Feminine health and hygiene articles often mention the important of maintaining a balanced pH… but what exactly is pH?!
pH stands for Power of Hydrogen. A lengthy scientific explanation can be found here but all you really need to know is that pH is the measure of acidity in your vaginal environment. A normal pH indicates that the acidity is in balance and you have the right amount of good bacteria keeping you healthy.
When your pH is thrown off balance bad bacteria can begin to grow and can lead to infection and unpleasant odors.
pH ranges on a scale from 0 to 14, with 7 being neutral.
The normal pH level for a healthy vagina is typically around the 3.5 to 4.5 value range.
It’s very easy to throw your pH out of balance. Something as simple as bleeding during your period can make your pH temporarily abnormal. That’s something you can’t avoid.
However, there are things you can avoid to help your pH stay balanced.
It’s best to stay away from: douching, scented body washes and scented bubble baths. Any of these items can elevate the pH of your vagina and cause a change in your pH levels resulting in:
When your pH becomes abnormal you’ll know it!
Maintaining a healthy vaginal pH is a matter that we take seriously.
Swipes Lovin Wipes are pH balanced wipes that not only will keep you fresh down there, but will also help you achieve and maintain optimal vaginal health.
You can find other pH-balanced products in the feminine hygiene section of most stores.
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