Fitness at 40+
Love Baths? A Key Change You Need to Make Post Menopause
Keeping pH levels right means you don’t have to worry about infection
Sponsored by Kindra
When it comes to self-care, there’s not much that can beat a hot bath after a long day. Lighting a candle, turning off your phone, and slipping into a warm, weightless embrace can bring your mind peace. And afterward, you get to send tension and stress down the drain. But when it comes to menopause, there are a few things to keep in mind. We’ve partnered with the menopause experts at Kindra to make sure you’re covered on all things menopause and bathing. Here’s what you need to know:
pH Matters When it Comes to Hydration
Did you know that as we get older, the pH of vaginal skin changes? Pre-menopausal vaginal pH ranges around 3.8-4.5 and increases throughout menopause becoming more alkaline to around 5.5 or even higher during post-menopause. Why does this matter? When pH rises, the acid mantle (a protective barrier against bacteria and infection) becomes disrupted and unable to function as effectively. This can result in dry and irritated intimate skin. When it comes to the pH of the products that come in contact with vaginal skin, it’s important to avoid high pH formulas which further disrupt the acid mantle causing even more dryness and irritation. Speaking of very alkaline (high pH) formulas… let’s bring our attention next to an unlikely culprit of irritation: bubble baths.
Enjoy Your Fizzy Bubble Baths? Think Again
Current bath products on the market do not specifically consider the particular needs of menopausal skin. And those “fizzy” or “bubbly” elements in a bath? They are formulated with ingredients that may be high in pH, which can cause vaginal dryness and irritation. No thanks! Remember how the acid mantle helps to protect against bacteria? Soaking in a high pH formula can weaken your vagina’s protective system and make you even more susceptible to urinary tract infections. You deserve a relaxing bath without having to worry about all this. Kindra’s got you covered.
Go With the Gold Standard So You Can Trust What You’re Soaking In
Kindra specifically designed Soothe Bath Soak with your shifting vaginal pH in mind, while also supporting hydration, nourishment, and relief for reactive, painful, irritated, sensitive, dry skin. The formula’s pH is specifically not alkaline, so it doesn’t contribute to the tenderness you may already be experiencing down there, or on your body. Their formula is gentle and features the patent-pending Nourish-3 Complex, which contains a clinically studied peptide shown to soothe irritated skin. Add onto that, Soothe contains natural sleep-supporting chamomile to provide anti-inflammatory properties and oat kernel extract for omega-rich skin hydration. Your Lady V deserves the gold standard for her night-time ritual, so Kindra created the perfect, silky soak that’s also backed by science.