There are no classrooms that teach you basic hygiene growing up. Your parents may do what they can, but a surprising number of people make it to adulthood with gaps in their knowledge. We’re here to help fill those gaps.
Here are 6 feminine hygiene:
1Stay Away From Scents
Sometimes it’s hard to forget this one, even if you have been taught it before. Not only are commercials for feminine hygiene products so prevalent, but scented products prey on women’s self-conscious fear of being, well, smelly. But according to TeensHealth from Nemours, you should avoid products that make you smell “fresh and clean” because fragrances can be major irritants.
- Use Pantiliners Sparingl
Although it may seem more hygienic to regularly use a pantiliner if need be, according to the staff at Mill Creek OB-GYN, daily pantiliners are a no-no.
- Choose Cotton
Cotton is a very breathable fabric, which is why it’s an ideal fabric choice for underwear. According to Everyday Health, cotton underwear can cut down on moisture near your lady bits, which can mean a lessened risk of bacterial growth and infections. (And, as an aside, you should stay away from thongs.)
- Use Fresh Towels
Dr. Marisa Weiss told BreastCancer.org that frequently replacing towels and washcloths is a good idea because bacteria can cling to towels, potentially putting you at risk for an infection. Weiss suggested purchasing some soft, affordable towels or washcloths and using a fresh one each time and then washing them when you wash your underwear.
- Change Out Of Wet Clothing ASAP
According to the Mill Creek OB-GYN staff, always make sure to change out of wet swimsuits or super sweaty workout gear as soon as you can.
- Wipe Right
Don’t forget. Always wipe from front to back, though this one you just may already know.