Nurse Advice: Why Choose Intimate Care Body Wash?

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Get the balance right, with Intimate Care Body Wash by Abena!
Nurse Advice: Why Use Intimate Care Body Wash?

"The skin is the largest organ in the body, one of its main functions is to protect the body against outside factors. It is important to keep the skin as healthy as possible on a daily basis as it is exposed to outside influences that challenge the skin’s natural protective function. As stated in a clinical review (Best Practice in Continence Skincare – Wounds Essential 2012 vol 2) The product chosen should be one whose pH range is slightly acidic (normal skin pH ranges from pH 5.4 – 5.9.). A more alkaline pH increases the risk of colonisation by micro-organisms. This means that ordinary soap is excluded as this is alkaline and it is, therefore, recommended that skin cleansers are used. The normal flora in the intimate area contains bacteria which helps maintain the correct acid balance of the skin. Excessive washing with soap in the intimate area can disturb the natural flora and allow other bacteria to enter and increase the risk of infection. People who suffer from bladder disorders may visit the toilet more frequently resulting in the need to clean the intimate area more often. As Abena’s Intimate Care has a pH of 3.5, this makes it an excellent cleansing choice for the skin and those sensitive areas. Intimate Care cleanses, adds moisture and prevents the skin from drying out."

-  Pamela Reid and Marcia Lee, Nurse Advisors at Abena UK Ltd 

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Intimate Care by Abena is an all-over body wash formulated for sensitive skin and intimate care.

  • Developed to soothe, cleanse and balance the skin.
  • Mild moisturising ingredients.
  • pH-regulated for intimate areas (pH 3-4)
  • Ideal for individuals with sensitive or easily irritated skin.
  • Also suitable for small children or sufferers of incontinence. 
This product contains no colour, perfume or parabens, has been accredited with the Asthma and Allergy Label and the Nordic Swan Eco Label. It is also Dermatologically tested.