While intimate washes are a lifestyle essential for some women, for others it’s an option they’ve only barely considered. It is true that you do not absolutely need an intimate wash as the vagina is a self-cleaning organ. But it is the sensitive skin outside that calls for the use of an intimate wash like the V Wash.
- Essential V Wash ingredients
- Things to remember while using the V Wash
- V Wash: the basics
- What is V Wash?
- How to use V Wash
- FAQs about V Wash: a complete guide
Essential V Wash ingredients
1. Lactic acid
A healthy vagina contains the bacteria lactobacillus. This bacteria produces high levels of lactic acid, which makes the vagina slightly more acidic and promotes its ability to fight off bacterial infections. Some of the infection symptoms include an odd smell, excessive amounts of white discharge, and later, increased chances of catching STIs, amongst other health issues. V Wash contains lactic acid for those who may not be able to produce it in high enough quantities. It helps retain vaginal health to avoid any unnecessary issues in the future.
2. Tea tree oil
While it has been used to help treat skin infections for years and years, did you know tea tree oil's antifungal properties are also good for the vagina? Apart from being used as yeast infection medication, tea tree oil helps fight off all forms of vagina-related infections. It also helps prevent any infections you may be susceptible to.
3. Sea buckthorn oil
So, this is probably a new ingredient for you — but trust us, it's super helpful! It helps treat vaginal dryness, itching, discharge, and burning sensations while urinating. These issues usually happen with postmenopausal women, but sea buckthorn oil, which contains essential fatty acids, can help improve vaginal elasticity and tissue integrity.
Now that we've covered how this intimate wash helps vaginal health, let's move on to how to use V Wash. It is easy and can be seamlessly incorporated into your daily routine.
Things to remember while using the V Wash
1. You can use it every day
When it comes to intimate hygiene, maintaining a pH balance of around 3.8 to 4.5 is necessary for vaginal health which your V Wash provides. As long as you follow the steps properly, you should have no problem using it every day. However, if it has been prescribed to you by a gynaecologist, use it as recommended.
2. Be gentle with it
Don't you dare go near your vagina with a loofah! The key is to be gentle and only use your hand since it's being used on one of the most sensitive areas of the female body. Don't use it as a douche either, since douching has long been regarded as being unnecessary, and can actually harm your vagina's natural microbiome.
3. Don't overdo it
Much like most things in life, don't overuse this hygiene wash! Don’t take more than a few drops than required and stick to using it once a day.
4. Do a patch-test beforehand
Well, you want to be sure you're not going to get an allergic reaction, right? Always do a patch test, since it will help determine whether you're allergic to the product or not. Apply a little to the inside of your wrist and monitor for 24 hours. If there is no reaction, you can go ahead and use it.
V Wash: the basics
We, as a society, have no problem talking about how to wash our body and our face, but when it comes to topics of intimate hygiene, it's generally considered taboo. Is there a particular reason for it? No! And should it be treated as an out-of-bounds topic? Also, no! We need to have more open, clear conversations about intimate hygiene so that we can take better care of our privates. That's why we've compiled an all-in-one guide to help understand a product that's super important for vaginal hygiene — how to use V Wash and its benefits.
What is V Wash?
First off, let's start by understanding what the Vwash Plus Expert Intimate Hygiene is. If you thought washing down there with just a little bit of water or regular soap was alright, you're mistaken. A liquid soap that's specially designed for the vagina, it has a unique lactic acid formulation that helps maintain the pH balance of the vagina while soothing it to prevent irritation, itching, dryness, and odour. Disrupting your pH balance can lead to infections. But filled with natural ingredients, this hygiene wash doesn't have any toxic ingredients that are otherwise present in regular soaps; we're talking about it being paraben-free, sulphate-free, and fragrance-free, of course.
How to use V Wash
Step 1: Once you've cleansed the rest of your body with your regular body wash, it's time to move on to V Wash. Start by pouring a small amount of it on your palm or your fingers, like you would with any shower gel.
Step 2: Apply it gently on the outer part of the vagina aka the skin for a couple of seconds. If you've consulted a gynaecologist beforehand, use as directed. But do not put it or any product for that matter on the inside of your vagina which you may have heard is a self-cleaning organ.
Step 3: Rinse the vaginal skin thoroughly. Dry the area with a soft, clean towel, and you're done!
While V Wash use is pretty simple, there are a few things to remember to ensure that you get the most out of the product while still retaining vaginal health.
FAQs about V Wash: a complete guide
Q. Who can use a V Wash?
People of all ages can use it. Many gynaecologists also recommend using it post-intercourse and after pregnancy. Apart from that, it is especially recommended for those experiencing post-menstrual symptoms such as vaginal dryness or any infections
Q. What is V Wash used for?
You can use it daily to maintain pH balance and avoid infections. It also helps reduce foul odour, itchiness and dryness.
Q. When should one see a gynaecologist?
If there is extreme itching, or you are in pain and seem to have developed sores — see a gynaecologist ASAP! You could have a severe infection.
Now that you have looked at the ingredients of this hygiene wash, go ahead and use the V Wash as it is so much better for your intimate areas than regular soap.