Your vaginal pH plays a *huge* role in maintaining a healthy balance in the vagina.
So why exactly does keeping a healthy level of vaginal pH matter? Basically, it helps to prevent infections. If left untreated, infections can turn into something more serious such as Pelvic Inflammatory Disease which could lead to infertility. Sounds intense but it is a reality. When this balance is off, it can lead to some seriously unpleasant side effects.
A normal vaginal pH level ranges from 3.5 to 4.5 which is considered moderately acidic. Don’t let the term “acidic” confuse you, it’s a good thing; good bacteria thrive in the vagina’s acidic environment so if you have a healthy pH then there is a good balance between both good and bad bacteria. However, if an imbalance occurs and your pH rises above 4.5 then bad bacteria can grow and cause yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis.
Some of the most common triggers for an imbalance in your vaginal pH are: menstrual blood, unprotected sex, semen, antibiotics, douching, scented soaps, tight clothing, hormone fluctuations and feminine products. Your diet can also affect your pH level if you’re not getting enough iron, manganese and zinc. These all play a huge role for lactobacillus (good bacteria) to function.
Love Wellness’ pH Balancing Cleanser is an external cleanser (because your vagina is self-cleaning!) formulated without any pH-disrupting ingredients, making it safe enough for daily use to always keep you balanced. Fragrance of any kind can severely disrupt your vaginal pH, leading to irritation, yeast infections, and BV. pH Balancing Cleanser contains absolutely no fragrance, because who wants their vulva to smell like a field of flowers anyway?
I hope this helps clear up a few misconceptions regarding vaginal pH. Take care down there!