In conjunction with International Women’s Day held annually on March 8th, Sebamed is inviting you on a journey to explore and understand more about your feminine intimate area and how best to care for its hygiene with an #IdealFeminineWash.

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For women, the pH value of the intimate area changes over time as they age?

During the reproductive years, nature protects the outer genital area from harmful microorganisms by creating an acidic pH environment ranging between pH3.5 to pH4.2.

Through hormonal changes at the beginning of menopause, the pH value increases to values between 6 to 7.

Our intimate area naturally contains friendly bacteria – Lactobacilli. The presence of this friendly bacteria stops other harmful bacteria from growing in our vagina.

The lactobacilli breaks down into lactic acid and creates an acidic environment protecting our intimate area – pH3.2 to 3.8

Lacto Example
Microscopic image of lactobacilli

Role of Estrogen in Vaginal pH

High estrogen hormones present during a woman’s fertile years contributes to this acidic environment. Estrogen induces production of mucous in our intimate area lining and therefore provides ample nutrition for a specific microflora – lactobacillus to grow. These good bacteria break down the mucous membrane in our intimate area and metabolizes it into lactic acid. The lactic acid creates an acidic environment therefore ensuring harmful bacteria, fungi and yeasts cannot proliferate.

After menopause, estrogen levels drop resulting in low production of mucous in the intimate area. There is a reduction in Lactobacillus resulting in a lower production of lactic acid. This causes a rise in vaginal pH to an average of pH6.8. The intimate area starts becoming dry and increasingly sensitive to irritation. 

Intimate Hygiene Tips
The act of self-care is an action of loving yourself
Step 1 : Practice good genital hygiene
Always keep your intimate area clean!
Step 2 : Avoid Tight Fitting Clothing
Give your intimate area a room to breathe
Step 3 : Change pads and tampons often
Avoid rashes, vaginal infection and bad odour
Step 4 : Regular check with doctor
Getting to know your vaginal health helps you in knowing how to care for them better
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