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Women: Tips For Hygiene and Personal Grooming Part 1

Ok!!! It is a given, female hygiene and grooming is a lot more work than we let on. It takes a lot of discipline, consistency, and persistence and most importantly loving yourself. This is like the old saying “charity begins at home” HOME in this context signifies INSIDE- OUT. We start from the unseen to the seen.

 When talking about women and hygiene and grooming, the hair, the makeup, manicured nails, awesome style and expensive fashion sense is not as important as how well a woman can take care of her vagina, her navel, her teeth and even her ear.

 A lady can be looking like an airbrushed supermodel and you dare sit close to her, you find out you can’t breathe or worst still she brings a brother home…takes off her clothes and he instantly remembers he has to be at work tomorrow lol.

 Now ladies no hard feelings. I went to a girls boarding school for six years, so I know what am talking about. And some research on the topic recently left me speechless. It is safe to say that men actually do take their personal hygiene and grooming more serious now while some ladies think more of fixing nails and bleaching their skin than airing their panties.

 Like I said, no hard feelings ladies. So let’s get right to it, we are going to start with some habits to loose and some habits to cultivate or continue if you are already in the process of maintaining good hygiene and personal grooming.

 THE VAGINA: Hygiene Tips To Keep your lady Parts Fresh And Smell Awesome! 

 It’s dark, moist, and closed off most of the day. These factors can create a foul-smelling odor and can also make you feel embarrassed. When it comes to feminine hygiene, it’s important for women of all ages to be very meticulous and consistent with maintaining the cleanliness of their horny- pot.

 Just because you are a virgin or celibate is no excuse to care less about what happens down there. That said, no matter how clean and healthy a woman’s vagina is, it will always have a distinct smell that’s natural and innate.

  Wash Often.

it is your own and so whenever possible, wash your private parts in order to smell good. Make it a habit of washing before and after sex to avoid any embarrassing revelations. Do not use regular soaps as it can be really drying and irritating.

 Utilize a doctor recommended feminine hygiene product for washing purposes and dry the area properly. When choosing from a feminine hygiene wash available in the market, do look for those with no scent. Products that contain strong scents, no matter how hypo-allergenic they claim to be, can cause infections which lead to itching, swelling, and foul-smelling discharge. The so-called vagina tightening soap and agents are mostly the ones with strong scents. So if you want your vagina tightened? Please visit a gynecologist.

Regular Check-Ups.

Trips to the gynecologist can be pretty daunting. Nevertheless, they are still recommended and really help with the process of maintaining good feminine hygiene. More importantly, gynecologists offer valuable information on how to maintain the cleanliness of the vaginal area and also recommend feminine hygiene products according to a woman’s specific pH level.

On normal checkups, the gynecologist will just check the vaginal area for anything out of the ordinary. If any vaginal infections or sexually transmitted diseases come up, they will be treated accordingly. Sexually active women are encouraged to visit twice a year (minimum) for a routine pap smear.

Like me, am sure most of you must have heard probably from older women that vaginal discharge is a normal thing. It is not. Well, it depends on the type of discharge. One thing to keep in mind, if there’s ever an abnormal discharge with a foul, fishy smell, please do visit your gynecologist immediately. Don’t keep it in and think it is normal, there is nothing normal about it. That’s a bad orientation.

 Shave It.

Gentlemen you may want to come into this class. There’s nothing fashionable about keeping a bushy horny-pot. I mean it’s called the horny-pot for a million reasons lol…Pubic hair can cause the vagina to have a ‘funky’ smell. This is because the hair traps sweat and drops of body secretions. In order to have excellent feminine hygiene, it is safe and highly recommended to shave or trim your pubic hair unless you are making a home for genital crabs.

Oh yes! Genital crabs are microscopic organisms that live in pubic hair and feeds off blood. Genital crabs are no respecter of gender. Now you know that pubic hair can trap more than just sweat and drops of body secretions.

Undies And Sanitaries.

IT is advisable to go for Cotton underwear that permits the area to breathe. Make a habit of drying your pants under direct sunlight and air the whole pack every once in a while. You have no business wearing underwear at night, this helps in reducing sweat and odor-producing bacteria. Unless its that time of the month, which is a topic for another time.

One thing to keep in mind, always change your sanitary. Do not wear a tampon or pad for more than 4 hours. You don’t want to start breeding bacteria down there now…do you?

 Wipe It Clean. 

After each trip to the bathroom, a woman needs to wipe the outer surface of her vagina clean. This eliminates the acrid scent of urine, sweat and natural discharge. Instead of using rough tissue paper, opt for baby wipes instead. Do well to wipe from front to the back and not from the back to the front to avoid bringing bacteria to the horny-pot.

THE NAVEL: Taking Regular Care of Your Belly Button.

 We did say it was an inside-out job we will be doing right??? And now it’s time for that part that most people ignore because they feel the regular everyday bath takes care of it. Men and women inclusive. Let’s get right to it. Shall we?….

Gather your supplies.

 Of course, you’ll need a few cotton swabs. But other than that, there’s no go-to set of ingredients that people use to clean their belly button. Rather, they use a whole host of items. Experiment for yourself what works best on your body and be careful about it.

You can use: 

  • Water 
  • Baby oil 
  • Hydrogen peroxide 
  • Rubbing alcohol 
  • Another kind of astringent, like witch hazel 

How To Clean The Belly Button 

Dip one head of the cotton swab into whatever cleaning solution you want to use and start poking around in your belly button. Gently work your way around the belly button, being careful not to rub inside the navel too hard.

Discard old swabs and repeat the process if your navel is still dirty. You should only need one or two takes and you’re good to go. When you’re done, take a clean swab and gently clean out any remaining cleaning solution still present in the navel.

Make sure to get as much water, baby oil, hydrogen peroxide, or rubbing alcohol from your belly button as possible.  If your belly button is dry, use some Neosporin and you work your way around your navel.  Use a slow, circular pattern and get right in the middle before removing the cream entirely with a swab.

Make sure you dry your navel carefully after you take a shower. 

Too much water and moisture can promote the growth of more harmful bacteria. Remember, your belly button is a haven for over 1,500 kinds of healthy bacteria, you don’t want those interfered with by bad bacteria.  Remember that you don’t have to clean your belly button regularly. As long as you regularly bathe and use effective soap in and around your belly button, you don’t have much to worry about. But every once in a while pay a special visit to it.

We hope you have learned something here. Now it’s your turn, tell us what you think as this is obviously not an all-inclusive article, we are social…let’s communicate.

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  1. Good work… very awesome work baby. Keep it up.

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