Looking after your genitalia shouldn’t be a taboo subject, it is something that should be taught to all girls. It is important to know too that we can look after ourselves without the need for harsh chemical products, or heavily scented gels and lotions. Good feminine hygiene is about working with the body, to keep fresh, clean and healthy. It is also about treating common problems like Thrush and cystitis quickly and easily, in a natural way.
Washing down there
How can a vagina smell good? Well the news is that it does – it smells just as it should do. The vagina has its own natural pH balance and you don’t need to use scented products to give yourself a wash. You should certainly never try and wash inside your vagina. Think of it instead as being like a self-cleaning oven – perfectly designed, so you don’t need to go there. When you have a bath or a shower, wash yourself with water and a clean sponge or cloth. This is completely adequate.
Bacterial Vaginosis, also commonly known as Thrush is a yeast infection. Research done by the University of Manchester found that 75% of women develop Thrush at least once during the course of their lives. It can be caused by sex, a change in your washing powder, shower gels or body products, or even by your clothes rubbing too much – basically anything that interferes with the natural pH of the vagina. According to VeeFresh.com using Boric acid suppositories are a natural and easy way to treat thrush quickly and effectively. They can also be used as a preventative measure for those people that are prone to getting recurring Thrush infections. They work by maintaining a good acid balance and help keep your vagina smelling fresh.
Easy cystitis treatments
Cystitis is a urinary tract infection (UTI) that affects at least 50% of women once in their lifetime. Treating it naturally can be quite simple. Firstly, you need to drink plenty of water – the opposite to what many women think. Yes, it will cause you to pee more, however a study of over 140 women found that having a reduced fluid intake actually led to getting more UTIs. Research has also shown that taking vitamin C tablets regularly can actually cut the risk of getting cystitis by 50%. An easy remedy for a common problem.
Looking after your body is easy to do, simply by avoiding the chemical products that disrupt the natural pH levels. Washing regularly and avoiding harsh soaps can help look after your vagina, and keep you fresh and clean.