Queen Bee Blog
Beauty bloggers mindlessly throw around the words “Ph balance” a lot, but before you start worrying about it, let’s explain what it is and its function.
What is a Ph balance, and how do I know it’s off?
- It means the “potential for hydrogen.” We use this scale to determine the level of healthy acidity and alkalinity on your skin.
- We know when your Ph is off At Queen Bee on areas such as your bikini lines and underarms because we can see the symptoms. Skin can appear dry, red, discolored, and sensitive.
- Your vaginal Ph balance can be “off” inside your vagina (which means your Ph is high) if you have symptoms such as a strong smell, unusual discharge, vaginal itching, and/or burning when you pee.
How do I prevent my Ph from being off? #PreventionIsBetterThanCure
- Don’t use scented soaps, vaginal washes, essential oils, and other products that can interfere with your skin’s natural balance.
- Refrain from baking soda-based deodorants that also contain citric acid or essential oils. These can irritate sensitive skin types and hyperpigmentation on skin with more melanin.
- Getting intimate? Condoms prevent the high alkaline in semen from creating bacteria (alkaline and bacteria are BFFs!).
- Antibiotics kill both bad and good bacteria, throwing the healthy acidity off. See below for probiotics.
- Don’t use anything fragranced down there, including douches, soaps, and shower gels.
- If you wear bleached panty liners regularly, consider using a barrier cream, such as Aquaphor, to protect your delicate skin from the bleached liner. Switch to non-bleached feminine products.
How do I balance my vagina’s Ph?
- Balance your vaginal Ph with probiotics or eat natural yoghurt. Visit a doctor if you are concerned about your health.
- Remember, an acidic vaginal environment is protective; it keeps bacteria at bay, so don’t use products that will dry it out.
Keep your skin clean with products that work in harmony with each other and won’t overly dry you out! Our Buzz Off Bumps pads are specifically designed for the bikini and underarm area to keep you free from dead skin, bacteria, and excess oils.
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