The Intimate Care Guide
Habits and daily routines are perhaps the main influences on body and soul, not as often the rare occasions.
Many people adjust their intimate care routine when they experience vaginal discomfort, just to go back to old (bad) habits when the intimate balance is restored, but how one take care of their daily hygiene can have an impact on intimate health.
Ge to know your body
To understand what is normal for you, your body and vagina you have to get to know your body by look, feel and smell.
A first step to get to know the own vagina is to know how it actually looks like. Take a mirror and sit down on the bathroom floor. The labia and color can vary for everyone – and it’s natural. You vagina is unique.
The vagina consists of folds and you can, if you’re careful, feel the cervix. It can feel sore if it’s approached too hard, so be careful so you don’t scratch yourself with a nail.
A vagina should scent like a vagina and the intimate scent is nothing you should wash off – it is natural and we all have our personal intimate scent.
The intimate scent can vary depending on where you are in the menstrual cycle. Smell before your menstruation and on a few occasions after, to know your intimate scent at its different stages.
Ask for help
If you experience an unusual odour, contact a gynecologist or health care centre.
Under the section Imbalance & Discomfort we list various vaginal issues and symptoms, and here you can learn more about scents that you should pay particular attention to.
Your vaginal pH level
Lactic acid bacteria dominates the vaginal flora, creating an acidic environment in the vagina. For various reasons, these can vary in numbers and have an impact on the vaginal environment.
Probiotica have many good properties and different probiotic strains can help maintain the vagina flora. Lactic acid bacteria occurs naturally in the vagina and probiotics can produce these lactic acid bacteria.
Adding probiotics to the vagina
ellen® Probiotic Tampon supply a mixture of three different types of natural probiotic bacteria strains, which produce lactic acid and contribute to a good intimate health.
Probiotic tampons are suitable for women who menstruate, thanks to the natural lactic acid bacteria. .
ellen® Probiotic Intimate Cream gently lubricates dry mucous membranes with softening coconut oil, while lactic acid bacteria adds moisturizing properties.
The intimate cream is a hormone-free alternative and does not contain any water or perfume or preservatives, in order not to dry out the genital area.
The vaginal pH helps regulate the acidity of the vagina, which can vary from woman to woman and can also vary in the same woman, for example during the menstrual cycle.
It can be difficult to know if the pH value of the vagina has been restored after a vaginal treatment and many women feel insecure about their vaginal scent, then it might feel safe to check the pH value.
An imbalance in the vaginal pH can be a contributory factor to vaginal discomfort.
ellen® pH – Control is a self testing kit that test the vaginal pH. The test takes 10 seconds and each pack contains five tests.
A modern and active lifestyle often involves excessive intimate washing, which can interfere with the skin’s natural protective barrier of the intimate area and cause dryness.
The intimate area is sensitive and you should therefore use gentle products, specifically designed for intimate hygiene.
LN Intimate Cleansing Foam is an extra mild, dermatologically tested intimate wash that contains lactic acid with rehydrating properties.
You should not wash the genital area more than once a day, instead one can complement the hygiene routine with an intimate deodorant in the groin area. We have sweat glands in the groin just as we do under the arms, and how much we sweat and how bothered we are, varies from person to person.
LN Intimate Deo is a scent – neutralizing intimate deodorant with lactic acid, that gives a refreshing feeling between washes.
When shaving or waxing the intimate area, the skin can become irritated and you can develop small red spots.
LN After Shave & Wax Gel soothes irritated skin using bark extract from Magnolia grandiflora with antibacterial properties and is rich in antioxidants. If you have sensitive skin, you may want to use the gel for a few days after shaving.