Menstruation is a part of the life of every woman. Right from puberty to menopause, woman end up having to deal with 4 to 8 days of bleeding every month. It doesn’t run anywhere no matter how much we hate it or how it affects our lives. Most of us end up trying to deal with mood swings and cramps that come along with cycles, and it’s like reaching a life break. More specifically, there is a much-neglected question of intimate hygiene that needs to be addressed. Period is still a stigma in a good part of our world, and we are not coping with it in the right manner and shy of having care of our intimate health and hygiene. That’s why every woman needs to know more about menstrual hygiene and keep her body safe and balanced in the long term to avoid any illnesses and health problems.
Self – care during menstruation:
- Period or not, you can wash your intimate area at least twice a day.
- As you menstruate, blood appears to infiltrate small gaps like the skin behind your labia or the crust at the opening of the vagina, and you can therefore wash away the extra blood.
- Should not use soaps or scented vaginal grooming products
- Get a daily bath
- Change the pad or buffer regularly. You should never use a sanitary pad for more than 6 hours.
- Wipe the hand or wash hands before and during the menstrual shifts.
- Don’t forget to replace the towel every time to wash and dry your intimate place.
- Another thing you need to consider when you wash and scrub down is the direction in which you clean up your intimate area. Start with your vagina, then step backwards