Common Misconceptions About Intimate Wash
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Most women are unaware of the differences between the vagina and the vulva.
Some of you might have heard that the vagina is “self-cleansing” or using water alone to cleanse the intimate area is enough.
It is time to clear up the misconceptions.
The VAGINA is the inner muscle canal, the birth canal, that runs from the cervix to the outside of the body. These parts are "self-cleansing" and do not contain enough sebaceous glands to stay healthy if regularly washed with soap.
The VULVA is the outside part that you can see; the labia, clitoris, vaginal opening, and urethra. These outer parts are NOT self-cleansing.
It is perfectly normal for a slight natural smell.
However, with the build-up of sweat and grime from pee, discharge, and not forgetting dead skin cells, water alone may not be sufficient to properly cleanse your vulva.
When choosing your intimate wash, we would recommend choosing something that is specially formulated for the intimate area and using 100% natural-origin ingredients, to ensure you do not irritate the delicate skin or upset the balance in your vagina which can lead to other issues.
Doctors and midwives recommend cleansing the vulva with oil-based products, instead of soap-based products. Soap-based products tend to strip the skin of their natural oils, which may lead to dryness.
Lip Intimate Care is a healthier alternative to the petrochemical and synthetic products that currently dominate the intimate care markets. We use 100% natural-origins ingredients of the highest quality, to nourish your most intimate skin.
Our Cleansing & Moisturising Oil is a daily cleanser that removes impurities caused by sweat, humidity, or our periods and refreshes the skin. It is available in Sea Buckthorn + Fragonia, Coconut + Vanilla, and a fragrance-free option, Prebiotic + Postbiotic.
To use it as an intimate wash: Use 1 to 3 pumps to cleanse the intimate area, in place of soap. Rinse off well with cool water thereafter.
To use it as an after-shower moisturizer: Apply 1 to 2 pumps and massage well into skin.
During your period, the shifts in your intimate area’s pH level can make you more susceptible to an imbalance of harmful bacteria. Take extra care and cleanse daily with our Cleansing & Moisturising Oil, Prebiotic + Postbiotic which has a unique oil extract that helps to maintain a healthy microbiome.