Today i would like to share a post on a topic that most of us know is important but due to our culture are not quite open about discussing it. Its about feminine hygiene. Yes along with our skin, hair and clothes, we also need to take extra and special focus on maintaining proper hygiene during our menstrual days and otherwise too.
I was not aware of all this until we had a seminar in college where one of the NGOs had come to educate women on their personal hygiene ( the benefits of studying in a girls college
The gynecologist who was taking the seminar cover most of the daily care issues, which if followed to lead to lesser and lesser STDs, Urinary tract infection and can even avoid certain cancers.All in all she told us about
Following tips are some hygiene tips I have been following and have included my personal research too into my daily hygiene.
1.While bathing, do wash your private parts carefully. Use feminine washes available these days in the market. The ingredients in it maintain the Ph of the private parts. Now who would have guessed that we need to control the Ph even in areas we wouldn’t think of otherwise. It keeps bacterial growth in check and keeps the acid-alkaline balance. Now please chuck the anti bacterial soaps we have been using, they dry out the area and can cause harm.
Product recommendation in Indian markets : Femme feminine wash, Bella feminine wash.
2- Use panty liners on days when you are not menstruating. It keeps youÂ clean and also does not stain your expensive under garments from the fluids. If necessary you can change it twice a day. It keeps away bacterial breeding grounds and gives you a very clean fell.
Product recommendation in Indian market : Carefree panty liners, Bella panty liners ( available at all H&G stores)
3- Change you napkins atleast 4 times in a day during the first 3 days of periods. As per a recent survey, Indian women change napkins only 10 times during the entire cycle as compared to western women who do 20 times !!! Alarming isn’t it ??
4-Keep your pubic hair in check. Do use a scissors to cut them short else water gets trapped in the hair and gives enough reason for bacterial infection and in-turn leading to urinary tract infection. But please be careful not to use razors to shave them as it may be dangerous.
5-Do use water to clean yourself every time you make a trip to the washroom if possible.
6-And last but not the least, please visit a gynec if you experience any itching or see any abnormal white discharge or offensive smelling fluid.
Lets start our beauty regime from within.
Do let us know if you have any female hygiene questions or any tips on personnel Hygiene to share with us 🙂
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