Hi…Today I am sharing tips about feminine hygiene. Beauty does not only come from your outer appearance or dressing up in the trendy ensembles. Real beauty lies in maintaining personal hygiene and being healthy from inside. Maintaining feminine personal hygiene not only helps you to battle infections and detrimental diseases, but it creates an aura of freshness around when you get busy with your chores.
So, dear ladies, just spare a few moments to look through the following seven tips to maintain personal hygiene.
A healthy mind and body do not stop at being sane and disease- free. Being healthy also means feeling great and comfortable all day long. One of the basic ways to ensure a fresh feeling every day is to maintain good personal hygiene.
What is personal hygiene?
For most people, personal hygiene includes monotonous activities such as brushing, flossing, bathing, and deodorizing. And that is all. However, personal hygiene is more than just keeping bad breath and body odor away.
As a woman, special care should be placed on feminine hygiene care. A word of caution, though, most feminine personal hygiene products are found to be on the verge of being unnecessary as the chemicals they contain do more harm than good. What the vagina needs is a set of pretty basic care.
Why is female hygiene important?
Factors like sweating, menstruation, and vaginal discharge make it necessary to maintain good female hygiene to avoid foul odor and maintain vaginal health.
Here are the top basic personal hygiene tips that every woman should learn and must religiously follow:
1. Choose Your Clothing Carefully
Wearing tight-fitting clothes can cause irritation and inflammation of the vagina. If you wear wet clothes for a prolonged period, it may create a warm/moist condition for yeast infections to thrive. Hence, wear undergarments that fit you well. Also, make sure that you change out of wet/sweaty clothing as soon as you can.
2. Avoid Silk Underwears
Cotton is a breathable material and absorbs moisture, so if we want to keep our intimate area fresh then let’s try to always opt for cotton underwear. However, we can still choose lace or silk, for any special occasion.
3. Avoid Creams for Hair Removal
Whether or not you want to shave your legs, underarms, and private area is completely up to you. Long hair in your armpits and groin might trap moisture and odors, but showering regularly and keeping the area clean and dry should solve that. If you do shave, do it safely and hygienically:
Shaving your pubic hair might make the skin in that area itchy, irritated, or prone to ingrown hairs and folliculitis (infection of the hair follicle). Remember that it’s only up to you how you want to groom down there. You can shave your “bikini area” on your inner thighs and leave pubic hair natural, keep your pubic hair (carefully) trimmed with scissors, or stay completely natural. Just be sure to wash well in the shower. If you do decide to shave, follow these guidelines:
- Use clean scissors to trim long hair first to make shaving easier (do this over the toilet so you don’t make a mess). Make sure no one else uses those scissors!
- Soak in a hot bath or shower for a few minutes to soften the hair and skin.
- Use a safety-razor (no straight blades or disposables), preferably with moisture strips.
- Pull the skin tight and smooth, and shave in the direction of hair growth – be gentle, don’t apply much pressure.
- Rinse off with warm water, pat the area dry, and use baby oil, aloe, or a non-perfumed moisturizer on your skin.
Store undies and bras in the same drawer (preferably the top drawer), Lay bras flat. If you have a lot of pairs of underwear, consider separating them into categories based on how you wear them. Definitely separate out specialty garments like Spanx, slips, and strapless bras. The best way to store bras is with drawer dividers. Lay them flat and don’t fold molded bras.
By organizing you can wear different colors daily and not always choosing the same patterns and also you can access them easily.
5.No Soaps Over There
Traditional fragranced shower gels (or soap) don’t harm the vagina, but too much can affect natural pH levels and the balance of healthy bacteria. Let’s always remember that a little goes a long way; the vagina is self-cleaning so we could just wash it with warm water.
However, most of us feel cleaner when we use a shower gel to wash our intimate area. But let’s remember it might affect our pH balance and could create irritation or infection. So one way to ensure our area is delicately being cared for is to use specially designed intimate wash or wipes (if on the go).
6.Drink More Water ( women hygiene)
Not drinking adequate water leads to UTI. UTI refers to a bacterial infection anywhere in the urinary tract, such as the bladder, kidneys, ureters, or the urethra and one tends to be exposed to such infections in winters. Have at least 2 liters of water every day. Water flushes out the bacteria in your bladder, helping to eliminate the infection faster. It also dilutes your urine, so urination may be less painful.
7. Do Not Wear Panties during Night Sleep
Many of us sleep in pajamas in winter and in underwear during the hot summer nights.
But it turns out the latter could be doing more harm than good, according to experts.
They say it is much better to avoid underwear at night to let your nether regions ‘breathe’ and to avoid infection.
8. Beware of Public Toilets ( women hygiene)
Public toilets are used by many people and, as a result, a huge number of bacteria and microbes accumulate there. There are some rules on how to use public restrooms that the majority of us don’t know.
- Don’t put anything on the floor of a public toilet. Microbes and dirt from shoes will be transferred to your things and will eventually be on your hands. Your bag deserves the best! Hang it on the hook.
- One way people avoid coming in contact with all the bacteria floating around in cubicles is to coat the seat with toilet paper to make a “protective layer”.
- It ’s necessary to cover the toilet seat with toilet paper. Or else you have your own seat protector. They can be found in many stores. After use, discard them immediately. Such protectors are disposable.
- Wrap your finger with toilet paper, and press the flush button. Immediately throw the paper in the trash can or directly into the toilet.
- Wash your hands with hot water because it effectively fights microbes. If possible, use soap. Hold your hands under the water for at least 20 seconds.
9.Proper Disposal of Sanitary Pads after Use ( women hygiene)
- NEVER FLUSH. 90% of plumbing problems—and costly maintenance and repairs are caused by the flushing of feminine care products, especially tampons down toilets.
- Wash your hands before and after putting in or removing a sanitary napkin (pad)…
- Make sure you tie the bag shut. The scent in Scensibles bags protects as dogs or wild animals may be attracted by the blood smell.
- Never let anyone touch the trash bag that you threw out.
10.Use Deodorants ( women hygiene)
Everyone knows that deodorant keeps us from stinking — because that’s kind of the whole point of wearing deodorant in the first place. The sole purpose of deodorant is to prevent body odor. Since deodorant contains some antibacterial agents, it’s able to kill that odor-causing bacteria and keep you smelling clean.
11.Special Care for Feeding Mother ( women hygiene)
Always clean your breasts before you feed your baby. If you follow some simple hygiene tips, your breastfeeding sessions might not be mess-free, but it will definitely be as hygienic and safe as possible.
Avoid touching the nipples of your breast with unwashed hands.
The nipples are a baby’s only feeding ‘plate’ so like you ensure the hygiene of your hands or cutlery at the dining table, it is advisable that a breastfeeding mother is abreast with hygiene. Some of the common infections that can result from a child suckling dirty breasts include diarrhea.
Have you followed these tips? If not then try them now and share your experience with us in comments.
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