What is vaginal atrophy?

Vaginal atrophy is the thinning of the tissue in and around the vagina. In our youth, our tissues are supple and plump. As we age, our skin and the underlying tissues grow thinner.

Estrogen levels fall in perimenopause and after menopause, and that’s when trouble can set in. Though it’s a natural part of growing older, vaginal atrophy can cause inflammation and uncomfortable symptoms such as dryness, itchiness, and pain.

Speak with your doctor if you’re experiencing prolonged vaginal dryness and itching that’s disrupting your daily life, has been going on for a while, or is accompanied by other symptoms. Otherwise, try some of the solutions below.

Vaginal atrophy is a thing — but it’s not a thing that should cause you to suffer.

Help for the symptoms of
vaginal atrophy

Use a high-quality vaginal moisturizer

Thinning, dry tissue will benefit from a moisturizer with plumping hyaluronic acid and nourishing vitamin E.

Strengthen your pelvic floor

Exercises like Pilates and squats can tone pelvic floor muscles and bring blood to the area, keeping tissue healthy and strong.

Have sex regularly

Whether you do it with a partner or you fly solo, sex increases blood flow to the vagina and stimulates lubrication.

Moisturizing remedies for vaginal dryness, itching and atrophy

  • Mia Vita Gel

    Mia Vita Gel


    Our intimate skin moisturizer relieves painful vulvar and vaginal dryness, itching, and burning.

  • The Advance System

    The Advanced System


    For women with the most severe symptoms, The Advanced System is a daily care regimen for vaginal dryness inside and out.

  • The Advance System

    The System


    Pair Mia Vita™ Gel and Mia Vita™ Personal Lubricant & Moisturizer for regular use and significant relief from vaginal dryness inside and out.

  • Mia Vita™ Swab (20 count)


    Mia Vita™ Swab is a single-use applicator for on-the-go use of Mia Vita™ Gel.