In the age of 10-step Korean skincare routines, almost everyone has their own daily beauty regimen. But while pampering your face and skin with a dozen products every morning and night is great, you might be failing to attend to something equally important. If you're guilty of neglecting your vagina, it may be time to give it the tender loving care it needs!
Eat fresh, smell fresh.
Did you know that your diet can affect how your vagina smells? Keep it smelling fresh by introducing more fruits and veggies into your diet.
Another food you can incorporate into your diet is yogurt, which is rich in probiotics—good bacteria that are naturally found in a healthy vagina. Eating yogurt regularly can help prevent yeast infections.
Wear cotton panties.
Urinary tract infections are a common occurrence, so girls who have experienced it might be familiar with this tip: To reduce the chances of contracting UTI, choose your underwear wisely. Prioritize undies made of the right materials.
Cotton is a breathable fabric that is suitable for everyday wear. Boyshorts, bikinis, or low-rise—pick a style that works for you. Just remember that the fit is important, too. Go too tight and you risk developing UTI, ingrown hairs, or even yeast infections.
Of course, this isn’t to say that you can never indulge in a little satin or lace. Just make sure that you wear those types of undies on special occasions when they're seen and quickly taken off. ;)
Change out of wet clothes right away.
Did you know that three out of four women will get at least one yeast infection during their lifetime? This occurs when too much yeast (fungus) grows in the vagina, the result of which is swelling, a burning feeling, and extreme itchiness, just to name a few.
One good way to lower your odds of getting a yeast infection is to immediately change into dry clothes after a swim or a workout. Yeast and bacteria thrive in moist, dark places, like a wet bathing suit or wet gym clothes, so it would be wise to change out of them right away.
While your vagina is capable of keeping itself clean, its outer parts are still subject to sweat, trapped heat, urine, and the like. One good way to keep your vagina healthy is to pick a feminine wash that’s gentle but effective.
Give your vagina some TLC by using a feminine wash like pH Care. It's clinically formulated with pH 5 that matches the normal skin pH and thoroughly cleans your vagina while maintaining its natural pH level. It also has deo-fragrances that keep unwanted odor and silky softeners that moisturize the sensitive skin down there.
pH Care is formulated for safe, daily use and is clinically tested by OB-GYNs. Its Cool Wind wash with ActiveCool technology can keep you feeling fresh all day despite the warm weather!