Turns Out Bath Bombs Could Be Bad For Our Lady Parts
Bath bombs are hugely popular (not to mention super pretty!) but it turns out they might actually be quite bad for us girls to use.
IKR. Say it ain't so!
There's not much that's better than seeing the bath bomb hit the water and throw out a bunch of glittery colours. It's bloody perfect for a good Instagram post, am I right?
However, it turns out that bath bombs could actually be quite damaging for our lady parts.
Ah, we knew bath bombs were too good to be true!
Here's how bath bombs could be damaging to us and how to be a little kinder to your, er, lady region.
We all know that to get those beautiful colours that turn our baths the absolute best shade of purple, they must contain a lot of dye, and that glorious smell? That's down to a sh*tload of perfume. This could cause a whole host of problems for your vagina as our delicate pH balance doesn't bode well with anything heavily perfumed, and that can lead to things such as thrush and UTIs, and NOBODY has time for that.
If you do happen to be dealing with a pesky UTI or similar at the moment and you're a die-hard bath bomb user, it might be worth looking into whether the bath bomb is the cause.
Dr Vanessa Mackay, spokesperson for the Royal College of Obstetricians, spoke to Metro and explained how you can be a little kinder to yourself.
It's a good idea to avoid perfumed soaps, gels and antiseptics as these can affect the healthy balance of bacteria and pH levels in vagina and cause irritation.Use plain, unperfumed soaps to wash the area around the vagina (the vulva) not inside it, gently everyday. During your period, washing more than once a day may be helpful.
Don't get us wrong, we love bath bombs as much as the next gal and of course we're not saying to stop using them but just note that, like everything, they can come with pesky risks.
Written by Jennifer Strand
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/LUSH