5+1 care tips for the sensitive area!

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The hygiene of a woman’s sensitive area is a very important issue as it can prevent vaginitis and irritation. There are six important things to remember to minimize the problems that can occur.

Wash the area daily but do not shower vaginally

The vagina has a self-cleaning system, ie it has its own defense against pathogens. There, many species of bacteria coexist in harmony and problems arise when their balance is disturbed. The vagina has a natural protective layer that acts as a defense mechanism against pathogenic microorganisms. This protective layer is acidic, which means that the pH of the vagina is between 3.8 and 4.5. Vaginal washing eliminates some of the healthy bacteria, which change the pH and increase susceptibility to infections.

And while the vagina does not need a shower, good perineal hygiene is essential. Note that sometimes the terms “vagina” and “vagina” are used interchangeably but are not. The vulva is the outer part of the female genitals while the vagina is the birth canal and connects to the cervix and through it to the uterus.

Wash the outside area at least once a day and be sure to use fragrance-free products. There are products on the market that remove excessive sweat without affecting the natural pH of the vagina. They also have a moisturizing effect that is ideal for the sensitive area. After cleaning, wipe the area very well as moisture can allow germs to grow.

Do not use scented wipes and vaginal deodorants

Aromatic products can upset the healthy natural balance of your vagina. The vagina always has a smell due to secretions. If nature intended the bay to smell like a rose or lavender it would have done so. Vaginal odor can change at different times during the reproductive cycle and should not always be considered a sign of infection or disease. If you are worried about the way your vagina smells you should see your doctor because you may have an infection but do not use scented products. A common cause of unusual vaginal discharge is bacterial vaginosis, but vaginal discharge does not always mean something bad. Changes in secretions can be 100% hormonal, in other words they are associated with the menstrual cycle, pregnancy or menopause.

Do not wax the area

It is not bad to do a little hair removal along the bikini line but if you overdo it on the sensitive area your skin will be more exposed to abrasions. This increases the chance of irritation. In addition, hair removal causes cuts that can predispose to inflammatory complications. Women who wax their sensitive area are more likely to suffer from vaginitis, according to a study published in the Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease [1].

While hair removal is not recommended, on the other hand a very intense hair growth in the area due to sweat can cause a strange odor. This is because the hair traps sweat and secretions causing in some cases the growth of bacteria. In this case you can make a cutting dilution.

Wear comfortable and not too tight underwear or pants

Prefer cotton underwear because they allow the sensitive area to be ventilated, absorb sweat and can be washed at 60 degrees Celsius. Synthetic underwear does not allow good ventilation and absorbs much less sweat and secretions, resulting in increased humidity in the area. This can lead to the growth of fungi and other bacteria as well as bad breath. Also, do not leave wet underwear or swimwear on. Regardless of the type of underwear you like, be sure to change it daily.

Sleep without clothes

True, sleep without clothes can be healthy for the sensitive area. No matter what underwear you wear during the day, not wearing them at night can help your vagina breathe better. However, the benefits do not end there. Some research shows that cool temperatures can be great for your health because they can lead to better quality sleep [2].

Do not use antibiotics unnecessarily

Antibiotics can significantly reduce the health of your vagina. This is because antibiotics do not discriminate: they kill both good and bad bacteria. By changing the flora (that is, the colony of bacteria) in your vagina, they cause the growth of fungi and infections. Obviously, if you have to take an antibiotic to fight an infection you will do so but make sure you are not using it unnecessarily.

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References

  1. BU finds tight pants and pubic-hair removal increase risk of vulvodynia.
  2. Effects of Temperature on Sleep: Manipulating Body Temperature
    to Improve Sleep Quality, Onset, and Arousal
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