Still washing your intimate areas with just regular soap and water? It’s time for a change. Washing with soap may no longer be the best thing for your most private areas, and if you want to take the best care of yourself, learn about pH levels and what it means for you down there.
The pH level ranges from 0 to 14 and refers to acidity and alkalinity. A lower number means more acidic, while a higher number means more alkaline. A healthy feminine area is naturally more acidic and having a normal pH level from 3.5 to 4.5 where good bacteria can thrive. The acidity also helps to keep itself clean and free from bad bacteria and other harmful elements that may cause imbalance in its natural environment and cause itchiness, irritation, discomfort, or odors. The trick is to keep the pH balance in check.
Certain factors can disrupt your “little lady’s” pH balance. Your monthly period, for example, can elevate your pH level because the pH level of blood is normally 7.4. Having sex can also have an effect since semen is known to have a pH of up to 8. Bad news for those who wash with soap instead of a pH-friendly feminine wash; soap can have a pH above 8. Other factors that can raise your intimate area’s pH level are hormonal fluctuations, certain diets, and changes in exercise habits.
When your pH is above 4.5, it can make you prone to inflammation and infections like vaginosis or yeast. Consequently, some infections can make you less immune to more serious worries like STDs.
Pay attention to the pH level of your feminine area to stay healthy. Hygiene is important but the usual soap may do more harm than good. Pick feminine cleansers that are mild and have the right pH for you. Clinically tested and proven, Femi-Care Intimate Wash comes in three softer-than-mild and non-irritating variants that wash away harmful bacteria while keeping you feeling and smelling fresh and confident.
Femi Care with Milk Extract has a pH level of 3 perfect for those with sensitive skin; Femi Care Tender Floral has a mild formulation with a pH level of 4; Femi Care Powder Bloom also has a pH level of 4 and comes in a powdery scent.