Calling all Vulva Owners!

Ever get the itch? The vulva is sensitive skin which can be exposed to a range of skin problems, many of them unintentionally self-inflicted.

You may routinely pamper your face and work hard to keep it moisturized and irritation-free, but what have you done lately for the more sensitive skin of your vulva?

Many women have been primed to think no further than "itch equals yeast infection." But with age and the decline in estrogen after menopause, women become more prone to a variety of conditions that irritate vulvar skin. These conditions aren't getting the medical attention they need — and women aren't getting the relief they deserve.

Here are some irritants to look out for:

🔸Soap, bubble baths and salts, detergent
🔹Adult or baby wipes
🔸Panty liners and their adhesives
🔹Nylon underwear, chemically treated clothing
🔸Vaginal secretions, sweat, and urine
🔹Douches
🔸Spermicides, lubricants
🔹Perfume, talcum powder, deodorants
🔸Alcohol and astringents

Ingredients that can cause Allergic reactions:
🚨Benzocaine
🚨Neomycin
🚨Chlorhexidine (in K-Y Jelly)
🚨Imidazole antifungal
🚨Propylene glycol (a preservative used in many products)
🚨Fragrances
🚨Tea tree oil
🚨Latex (in condoms and diaphragms)

Who’s ready to start taking care of their Vulva?
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