmful, as they are made specifically for your intimate area. The CAREFREE® Aloe Intimate Wash is designed specifically for this with a gentle pH balanced formula to keep you fresh and clean throughout the day.

Another safe choice is a fragrance-free intimate wash, and that is to ensure that the vaginal pH level remains regulated. The CAREFREE® Sensitive Intimate Wash is developed just for the intimate area. It is mild, soap-free and respects the natural pH level, just like a good intimate wash should.

To delicately cleanse and provide long-lasting freshness to your intimate area, start each day with Carefree Duo Effect Intimate Care Wash or Carefree Cleansing Mousse with Aloe Vera and Green Tea. They’re specially formulated for moisturizing and refreshing to maintain your intimate skin’s natural pH balance. Plus (of course) they’re all gynecologically and dermatologically tested.

Use Carefree intimate wash daily to get that shower-fresh feeling down there all day, every day! Just treat yourself every day with self-care.

Note: This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice.