VULVA-The outer part of the vagina is termed the vulva. The word vulva literally means the covering\ wrapper. It is indeed the same. it serves as the cover for all the internal, and reproductive organs.

The main purpose of the existence of the vulva is to provide protection for all the reproductive organs,  lubrication, and facilitate while having sexual intercourse,  a way for excreting the liquid wastes of the body such as urine, vaginal discharges, and blood during the periods.

The vulva consists of the clitoris, Labia minora and labia majora.

 The hygienic practices for both regions differ, because the vagina works by itself, and keeps itself cleaner by using its discharges produced by the cervix and vaginal glands. In the case of the vulva, it is needed because it’s the exterior of the vagina, so to avoid all infections, irritations, and diseases, proper hygiene must be followed.

The vulva serves as the doorway for the vagina, you can see the vulva but not you cannot see your vagina, So maintaining your vulva by taking proper care of it, leads to and it’s directly connected to your vaginal health.

Infections of the vagina often affect the vulva and vagina.

So they, both are directly proportional, in these circumstances.

So make sure you won't be too keen on cleaning that region often, many times a day.

You can take care of your vulva and your vagina by following some of these basic practices.

In this article, you will be seeing some basic, easy-peasy and significant tips to follow to take care of your vulva and your vagina.

  • Don’t clean your vagina by activities such as douching, using vaginal washes perfumed washes, or soap bars:

You have to stop worrying and thoughts of cleaning your vagina. Because your vagina is independent and cleanses itself through vaginal discharges, your activity may have an intention of cleansing your vagina, but your action might result in creating disturbances in the vagina, decreasing the vaginal PH  balance and it results in infections inside the vagina such as Bacterial vaginosis, yeast infections ultimately affecting vulva region too.

  • Use lukewarm water to clean your vulva: You can wash it using lukewarm water, which is often recommended by gynecologists. Because it helps in cleaning properly, without causing any tension on the skin‘s surface, reduces all sorts of itch and irritation, cleanses all traits which include vaginal discharges, and urine, and protects from all sorts of infections.

  • Avoid wearing tight clothes: Wearing tight clothes could result in suffocation, and sweat accumulation and causes trouble to your own region and difficulty in breathing.

Sometimes wearing too much of tight clothes, or frequently wearing tight clothes can cause irritation on the skin’s surface and ultimately causing and leading to discomfort and unwanted problems in the Vulvic region.

Prefer sleeping without wearing panties: You wear clothes all day. You keep your V-region covered all day, so let it respirate by wearing breathable pants, and shorts while you take a rest at night unless you are on your period.

  • Change your sanitary pads and tampons often:

You need to ensure that your hygiene is not at risk, and prone to infections. Assure yourself that you change your sanitary pads, and tampons at regular intervals. Cleanse properly after removing them, and change the blood-spotted panties. There are high chances of infections to the vagina and vulva during the periods. So make a proper hygienic, simple routine that can be easily practiced to have stress-free, infection-free, hygienic periods. 

  • Wear breathable:

Natural material panties such as cotton, prefer cotton over others Wearing cotton panties is a great way to keep your vulva happy. Avoid wearing artificial

fibers that can suffocate your vulva and vagina.

They may look good and tempting to wear but do nothing other than harming your vulva and vagina. Wearing these regularly is a super easy way to keep your vagina and vulva to keep healthy and happy.

  • Use a mild soap bar: Always try to use the soap that is mild and  PH-balanced soap that is mild and not harsh on the skin helps you to clean your vulva properly,  without causing any irritation to the skin on that area which is extremely fragile, and using harsh washes on that area can affect its health.

  • Wash your inners, before wearing them: Washing your inners, before wearing them, helps you to clean them thoroughly, and reduce all kinds of infections and their risks, in the vulva region. So wash it using detergents that are not harsh and do not consist of any kind of harmful chemicals which also cause allergies to your vulva and the region around it.

Wear natural fiber-naturally dyed without harmful color toxins, to prevent the irritation of the vulva region.

  • Moisturize: After the pubic hair removal, make sure you apply a good chemical-free moisturizer, or you can simply apply naturally moisturizing oils such as almond oil, olive oil, and coconut oil regularly in less quantity, to moisturize the skin over that area. This will help you to avoid dryness, any sort of itching, and irritation on the skin surface of the vulva.

  • Cleanse: Properly clean yourself after discharging or excreting your waste from your body using water. If you use Toilet paper make sure you use a soft one to clean yourself.

Wipe from the front always. This is the best way to keep your vulva, vagina, and the area around it clean and neat.

Clean yourself after each sexual intercourse, and use a good-quality protection method while you have sexual intercourse.

Make sure that you always cleanse yourself after each time you have sexual intercourse with your partner.

Practice good-quality protection methods while you have sexual intercourse.

  • Medicate:

 If you are having any issues regarding your vagina or vulva make sure you visit and consult a gynecologist, and use the medicines advised by them to use. Don’t neglect them and if you wanna use any creams down there make sure you consult with the gynecologist and get their approval. Using medical creams without the knowledge of your gynecologist can cause you many problems.

Eat proper food that is healthy all over your body, and include food items that help with the boost of vaginal health. Take a shower daily and wash the vulva every time you use the restroom. If you use such creams without the consent of the gynecologist, you might end up causing unwanted problems for your vagina and vulva.

So never do such things. 

Make sure to include food items in your diet that can boost vaginal health, take showers daily, and cleanse your Vulva region thoroughly after each time you use the restroom. Have hygienic sexual intercourse and proper usage of protection to avoid infections and to have a healthy and happy reproductive system.

Add these things to your day-to-day lifestyle and make some changes in your diet to maintain happy,hassle-free hygiene and vaginal, and vulva health.

Maintaining the vulva is very essential for the overall health of your reproductive system.

So, maintain your health by following this minimal hygiene routine, which is very easy to adapt and add to your daily routine and make small changes in your diet and lifestyle.

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