Our skin is our largest breathing organ, permeable and penetrable. What we put on it truly matters, and will impact natural moisture, especially sensitive vaginal tissue.
Vaginal dryness can affect women of all ages but is most common during perimenopause and menopause. Dryness may only be a slight discomfort to you on occasion or it can be a constant problem that affects how you enjoy daily life even making intimacy uncomfortable and often painful.
The most common cause of vaginal dryness is a sudden dip of estrogen that can wreak havoc on our bodies inside and out. If you read our July article, you know how important staying hydrated is not only for our skin but also for the health of our most sensitive areas. Many women love a warm bath or shower to help them feel renewed after a long day but have you ever noticed you end up feeling more dried out after you get out of the tub? Bathing too often, using too warm of water, taking certain medications, using nicotine products, vaginal douching, scented soaps, taking bubble baths and applying body lotions to the vaginal area can zap the essential oils and nutrients from our skin leaving it dry, itchy and irritated.
This isn’t to say you have to completely stop using your favorite body wash or lotion but be aware of what is in the products you put on your skin and how it’s affecting your health. If you are finding that the products you use while bathing is causing dryness, itching, or pain, try cutting out any items you have been using and then reintroducing them one by one to find which ones are affecting your skin. If any of your current products are causing you discomfort, discontinue use immediately. A better alternative may be an all-natural route. With the recent popularity of all-natural and organic products, it has become much easier to access skincare that is less harmful and more beneficial to our whole body while also being delicate on your budget.
When searching for a natural body wash, we tend to have one of two options. An organic shower gel (or liquid soap) or an organic soap bar. Both products, when made correctly, can be a fantastic option for any skin type.
Unfortunately, many organic products have gotten a bad reputation for being harsh or drying to the skin but like all products, it all comes down to what’s inside. Like any skincare product, the effectiveness of a soap really comes down to how the product is made. Skincareox.com points out, “A poorly crafted body wash contains almost no moisturizing ingredients and may even contain harsh foaming agents and preservatives. An expertly crafted body wash, however, can be an incredibly hydrating and nourishing experience for your skin.” So how can we figure out the difference between a poorly crafted soap and an expertly crafted one?
A great organic body wash or organic soap bar is:
- Made with plant-derived oils.
- Contains naturally occurring glycerin.
- Contains natural AND organic ingredients.
- Does not contain any sulfates, parabens, irritating foaming agents, phthalates, formaldehyde, oxybenzone, ethoxylated ingredients, polysorbates, phenoxyethanol, petrochemicals, triclosan, TEA/DEA, synthetic fragrances and colors.
When we become more aware of what is inside our soaps and lotions we can begin to see just how many chemicals are actually going into our body and how avoiding certain ones can greatly improve our health inside and out.
In the same way, we need to be vigilant in what we put on our body, we also need to be extra careful with what goes inside. When our body begins to lose estrogen because of menopause, it is often not enough to only change our bathing products to help with our vaginal dryness. Our wonderful founder, Dr. Shefrin, has developed effective formulas that deliver consistent results. Our ReNewedTM DHEA Vaginal Suppositories have been proven to soothe vaginal dryness and with regular use, ReNewedTM helps replenish your natural moisture, addresses vaginal thinning, enhances the ease and comfort of sexual activity, enhances libido, supports the pelvic floor and decreases the frequency of UTI and urinary incontinence!* Our DHEA vaginal suppositories are also Free of parabens and synthetic chemicals, Estriol free, and made with All-natural and plant-based ingredients.
ReNewed™ DHEA Vaginal Suppositories is the only 100% natural product to provide vaginal moisture and lubrication for continuous relief. Unlike other lubricants on the market today, ReNewed™ won’t harm your skin with toxic chemicals and supports your body naturally. ReNewed™ is designed to be used continuously through menopause. If you are suffering from the effects of menopause and have tried everything else, give us a chance to help you get your life back and feel renewed!