A woman's intimate area has truly unique characteristics, so the care that should be given to it is totally different from that of other parts of the body. The important thing to do is keep the pH (defense mechanism against infections) of the vagina balanced. This is essential to avoid any kind of infection.
It is therefore absolutely necessary to have certain care routines that do not alter the vaginal pH, thus preventing the onset of infections or any other type of discomfort.
4 Tips for correct feminine intimate hygiene.
In addition to the usual hygiene methods and products, it is essential that you incorporate other care suggestions, which are essential to take care of your intimate hygiene.
Pay attention to the following recommendations. Let's start!
1. Avoid using perfumed soaps:
Perfumed soaps contain substances that, when in contact with the intimate area, could notably affect the vaginal flora. In the case of astringent soaps, these could represent greater damage because they contain a large amount of caustic soda, which immediately kills the vaginal flora.
Instead, you can use glycerin soaps or specific soaps for washing the vulva. The important thing is that the type of soap used can maintain the pH of the vagina.
2. Avoid douching (unless prescribed by a doctor).
Many women resort to douching to ensure "effective cleansing" of the intimate area, without realizing that this is a terrible idea.
Most doctors do not recommend this type of douching. Why? Douching disrupts the balance of the vaginal flora. Causing a growth of irritations and infections.
3. Use cotton underwear
Paying attention to the type of underwear you use is also important for good feminine hygiene. Try to change them daily and use preferably cotton underwear.
Why cotton underwear? This type of fabric allows greater air circulation, thus preventing the generation of excessive heat and the rapid reproduction of bacteria and infections.
4. Be extremely careful during your menstruation days:
Whether you use disposable pads or reusable pads, remember to change your pads at least four to five times a day, depending on your menstrual flow. At night, you can opt for night pads, that allow you to sleep much safer and avoid staining at night.
Make sure your pads are gel-and-perfume-free, as these types of sanitary napkins can lead to an accumulation of bacteria and thus generate bad odors.
You can choose our reusable pads, for instance. They are breathable and do not cause any kind of allergy or friction during the days of menstruation.
Thanks a lot for these great tips :)