Best Natural Vaginal Moisturizers
What are the best natural vaginal moisturizers?
Suffering from vaginal dryness? You’re not alone. It mostly affects women after the menopause, but studies show that it also happens to 17% of women aged 18-50. Vaginal dryness can cause discomfort, put a strain on your sex life and make you more prone to vaginal infections as well as sexually transmitted diseases.
How to treat vaginal dryness?
One of the easiest ways to relieve the symptoms of vaginal dryness is using a vaginal moisturizer. However, you have to make sure that you choose a product that contains 100% natural ingredients, to avoid the additional irritation that synthetic chemicals can cause.
When doing my research for this article I found many vaginal moisturizers that claimed to be 100% natural only to find parabens and other dangerous and irritating compounds on the ingredient list. After a careful investigation of countless products I came up with a list of three all-natural vaginal moisturizers that will help you get rid of vaginal dryness:
Organic Vaginal Moisturizer & Personal Lubricant By BeeFriendly Review
Bee Friendly Vaginal Moisturizer is a completely natural vaginal moisturizer that can be applied externally and internally to reduce irritation and hydrate your skin.
It contains beeswax which has an antifungal and antibacterial effect, protecting you from yeast infection and bacterial vaginosis. Apart from your daily moisturizer, you can also use it as sexual lubricant applying it before intercourse.
Ingredients: Purified Water, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Organic Beeswax, Vitamin E Oil
Vulva Harmony Vaginal Moisturizer by Bloom Krans
Vulva Harmony Vaginal Moisturizer has got similar ingredients to BeeFriendly, but it’s cheaper. It will help you get rid of vaginal dryness, protecting you from bacterial and yeast infections at the same time. It’s also a great choice for those of you looking for a natural sexual lubricant.
Ingredients: Olive Fruit Oil, Aloe Vera Juice, Sunflower Seed Oil, White and Yellow Beeswax, Avocado Oil, Vitamin E, Sea Buckthorn Oil
Vaginal Moisturizing & Lubricating Suppositories by Femallay
Femallay comes with 14 moisturizing suppositories and one applicator. It has a longtime moisturizing effect and you can insert it whenever you feel discomfort.
Some users say it can become oily and drippy so using a pantyliner along with a suppository would be a good idea. It melts pretty fast, so you can insert it 10 minutes before and intercourse and use it as your sexual lubricant.
Ingredients: Illipe Butter, Coconut Oil, Vitamin E Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Apricot Oil, Avocado Oil, Meadowfoam Wax, Carnauba Wax
So what causes vaginal dryness?
The most common causes of vaginal dryness are:
- insufficient foreplay
- feminine hygiene products containing harsh chemicals
- swimming pools and hot tubs
- some medications, such as antidepressants
What are the symptoms of vaginal dryness?
If you’re suffering from vaginal dryness you may notice some of the following symptoms:
- pain during sex
- lack of lubrication
- pain while doing exercise, standing, urinating
- labia appear thinner
- vaginal discharge may become more watery and transparent due to menopause-related hormonal changes
What else can I do to treat vaginal dryness?
Apart from using a natural vaginal moisturizer, you can also:
- avoid using perfumed soaps and detergents
- take more time on foreplay to produce more lubrication
- use natural sexual lubricants during an intercourse
- choose UV or ozone sanitized swimming pools to avoid irritation caused by chemicals used to sanitized pool water
- avoid taking medications that may dry your mucous membranes or try to find a better alternative with your doctor
- another option is using local estrogen available in the form of vaginal rings, suppositories, and pills. It can be very effective if your vaginal dryness is caused by hormonal changes. Discuss it with your doctor.
Can vaginal dryness cause a yeast infection?
Vaginal dryness symptoms can sometimes be confused with a yeast infection. You may experience itching and discomfort similar to that of a vaginal yeast infection.
However, if you try to self-diagnose and use over the counter antifungal suppositories, you can even make things worse. Make sure you go to see your doctor when you experience vaginal discomfort to get properly diagnosed.
On the other hand, vaginal dryness can lead to a yeast infection. Dry vaginal walls become thinner and more vulnerable to injury. Sexual intercourse without sufficient lubrication can cause micro-injuries which provide a perfect environment for Candida (yeast) to thrive and cause an infection.
But once again I cannot stress enough the importance of getting checked by a gynecologist and have your vaginal secretions tested to eliminate other possible causes of your symptoms.
As you can see there is so much you can do to relieve vaginal dryness symptoms or get rid of it for good. In women before their menopause it’s usually a temporary condition and if you follow the above tips you should be able to get rid of it for good in time.
Have you tried any of these moisturizers? I’d love to hear from you! Please share your experiences and questions in the comment section below.