Last Updated on by Buayifa Ojeogwu
Personal hygiene matters a lot, especially during your menstrual period.
So whatever feminine hygiene you practice, you should try to take them up a notch when bleeding down-there.
Part of the reason why some people stink during that time of the month is poor feminine hygiene.
And the worst part is that some of us may not even notice the funk following us about.
So today I am coming at you with 5 menstrual hygiene tips to smell great when bleeding down-there.
Let’s dive in!
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5 Hygiene Tips For Your Menstrual Period Days
1. Get rid of pubic hair before your period begins
Do you have a monthly cycle calendar?
Is it possible to add a hair removal reminder on it? I’m serious.
When you remove hairs in your private part before your period starts, there won’t be any hiding place for dry blood and bad odors.
And it also makes it easier for you to clean up thoroughly.
This homemade hard sugar wax would give you a smooth and clean feminine area before your period starts.
But if you don’t have hair down-there, no need to worry about it.
2. Bathe first thing every day of your menstrual period to maintain proper hygiene
If you normally bathe mid-day or every other day, you can’t do that when you are bleeding down-there.
You need to wash first thing in the morning every friggin day of your period. Because, in the mornings, your pad is already soaked and ready for a change.
So instead of wearing a fresh pad on your overnight blood-stained pubic area, why not take a shower before you do that.
What if the pad isn’t soaked?
Even if the pad is still looking dry, it begins to stink at some point because there’s blood on it, and you’ve had it on overnight.
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3. Wash between feminine sanitary changes
Yup, we just talked about how daily showers can keep you smelling great during that time of the month.
But you also need to wash your feminine area between pad or tampon change if you’re at home.
When you are done, wipe your feminine area with a towel, and then put on another sanitary.
But if you are up and about and not comfortable cleaning up in a public toilet, you are free to use wet wipes.
This would leave you feeling fresh and clean afterward.
And don’t forget to wash your hands with soap.
4. Use a separate washcloth to wipe down-there after rinsing
Have you ever noticed strings of blood when you are taking a shower on your period days?
Sometimes you’d notice them on your big towel, and you don’t want that.
So what you can do is use a separate towel for wiping down-there after showers, or rinsing between pad changes. Dark-colored ones preferably.
And don’t forget to wash it and use a fresh one the following day.
5. Wear clean clothes every day
Last but not least of menstrual hygiene tips is to keep from repeating the same clothes two days in a row.
Even if it is something you do and get away with on a normal day, don’t do it during your monthly flow.
The reason is that sometimes your clothes – pants especially – hold on to blood smell, even without stains.
So you want to wear clean clothes every single day, then maybe go back to whatever your routine is, after those three or four crazy days.
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Bonus tip: Use mild fragrances
Lastly, remember to use deodorants, antiperspirants, or body mists as part of your menstrual hygiene routine.
You don’t have to bathe in them. Just use them sparingly.
This would keep you smelling fresh even if period blood stinks.
But remember that it is better to freshen up before applying fragrances to your body.
Final Words On Menstrual Hygiene Tips To Get Rid Of Funky Odors
So simple things like bathing every day, rinsing between sanitary change, and wearing clean clothes can keep you smelling great from the first to last day of your menstruation.
There are other feminine hygiene practices you can start to keep odors at bay during your monthly flow.
But I hope you find these few helpful.
Do you have any menstrual hygiene tips you would like to share?
Please leave them in the comments so others can benefit from them.
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