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The Vagina and its environment

Like a healthy face that acts as a clean canvas to take care of itself, a healthy vagina shields its extremely delicate areas from bad bacteria through a natural protective mechanism – needing very little effort on your part. Caring for the vagina is easy, because keeping it healthy simply means maintaining its natural state.

The natural vaginal environment

The vagina has a natural protective layer which is acidic in nature, to help prevent infection. This layer is maintained when good bacteria called lactobacilli breaks down glycogen contained in the secreted vaginal mucus. Lactic acid (or milk acid) is then produced and an acidic environment is formed. This promotes the growth of lactobacilli, inhibiting the presence of harmful bacteria and preventing infection.

Which means your vagina takes care of itself as its walls continually produce secretions to provide lubrication, cleanse itself, and maintain its proper acidity to prevent infection.

vagina's acidic protective layer

Importance of lactic acid

Lactic acid is vital in protecting your intimate area. By keeping the pH in the vagina low by increasing the acidity, it helps the growth of the good bacteria lactobacilli – maintaining a cycle to build the vagina's acidic protective layer. It's why you find lactic acid and other natural ingredients in all Lactacyd products.