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To wash or not to wash. Are vaginas self-cleaning?

Today most of us are selfprofessed skin care experts each with our own intricate 10step facial routines Yet somehow when it comes to cleaning our lady bits we still awkwardly stumble around the topic

Feminine wash douches soap or just warm water and some vaginal faith

Is there a right and wrong approach

Were here to split fact from fiction So you can understand your complex and beautiful vagina take control of your vaginal health and feel comfortable in your own body


Navigating your vagina
Less than half of women can identify their lady bits So youre not alone if you struggle with that

But dont worry were here to help you find your vagina from your vulva

Vagina is often used as a catchall term for womens genitals But there is in fact a delightfully intricate system going on down there

The vulva is our genitals exterior and it includes the labia clitoris vaginal opening and urethra opening

The vagina on the other hand is a muscular tube that joins the cervix and the vaginal opening


So what needs cleaning
After a vigorous workout or during your period you may feel your vagina needs a little extra TLC and a freshen up

Additionally parts of our skin that have sweat glands are restricted by clothing or rub against other skin tend to get warm sweaty or develop an odour Your armpits underboobs and vulva fall into this category

While all hygiene practices are personal and you need to choose if theyre right for you you may decide to wash your vulva just like you would other parts of your skin

Well perhaps not just like

Not all soaps are created equal The skin of your vulva is more delicate and sensitive than skin on other parts of your body and plain jane soap will not cut it

Most regular soaps are high in alkaline which can affect your skins acidic shield causing irritation to your vulva as well as dryness


How do you wash your vulva
So if you feel that your lady bits need a refresher all you need is warm water and a gentle natural pHbalanced vaginal or feminine wash Wash your vulva front to back with your hands then pat dry with a clean towel

Thats it Simple

But what about the vagina Does that muscular tube inside us need cleaning

Our vaginal flora maintains a delicate acidic pH balance like a tomato that naturally deters infections

Douching or any other form of internal cleaning only upsets the balance and can potentially disrupt your vaginas selfcleaning ability causing irritation

Instead trust your vagina to clean itself


Yes thats right vaginas selfclean
You know that stain on your undies Thats your vaginas cleansing ritual

Vaginal discharge together with friendly bacteria help remove blood semen and old cells from the body

But wait whys my discharge different today

As you move through your ovulation cycle you will experience normal changes in your discharge

It can vary in appearance texture and volume throughout your cycle Some days it will be runny and milky while other days it might be dry

Every woman is different so keep track of whats normal for you


Your vagina talks Well not literally
When something isnt right with your vagina she will let you know

If your delicate vaginal flora becomes out of balance or becomes infected you will notice a stark change in your discharge

A yellow grey or green discolouration a change in consistency or an unpleasant odour can indicate somethings wrong

Thrush for one usually shows as a white curdlike and cheesy discharge It will also often be accompanied by itchiness soreness of the vulva or pain while having sex or urinating


Dealing with discouraging discharge
We know discovering you need vaginal help can feel embarrassing but it really shouldnt be

Most women will deal with vaginal health concerns and about 75 of women will develop thrush in their lifetime Sometimes repeatedly

So youre far from alone

And you wouldnt feel embarrassed by a throat infection So why should a vaginal infection be any different

Thrush might be annoying but its extremely common and treatable So dont brush off your thrush or any vaginal infection

Seek medical advice as soon as something looks or feel abnormal Especially if theres itchiness burning or irritation

Remember your vaginal health is equally important as any other area of your health So treat your body with the kindness and respect it deserves and never hesitate to get the support it needs


Maintaining a healthy vagina
We all need a helping hand sometimes Even our dear vaginas

Our mission at Kolorex is to empower women to take charge of understanding and caring for their vaginas And our range of products are here to give you the extra support you need to feel confident and in control

Our pHbalanced wash is certified free from chemical nasties and is gentle enough to be used every day on your vulva And our Vaginal Care Cream soothes calms and supports your skin

Give your vagina and vulva the care they deserve with Kolorex

Learn more about Kolorex Vaginal Care Wash

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