Did you know that our monthly hormonal fluctuations can affect the health of our skin including its pH? For some of us, this can lead to common fungal and bacterial disorders such as Candida, Bacteria vaginosis, and UTI. Today’s article features our top 10 tips to maintain optimal vaginal health throughout the month and how to restore balance with BioFemme.
- Avoid using bar soap and sulfate-based cleansers. They often have a Basic-Alkaline pH that can easily disrupt our natural pH. level of 3.7 to 4.1. The Biofemme Cleansing Wash is an ideal pH-balanced formula for daily cleansing.
- Avoid synthetic fragrance and coloring commonly found in feminine hygiene products and cleansing products. Look for natural alternatives that are much gentler for your skin.
- Avoid tight-fitting clothing and synthetic fabrics that trap humidity. Opt for breathable fabrics like cotton or bamboo whenever possible.
- Eat foods that are rich in pre and probiotics throughout the month and after a course of antibiotics, they are effective in destroying not only the bad bacteria that cause disease, but also the good bacteria that is necessary for vaginal health.
- Douching. Although it is not recommended, about 20 % of women still use them. Douching not only disrupts vaginal pH levels but also encourages the growth of harmful bacterial overall.
- Limit your intake of sugars if you are prone to candida infection. Even naturally-occurring sugars found in fruit juices can contribute to candida growth
- Stress can alter our hormones and lead to imbalances. Limit your stress levels and prioritize time to recharge. Incorporate wellness moments throughout the day to maintain mental and emotional balance.
- Avoid latex and other known allergen and sensitizers
- Choose adapted products that are formulated to restore balance such as the BioFemme Cleansing Foam, pH balancing gel daily, and Zone control as a fast, natural, and effective treatment for candida infections.
- Schedule your yearly check-up with your doctor and discuss any changes you may be experiencing.
Taking control of our health and wellness is easy with the Nelly De Vuyst BioFemme collection. A true innovation in the world of women’s wellness with 10 targeted certified COSMOS Organic formulas to maintain and restore vaginal health.