3 Common Misconceptions About Feminine Hygiene Products
If you have ever wondered if you should start using feminine hygiene products, read this first! We dissect the three common misconceptions about using feminine washes:
1. Soap or body wash is sufficient for feminine hygiene needs – A recent survey shows that over 40% of women use soap or body wash to clean their intimate area. This is worrying as many of these products, scented soaps and gels in particular, can affect the healthy balance of bacteria and pH levels in the vaginal area. When the pH level is unbalanced, it will cause itching, bad odour and unusual discharge. As such, experts recommend the use of a good and gentle feminine wash to clean the vaginal area.
2. Any feminine hygiene product can do the job well – When choosing a feminine hygiene product, you need to choose one that would not upset the vaginal area’s natural pH balance. This means staying away from scented products and those containing irritants such as SLS, parabens and colourants.
We recommend BETADINE® Daily Feminine Wash Foam which not only fits the above criteria but also contains the unique Tri-Care formula with probiotics with daily triple protection against itch, odour and excessive discharge. It comes in an easy to use and carry pump bottle which dispenses the product in a light and airy foam. This allows ease of washing without having to lather the soap or gel up first.
3. Feminine hygiene products can’t be used during menstruation – During menstruation, the vaginal area would need more attention and care, and is the perfect time to use a feminine wash. In fact, a good feminine hygiene product can be used daily during shower, menstruation, holidays, after sexual intercourse and after exercise or sport activities.