Take care of the skin's hydrolipidic film

The skin of the external genital area is colonised by natural microbial flora including lactobacilli. In addition, the skin produces a protective hydrolipidic film from its own lipids and substances that bind moisture, which has an acidic pH of about 5.0 and is known as the protective acid mantle of the skin. This means that there is also a natural defence against pathogens (disease-causing micro-organisms) in the external genital area. In order to maintain and preserve the acid protective mantle, it is important to cleanse the skin gently.

Avoid

  • Alkaline soaps or shower gels with aggressive cleansers
  • Long baths

Appropriate Intimate Hygiene

  • Use a mild intimate wash lotion