Good personal hygiene is the first step to good health. While it is an important part of one's daily life, personal hygiene isn't just about having bouncy hair, clear skin and shiny, white teeth. For women, it's also about taking care of the hygiene of their most intimate area - the vagina. Ironically, this is the one area that's often neglected the most.
Everyone feels they are doing just fine when it comes to intimate hygiene. It's this sense of misplaced confidence that makes them think that all the talk about intimate hygiene is not for them. Not only do they believe they are safe from irritation, itching, pain, odour, white discharge and infection, they also take a lot of myths about vaginal hygiene for facts. But this ignorance can lead to a lot of health problems.
Most women believe that using soap or only water during bathing is sufficient for their daily intimate hygiene. However, these are not the only cleansing agents.
Showering daily helps to get rid of dead skin cells, sweat, and dirt produced throughout the day. However, some body parts, like the vagina, are very delicate. These sensitive parts require special care and attention. While bathing daily keeps you fresh, it is simply not adequate to maintain your intimate hygiene. Right knowledge about the products and its usage helps to follow the right routine.
Most soaps are alkaline in nature which have a pH value of 8 to 10. With daily use, this will upset the ideal pH balance of the vagina. Even water has a pH value of 7; which is far from the ideal vaginal pH balance. This is why using soap or only water for cleansing the vagina may not be ideal for intimate hygiene. You should use products with lactic acid formulation and which helps to balance the delicate pH balance of Vagina.