Nurse Advice: Why Use Intimate Care Body Wash?
"The skin is the largest organ in the body, one of its main functions is to protect the body against outside factors. It is important to keep the skin as healthy as possible on a daily basis as it is exposed to outside influences that challenge the skin’s natural protective function. As stated in a clinical review (Best Practice in Continence Skincare – Wounds Essential 2012 vol 2) The product chosen should be one whose pH range is slightly acidic (normal skin pH ranges from pH 5.4 – 5.9.). A more alkaline pH increases the risk of colonisation by micro-organisms. This means that ordinary soap is excluded as this is alkaline and it is, therefore, recommended that skin cleansers are used. The normal flora in the intimate area contains bacteria which helps maintain the correct acid balance of the skin. Excessive washing with soap in the intimate area can disturb the natural flora and allow other bacteria to enter and increase the risk of infection. Abena’s Intimate Care has a pH of 3.5, this makes it an excellent cleansing choice for the skin and those sensitive areas. Intimate Care cleanses, adds moisture and prevents the skin from drying out."
- Pamela Reid and Marcia Lee, Nurse Advisors at Abena UK Ltd
Intimate Care is also made with the same environmental care we put into our Bambo Nature products as is Nordic Swan Eco Label accredited.