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Should You Detox Your Vagina From Cosmetic Chemicals?

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Cosmetics that contain propylene glycol can trigger an infection or inflammation around the vagina. The vaginal canal and vulva are very sensitive, giving room for allergic reactions. In case of redness, swelling or itchiness, use a cool wet cloth to dab, have soap less showers and apply olive oil or petroleum jelly for a quick fix.

Your vagina is exposed to several chemical compounds these days. Although these chemicals trigger different reactions among users, they can cause anything from rashes to swelling. A good example would be yeast infection medications, most of which has triggered inflammation and itching that is long lasting. Recent medical cases include inflammation caused by regular use of harsh chemicals from creams, soaps, lubes and vaginal dyes. These side effects occur as the vaginal canal and vulva are rich in blood vessels and mucus membranes, both of which make chemical absorption faster around the region as compared to the skin.

The fact that many women indulge in waxing and shaving only increases the risk as it removes a natural protective layer of the skin. This increases the vulnerability and eventually opens doors to infections and other rare allergies. Doctors have zeroed in on propylene glycol, a chemical found in many gels which have shown to trigger burning or irritation sensations in some users.

If you indulge in vaginal grooming often, make sure you see your doctor any redness, itchiness or swelling is observed. Using a cool wet cloth to dab the region, having soap less showers and applying olive oil or petroleum jelly can work as quick relief. If the sensitivity seems to reoccur change your habits and use unscented products, avoid products that use propylene glycol and pick out products that don’t cause any difficulty or irritation.

Read more here – Does Your Vagina Need a Detox?

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Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

A healthy option to keep you mentally fit and carefree! Lisa Ablon :)

Patrizia PD
Patrizia PD 5pts

Amrita.. From penises and tongues....the mouth retain more bacteria that u can think...unless u have one partner and know his hygiene..

Materoa Porter
Materoa Porter 5pts

hahhahahaha, this is so hilarious, but sometimes the body flora can become bacterially imbalanced and cause vaginosis, candida albican and may need medical attention or treatment.

Roxy Carroll
Roxy Carroll 5pts

^ Me too. My husband says that coconut oil is the windex of my life (from My Big Fat Greek Wedding).

Jean Thomas
Jean Thomas 5pts

Yes I have been on different medication and it caused problems so as I use organic coconut oil for cooking and many other things tried it for my problem and it was great it worked that was last week so can recommend using it

Tamiko Radke
Tamiko Radke 5pts

I don't know why you're singling me out. I was just agreeing with what Sage Salonga said. The vagina is self cleaning. In my opinion I don't believe it needs external detox:) Ayurveda

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

We agree!coconut oil would be a better option! :)

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

Internal cleaning happens, external detox might still be required and for such reasons this could be helpful! :) Tamiko Radke

Bev Ferguson
Bev Ferguson 5pts

Lol at "died panties".... Might be a reason they died, no shaving, no oral.... Get thee to a nunnery with your spoilt fruit. Wow, some people really need basic self-care lessons and to step away from the "vinger" sprays cuz yeah.... It's already moldy. Just throw it out lol

Claire Pixie Hillier
Claire Pixie Hillier 5pts

You definitely don't want to add to everything by putting on petroleum jelly! It's a petro chemical! Coconut oil please!!!

Nicole Nodir
Nicole Nodir 5pts

\U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602 good one !!

Claire Shoen
Claire Shoen 5pts

Who is dying their vajajay?!? Stop that!!

Tamiko Radke
Tamiko Radke 5pts

Thank you!!!...This is sooo true\U0001f44d\U0001f3fe

Amrita Rana
Amrita Rana 5pts

How can there be chemicals there\U0001f633

Mia Miata
Mia Miata 5pts

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Raadia Khan
Raadia Khan 5pts

Raadia Khan well, chemicals do attack that lady bits- applied or not

Mia Miata
Mia Miata 5pts

Better question, "Should you detox your vagina from toxic penis?!?"

Sage Salonga
Sage Salonga 5pts

The vagina is a self-"cleaning" organ (not that it's dirty anyways) and does not need detoxing. Ladies, leave your whisker biscuits alone!!

Uniquely Devine
Uniquely Devine 5pts

Well you shouldnt be using chemicals on your vagina. Shouldnt be shsving your hair bald. Hair is there to protect from germs and bacteria. You shouldnt wear died panties. Oral sex can give you uti, yeast infections. Keeping your vagina smothered can change its ph balance. Vagina is like fruit. Once you offset its ph balance it rottens. Ijs. So stay away from products that arent natural. Like coochie sprays deoderizers etc. Brags apple cider vinger keep the bacteria away. Helps w your oh balance. And rids yeast.