Good intimate hygiene is essential for us women. Taking care of your intimacy means taking care of your femininity, and there is nothing more beautiful than a woman who accepts herself. Musc Intime has found 4 tips just for you to take care of yourself.1. A healthy lifestyle above all
Before having good intimate hygiene, you need to think broader and talk about lifestyle since the two are closely linked.
Let's talk about the food aspect first. As the saying goes “You are what you eat” and in our case it couldn't be more true. There are foods that are good for your intimate hygiene or, on the contrary, enemies that should be avoided. It is well known that yogurt, thanks to the bacteria naturally present in it, is good for the intestinal flora. But this food is also good for your vaginal flora. Probiotics help your vagina maintain an ideal pH and a balanced vaginal pH is a barrier against infections and fungal infections. Another food that is interesting for good intimate hygiene is soy. There is no concrete proof, but some scientists believe that soy foods such as tofu contain isoflavones that mimic the estrogens naturally produced by our bodies. Estrogen helps combat vaginal dryness and thus limit feelings of discomfort. Now you have a good reason to eat miso soup!
Regarding drinks, water is your best ally, not only does it hydrate your intimate area but also provides you with certain minerals essential to your proper functioning. Avoid drinking sugary drinks as this increases your chances of getting a vaginal infection. And yes, you're not the only one who likes sugar, the bacteria responsible for infections love it too! Besides, did you know that vaginal secretions contain sugar? Alcohol is your great enemy, this drink increases the chances of catching a nasty urinary infection.
For active women, you should not neglect your privacy even when you are outside. The intimate area is even more exposed to bacteria than when you are at home. Slip an individual Musc Intime intimate wipe into your bag in the morning to be sure to keep your intimate area clean throughout your day. And the little extra, our wipes are 100% biodegradable: you can throw them down the toilet.
2. Top-notch underwear
Lingerie for a woman is much more than underwear, it is a way to assert one's femininity, to have self-confidence, to feel beautiful and attractive. For our self-esteem nothing better but for our health not so sure.
According to Dr. Jill M. Rabin and Shieva Ghofrany, there is nothing worse than a thong for good intimate hygiene. The thong, being by nature very tight, would be responsible for irritation between your legs. These repeated irritations can have an impact on your intimate area, especially around the vulva, and thus cause pain. But the thing that poses the most problem with this underwear is the proximity to the colon. During the day you tend to be in motion and your underwear follows these movements with you. The thong, by its nature, is in direct contact with the colon area and in this area there is a small microscopic creature that has many surprises in store for you. The famous E.coli bacteria which is responsible for the majority of vaginal infections. Wearing thongs could increase your chances of being prone to nasty infections.
But the shape is not the only problem, there is also the material that comes into play. Synthetic materials should be avoided because they do not let your intimate area breathe. Remember that this area is permanently humid and must remain so. However, these synthetic materials prevent air from circulating and prevent the renewal of essential intimate fluids. You can say hello to fungus and bad smell. Choose materials like cotton, which are natural and allow your privacy to breathe. Cotton is truly your ally when it comes to intimate hygiene. When drying your intimate area, you can use our 100% cotton and anti-bacteriological towels to prevent any proliferation of bacteria.3. Clean your privacy well
For several years now, we have seen cleansing products for the intimate area popping up everywhere, but be careful, these products are not all without risk for your intimate hygiene.
Here I am going to present to you three ingredients with barbaric names that should be banned from your intimate routine.
Propylparaben: The infamous propylparaben which is used in the cosmetic industry as a preservative and perfuming agent. This component is often present in intimate cleansers, but you should know that it is suspected of being an endocrine disruptor. It is imperative that this ingredient be washed. If you are pregnant, it is even more dangerous for you!
Cyclopentasiloxane: Also called D5 silicone, cyclopentasiloxane is used in hygiene products. It serves as an emollient but also as a solvent. It will soften the skin and guarantee a certain hydration. Great hydration, but at what cost? It is a carcinogenic ingredient that is very bad for your health. A study carried out on mice showed that this component has serious consequences on the endocrine system. Some female mice even ended up with uterine cancer after being exposed to this compound.
Methylisothiazolinone (MIT): So he gets the palme d’or. Moreover, in 2013 it was voted allergen of the year by an association of American allergists. It is not recommended by dermatologists because it causes allergies in many people. But the big problem remains the fact that it is an endocrine disruptor and who says endocrine disruptor says uterine system in danger. So ladies, cleansing foams with this component should be thrown in the trash.
To choose an intimate foam, simply read the INCI list. Choose products based on natural ingredients that hydrate your intimate area but will allow you to have good intimate hygiene in complete safety. Don’t hesitate to discover our intimate white musk mousse with 95% natural ingredients.4. GYNECOLOGIST GYNECOLOGIST GYNECOLOGIST!
The advice of a specialist remains the best way to have good intimate hygiene. Making a regular appointment with your gynecologist is recommended because we are never safe from intimate problems. She can give you advice on products to avoid and good practices. There is no age to go to the gynecologist, especially if you feel pain, or if you have odorous discharge. Sometimes you can have good personal hygiene but still be subject to unpleasant odors and that is a sign that you need to see a doctor. There is nothing wrong with having bad odors, there is no shame in having it, it is natural. The most important thing is that you learn to listen to what your intimate area tells you and above all to take care of it.
PS: A little advice: don't hesitate to make your appointments with the gynecologist 4/5 years in advance, I know it's a lot but it has become quite difficult to have appointments quickly, like They say it's better to be safe than sorry, my musky beauty.
In conclusion, to take care of your privacy you have to pay attention to many factors such as diet, lifestyle and the products you use. Musc Intime is your ally to take care of yourself and have good intimate hygiene. Find us on @muscintime and share with us your experiences in terms of intimate hygiene.