It goes without saying that you can wash whenever you want. But be careful what you use to wash your intimate area. Try to preserve the natural balance in your intimate area and try not to upset the body’s natural protection system. You don’t want to use anything which might attack the acid mantle. Normal soap and shower gel are therefore best avoided. Instead, use a mild product specially developed for your intimate area and with an appropriate pH. Gynofit Feminine Wash is perfect for your daily feminine hygiene needs.
Don’t skimp when it comes to changing towels and flannels
Damp towels and flannels used repeatedly are a breeding ground for harmful bacteria and yeasts. So, use disposable wipes to clean your intimate area, especially if you are susceptible to vaginal infections.
Tampons, pads and panty liners – natural is better
Pads too are made from a range of different materials. Always buy natural fibres! But be aware that the proportion of natural fibres varies from product to product. Use unfragranced panty liners without a plastic film and with a high cotton content – and avoid tampons wherever possible.
Always wipe from front to back
Avoid bad wiping techniques which wipe bacteria from the anus towards the vaginal area. Wiping front to back can help prevent infections triggered by gut bacteria. This is good advice for preventing cystitis.
Douching – don’t do it!
Douching isn’t recommended for cleaning your intimate area. Don’t douche, but do wash your external vaginal area with a feminine wash which doesn’t disturb the acid mantle and upset the natural lactic acid balance. You can learn everything you need to know about intimate cleansing with Gynofit Feminine Wash here.