9 Vagina Care Tips No One Ever Taught You

 

 

4. Make Sure You’re Eating Right and Exercising

Because your vagina is so well-equipped to take care of itself, simply maintaining your overall health is one of the best things you can do to care for it. According to the National Health Service, a healthy diet and regular exercise can help your vagina function at its best. Easy enough, right?

5. Befriend Cotton

Your underwear’s fabric may affect your vaginal health. Silk or synthetic underwear may retain moisture and lead to yeast or bacterial infections, as noted by the Huffington Post. At the very least, you can look for a pair with a cotton liner.

6. Blow-Drying Is OK

Here’s an unconventional use for your Conair. If your vulva is super-irritated, then you may dry it with a blow dryer set to cool, according to the Cleveland Clinic. It’s one way to take care of business while avoiding scratchy towels.

7. Watch Out For Antibiotics

Sure, sometimes you absolutely need to take antibiotics to get rid of an illness. But it’s helpful to remember that antibiotics can kill off the lactobacilli that help keep your vagina healthy, as explained by Women’s Health. So when you’re on these meds, it’s smart to have a probiotic (such as Greek yogurt) to help keep things balanced, as further noted by Women’s Health.

 

8. Wiping May Be OK

Sure, plain old TP is enough to get the job done, but sometimes it’s nice to really feel clean down there. According to Women’s Health, you can use wipes if you want, provided you opt for unscented varieties. Hopefully bidets will become more mainstream in the U.S. and replace the need for wipes entirely.

 

9. Remember — It’s Clean

Provided you follow the very basics of hygiene, your vagina is fine. And as Atlanta OB-GYN Dr. Jacqueline Walters told Essence, “it’s cleaner than the mouth.” The vagina can take care of itself.

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