It is not something you should be embarrassed about talking about but knowing how to look after your intimate female area is important and is not something that should terrify you. Here are some examples of what you can do to make sure you are taking care of your delicate area.
The Right Contraception For You
The first thing you might want to consider is what type of contraception you would like. You want to opt for something that is suitable for you and your health. So having a detailed discussion with your doctor is important to do, so that you have a form of contraception that will work for your particular needs and you feel happy taking or getting implanted.
Not Using Harsh Fragrances When Washing
You might want to lather yourself in a showel gel that makes you smell like a papaya or some other exotic fruit but it will wreak havoc on your intimate area if you consistently use strong fragranced toiletries. It’s fine on the rest of your body but you should definitely avoid using this on your downstairs area as it will cause irritation. Really you should not use any toiletries at all as the vagina is self cleansing so just wash this area with water only and avoid strong smelling toiletries completely.
Wearing a Panty Liner For Unexpected Bleeding or Discharge
You might find that you get the occasional excess discharge or remnants of bleeding when you finish your time of the month. So if this is normal practise for you then to prevent your underwear from getting dirty or staining your clothes, it is useful to always have a supply of panty liners at home. This means you can pop them into different bags and wear one when you exercise, in case there is some secretion.
Eating a Balanced Diet
Certain foods can be beneficial to your intimate female area, so including things like cranberries, kefir, avocados and apples are great at helping to relieve PMS symptoms, build up your immune system and keep your vagina in tip top health.
As well as eating a good diet, it is very useful to supplement this with vitamin supplements and probiotics, particularly for women. This helps to boost your immune system and can help to prevent outbreaks of thrush and irritation. Probiotics can help to reduce the symptoms of thrush as well as build up your immune system to help you fight off any urinary infections as well. So speak to your doctor or pharmacist for specific advice regarding your situation and which ones are best to take.