Nurturing a Healthy Vaginal Flora with Probiotics
Taking care of your skin, the body’s largest organ, is no simple quest, and can require very different products for different areas. Today, we want to shed light on an area that doesn’t get nearly as much media attention from the skincare industry as your face does: namely the vulva. It is often overlooked, but the vaginal flora is essential for women's overall well-being. Join us as we explore the wonders of vaginal microbiome, the common imbalances that can occur, and how probiotics, can help restore harmony to your intimate area.
Unveiling the Vaginal Flora:
The vaginal flora is a delicate ecosystem consisting of a variety of microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Lactobacilli, a type of beneficial bacteria, play a vital role in maintaining a healthy balance. These "friendly" bacteria help regulate pH levels, produce natural antimicrobial substances, and prevent the overgrowth of harmful organisms. A well-balanced vaginal flora contributes to vaginal health, preventing discomfort and infections. The vaginal flora, in contrast to the skin or the gut, should have only a few strains of bacteria to be at its best.
The Role of Probiotics in Re-balancing:
Probiotics, often referred to as "good bacteria," can play a crucial role in re-balancing the vaginal microbiome. By introducing beneficial strains of bacteria, probiotics help restore harmony and promote a healthy environment. BAK Skincare's Serum for Intimate Care is formulated with carefully selected probiotics, specifically tailored to support the delicate vaginal flora.
Important: BAK’s Serum for Intimate Care is not a medicine, and is not a replacement for the creams a doctor can prescribe. If you have doubts about whether BAK’s Serum for Intimate Care is right for you, then please consult with your doctor.
Disturbances and Imbalances:
Various factors can disrupt the vaginal microbiome, leading to imbalances that can cause discomfort and health issues. Let's take a closer look at some common imbalances:
- Thrush (Vaginal Candidiasis):
Thrush is a common fungal infection caused by an overgrowth of Candida albicans. Symptoms include itchiness, abnormal discharge, and inflammation. Imbalances in vaginal flora, hormonal changes, antibiotics, and weakened immune system can contribute to the development of thrush. It can also occur when the rather acid pH of the vagina is disturbed by something with a much lower pH, like sperm. BAK’s Serum for Intimate Care contains probiotic LB606R® that has been shown to inhibit Candida Albicans in in vitro studies.
- Bacterial Vaginosis (BV):
Bacterial vaginosis occurs when there is an overgrowth of Gardenrella Vaginalis bacteria in the vagina. It can lead to symptoms such as abnormal discharge, a fishy odor, and itching. Factors such as sexual activity, douching, and hormonal changes can increase the risk of BV. The probiotic LB714R® in BAK’s Serum for Intimate care binds to Gardnerella vaginalis so they cannot multiply.
- Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs):
UTIs are commonly caused by the bacteria E. Coli entering the urinary tract. Imbalances in vaginal flora can affect the urethra's protective bacteria, allowing harmful bacteria to proliferate and cause infection. Symptoms may include frequent urination, burning sensation, and cloudy urine. LB356R in BAK’s Serum for Intimate Care helps to maintain the intimate area’s pH, which strengthens its resistance to pathogenic bacteria and fungi.
When issues arise, and for daily maintenance:
BAK's Serum for Intimate Care is a game-changer when it comes to nurturing and maintaining a healthy intimate area. This gentle and pH-balanced serum is enriched with probiotics, soothing botanical waxes, and hydrating ingredients. When applied daily, it helps strengthen the natural defenses, maintain optimal pH levels, and support a healthy vaginal flora. The serum can also assists in alleviating common symptoms such as itchiness, dryness, and odor, and protects the sensitive skin that’s otherwise prone to micro-tears from friction when the flora is imbalanced.
Prioritizing the health of your vaginal flora is crucial for your overall well-being. By understanding the key composition and causes of imbalances, along with the role of probiotics, you can take proactive steps towards maintaining a healthy intimate area. BAK Skincare's Serum for Intimate