5 Awesome Ways To Keep Your Va-gina Clean And SWEET-SMELLING

As a woman, keeping your va-gina healthy and ‘sweet’ is important because your genitals are very ‘valuable’ and therefore, must be well cared for.

You all know how delicate your va gina can be. Like most parts of your body, your vagina requires care and maintenance to keep it healthy. So, instead of neglecting your little friend, show her some love.

A healthy va gina is naturally acidic and contains rich quantities of beneficial bacteria that help fend off infections and maintain a normal pH level. A healthy va gina will also secrete small amounts of discharge to keep itself clean, much as saliva is produced to help cleanse your mouth. Any interference with these normal conditions, and you may face va ginal irritation or infection. The va gina is designed to keep itself clean with the help of natural secretions (discharge) but as a woman, keeping your va gina healthy and sweet is important.

Here are 7 simple tips to help you do just that:

No panty perfumes: Scented dryer sheets, scented sprays, deodorants, scented washes, deodorizing wipes or any of these ‘panty perfumes’ can cause irritation. If you have an odour problem, masking it won’t get to the cause of the problem (unbalanced pH) and unnatural fragrances can actually alert others that you might have a problem, even when you don’t. It is okay that your va gina doesn’t smell like roses, it’s not supposed to.

Wash your va gina as often as possible, Va ginal odour is one of the worst problems a woman can face. To prevent this, wash at least twice a day with a gentle, unscented soap. Make sure you wash the pubic hair around the vagina. They usually retain sweat and dirt which in turn can create foul odour.

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Healthy diet for va ginal health: You may not realize it, but a balanced, nutritious diet and drinking plenty of fluids are key to va ginal and reproductive health. In fact, certain foods may be effective in treating vaginal health problems. Cranberry juice and yogurt can potentially help prevent yeast infections and aid in their treatment. Make your vagina taste sweet with good food, it has been proven that what you eat affects the taste of your va ginal juices.

So, eat the right kind of fruits, especially those high in natural sugar such as oranges, apples, mangoes etc. They have a positive effect on va ginal taste, same as with yoghurt and honey. On the other hand, avoid fruits and vegetables that give bad breath like onions, garlic. They have an equally negative effect on va ginal taste, just like alcohol, coffee and spicy food. And if you experience va ginal dryness, you should eat more soy products, which contain a weak form of estrogen that can aid natural lubrication.

Shave: The shorter the va ginal hair, the lower the chances of odour and infections. Women who have the time to constantly clean up may not have a problem with this. This is not always so if your hygiene standards are high. But shorter is cleaner and better.

Change your underwear regularly. A woman should never wear an underwear item for more than a day. Va ginal secretions make it totally unhealthy, damp and a ready ground for bacteria to multiply. This is even more important during menstruation.

Right undies: Let your va gina breathe with the right lingerie, use the right lingerie which will allow air around your vagina because, leaving the area damp leaves you open to a bacterial invasion. Cotton underwear is preferably to nylon and other airless fabric. Cotton underwear is breathable and your va gina needs to breathe. Avoid tight, spandex underwear and thongs which also trap bacteria and rub, causing infection and irritation. Because let’s be honest, nothing is sexier than a healthy va gina.

A bonus tip is to use baby wipes instead of the usual tissue paper after a visit to the toilet.

Get medical help once you notice an infection, it is not wise to watch a va ginal infection develop. Once you notice an itch, strange colouration of vaginal (menstrual) emissions, strange feelings or noticeable signs of infections, say foul odour, rashes or boils, head to the hospital. The danger of leaving infections untreated goes beyond odours. Your fertility as woman is also at risk.

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