From shower to healthy diet, here is everything that you should include in your hygiene routine
Now -a –days, every girl very well knows how to look presentable in front of others. But always remember beauty is not all about your outer appearance. Beauty does not only come from your outer appearance or dressing up in the trendy ensembles. Real beauty lies in maintaining personal hygiene and being healthy from inside. Being in pink of your health is the biggest beauty hack in this world. Maintaining feminine personal hygiene not only helps you to battle infections and detrimental diseases, but it creates an aura of freshness around, when you get busy with your chores.
So, dear ladies, just spare a few moments to look through the following seven tips to maintain personal hygiene. Live for yourself!
Taking shower regularly is essential in order to throw the dead cells that accumulate on your skin. Go for a shower gel or a soap, which will not be harsh on your skin, and maintain its pH balance. Also, it is best to use lukewarm water while bathing. But do not use hard soaps on your gentle body.
2. Care for your feminine area
While you must be cleaning your intimate area everyday thoroughly with cleansers, the fact remains that the natural discharge is a self-cleanser in itself. It protects your feminine area from bacteria and infections. Excessive use of soaps and cleansers on this area can slowly hamper its natural protective barrier, thus making it vulnerable to infections and irritation. Therefore, it is advisable only to cleanse the external part with mild soap and warm water, and not attempt to clean the internals at all.
3. Menstruation care
In order to feel fresh, and stay healthy and odorless during this time, changing your sanitary pads frequently throughout the day is important. Use of perfumed products during this time of your cycle is again a strict no-no, as your reproductive tract is built in a way to cleanse the area on its own. Avoid wearing a sanitary pad more than 8 hours. It could be really dangerous for you.
4. Comfortable clothing
Tight clothes and synthetic fabrics reduce air circulation to your feminine area. Wear panties or underpants made from soft, breathable and natural fabrics like cotton. Let your internal part breath too. These would allow air flow, and will prevent your vaginal area from developing yeast and bacterial infections. Also, avoid wearing wet or sweaty underpants for a long time, especially during the night. This increases chances of odour and infections.
5. Care after indulging in sexual activity
Bodily fluids and residue from protections can cause infections and odours. Gentle washing of your feminine area with warm water and mild soap post activity, and using protection during the activity is essential to prevent any infections and diseases. So, take care of genitals after indulging in sexual activity.
6. Avoid using washcloth
Do you use your toothbrush for any other purpose apart from cleaning your teeth? Or, do you use the same toothbrush every day without cleaning it first? Well, same goes for the things that come in contact with your sensitive areas. If you use a washcloth or loofah to scrub your body, then do not use the same to clean your feminine area. These washcloths have a tendency to retain bacteria in them. Even if you are using a washcloth for your intimate area, make sure it is meant only for that purpose and it is cleaned regularly.
7. Taking care of your diet
Last but not the least; take care of your diet. You should have a diet that is rich in fruits, green leafy vegetables and whole grains. Yoghurt is another common food that is a great source of good bacteria, which keeps your feminine area healthy. It also prevents yeast infections. Garlic is an ingredient that also keeps you away from yeast infection. It also helps in getting rid of bad odor in the vaginal area. Water is very essential as it not only keeps you hydrated, but also helps to flush out toxins.
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