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Good hygiene is very important. We all know how to brush our teeth, how to wash our hair and our body. Intimate hygiene, on the other hand, is often a less well known field. Should soap be used, or not? How often should intimate parts be washed? Vaginal deodorant: good or bad idea? Many women do not know the answer. Is that your case too? Discover here all the intimate care for a healthy vagina!
Every year, we spend millions of dollars together on care products, shampoos, deodorants, etc. Everyone wants to be clean and smell good. According to Het Nieuwsblad, the Belgian would spend 4 hours a week in his bathroom.
What we do there? Brushing our teeth, washing our hair, showering… But there is one thing we sometimes neglect: our intimate hygiene. Not smart, because the vagina also needs care to stay healthy. But what exactly is to be done?
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A Healthy Vagina
All vaginas have a vaginal flora, a balanced ecosystem, comparable to the oral and intestinal flora. It is a set of bacteria and fungi, present in the vagina, that protects the mucous membranes and keeps the vagina healthy.
When this ecosystem is unbalanced, all kinds of vaginal problems can develop, such as itching, an unpleasant smell, a burning sensation….
The main causes of disturbance of the vaginal flora are:
Horμonal changes, such as at the time of menopause;
The lack of hygiene;
Certain medications or procedures;
Inadequate or insufficient intimate care can also disrupt the natural balance of the vagina.
White Losses And Vaginal Secretions
White discharge or vaginal secretions are cloudy or clear discharge, which keeps the vagina hydrated and protects it from pathogens. They are therefore a sign of good vaginal health.
As long as the secretions are clear and almost colourless (like raw egg white), you don’t have to worry. But sometimes they become abnormally abundant or colorful (yellowish white, brown or even green) and the vagina is irritated or itchy. Sometimes the smell is not the most pleasant. All these symptoms indicate an imbalance in the vaginal flora. With good intimate care (see below), you can rebalance it.
You don’t see any improvement after a few days? So, there’s something else. It is best to make an appointment with your doctor.
Good Intimate Care For A Healthy Vagina
To keep your vagina healthy, apply the tips below for good intimate hygiene.
- Wash your vagina once a day, with warm water only! Your vagina has a self-cleaning mechanism that makes soap use unnecessary. Worse still: soap disrupts the vagina’s acidity level, which unbalances its flora.
- Never use vaginal deodorants! Many women are ashamed of the smell of their vaginas. It’s true that it doesn’t smell like a rose down there, but the discreet smell of a healthy vagina doesn’t make you blush. In fact, if you use a vaginal deodorant, your vagina may even start to smell very unpleasant because its natural balance has been disrupted by the product. It is also better to avoid perfumed sanitary napkins and toilet paper.
Does your vagina really not smell good? This is probably because there is an underlying problem and you have vaginal fungus. Read these tips for treating vaginal fungus.
- You can also take care of your private parts in the smallest room of the house. After a visit to the toilet, it is very important that you wipe from front to back. Otherwise, the bacteria in your anus will have plenty of time to disturb your vaginal flora.
- Plunder your grandmother’s underwear drawer! Panties cannot be too tight and must be made of breathable natural materials. Long live Grandma’s panties! Goodbye strings, tangas and hipsters (we are talking about a certain type of underwear, for those who didn’t understand: -)!) made of synthetic materials. They irritate the vagina and can even cause small tears in the skin. These underwear also makes you sweat, which increases the risk of vaginal infection.
A grandmother’s panties may be a little less sexy, but vaginal fungus is not the most erotic thing in a bed either:-)!
- When you spy on your sex, you suffer from skin irritations and itching. Use a soothing cream or spray to avoid this.
- Change your towels and panty liners several times a day. Many women find this obvious with regard to towels, and less so with panty liners. Neither is designed for all-day use. They prevent the skin from breathing and can irritate if you wear them for too long. Replace your towel or panty liners every 3 to 4 hours.