Let’s talk about something that just about every woman deals with and no one ever really brings up: pesky issues “down south.” No, I’m not talking about the actual south, I’m talking about YOUR south! You know…down there.
Summer is filled with many wonderful things. Family vacations, long days lounging on the beach, bbqs on the patio. All fabulously wonderful things that make us look forward to the season. Unfortunately, with the good comes the bad, and one of those “bad” things is increased risk of yeast infections brought on by the heat and humidity. Nothing ruins a luxurious day on the beach faster than a burning and itching sensation in your nether regions!
Tips for staying healthy and happy “down there.”
Surprisingly, yeast infections affect more women than you think! Approximately five per cent of women experience reoccurring yeast infections (3 to 4 infections in the last year)* and this has a lot to do with heat. The infection occurs when moisture gets trapped and yeast can overgrow, causing itching, burning and discomfort. If you’ve had one, you know exactly what I’m talking about. The good news is that with a few simple tips, you can avoid that pesky itch. Our partners at Church and Dwight shared some of their top tips to keep you healthier and much happier down there.
- Remember to dry off: Relaxing in a hot tub is the perfect way to enjoy a warm, summer evening. However, yeast grows best in a moist environment, making hot tubs a breeding ground for unwanted infections. This means it’s important to dry off well afterwards and change into dry clothes right away. Use this same approach when spending the day at the beach or pool.
- Know your pH: Many vaginal health issues, including odour, itchiness and yeast infections stem from an unbalanced pH. RepHresh™ Gel is a gynecologist recommended product and clinically proven to be pH balanced which can help to eliminate feminine odour and relieve feminine discomfort.
- Wear cotton undies: Unfortunately, your tight skinny jeans may not be the best option this summer. Warm, tight clothing allows for little oxygen movement making the perfect breeding ground for yeast. If you must rock the skinnies, wear cotton underwear.
- Take healthy measures: RepHresh™ Pro-B reduces the number of urogenital pathogenic bacteria and yeast on vaginal surfaces. It’s clinically tested and works by balancing the yeast and bacteria that are naturally present in a woman’s body to help restore and maintain proper vaginal flora. Try adding one capsule to your daily routine to keep your body on track and ensure nothing slows you down this summer!
This post was sponsored by Church & Dwight. All opinions are our own.
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