No matter how well aware you are about the latest fashion trends or how educated you are, when it comes to basic facts about our health, ironically most of the women like you and me, are ignorant. One such aspect is about how to maintain good vaginal health. Are you aware that the vagina is naturally enabled to keep itself clean through natural secretions or discharge? Here is all that you need to know on how to maintain its hygiene and health and also why you should not go for douches or vaginal wipes.
If you keep your general health in order, you can maintain the health of your vagina in good state as well. Here are a few simple practices and tips to consider.
#1. Rely only on water wash
Never go with a process of washing your vagina with soap, be it a liquid or a bar soap. If you have to wash it, depend on water wash. This is the best way to maintain cleanliness. Meanwhile, as we mentioned earlier that vagina is technically enabled to self-clean, still it is alright to wash your vulva and labia with soap as you are on a total body cleaning ritual. But, never use scented soap. It is sad, but true, the perfumed soaps or cleaners that you are buying for your vagina thinking they would do good to it, in reality they can mess with the healthy balance.
#2. Say no to douching
Stay away from douching. Just don’t do it! As douching claims, it aims to clean out your vaginal canal, but we have already informed you that vagina already does it on its own!
#3. Stay away from pads and panty liners
Use pads and panty liners only when you need them. Never go for scented ones, as these can throw off your own body’s natural balance. Don’t use them for long hours, you want vaginal discharge to flush out from the body, not placed close with stuff like pads and panty liners. At the same time, it is very important to pay attention to hygiene during periods. Experiencing a high amount of vaginal infections while menstruating is a common problem faced by many women. The reason, having blood in the vagina alters its pH and throws things out of balance. Therefore, it is very vital to maintain vaginal hygiene at this time.
#4. Yoghurt helps
Another effective ingredient which can be considered to deal with vaginal odour is yoghurt. It has lactobacillus bacteria in abundance, which helps fight against candida infection and restore the conventional vaginal pH level.
#5. Wonder of white vinegar
White vinegar is quite potent in reducing odour proteins to neutralise odours. It also works wonder in restoring pH levels within the vagina. Use this ingredient to get maximum result and for this, just mix one-half cups all of the white vinegar and salt in cold water. Now for a couple of minutes, soak inside. Repeat this process once every week.
#6. Aid of apple cider vinegar
To remove vaginal odour, there are a few natural ways. One of them is apple cider vinegar, which is considered as a natural antibacterial. To get the maximum benefit, mix 1 to 2 cups (240 to 470 ml) of apple cider vinegar to your bath water and soak for 20 minutes. Apple cider vinegar is a great aid in removing the toxins and bacteria which are the probable reasons behind your vaginal odour.
Instead of banking on fancy items and also hugely spending on them, it is better to resort to natural remedies. They are affordable, safe and effective too. Keep the above mentioned facts and tips in my mind and we hope with them you will maintain vaginal health in good shape.