Did you know that your lifestyle choices can impact your intimate hygiene and health in many ways? Right from our clothing, soaps, detergents, menstrual cycles, everything has a bearing on how clean and fresh we are and feel down there.
• Wearing any kind of tight or synthetic clothing like tight jeans, thongs, lacy panties, can trap moisture and cause itching and irritation leading to all kinds of vaginal infections.
• The intimate area has more sweat glands than the armpits. Keeping your vaginal area wet is like inviting fungal and bacterial growth and odour.
• Working long hours and forgetting to wash up or change sanitary pads during your periods is unhealthy and may cause rashes, irritation, odour, burning, itching and other vaginal infections.
While it may be difficult to change the way you live entirely, it’s good to follow a simple daily hygiene routine to keep yourself clean and fresh down below.
Maintain a daily routine of intimate cleansing and hygiene. Use a daily intimate wash like Clean and Dry Daily Intimate Wash or Clean and Dry Daily Intimate Cleansing Foam Wash during your bath. It protects and cleanses your vaginal area keeping you fresh and confident all day.
The vitamin and Aloe Vera extracts moisturize your skin and make it fresh and soft and lighter. The gentle wash maintains the pH value of the intimate zone and keeps away itching, irritation and other infections.
Sprinkle Clean and Dry Daily Intimate Powder on your vaginal area, panties, panty liners or sanitary pads. The powder soaks up the extra wetness from perspiration and vaginal discharge keeping you fresh and odour-free all day long. It also protects you from chafing, itching, burning and other problems that could lead to vaginal infections.
If you notice a vaginal infection, use the doctor recommended Clean and Dry Cream. Apply it on the affected part. Regular application can cure the infection in a week to ten days. If the infection is severe, consult a doctor.
Most of all, do not postpone attending to a rash, itch, burning, abnormal odour or discharge. These are all signs of ‘something having gone wrong’. Don’t wait till your small problem becomes severe.
Should I use a special detergent for my undergarments?
Sometimes an allergy can develop to one or more ingredients in a laundry detergent and your undergarments (and other laundered clothes) may cause a skin itch and/or irritation. In this case you might want to try a dye-free and fragrance-free detergent. Another possible cause for discomfort and itch may be incomplete rinsing of a laundry detergent out of your clothes or undergarments.
How can I feel clean and fresh during my period?
Using Clean and Dry Daily Intimate Wash or Clean and Dry Daily Intimate Cleansing Foam Wash when you shower can help you feel clean and fresh. To help maintain that clean, fresh feeling between showers, sprinkle Clean and Dry Daily Intimate Powder on your pad or pantyliner. Change your pad every four hours to avoid fungal and bacterial growth, itching, rashes and chafing.
I get itchy sometimes right before my period. Is that normal?
This is completely normal. More than likely it happens because there is more blood flow into the vaginal area before your period. The doctor recommended Clean and Dry Cream can help relieve the itch and discomfort. If the itchiness does not go away once your period is over you may have an infection. Consult your doctor.
Should I douche to feel clean and fresh?
No, it is not necessary. Since the vagina cleanses itself there is no need to insert products or douches into the vagina for cleansing. In fact, this could lead to Bacterial Vaginosis. You can feel clean and fresh by using a mild cleanser, such as Clean and Dry Daily Intimate Wash or Clean and Dry Daily Intimate Cleansing Foam Wash to wash the external vaginal (vulva) area.
What does it mean to be "out of balance"?
The normal, healthy vagina contains both good and bad bacteria. Normally, the healthy bacteria predominate and keep the vaginal pH 4.5 or lower. But sometimes, something causes the bad bacteria to overgrow. When this happens the bacteria are "out of balance" and bacterial vaginosis (BV) may occur. With BV the vaginal pH is usually 5.0 or higher. The Clean and Dry daily intimate wash and Clean and Dry Daily Intimate Cleansing Foam Wash have natural vitamins and Aloe Vera gel extracts that keep the vaginal clean and maintain its pH balance.