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4 tips for choosing the right intimate wash

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Choosing the right intimate wash and using it the proper way is the key to maintaining your vaginal health. It is important to keep your vagina clean as the lack of hygiene and improper cleaning might increase your risk of fungal infections, urinary tract infections (UTIs) and in extreme cases can also cause persistent vaginal dryness. 

Today, there are multiple intimate washes available in the market to help you keep your vagina clean, but do you know the key factors to look for? Let us help you out!

Here are 4 tips to help you choose the best intimate wash for you:

1.  Avoid sulphates

Many people believe that a strong lathering intimate wash helps keep you ‘fresh’ down there but they often include harsh chemical agents. Most intimate washes, cleansers, and soaps have sulphates that provide a strong lather but might cause skin irritation and vaginal dryness.

2. Look for Lactic Acid

Even though having an acid in this product might sound like a bad idea, the fact is just the opposite! Lactic acid is known to have cleaning properties which help maintain the vagina’s natural pH balance. This also prevents the growth of additional bacteria, keeping infections away.

3. Stay free from parabens

Most intimate washes have ingredients that are synthetic and heavily rely on them to last for a longer duration. These ingredients could have drying properties that cause vaginal irritation and at times cause rashes. Instead look for formulas with natural ingredients that are free of toxins.

4. Choose a vulva-friendly wash

Many people get confused about how to use an intimate wash but the one thing you should know is that these intimate washes are meant to be used on the external region of your body i.e the vulva. The easiest way to determine if a product is vulva-friendly is to ask yourself this question – ‘Would I be okay with using the ingredients of this product on my face?’. If the answer is yes, you’ve found what you’re looking for.

We know how confusing it can be when looking for all these requirements for your hygiene. To make this easy for you, we have the perfect choice for you with our Foaming Intimate Wash. This gentle cleanser is specially formulated keeping all the mentioned tips in mind and will keep your vulva healthy with its daily use.

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