When it comes to self-care and well-being, there are a plethora of topics that are discussed in the country. But more often than not, the discussion surrounding intimate hygiene ends up being a taboo topic. Men and women often feel shy discussing their intimate health, but it's in times like these that one needs to remind themselves of the importance of such topics.
Ditch the soap
Using harsh soaps loaded with perfumes, glycerol and antiseptic disturb the pH balance of your intimates, leading to the rising of unhealthy bacteria and contributing to irritation. Use natural, chemical-free and pH balanced intimate washes instead.
No tight clothes
Tight-fitting clothes create a moist and warm environment for your intimates, thus promoting yeast growth, itching, and rashes. Wear breathable cotton innerwear and prefer dry undergarments.
For the Ladies
If you use sanitary pads or tampons, change it regularly. Not doing so can give out an unpleasant odour and cause pesky rashes. If you use a menstrual cup, then take it out and clean it every six hours.
This is one of the most crucial tips to prevent infections and diseases. Use an intimate wash and a pH balanced wash with naturally active ingredients to wash your private area without fail.
The tips are easy to follow but one needs to consciously make attempts at taking care of their intimate health. But in case you end up feeling any discomfort, it's best to seek the advice of a qualified professional. Further, symptoms such as thrush, rashes, pain or irritation can be a sign of something more and that requires a medical consultation.