With September being Menopause Awareness Month, if there was ever a time to talk about menopause and how to treat the many symptoms associated with it, it's now. For the estimated 6,000 women reach menopause each year according to data released by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, one of the most common symptoms women experience is vaginal dryness. To help with this issue, it's important to make sure that you're using vaginal health care products specifically designed to gently soothe this delicate area.
"During menopause, there is a reduction in estrogen along with the thinning of the mucous membranes in the vulva and vaginal walls due to a decrease in collagen and elastin," explains Dr. Hedieh Asadi, co-founder of the intimate care line DeoDoc. "These symptoms can cause extreme dryness and tenderness."
That's why Dr. Asadi, along with a team of doctors, created DeoDoc Daily Intimate Wash ($19.50, Violet Grey) — the first step in a line of intimate care products that safely and gently cleanse and soothe your below-the-belt area.
While most women think they know what to expect when approaching menopause, many doctors have found otherwise. "Based on my experience, many women know that menopause is associated with hot flashes and the ending of menstruation," Asadi shares. "However, symptoms such as depression, mood changes, vaginal dryness, and vaginal irritation are not understood by many women to be caused by menopause, and therefore, they get surprised by this."
So why should menopausal women use this intimate wash? Simple: Its specially-balanced PH formula cleanses without stripping your already-sensitive area.
"DeoDoc ... contains all-natural ingredients such as vitamin E and sunflower oil that help decrease irritation as they calm, nourish, and moisturize the thin skin while protecting it," Asadi says of her line.
The Violet Cotton scent of this exclusive wash will also give you a confidence boost in the odor department — always a plus.
Hypoallergenic and safe for everyday use, this gentle cleanser will finally leave you feeling in control of your vaginal health during menopause — and nothing feels better than that!
Where to buy: $19.50, Violet Grey
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