Just like our meticulous skincare routines, feminine hygiene is something we should also give importance to. If we avoid certain foods to keep acne away and go through different skincare steps for our face, we should also maintain the same kind of energy for how we take care of our intimate area. If you want to start upgrading your daily feminine hygiene habit, we're here to help you get started. And if you still feel like you're unsure about something when it comes to feminine hygiene, you can always try asking other Pinays in your life for their thoughts and advice.
Here are three common things we often neglect about feminine hygiene:
1. Using perfumed soaps
While the pleasant fragrance of soaps suggests cleanliness, they're not exactly the best item to use when cleaning your intimate area. According to an educational video by Edukasyon.ph, bar soaps with high pH levels can irritate the sensitive skin of your initimate area. The ideal pH balance of the vaginal area is between 4.5 to 5.5, and feminine washes like pH Care are specifically designed to maintain this level and keep your intimate areas clean and free of bacteria.
2. Proper way of cleaning
Contrary to popular belief, the harder you scrub does not necessarily mean the cleaner the area will get, and we're not just talking about skincare for your face. Just like the skin in other parts of our body, scrubbing too hard may just cause irritation on the skin surrounding your intimate area so it's best to be gentle when washing up.
3. Following a proper diet during your period
What many may not know is that the food we consume can affect our experience with menstruation cycles, too. When you get your period, the lining of your uterus sheds, which may cause period cramps. While the pain varies for different people (some don't feel it at all while others have to call in sick to handle the extreme pain), your food intake can help you manage it. Nope, we're not talking about avoiding sour foods (which is a common misconception). Menstrual cramps happen because your uterus contracts in order to shed its lining. According to Edukasyon.ph, eating food that specifically helps lessen inflammation, including fruits, leafy vegetables, legumes, fish, and nuts, can help address this common pain point among women.
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