Feminine hygiene: How to smell good 'down there'
Smelling good 'down there' is part of feminine hygiene. Read more on how to avoid odor and smell good in the vaginal area with these tips.
When it comes to feminine hygiene, it's important for women to be very meticulous and consistent with maintaining the cleanliness of their vaginas. Although, no matter how clean and healthy a woman’s vagina is, it will always have a distinct smell that’s natural and innate.
But don't worry, we've got you covered. We'll tell you different techniques on how to keep it 'fresh' in the vaginal area!
How to smell good 'down there'
Visit a gynecologist
Trips to the gynecologist can be pretty daunting. Nevertheless, they are still recommended and really help with the process of maintaining good feminine hygiene. More importantly, gynecologists offer valuable information on how to maintain the cleanliness of the vaginal area and also recommend feminine hygiene products according to a woman’s specific pH level.
On normal checkups, the gynecologist will just check the vaginal area for anything out of the ordinary. If any vaginal infections or sexually transmitted diseases come up, they will be treated accordingly. Sexually active women are encouraged to visit twice a year (minimum) for a routine pap smear.
One thing to keep in mind, if there’s ever an abnormal discharge with a foul, fishy smell, women are encouraged to visit their gynecologist immediately.
Trim it down
Pubic hair can cause the vagina to have a 'funky' smell. This is because the hair traps sweat and drops of body secretions. In order to have excellent feminine hygiene, women are recommended to shave or trim their pubic hair.
For those who want to feel extremely clean, a full Brazilian is recommended. That hairless look is not just appealing to women but to their partners too.
Choose products wisely
There are a lot of feminine hygiene washes and products out in the market today. While all of these products claim to be the best, women are encouraged to be wary of them.
Products that contain strong scents, no matter how hypo-allergenic they claim to be, can cause infections which leads to itching, swelling and foul-smelling discharge.
Women should stick to a feminine hygiene product recommended by their gynecologist or to the ones that they have been using for a long time. This will really help with maintaining good feminine hygiene.
Wipe it clean
After each trip to the bathroom, a woman needs to wipe the outer surface of her vagina clean. This eliminates the acrid scent of urine, sweat and natural discharge. Instead of using rough tissue paper, opt for baby wipes instead.
Whenever possible, women should wash their private parts in order to smell good. Do not use regular soaps as it can be really drying and irritating.
Utilize a feminine hygiene product for washing purposes and dry the area properly. Make it a habit to wash before and after sex to avoid any embarrassing revelations.
You are what you eat
Experts say, 'you are what you eat' and that can greatly influence how one also smells 'down there'. Curb spicy foods as well as asparagus if you want to smell heavenly.
Consume lots of fresh fruits and vegetables to have a fresh smelling scent in the vaginal area. Drink lots of water, pineapple juice and cranberry juice.
Tell us what you do to ensure great feminine hygiene and to keep it 'fresh' down there. Go ahead and leave a comment down below!
For more one keeping your vaginal area 'fresh', watch this video:
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