The skin of the vulva is colonised by natural microbial flora including lactobacilli. The skin also produces a protective hydrolipidic film using its own lipids (fats) and moisture binding substances. The hydrolipidic film has an acidic pH of about 5.0–5.5 and is also known as the protective acid mantle of the skin. This forms a natural defence against pathogens (disease-causing micro-organisms) in the vulvar area.
A healthy system can compensate for external influences and, for example after washing, restore the hydrolipidic film, as well as the skin’s protective mechanisms and defence against infection.
In case of sustained or long-lasting disruption of the hydrolipidic film, the skin cannot regenerate itself quickly enough, which can result in skin irritation and damage. Skin damaged in this way can be more susceptible to pathogens, which can spread further and also enter the vagina.
If you are among the women who often suffer from skin irritation in the external genital area or if you simply want to feel cared for, Vagisan Intimate Wash Lotion is recommended for mild daily cleansing.