How to take care of your private parts?
What is vulval skin?
“Vulva” is the term used to describe the visible part of the female genitalia. The skin of the vulva is sensitive and can be easily irritated by everyday products including soap, bubble baths, shower gels, talcum powder, cleansing wipes, perfumes, deodorants and antiseptics. Such products may make your skin sore and uncomfortable.
How should I care for my vulval skin?
How should I wash my vulva?
Wash your vulva gently, using either your hands or a soft flannel or cloth. Pat the area dry with a soft towel or tissue. If your vulva is inflamed, it is preferable to use an emollient as a substitute for soap. Do not use cleansing wet wipes.
How should I apply an emollient?
You may find it more comfortable to wear loose fitting cotton underwear and avoid tight fitting clothing such as jeans.