The Vaginal Ecosystem - Nature's own way to protect against infection with DermaSilk
Your body naturally creates a healthy environment for your vagina, protecting against harmful bacteria and maintaining the flora and healthy bacteria in the vagina itself. A mix of normally-occurring microbes work in harmony to maintain the correct pH levels (of around 3.8-4.0) which in turn prevent the formation of fungi and bacteria.
However, small things can change this harmonious balance, and lead to infection and so to itching and inflammation. Illness, stress, hormonal shifts or the use of antibiotics can alter the natural balance and flora levels, leading to discomfort and infection.
The use of modern clothing materials can affect the balance, too - synthetic fibres and tighter fitting garments can restrict normal airflow around the genital region, and increase humidity, allowing harmful micro-organisms to flourish.
Materials with built-in antimicrobial treatments can have an adverse effect - silver release antimicrobials (such as ionic, triclosan etc)* can affect sensitive skin and alter the body's natural flora.
How DermaSilk Redresses the Balance
DermaSilk panties incorporate a fixed antimicrobial coating which protects against the formation of unwanted bacteria, and won't transfer between the garment and the body.
DermaSilk's ability to absorb excess humidity means that the genital area is kept fresher and staves off bacterial and fungal growth.
DermaSillk will also quickly reduce any inflammatroy itch and irritation.
*Appraisal in vitro of the different bio-activity woven for lingerie against Lactobacillus acidophilus, Staph. Epidermidis, Staph. Aureus and Candida Albicans (Vittorio Sambri et al., Poster presentation - XXVIII Conference of the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology, EAACI 2009).