Intimate hygiene is at the border of daily habits and the weakness for the latest generation of cosmetic products. Incorrect and superficial cleaning of the genital area can lead to real health problems, such as vaginal infections, cystitis, irritation and other specific discomforts.
The right intimate care can be done easily, without too much cost or effort. Here are some rules to help you in the daily ritual of maintaining body hygiene.
Efficiently eliminates unpleasant odor
Normally, the genital area does not emit unpleasant odors unless it is cleaned daily or there is an untreated vaginal infection. Washing too often, using gels and fragrant substances (irritants) or hot baths will only affect the delicate tissue of the sexual organ. It is enough to take a shower once a day, with warm water, carefully massage the area.
Use the right soap
Most classic gels and soaps for body hygiene have a PH of 5.5, while that of the healthy vagina ranges from 3.8 to 4.5. In order not to affect the vaginal flora (irritation, itching, pain, odor, abnormal secretions or infections), use only special hygiene products for intimate hygiene, with neutral PH and without other dangerous chemicals.
Wash only the outside of the vulva
The vagina has the natural ability to clean itself, which is why it is neither necessary nor recommended to try to wash it by inserting fingers and soap inside. Focus on the vulva, the labia and the area around the clitoris.
Do not use sponge or gloves
Sponges and gloves can cause minor damage to the surface of the fine skin in the genital area. For proper hygiene, you only need your own hand.
Do not direct the shower jet directly to the vagina
It is important not to direct the shower jet directly into the vagina, as it could help the outside bacteria to reach inside. Let the water flow from top to bottom so that the microorganisms are "pushed" away from the entrance to the vagina.
Wipe with a soft, dry towel
The towel you use after washing should be soft and perfectly dry. Change it every 2-3 days and be careful not to use it anymore.
Wash before and after each sexual contact
In order to prevent the development of infections at the genital level, it is important for you and your partner to sanitize your genitals before and after sexual contact.
Sex during menstruation is dangerous
Besides the risk of polluting the environment, you could choose an infection if you have sex during menstruation.
For reasons that are easy to understand, hygiene during menstruation is very important. Wash in the intimate area 2 times a day and change the absorbent every 4 hours to prevent bacteria from multiplying.
Internal swabs increase the risk of developing infections, so it is advisable to change them every 2-3 hours and never sleep wearing them.
Wear cotton underwear
Cotton allows the skin to breathe, so it is recommended to wear only underwear from this material. Synthetic textures promote perspiration, thus creating an environment conducive for bacteria to grow.
Lace and other precious materials can be worn from time to time, but on special occasions.
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