As much as we love the internet, there is, unfortunately, no shortage of conflicting advice out there—especially when it comes to feminine care. There’s so much confusion about how to clean the external genitalia. It is incredibly sensitive, which means following unhealthy personal care trends and practices can lead to irritations and diseases, In fact, one of the worst things you can do to your precious V is using ordinary soap to cleanse it. Here’s why you should never EVER do that:
Antibacterial bath soaps can be drying.
Regularly using bath soap on your feminine area can make the area dry. This can lead to yeast infections, inflammation, and rashes down there.
Most bar soaps don’t have the right acidity level.
Your external genitalia is more delicate compared to the rest of your body and it should maintain a pH level of 5 to stay healthy. Most ordinary soaps have a high pH level and can be as harsh as detergent bars. And trust us, a disrupted pH level down there is NOT a good thing, since it puts your external genitalia in a perfect climate for infections and bad bacteria to thrive in.
Your regular bar soap might have ingredients that irritate the V.
A lot of antibacterial soaps contain triclosan, an agent that prevents bacterial contamination. While being absolutely bacteria-free sounds like a brilliant idea, the ingredient hasn't actually been proven to be safe for daily use. Triclosan was even found to alter the way hormones work when it was tested on animals. Now, imagine what it can possibly do to your feminine area.
You use your soap on other parts of your body.
Would you use a bar of soap that you used on your butt to clean your face? No, right? So why would you use a bar of soap that has been all over your body—from your kilikili to your grimy feet—on your precious V?
Other people might be using your soap.
If you’re living with your family or with your partner, chances are you might be sharing the same bar of soap. Meaning your dad has used the soap to clean his feet after gardening, your sister has definitely used it on her legs after shaving, your brother has used it on his stinky armpits after a basketball game. Come on, would you still want to use that on your delicate feminine area?
So what should you use instead of soap?
The V is an amazingly strong, resilient, wonderful thing, but that doesn’t mean it’s immune to infection. You should give it extra TLC. That’s why your daily routine should include a product that is specially made for your feminine area like pH Care. It's a gentle feminine wash that thoroughly cleanses your feminine area while maintaining its natural pH level, so you don’t have to worry about dryness or irritation. It's also pH-balanced, making it mild enough for daily use.
pH Care has 9 variants which are available in 250ml, 150ml, 50ml, and 30ml bottles in all leading supermarket and drugstores nationwide. Also available in sachets and feminine wipes!
With a cleanser that understands your needs, your feminine area can finally get the care it deserves.
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