One of the most common signs of menopause is vaginal dryness that can make sex painful and uncomfortable. For this, vaginal moisturizers or lubricants can help to ease the problem that is caused by hormonal ups and downs which are par for the course during menopause.
Before considering the use of vaginal moisturizers, examine your personal care products. At a time when dryness is anyway a problem, it could be that various products such as personal sprays, intimate washes or harsh soaps that you use could be further exacerbating the problem and even causing irritation.
Eliminate any products that contain vinegar and yoghurt, and check to see the ingredients of your body washes, soaps, gels, baths salts and so on, so see what could be adding to the problem.
Also consider the fact that hot tubs and using very hot water for bathing can dry out the skin and cause irritation.
So before considering vaginal moisturizers try and see if eliminating personal care products or changing the water temperature while bathing can make a difference.
If this doesn’t solve the problem, consider using one of many different vaginal moisturizers available on the market. Over the counter vaginal moisturizers are perfectly fine to use, but do consider speaking to your doctor about the best kind to use, the frequency and method of using them properly.
Consider the fact that you may have to try out a couple or more kinds before you find one that suits you. So do not get dejected if you have to try out a few vaginal moisturizers to see which one works well for you.
Sometimes the problem can be sorted out by having more rather than less sex, at first taking the help of vaginal moisturizers, and then later achieving natural lubrication.
Having more sex can help to stimulate the production of the slippery clear secretions from glands on each side of the vulva and this can help obviate the requirement of using vaginal moisturizers in times to come. Also having a longer period of foreplay can help improve lubrication and lessen painful dryness, which may also obviate the use of vaginal moisturizers.
With the internet being at our finger tips today, it is has become possible to buy anything online, including vaginal moisturizers. By doing a survey you can check and see what is suitable for you.
You can read reviews and ingredients online and even reach user views. Also you can order from the anonymous privacy of your own home, products that you may hesitate to go and buy from your pharmacy.
Use approved vaginal moisturizers and lubricants; and in addition, considers herbal remedies or vitamin supplements that could help manage the problem better if not have it go away completely.
When choosing vaginal moisturizers try and choose one that is fragrance free, because this means fewer additional chemicals added to the product in the way of perfume.