Many women and girls are afraid of how they smell down there, we all want o smell good, fresh and alive. Every woman has her own unique smell, but if your are feeling insecure and paranoid, check if you have covered all the basics.
The vagina is a self-cleaning area of your body. However, it might be useful to support the self-cleaning process with external hygiene routines that will help to keep the vagina infection-free.
Please and please, no more washing with soap femme wash and other heavy perfumed substance down there. This will irritate the sensitive skin and kill all those natural bacteria that are meant to be there, and it will leave you vulnerable to all kinds of infection, that is why you see some ladies carrying Mycoten cream Tiocosid and the likes.
NB: If your vagina smells fishy, that is a sign of an infection. See your Doctor ASAP.
Clean the folds around your clitoris. Use your fingers to pull your labia away from your clitoris. Gently scrub the skin on both sides of your clitoris with the washcloth. Also, wash your vulva and your vaginal opening, scrub around your pant line.
Never scratch your intimate area
If you’re experiencing itch around your intimate area, never scratch! By scratching you damage the skin of your intimate area, which makes it more vulnerable for infections (which could cause more itch and so on…). In case of a momentary itch, numb the area with an ice cube or rinse it with a clean washing cloth with warm water. If the itchy feeling persists, go check with your doctor or gynecologist. Don’t forget the perineum, it is the area between your vagina and your anus.
Wash your vagina
If you have sex, you may want to wash it a second time to feel fresh and clean, though washing after sex will not prevent pregnancy on its own.
Wash your anus last
Keep hands or tissue from touching your vaginal area after you’ve washed your anus. Doing this will ensure that you don’t drag rectal germs toward your vaginal area. These germs can cause you to get urinary tract infections. Everyone who uses the bathroom wipes the area with tissue paper. This isn’t enough to clean your intimate area after using the bathroom. If you want to prevent your intimate area from harmful bacteria spreading around the vaginal or pubic area, rinse your intimate area with some warm water if you can get at that moment, but if not, cold water will do and dry it.
Wear the right clothes
Make sure your intimate area is dry. If your skin is still wet when putting on panties, this could cause discomforts and irritation. Wear well-fitting, loose, cotton panties (cotton ‘breathes’). In fact, loose fitting clothing is better than tight fitting clothes and clothes of natural materials are better than things made of nylon or synthetics. True, we all want to look as pretty as possible.
Deal with the Hair
Thick pubic hair can cause you to sweat down below, which may make you have some issues with odor.So, try as much as possible to make i have less hair than usual.
That time of the Month
Change your pad or your frequently. If you’re worried about how you smell when you’re having your period, you can wash your vagina 2 or 3 times a day and avoid douching.