As women, we often spend a lot of time worrying about everything other than ourselves. If a friend tells you about a health concern, you convince her that she should see a doctor while ignoring what your own body is trying to tell you. We’ve rounded up five things your vagina is trying to tell you—and how to deal with them.
You need to switch up your shower products
With so many products on the market, we really take for granted what’s good and bad for our bodies. While scented, foamy body washes have their own role in our shower routines, they’re not exactly great for your intimate lady parts. If you’re experiencing dryness or itchiness down there, take a hard look at what you’re using to keep clean—and if it’s really worth it.
This goes beyond just getting your eight cups of water a day (though that also plays a role). If you’re experiencing unrelenting itchiness and discomfort, your vagina could be trying to tell you that it’s parched. The fix? Vagisil’s ProHydrate Natural Feel Moisturizing Gel. It offers quick continual relief from vaginal dryness, whether it’s caused by dehydration or external factors like certain medications and stress.
You need to switch up your diet
You’ve probably been told that certain foods can affect your skin health, but did you know that they can affect your vaginal health, too? If you’ve been noticing a vaginal odour that doesn’t have anything to do with your period (which could also be a factor), it could be telling you something about your diet, just as certain foods (like probiotic-rich yogurt) can help your overall vaginal health.
You’re not wearing the right kind of underwear
We’re suckers for nice lingerie, no matter if anyone is going to see it, but it’s not always practical for keeping your muff happy and healthy. Remember that breathable cotton fabric is always best (especially if you refuse to ditch your skinny jeans) and that you should be sure to change out of wet bathing suits and sweaty panties after you’re done with the beach and gym.
Ah, yes. Another thing that we can blame stress for. Beyond blemishes, hair loss, trouble sleeping and so on, changes in vaginal health can also be linked to stress (great). Anything from a dry, itchy vagina to increased odour to a yeast infection can all call stress a culprit. Luckily, the ProHydrate Natrual Feel Moisturizing Gel can offer discreet relief so that you can cross a dry vagina off of the list of things perpetuating the stress.
Vagisil ProHydrate Natural Feel Moisturizing Gel is available at mass drugstores nationwide.
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