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Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.  The real beauty does not come only from one’s outer experience or dressing up in the trendy ensembles but by maintaining proper hygiene and being healthy from inside.. Maintaining personal hygiene not only helps you to battle infections and diseases, but it creates an aura of freshness around, when you get busy with your life. Here are some of the tips for the same.

  • Balanced diet

You should have a diet that is rich in fruits, green leafy vegetables and whole grains. Yoghurt and garlic arecommon foods that are great source of good bacteria, which keeps your feminine area healthy and prevents yeast infections. Water is very essential as it not only keeps you hydrated, but also helps to flush out toxins.

  • Taking shower everyday

Taking a shower regularly is essential in order to expel the dead cells that accumulate on your skin. Have shower with a shower gel or a soap, which will not be harsh on your skin, and maintain its pH balance. Also, it is best to use lukewarm water while bathing. Besides cleansing, shower is great way of distressing and relaxing.

  • Loose and comfortable clothes

Tight clothes and synthetic fabrics reduce air circulation to your feminine area. Wear panties or underpants made from soft, breathable and natural fabrics like cotton. These would allow air flow, and will prevent your vaginal area from developing yeast and bacterial infections. Also, avoid wearing wet or sweaty underpants for a long time, especially during the night. This increases chances of odour and infection. If possible sleep without clothes at night.

  • Proper hygiene during menstruation

In order to feel fresh, and stay healthy and odourless during your periods, changing your sanitary pads and tampons frequently throughout the day is important. Use of douches or perfumed products during this time is a strict no, as your reproductive tract is built in a way to cleanse the area on its own. Avoid wearing a sanitary pad or tampon for more than six hours.

  • Safe sex

Using condoms helps to protect against sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV, genital herpes, syphilis, gonorrhea, genital warts, and chlamydia. Some of these diseases, like HIV and genital herpes, have no cure. And others, like the human papillomavirus that causes genital warts, are also known to cause cancer or lead to other diseases.

  • Preventive care

Having regular gynecological exams is crucial to maintaining your vaginal health. Every woman should have her first gynecological exam by age 21 or within three years of becoming sexually active. Gynecologists and many family physicians are trained to diagnose diseases and disorders that can harm the vagina or your reproductive system as a whole. Gynecologists also perform Pap smears, which can detect changes in vaginal cells that might indicate the presence of cancer.

 

  • Cleaning private area

While you must be cleaning your intimate area everyday thoroughly with douches (feminine wash) and cleansers, the good news is that your vagina is a “self cleaning machine” as part of its function, your vagina actually cleans itself.  But, when you need to clean it, the best way to do it is to use water and gently remove any possible dirt and debris.  If you want to use a cleanser, make sure it’s a mild form of soap.  Try to avoid products with perfumes as it may irritate the area. Use hypoallergenic and pH-balanced gentle cleansers.  Try not to overdo cleansing in the area because it may cause an imbalance of the normal growth of bacteria around your vagina and lead to possible infections.
Removing body hair and pubic hair has always been a headache for women in order to look beautiful. The best methods for removing body hair are actually based on an individual’s preference. Some of the methods are

  • Plucking via tweezers/threading
  • Waxing
  • Chemical
  • Laser
  • Electrolysis

These were the tips for a healthy and hygienic life. If you find any problems such as bad odour, itchiness, swelling of vaginal lips, unusual fluid discharge, irritation while peeing,and redness in private area or any other problems consult your doctor immediately. Always remember consulting you doctor at the right time can help prevent many deadly diseases and you can lead a healthy and happy life. Stay healthy maintain proper hygiene and enjoy life to the fullest.