Hygiene’s role in intimate well-being

Cleanliness is key to feeling carefree and looking your most beautiful. Every woman needs to know the best ways to take care of her body – and yet issues of feminine hygiene are very rarely discussed. Here are some tips to help you feel fresh and confident, even in your most private moments.

Ingredients matter

Because your intimate zone is delicate, it’s important to select cleansers containing ingredients that harmonize with the female body’s exact needs. Soaps with strong fragrances or vaginal deodorants can cause irritation.

Be sure to use a product that is specifically formulated for intimate hygiene purposes. Regular soaps, shower gels, and shampoos have detrimental effects. The pH level of the intimate zone is more acidic than is the rest of your skin, and it changes as your hormones shift throughout your monthly cycle. High-quality intimate washes are created with this in mind.

Use your hands

Be careful when washing with a washcloth or loofah. The spongy texture of washcloths and loofahs can cause them to retain bacteria and even house mold, so keep yours clean and replace them frequently. For extremely sensitive areas such as your intimate zone, the safest way to keep clean is simply by lathering gently with your hands.

All things in moderation

There really is such a thing as being too clean! Whether or not you realize it, your body is engaged in a constant balancing act, responding to even the smallest changes in your routine. Moderation is therefore a necessary factor in good hygiene. Excessive exposure to soap products – including bubble bath – could lead to infections, dryness, and discomfort. Experts also warn against douching or other forms of internal cleansing. If everything is running smoothly, you should be able to keep clean on the outside and let the inside look after itself.