Personal hygiene is the first step to preventing many pathologies and is even more important when it comes to the most intimate parts of each of us, especially the feminine, physiologically most at risk. If you are unable to consult with a physician, it is possible to prevent irritation, burns or other disturbances. In fact, by observing some small personal hygiene standards and using a good intimate detergent, thrush, gadnell, cystitis and any other kind of intimate irritation will only be a bad memory. The habit of proper intimate hygiene should therefore be taught as a child so as to avoid the onset of annoyance in adulthood.
Our grandmothers did not suffer from many of the intimate annoying that the modern lifestyle has brought us. Many are the causes of such pathologies, most of which are related to sedentary lifestyle, nutrition and clothing.
Most inflammations and infections affecting intimate parts, especially feminine, result from some bacteria that, under normal conditions, populate the intestinal or vaginal bacterial flora but which, in the presence of certain triggers, proliferate uncontrolledly.
The introduction of sophisticated, refined foods has created a fertile ground for these bacteria and at the same time weakened the other components of the flora that are in charge of counteracting them.
Another triggering cause is the stress that, causing a weakening of the normal immune defenses, can lead, in the most predisposed subjects, to imbalances in the composition of the bacterial flora of the intimate parts.
It may seem strange, but clothing is one of the major causes of intense irritation. Especially in women, in fact, the genital area is in itself a humid and warm area compared to the rest of the body and therefore constitutes the ideal environment for the proliferation of bacteria. Non-breathable clothing such as nylon or, in general, all synthetic fabrics, not circulating the air, contribute to overheating the area and not allowing perspiration, creating the ideal conditions for bacterial proliferation.
The same argument applies to the habit of sedentaryity; Sitting all day, in fact, helps to reduce the perspiration of the genital area and increase its temperature. Finally, tight pants and jeans, as well as being less breathable than the skirts of our grandmothers, squeeze the area and create rubbing, irritation, and injured areas most susceptible to infections.
Under these circumstances, proper intimate hygiene becomes even more important, leaving fewer than other good health habits for our most precious bacterial flora.
Only the cleanse of outer intimate parts is essential never the inner parts. If vaginal lavages are effective if done on doctor's advice for the treatment of certain illnesses, however, they are unnecessary for daily intimate hygiene or indeed may be deleterious because they will alter the balance of bacterial flora.
Cleansing should always be done from top to bottom to avoid contamination with the bacteria present in the intestine. Avoid the promiscuous use of underwear and towels that must always be strictly personal, to prevent contagion, and wash at 90 ° to allow the elimination of bacteria present. In the event of ongoing infections, dry the piece with paper so that the towel used daily does not become fertile ground for multiplying the bacteria responsible for the irritation.
We recommend washing one or two times a day with a good intimate natural cleanser, alternating with just water-washing. In fact, excessive use of the soap underwear can also lead to alterations in bacterial flora or excessive drying of tissues. You can increase the number of washings during the cycle, remembering to change both external and internal absorbers frequently. In this latter case, it is not recommended to use it for night hours.
Every gynecologist will say that the use of intimate detergent, specifically designed and formulated for female intimate hygiene, already eliminates more than 50% of the chance of contracting intimate disorder.
The reason for the need to use an intimate detergent with respect to the use of common soap is inherent in its pH. During fertile ages, in fact, the vaginal pH is slightly acidic and is around 4.5. Since its alteration may result in imbalances in the bacterial flora, it is advisable to use intimate acid detergents with a pH between 3.5 and 5.5. In contrast, traditional soaps have an alkaline pH (greater than 7) or neutral and are therefore not recommended for intimate hygiene.
The use of deodorants and scented spray is absolutely contraindicated, as it may irritate the skin or create allergic reactions. For the same reason and given the delicacy of the area, avoid detergents containing petroleum surfactants, dyes, and other potentially toxic and irritant substances. However, it is always preferable to useintimate detergent as natural as possible such as Marseille soap, hypoallergenic and completely biodegradable and, in its olive oil version, it does not alter the pH of the skin and avoid irritation.