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What is pH?

The first step to confidence is to love oneself, and the key to loving one's self is in knowing and understanding your body.

A pH level determines acidity and alkalinity of a substance, and is a number from 0-14; the lower the number, the more is the acidity and vice versa. Different parts of your body function properly at specific pH levels and protect us from illness and infection. Even within the intimate area, the pH differs from the vagina to the vulvovaginal area (area around the vagina): the normal healthy vagina is acidic and the pH is between 3.5 to 4.5 and that of vulvovaginal (area around vagina) is between 4.5-5.5. This pH level is ideal for the survival of good bacteria (lactobacilli). If this delicate balance is disturbed, harmful bacteria can multiply, leading to vaginal discomfort symptoms like foul odor, irritation, and vaginal discharge.

Right pH For feminine hygiene - PH Value Chart

Why do you need something different for your intimate area?

Irritation, dryness, inflammation, infection, hormonal changes – your intimate area goes through a lot, which is why you need special care to pamper and protect your intimate area. Most women believe that using soap or only water is sufficient for their daily intimate hygiene.

But do you know that, most soaps have a pH value ranging from 8-10, which disturbs the pH balance of your intimate area. The pH of your intimate area ranges from 4.5-5.5.

Ordinary alkaline soap destroys the natural acidic protective layer of your intimate skin; hence, it is important to use a special product like Lactacyd®, which helps maintain the natural pH of 5.2 of your intimate area.

Don't compromise on what's special to you.



References:

  1. Georges J.P. The Notion of pH in Dermatology. Revue des Sciences 1954; 6
  2. Kaufmann HR, Faro S. Benign Diseases of the vulva and the vagina 4th ed, Mosby 1994, 361.
  3. Lactacyd® Summary of Product Characteristics



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