Last Updated on by Buayifa Ojeogwu
What does feminine hygiene mean to you?
Do you know how to care for your feminine area asides from using feminine hygiene products?
Or there’s just too much information about how to keep a healthy vagina, but not practical enough?
Don’t worry I gat you.
In this post, we’ll talk about how to keep your vag 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
1. Get rid of the hairs down there
The first tip for better vaginal health is to get rid of hairs down there because pubic hair holds on to dirt, makes you sweat, and also makes your girlie area messy during your menstrual period.
Avoid using hair removal creams and sprays in your private areas as it is not safe at all.
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 the vagina clean.
I used to buy them too until my gynecologist advised me against them. And also informed me that the vag is self-cleaning.
And believe it or not, I had more vaginal infections during the time I used feminine hygiene products.
And when I quit using them, I guess my body balanced itself out.
So ditch the feminine wash, feminine wipes, douches, or even sprays (this gave me the chills), and let your vag clean itself.
But if you still feel like you have to use them, then speak to a professional about the best feminine hygiene products for you.
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, vaginal 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 has happened to me before, and it is not a comfortable feeling.
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4. Go commando when at home
Another tip for better feminine hygiene is going 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.
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 come in handy when you are on a long trip or flight.
Lastly, when using wet wipes, make sure to wipe from the front to the back.
6. Use panty liners only when necessary
Pantyliners are very useful on your ovulation days and the days after your period.
But I know of people that wear them every day for normal discharge, and that’s understandable.
Nevertheless, you don’t need to use them day in, day out.
See point #3.
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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, make sure there is cotton fabric on the crotch area, the part that comes in direct contact with your genitals.
So if you don’t have any, make sure to invest in a few cotton underwear.
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So those are seven female hygiene tips to keep you clean and fresh down there.
If you have any tips for feminine care, please share them in the comments.
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