The skin in the vulva area can be more sensitive than other areas of the body, especially when you’ve got your period. Here’s a guide to feminine care and intimate hygiene
Cleanse your intimate parts gently with lukewarm water using a soft washcloth or your fingers, or gently rinse the area while showering. Avoid using products that may alter your vaginal pH levels. Wash with warm water.
Keeping your intimate skin clean and dry is important. For example, after swimming or doing sports, remove wet bathing suits and exercise clothing promptly. Feminine care begins with keeping yourself dry and free from bacteria and chemicals.
Choose the right underwear
Always wear underwear that’s 100% cotton.
Wear loose clothing
Wearing tight-fitting clothes can get in the way of your natural hygiene. Try to avoid tight workout clothes and choose well-ventilated clothes.
Change your protection regularly
Depending on your flow, change your pad or tampon every 3 to 4 hours, or before it gets soaked. Concentrating on this aspect of feminine care will help you to avoid intimate irritation (such as itching and discomfort) and help to prevent intimate odours.
Check with your doctor
If your vulva or intimate skin is sensitive to the touch, red, swollen and itching, you have intimate irritation and may even have an infection. The solution may be as simple as changing the detergent you use, and maintaining good feminine care. But it’s a good idea to visit your doctor to determine the cause and appropriate treatment.