Women usually talk about skin care, hair care routines and of course about makeup. But they never talk about taking care of intimate parts. Maintaining intimate hygiene is extremely important not only to feel fresh and clean but also to prevent some unpleasant and dangerous health problems that may arise. Here are some basic rules to maintain intimate hygiene:-
Do not wash your intimate area with soaps or shower gel
Most soaps and shower gels are designed to maintain the natural pH value of the skin, which is 5.5. However, the normal pH value of a healthy vagina ranges from 3.8 to 4.5. Using ordinary soap can disrupt the natural vaginal flora, thereby enabling the fast development and multiplication of harmful bacteria. As a result, some unpleasant problems may appear like irritation, itching, pain, odor, abnormal discharge or infection.
my recommendation :- honey pot intimate wash
Washing only the exterior of intimate zone
The vagina has the ability to ‘clean’ itself, so it isn’t necessary to wash it inside. Actually, washing the vagina on the inside can be harmful. You should wash your intimate zone only on the outside – that means that you should wash only your vulva, the vaginal lips and the area around the clitoris.
Wash your intimate parts at least once a day
You should wash your intimate parts at least once a day with hot water. It is recommended to wash your vagina after every emptying of the bowel (defecation) to prevent transmission of bacteria to the vagina. When you have your period, make sure you wash it twice a day with just hot water.
Don’t use sponges or gloves
Sponges and gloves can cause minor injuries to the soft and delicate skin of the vagina. When you wash your intimate parts, it is enough just to use your hand.
Don’t point the running water directly to the vagina
When you’re washing the intimate zone, don’t let the water to run directly toward the vagina. Let the water run down from the top of the intimate zone to prevent entry of bacteria inside.
Always use a soft drying towel
The towel that you’ll use after washing should be soft and completely dry. You should change your drying towels every 2 to 3 days and should be intended only for you – don’t let anyone else to use it.
Wipe from front to back
After visiting the toilet, wipe with the toilet paper from front to back, i.e. from the vagina towards the anus. This way you won’t be spreading harmful bacteria from the anus to the vagina, which can lead to bladder infections and even some really serious problems.
Wear cotton underwear
Cotton clothing and underwear enables the skin to breathe. Unlike cotton, synthetic materials prevent the circulation of air, increase the humidity in the intimate zone and thus create an ideal environment for the growth of harmful bacteria. Wear comfortable cotton underwear everyday, and save the lace panties only for special occasions. Also, avoid wearing tight jeans and pants.
So, Now coming to my recommended product
Honeypot Intimate Wash
What the Product claims?
Experience a revolutionary new way to do feminine hygiene with HoneyPot Intimate Wash which is an amazing feminine hygiene wash. This is a gentle cleansing intimate wash which is also suitable for sensitive skin. Carefully formulated, this feminine wash cleanses and refreshes the intimate area, leaves a fresh sensation and prevents unpleasant odour. It is your Personal Hygiene Partner, perfect for daily personal care.
- HoneyPot Intimate Wash is a gentle wash which contains Lactic acid
- Balances pH levels and maintains healthy vaginal flora
- Boosts moisture levels and avoid the dreaded dry feeling
- Ideal and safe for daily use (Can be used during periods too)
- Enriched with Tea Tree Oil and Sea Buckthorn Oil
MY TAKE ON THE PRODUCT
It is one of the best intimate wash i have used till date. It is mild and cleanse very well. balanced pH and goodness of sea buckthorn oil and tea tree oil makes it the best intimate wash for daily use. It makes me fresh throughout the day. and let me tell you keeping the vagina clean and odour free is a vital step to stay health and disease free. It is a very crucial organ to a woman’s overall health and an unhealthy vagina can lead to lots of infections, fertility issues, STD’s and in some extreme cases cancer also.
- Cleanse and refresh intimate area
- maintains pH balance
- travel friendly
- sturdy packaging
- goodness of tea tree oil and sea buckthorn oil
- suitable of sensitive skin
- leave a fresh sensation
- prevent unpleasant odour
- can be used daily including periods
- paraben free
- easily available on amazon as well as nykaa
- Too good and easy to use that you don’t want to try any other cleanser 😛