When we talk about hygiene, we always feel less comfortable to talk about vagina hygiene but that plays a vital role in maintaining the health of a female. Here are a few tips to maintain vaginal hygiene.
Always Use A Soft Washcloth
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After a shower, do not forget to dry off the vaginal area. When you clean your vagina, make sure to use a soft washcloth (cotton, preferably) to wipe around the vulva. It is important to avoid going deeper as that can leave your vagina dry and also eliminate the good bacteria that has been preventing yeast infections so far.
Sexual Hygiene Is Important
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There are so many advertisements daily to educate us about sexual hygiene but we don’t follow them entirely and that’s wrong. They don’t say ‘NO’ to sex but encourage protected sex to avoid HIV, genital warts, gonorrhea, and genital herpes from attacking you. Use a condom for sexual intercourse.
The other tip to prevent vagina skin from irritation and chapping is to focus on lubrication. This happens during arousal and keeps the skin fresh. A lot of women make use of artificial lubricants like baby oil and petroleum jelly to achieve this lubrication but that has to be avoided. Artificial lubricants can cause inflammation in the vagina.
Bathing Hygiene Results In Better Vagina Health
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The way you bathe matters much! The vagina has a pH of the range 3.5-4.5. When you use deodorants or soap or shower gels, it can lead to changes in pH. It is better to avoid than to prevent these issues. If you are still not convinced about this point, you can use Lactacyd soap solution that has a balanced pH and keeps off the foul smells.
When you wipe your vagina, follow the front to back direction. You can ask ‘why does that even matter’. But, this direction protects the vagina from rectal germs and UTI (urinary tract infection) that your poop can produce.
Choose The Right Undergarment
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Vaginal hygiene is not only about cleaning it but also about what you wear. Tight clothes can only lead to inflammation and irritation. Go natural! Use a natural fabric like cotton instead of silk or polyester underwear. This will allow room for creating healthy bacteria.
Besides that, develop the habit of changing sanitary pads frequently so unhealthy bacteria do not develop and house for long.
Maintaining vaginal hygiene is so important. Got more tips to share? Let us know!
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