While it’s not usually a serious condition, a pH balanced feminine cleanser is one way to support great vaginal health which will reduce your likelihood of experiencing the very common but bothersome yeast infection.
While much attention has been paid to the pH balance of your hair, maintaining the pH balance of your body, in particular how pH balance relates to great vaginal health, should be part of your regular hygiene routine. Many soaps contain harsh ingredients that strip away your pH levels which, in addition to putting you at risk for yeast infections and BV, also contributes to dry and tight feeling skin. One of the easiest ways to maintain a healthy vagina and create a properly pH balanced vaginal environment is by using a pH balanced feminine cleanser.
Chances are you’ve been aggravated by a yeast infection yourself; most women experience a yeast infection at some point in their life. Your vagina is home to a small number of yeast fungi but when too many are growing it creates an imbalance that can lead to a yeast infection. Our vaginas are more susceptible to a yeast infection when the vaginal pH balance is fluctuating which can be due to factors such as changes in your hormonal levels, medications you are taking, douching, stress, and even the soap you use.
The symptoms range from mild to severe vaginal pain and itching to a thick, odorless cottage cheese-like vaginal discharge. Both a yeast infection and bacterial vaginosis (BV) can result from unbalanced vaginal pH levels and they have similar symptoms. BV is actually more common and is often mistaken for a yeast infection, the main difference being BV results in an unpleasant fishy odor along with a thin grayish white vaginal discharge. If your symptoms are mild, or if you’ve had a yeast infection before and recognize the symptoms, you can easily treat a yeast infection at home. Of course, you should always consult a health practitioner if you aren't sure what you have or if this is the first time you have had these symptoms to ensure you have the proper diagnosis and treatment.
When using a pH balanced feminine cleanser you are making a proactive effort toward keeping your body’s pH levels balanced, thus reducing your likelihood of your susceptibility to both a yeast infection and BV as well as reducing or elimination vaginal odor caused by imbalanced pH levels.
The Very Private pH Balanced Body Wash is a pH balanced feminine cleanser perfect for those who want to maintain a healthy pH balanced vagina as it is designed to gently cleanse your body and help keep your pH levels balanced while being safe enough for your delicate vaginal area.