Updated: Mar 11, 2022
The number 1 reason for intimate health issues is dryness. Dry mucous membranes make the intimate area more prone to infections caused by unwanted bacteria and fungus.
Vaginal dryness is also known as Vaginal Atrophy or Atrophic Vaginitis, is a common intimate skin struggle, which can cause irritation, burning, and pain with intercourse. However, many do not seek help, as they may not realize it is a health issue.
Vaginal dryness usually results from low estrogen levels. Estrogen is the hormone that keeps the lining of the vagina lubricated, thick, and elastic.
Low estrogen and vaginal dryness can happen when estrogen levels fall after childbirth, with breastfeeding, during cancer treatment, or with anti-estrogen drugs, and commonly after menopause.
Stress and emotional imbalance can cause the hormones to go havoc and can also lead to a decrease in estrogen. Most other causes that are not age or disease-related can be avoided.
While you are identifying the underlying cause you can apply Lip Balm or Wet Lips, Caring Glide to add moisture to your vulva area and inside the vagina, and help relieve symptoms like dryness, chafing and for the prevention of infections caused by the dryness.
Lip Balm is a multi-purpose intimate care balm moisturizes, soothes, and protects the vulva. This fragrance-free balm can also be used as a moisturiser after hair removal to soothe, repair, and prevent irritations.
It contains Macadamia oil which is a rich source of palmitoleic acid (omega-7 fatty acid). Research has shown that palmitoleic acid supports skin health and reduces inflammation. It's especially beneficial for mucous membranes. Oat oil helps maintain the skin's natural balance.
Wet Lips, Caring Glide has a pure and natural formula contains water-retaining plant polymers and humectants to rehydrate delicate skin, meaning it can be used as a vaginal moisturiser as well as a lubricant which helps to decrease discomfort during intercourse.