Useful tips for intimate care

Even if you are one of those women whose intimate area is not particularly sensitive, you will almost certainly find some useful tips here.

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Protect the protective acid mantle

The skin of the external genital area is also colonised by natural microbial flora including lactobacilli. In addition, the skin produces a protective hydrolipidic film from its own lipids and substances that bind moisture, which has an acidic pH of about 5.0 and is known as the protective acid mantle of the skin. This means that there is also a natural defence against pathogens (disease-causing micro-organisms) in the external genital area. In order to maintain and preserve the acid protective mantle, it is important to cleanse the skin gently.

Avoid Appropriate intimate hygiene
  • alkaline soaps or shower gels with aggressive cleansers
  • long baths