Over the last few years, natural beauty brand LUSH has set off a craze with their popular bath bombs. As a matter of fact, in 2016 alone, the company produced 21 million of these indulgent fizzies.
It's almost impossible to imagine a soak in the tub without favorites like Think Pink, Intergalactic, The Blackberry or Dragon Egg.
But you might want to start thinking twice about incorporating these colourful fragrant balls into your bath routine because they may have negative effects on your nether region.
Yup, your beloved bath bomb could be messing up your vaginal health and make you more prone to yeast and bacterial infections.
Michael Cackovic, M.D., an ob/gyn at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, told SELF that products like bath bombs disrupt the important bacteria that live in the vagina. About 10 to 20 of these bacteria are responsible for maintaining balanced pH levels which keep the vagina healthy.
When using bath bombs, you're unknowingly triggering change & creating "an opportunity for bad bacteria to overtake the vaginal atmosphere and cause an infection," said another female health specialist, Dr. Jessica Shepherd.
Although LUSH prides itself in creating organic and all-natural products, they do use some chemicals to make the bath bombs fragrant and fizzy. These are the real culprits that put your vagina and in some cases your entire body at risk.
The good news is that if you've already been using bath bombs with no issues, then it is very unlikely that you'll experience problems in the future. However, for those of you who are prone to infections, you should take a harder look at the type of bath bomb you use.
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