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Naflora Feminine Wash: For Every Woman’s Hygiene Needs

Hearing about others’ experiences can encourage women to speak up and reduce the stigma around reproductive health.

Keeping up to date about new beauty launches and comparing product pros and cons with friends seems so fun and easy. You love learning about skincare ingredients, makeup trends, and browsing beauty products online. You may already have a holy grail day and night skincare routine which you follow religiously.

Unfortunately, the same enthusiasm isn’t given to topics related to sexual and reproductive health. Discussions on reproductive health are still taboo despite government and advocacy groups making an effort to lessen the stigma around menstruation.

Many girls and even adult women still have difficulty talking about their menstrual period and caring for their intimate areas. Though many are uncomfortable with the idea, having open discussions about sexual and reproductive health prevents the spread of false information.

Why is it important to talk about feminine hygiene?

Discussion of personal hygiene, especially feminine hygiene, happens secretively. Women and girls often feel ashamed or embarrassed to talk to their peers about issues relating to their intimate areas. This attitude usually leads to confusion and misconceptions. Those that are conservative remain silent because of the fear of judgment.

When girls and women open up about their experiences,they typically focus on their symptoms and moodiness. This outlook may lead young girls to associate negative feelings with body issues. To counter this, listening to women talk about vaginal hygiene and body issues more positively makes the topic less taboo. Forming a community that supports you when you have these intimate hygiene issues is also ideal.

What does a “self-cleaning oven” mean?

A common question on feminine hygiene is whether or not one should use an intimate wash to clean the vaginal area. Before answering that question, it is important to know the difference between the vulva and the vagina.

In medical terms, the vulva is the outer part of the genitals. The vagina is the inner muscular canal leading from the cervix to the vulva. When doctors say the “vagina is a self-cleaning oven,” they are referring to the inner part of the genital area that does not need to be cleaned with water or other products.Spraying water or using soaps and washes in the vagina can disrupt its pH and the good bacteria.

Should you use feminine wash everyday?

Women can and should clean their vulva. This intimate body part can accumulate sweat, menstrual blood, and dirt throughout the day. Therefore, it must be washed like other body areas with folds like the armpits.

To clean the vulva, use warm water and gently cleanse around the folds.

While not always necessary, you may opt to use a mild, fragrance free feminine wash when cleaning the vulva and the surrounding areas. There are also suitable feminine washes for pregnant women who are more at risk of infections.

Feminine hygiene tips every woman should know

No matter what life stage you’re in, there’s always something new to learn. To help you, we have collected a few feminine hygiene tips that you can start or continue practicing in your daily life.

Wipe from front to back

After using the toilet, wipe the vagina from front to back to avoid contamination. It is best to wipe the anus and vagina separately to prevent a urinary tract infection (UTI).

Change out of sweaty or wet clothes

Damp clothing can breed bad bacteria and trap heat that can cause infections. Changing out of your workout clothes or swimsuit as soon as you can is the best way to avoid it. This prevents moisture from building up in your intimate areas.

Wear underwear made with breathable fabric

Cotton is the best type of natural fabric for underwear. Since it’s breathable and absorbent, it can prevent moisture which causes yeast infections, UTIs, and other minor illnesses. You may also change your underwear several times in a day, especially if you notice vaginal discharge.

Avoid synthetic materials (such as nylon and spandex) and tight-fitting lingerie, as these might irritate your intimate areas.

Use condoms and urinate after sex

Using condoms and urinating after sex with your partner flushes out the bacteria that may migrate into the urinary tract. Doing this also prevents UTIs and other infections.

A NaFlora feminine wash for every woman

Feminine washes from NaFlora are specifically formulated to maintain and protect the natural flora. They are mild, hypoallergenic, and trusted by most OB Gynecologists for intimate care. NaFlora has two different formulas to address your needs:

Use NaFlora Protect for gentle everyday use. With lactic acid and tea tree extract, this variant cleans your flora while maintaining its’ natural pH level. It is perfect for use during your monthly periods or when you need to freshen up the intimate area.

If you’re approaching or already in your menopausal years, NaFlora Moisture is the feminine wash for you. During this life stage, it is important to use soothing products that also protect you from various infections. Chamomile extract and other moisturizers keep your flora feeling fresh and comfortable while avoiding dryness and itchiness.

Though intimate matters are difficult to talk about, learning about feminine wash and good hygiene practices is a good place to start. Small conversations about feminine hygiene can even start from something as simple as talking about skincare and bath time routines. With your new knowledge on feminine hygiene, we hope you can be a positive voice who champions female health and wellness. — (MyPharma)

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