Vaginal Dryness: Causes & Relief

Ever felt that uncomfortable dryness in your intimate area? Or that you all of sudden start experiencing issues like bacterial vaginosis, yeast infections or UTIs? You're not alone. It's a common issue, especially as women go through perimenopause, menopause or facing hormonal changes due to other reasons. Surprisingly, it affects more women than we think. Let's dive into what might be causing it and some easy ways to deal with it.

Common Causes of Vaginal Dryness:
  1. Lower Estrogen Levels: When your estrogen levels drop, it can lead to less moisture in your vaginal walls, which can make things feel a bit delicate.

  2. Breastfeeding: If you're breastfeeding, your estrogen levels might be lower, which can lead to dryness.

  3. Birth Control: Some types of birth control can affect your hormone levels, potentially leading to lower estrogen.

  4. Health Issues: Certain health conditions and medications, like those for allergies or depression, can contribute to dryness.

  5. Tampons: They're handy, but they can also temporarily absorb some of your natural moisture. It's not a big deal, but it's something to be aware of.

  6. Soaps and Such: Harsh ingredients in soaps, sprays, wipes, and laundry detergents can lead to dryness and irritation.

  7. Stress and Anxiety: When you're stressed or anxious, it can mess with your body and hormones, including blood flow to your intimate area. This can lead to dryness, especially during intimacy.

Tips for Finding Relief:

  1. Only cleanse your intimate area with our oil-based cleansers.

  2. Try our Lip Balm for extra moisture and protection.

  3. Use tampons that fit your needs, or give menstrual cups a try.

  4. Use unscented laundry detergent to avoid potential irritants.

  5. Whenever you're intimate, use a good lubricant. Just steer clear of ones based on petroleum (silicone based).

  6. If you think low estrogen might be part of the problem, speak with your doctor. They can suggest treatments or strategies to help.

With a bit of understanding and these practical tips, you can manage and improve your comfort down there.

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