Your vagina is self-cleaning. If all of the micro-organisms inside your vagina are in perfect balance there is no need to meddle with it – in fact being too rigorous with your intimate hygiene routine can cause BV.
Your vagina has a natural balance of micro-organisms that can be disturbed by washing with harsh soaps, perfumed products or even using strong detergents to wash your underwear. When this balance is disturbed the bacteria that protect against BV are depleted, allowing others to grow.
If you are experiencing a bad smell or an unpleasant watery, grey discharge associated with BV you can correct the balance of bacteria in your vagina by using an acidifying treatment such as Balance Activ®, which encourages the growth of lactobacillus, a kind of ‘good’ bacteria that helps to maintain your balance.