The not-so-obvious reason for intimate irritation | Joylux

The not-so-obvious reason for intimate irritation

What You Need To Know About Feminine Care and Hygiene Products

We usually go about our day not giving intimate wellness a second thought.

Until something goes awry.

Like vaginal dryness, discomfort, or irritation. This can include bacterial vaginosis, yeast infections, UTIs, and vaginitis.

Have you ever spent maddening hours sleuthing around the internet trying to figure out what went wrong?

I sure have. 

Was it something in our diet? Stress? Our clothes? Detergent? Soap?

It could be any of those things (or a combination).

But it could also be something that’s rarely talked about…

… feminine care and hygiene products. 


Those things designed to make our intimate health easier may be harming the delicate ecosystem inside your reproductive system.

Things That Are Harmful To Your Reproductive System:

  • Tampons
  • Pads
  • Lubricants
  • Douches
  • Powders
  • Sprays
  • Wipes 
  • Anti-itch creams

Crazy, right?!

Why This Happens & How To Prevent Irritation

Your vagina has evolved to be a highly efficient self-cleaner. The vaginal canal has an incredible amount of blood vessels.

And it produces mucus that flushes away and protects against harmful invaders.

Talk about all-natural!

The vulva and vagina's skin is a lot different from the tough skin on the rest of the body.

Most of the vagina is covered with multiple layers of dead and dying cells that do a lot to protect it against infection.

But this skin is also highly permeable and absorbs a lot more fluid than our other skin.

This rapid absorption exposes us to higher levels of chemicals from feminine hygiene products. Which manufacturers didn’t consider when creating them.

Gee, thanks.

When the vagina or vulva comes into contact with the chemicals inside these products, it offsets your natural pH balance and intimate wellness.

Which opens up the door for a host of unpleasant problems.

What Can You Do To Protect Your Intimate Wellness?

Get hypervigilant about labels! 

Read the packaging on your feminine care products to ensure no harmful chemicals are involved in the manufacturing process. Chemicals that don’t play nice with your V.

Here are some things to consider when choosing intimate products:

  • Look for brands that disclose all ingredients
  • Cut down on the number of feminine care products you use
  • Eliminate the use of products unnecessary to intimate health (like douches and sprays) 
  • Choose unscented products when available (especially tampons and pads)
  • Choose chlorine-free bleached or unbleached cotton tampons and pads
  • Choose cleansers with clean ingredients that are pH-balanced for the delicate intimate skin

This is why Joylux created our HER Intimate Care Line. Developed by Dr. Sarah who is an Ob-Gyn to help you cleanse, hydrate, protect, and ward off unwanted scents without putting your V at risk.

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