Most of us would always want to be clean and healthy.
In an attempt to keep the body clean, we use various beauty products, soaps and shampoos but do you know what the health experts are saying?
Well, don’t use soap on your private parts!
Health and beauty experts warns that using soap regularly on these areas can cause the mucosal lining to become dry and unhealthy.
A chronically dry mucosal lining can lead to a number of uncomfortable health conditions, such as anal fissures, lichen sclerosus, chronic inflammation, and a tendency to experience infections.
Furthermore, if you use soap to clean your body, you should limit its contact to your skin. Your skin is lined with sebaceous glands that secrete an oily substance called sebum, which serves to keep your skin waterproof and resistant to infection by undesirable microorganisms.
Typically, the presence of sebum prevents soap from drying out skin to a point where significant health challenges can arise. Still, unless you work with grease and oil, it’s best to use soap sparingly – just enough to remove objectionable odors and to feel clean and refreshed.
The mucosal linings of the vaginal opening, the penile opening, and the anal sphincter don’t secrete sebum to offer protection against the drying effects of soap.
So how do you wash the vaginal opening, the penile opening, and the anal sphincter? Ideally, with warm or hot water. And when more intense cleaning is desired, you can use warm or hot salt water.
This health tip is especially important for parents whose children are still young enough to require help with bathing.