We've all heard of vaginal dryness during menopause. But it also affects many premenopausal women.
What are the symptoms?
Bacterial and yeast infections
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) that don’t go away or that reoccur
Vaginal itching or stinging
Loss of interest in sex
Pain during sex
Light bleeding after penetrating sex
What causes vaginal dryness?
Reduced estrogen levels are the main cause. Estrogen is a hormone that helps keep vaginal tissue healthy by maintaining normal vaginal moisture, tissue elasticity and acidity. The most common cause of reduced estrogen is during perimenopause and menopause. With less estrogen also comes a thinning of the vaginal tissues which makes the vagina more fragile. But there are other causes that are not age- or disease-related and can in many cases be avoided.
Detergents and fabric softeners
Allergy and cold medicine
Birth control pills
Alcohol and heavy smoking
Radiation and chemotherapy
How can our products help to relieve dryness?
While you are identifying the underlying cause
there are things you can do yourself to ease the symptoms.
Use any of our oil-based cleansers daily.
Apply Lip Balm to the outer and inner labia and the vaginal opening mornings and nights.
For an extra hydration boost, apply Wet Lips and finish off with Lip Balm. 👌
Always use our lube during sex.
Dr. Rebecka Kaplan recommends using the Lip Balm to treat dryness in the vulvar area.