What does feminine hygiene mean to you?
Do you know how to care for your feminine area asides from using feminine hygiene products?
Or is there just too much information about keeping a healthy feminine area, but not practical enough?
Don’t worry, I got you.
In this post, we’ll talk about how to keep your female parts clean and smelling good.
This is a girl-to-girl conversation and not professional advice. If you don’t feel healthy down there, please see your gynecologist.
With that being said, let’s dive in.
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Tips For Better Feminine Hygiene
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1. Get rid of the hairs down there
The first tip for a better feminine area is removing hair.
Because pubic hair:
- Holds on to dirt,
- Makes you sweat.
- And makes your girlie area messy during your menstrual period.
Sugar waxing and shaving are two of the best ways to remove pubic hairs.
You can make homemade hard sugar wax and remove hairs down there.
Avoid using hair removal creams and sprays in your private areas, as it is unsafe.
To be honest with you, I used to do that too, but I only stopped because depilatory creams burn my skin.
But there are even more severe health risks with using hair removal creams in your privates.
2. Feminine hygiene products are not necessary
The next tip is to be careful about the kinds of feminine hygiene products you use down there.
As they are not necessary to keep your girly area clean.
I used them, too, until my gynecologist advised me against them. And also informed me that the female private area is self-cleaning.
And believe it or not, I had more infections when I used feminine hygiene products.
And when I quit using them, I guess my body balanced itself.
So ditch the feminine wash, wipes, douches, or sprays (this gave me the chills), and let your area clean itself.
But if you still feel like you have to use them, then speak to a professional about the best feminine hygiene products.
3. For better feminine hygiene, rinse with water once you wake up
Another good hygiene tip for better down-there care is to wash your feminine area after your first pee in the morning.
Washing gets rid of sweat and discharge and keeps you fresh.
So remember, rinse your feminine area with clean tepid water and pat dry with a towel.
You can use a bidet or a clean plastic container you don’t care about to fetch some water, pour it on your area, and wash.
And you’re good to go until bath or shower time.
Where water isn’t available, use baby wipes.
Reduce your toilet paper use down there because it breaks when wet and may leave bits and pieces in your area.
I know because it happened to me, and it’s uncomfortable.
4. Go commando when at home
Another tip for better feminine hygiene is to go commando on your days off and get some ventilation in that area.
Also, if you are still going to bed with panties, you can sometimes go without them.
I don’t know about you, but panties are sometimes uncomfortable.
So if you have the chance to not wear them once in a while, please take it!
5. Clean up with water after number two
Yeah, this is when sh*t hits the fan.
Not sure if the above statement works in this context. Lol. Please let me know your thoughts in the comments.
So instead of using toilet paper after #2, use water or wet wipes.
But seriously, consider installing a bidet in your bathroom to freshen up after doing number two.
And you can also invest in a travel bidet.
It will be useful when you are on a long trip or flight.
Lastly, when using wet wipes, wipe from the front to the back.
6. Use panty liners only when necessary
Pantyliners are useful on your ovulation days and the days after your period.
But I know of people who wear them daily for normal discharge, which is understandable.
Nevertheless, you don’t need to use them day in, and day out.
See point #3.
7. Wear cotton underwear for better feminine area ventilation
For better ventilation to your privates, experts advise women to wear cotton (breathable) panties.
Even if they are lacy, ensure cotton fabric is on the gusset.
That is the part that comes in direct contact with your genitals.
So if you don’t have any, invest in a few cotton underwear.
Boom! Feminine Hygiene Tips To Try Today!
So those are seven female hygiene tips to keep you clean and fresh.
If you have any tips for feminine care, please share them in the comments.
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