Intimate Hygiene! Yes, we are back to this topic, a favorite amongst women, something that women love talking about whenever and wherever they get the time to gossip. After all, intimate hygiene is one of the main concerns of women all across the world. Some know how to take care of their hygiene, some overdo it and suffer from skin irritations, while others fail to take basic care of their health, especially the intimate hygiene. Feeling cleaner, fresh and hygienic is the need of every woman, but majority women are unaware of the right steps and tips on how they can optimize their vaginal care. As a result, some visit the doctors again and again, while there is a large population who avoid visits to the doctors and compromise with the unpleasant feeling in their intimate area. Well, this is something very wrong. You can’t just compromise your health, especially when it is related to your intimate zones. Negligence and improper care can lead to a series of health problems, all including sexual infections, rashes, skin irritations, etc. So, in order to get you out of the misery and unpleasant feeling, here are a few basic tips that can help you take better care of your intimate hygiene. Follow them if you really wish to feel fresh, clean and happy!
- Say No to Soaps or Shower gels For your Vagina!
Soaps and shower gels are great to cleanse your body and skin. But, when it comes to cleaning your intimate areas, you have to be extra careful. The area is sensitive, especially due to the soft skin, the healthy bacteria and the pH maintained naturally by the body.
Thus, it is important that you choose a wash that is designed especially for your intimate areas. These soaps and shampoos help maintain the pH, do not harm the healthy bacteria and also help in keeping your vaginal area feel fresh.
- Only wash the exteriors of your intimate areas
Wash only the exteriors of your intimate areas. Over-washing or cleaning roughly can lead to rashes or skin irritation on the sensitive skin. Wash only the clitoris and the vulva with care. Don’t exceed further.
- Wash at least once in a day
Make it a point of cleaning your intimate areas at least once in a day with a vaginal shampoo. This can help to avoid infections caused due to moistness or residual faeces around your anus, in case you don’t clean yourself properly.
- Never use gloves or sponge for washing
Wash your intimate areas with only your hands and a mild vaginal soap. Never use gloves or sponge to wash the sensitive area. This can cause irritation to your skin or even lead to minor injuries.
- Never spray water with high force into your vagina
When you clean your intimate parts, never point the water towards the vagina. The force of the water can cause harmful bacteria to enter into your vagina leading to infection. Also, make sure the water runs down from the front to the back.
- Pat dry with soft towel
Use a soft towel to wipe the sensitive area around the vagina. Pat dry instead of rubbing it with a towel or toilet paper.
- Wipe always from Front to Back
When cleaning your intimate area, remember to wipe from the front to the back. Start from the vagina to the anus. If the water flows from the anus to the vagina, harmful bacteria may enter the vagina, causing urinary bladder infections as well.
- Choose Cotton Panties
Wear cotton panties instead of the fancy under garments that are made out of other lacy materials. Cotton fabric allows the proper circulation of air, helping cope with the humidity in the vaginal area. You may wear the lacy panties for special moments and days, but not every day.
- Clean thoroughly after sexual intercourse
After coitus, remember to clean your intimate areas with water or with a proper intimate wash. This helps prevent the spreading of infection and bacteria.
- Avoid Sex during Menstruation
A lot of people prefer having sex during Menstruation, thinking it to be safer, especially considering pregnancy as a prime issue. However, having sex during menstruation can instead spread bacterial infection in the vagina.