If you feel as if you’re experiencing a severe drought in your vaginal area, you’re not alone.
With age and a decline in estrogen after menopause, it’s not unusual to experience vaginal and vulvar dryness. Yet while we readily swap suggestions on the latest face creams and serums, it might feel uncomfortable discussing changes in your vagina or vulva (the skin on the outside of your vagina).
Here’s the thing: it’s 2021 and it’s more than ok (really) to talk about your feminine health. We’re here to help you fight the stigma that continues to surround a woman’s anatomy and to empower women to take charge of their vaginal/vulvar health.
Creating a Ritual to Combat Dryness
Chances are you have a daily skincare regimen where you moisturize your face, arms, legs, even your feet. Yet when it comes to dryness or discomfort in your vaginal area, women often assume it’s a normal part of aging.
While vulvar dryness is common after menopause, it can also occur in the years leading up to menopause. You may notice your vulvar region feels irritated, or that sex is suddenly uncomfortable.
The good news is you don’t have to suffer in silence. VMAGIC, an all-natural intimate moisturizer, can be used daily to hydrate your vulvar tissue. By placing a small grape size amount on your finger and massaging the balm around your vaginal opening, clitoris, and labial lips, you can immediately relieve vulvar dryness and itching.
Getting to Know Your Vulva
Although you’ve spent years in each other’s company, and have gone through pleasure, pain and possibly even pregnancy together, how well do you actually know your vulva?
While you don’t have to become BFFs, it’s a good idea to be more than just casual acquaintances. Begin by familiarizing yourself with your vulva by using a hand mirror to examine the area and checking for bumps, lumps, or any physical changes.
A regular self-exam can detect whether your vulvar skin is inflamed or irritated. While TLC with a vulvar cream can calm many stubborn symptoms, if problems persist, or become worse, we recommend seeing your doctor.
Improving Your Sex Life
While changes in estrogen and testosterone can affect a woman’s feminine health and sex drive, it shouldn’t signal the end of your sex life.
Intimacy is an important part of a relationship and regular vaginal sexual activity in the years following menopause also offers health benefits, such as stimulating blood flow and keeping your vaginal muscles toned.
Using a vulvar balm before sex can reduce dryness and discomfort by friction, making your intimate encounter more pleasurable. If you’re using hormone replacement therapy, VMAGIC can safely be used in conjunction with your prescription.
Identifying Other Causes of Dryness
In addition to menopause, vaginal/vulvar dryness can be caused by:
- Childbirth and breastfeeding
- Oral contraceptives
- Anti-estrogen medications, such as those used to treat fibroids or endometriosis
- Allergy and cold medications
- Certain antidepressants and autoimmune conditions
- Chemicals in personal care or laundry products
- Radiation and chemotherapy
Shaving or waxing your bikini area, wearing tight clothes, and sitting for long periods of time, can all cause dryness and irritation in your vulvar area.
No matter the cause of vaginal dryness, it can be uncomfortable. The good news is it’s also treatable. Using a moisturizer designed especially for the vulvar area, can protect intimate skin and relieve dryness, sensitivity, or a pH imbalance caused by hormonal changes or daily activities.
While you’ve probably heard stories about products NOT to use in your feminine area, including those that are scented or contain parabens, VMAGIC is an all-natural, organic multipurpose vulva cream and vaginal moisturizer made from raw honey and bee propolis. With no synthetic dyes, hormones, fragrances, chemicals, preservatives, or parabens, VMAGIC helps to soothe and moisturize sensitive vulvar skin.
Recommended by gynecologists, VMAGIC doesn’t contain ingredients that can irritate sensitive vulvar skin.