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Being a girl is hard, we got a lot of step to go through, we got steps to worry about. Especially on taking care the ‘cookie’ or lady parts. There are many things we should take care and learn about especially for this part and mostly our mom din’t tell much about it. That’s why I make this post to really diving deep into the topic of female hygiene on how to take care of your cookie.
These all tips on female hygiene I think all of girls need to know. Just so that you can make your life a little bit easier and so we can all smell fresh down there and have a healthy life.
But as a female you’re gonna have a smell, everybody has a natural smell that’s just the way is, you cannot make you ‘cookie’ smell like flowers. what you can do is how to make it stay fresh, clean and healthy.
Note: These are just some tips that i learned while just growing up and through some deep research and suprisingly most of these things most of mom didn’t tell their daughter.
1. Use Feminine Wash / Avoid Scenty Body Washes
As much as you love your amazing smelling body washes. you never want to place this inside your cookie, because it can really mess up the pH balance and it will have the opposite effect of making it feel, smell and taste good.
What you wanna do is use a feminine wash. I have in my line Summer’s Eve Feminine Wash with free fragnance cleansing wash spesifically design for your feminine areas. It is 5 in 1 products it’s super gentle, smells good but not too much and it’s safe for your feminine area. It is also a hypoallergenic soap.
What i do with this it is for sensitive skin i lather it in my hand or loofah and and really clean cookie and make sure you wash it softly and gently.
2. Foods to Eat + Avoid
So, the next tip you should now is foods to avoid and to eat, which something as important as what you put on the outside which can cause good odor and taste.
Food To Eat :
Starting with pineapple chunks, it has been known that it can actually change the way that your body produces odor and ans taste. Also the nurients and enzymes found in pineapple are amazing for your skin. so it is a win-win. other alternatives you can get is cranberries.
Something you also definitely need is a lot of water, did you guys know dehydration can actually cause a change in the smell and taste of your cookie? so you wanna make sure you’re constantly hydrating. It’s also good for your body to stay it hydrated and fresh. Make sure you’re drinking water daily.
Food To Avoid:
If you want to prevent odor I recommend staying away from things like red meats, beans, high percent milk.
3. Luke Warm – Cool Water
Something that’s also really important when it comes to washing is making sure that you’re using a water temperature that goes well with the soap and your body.
You never wanna make the water too hot, maybe for the rest of your body it feels good but you don’t want anything but lukewarm water or cooler water around your cookie and feminine areas because this will keep the balance, neutral, preventing any odor, bad taste or anything like that.
4. On The Go
As a girl I think it’s really important to bring some of hygiene stuff always on your bag. I used to bring some panty, tampon or pads, and wipes. So whenever period hit me or I got small incident that makes my private area wet or uncomfortable I can change it right away.
These are intimate wipes, soft and gentle witH alcohol and paraben free. And this is spesifically meant for your feminine are.
5. Ingrown Hairs
This is something that I went through and trust me it’s not pretty it’s so annoying. Everytime I shaved I would get ingrown. I figured out what the problem is and yeah back in the day I used to wear skinny jeans, the very very thight skinny jeans, which caused by super tight clothes . So, i would defiitely recommend to switch up your jeans if you were obsessed with tight skinny jeans.
6. Choosing Breathable Underwear
So speaking with underwear, this is really important.to use breathable panties that will make your ‘cookie’ always dry.
And cotton underwear is should be your best friend. The cotton material is easily absorb liquids and so breathable that will make your ‘cookie’ stay dry,fresh and smell good.
You can choose any kind of cotton underwear, but the more breathble your aunderwear is the better. It’s easy to keep dry cotton underwear, it is the best way to go.
Extra Tips: try to sleep with no underwear, let’s your cookie to breath and get the fresh air. You don’t have to go with naked when you sleep, you can go with oversized t-shirt or pjamas.
Recommend Hygiene Panties: We love Fruit to the loom for underwear which is super comfertable, strechy breathable but not covered in lace and itchi and have no room for your cookie.
7. Washing Your Undergarments Separately
Another tip that many girls not really put attention on it is separating dirty clothes and undergarments when you wash it.
You know like your underwear is the first layer that directly touch your sensitive part and you don’t want to the ‘outsider’ from your clothes goes into it. So, make sure you clean it separately especially if you have fur pets.
And if you have stain (from period or some flex) on your panties you can hand wash it because it easier to clean it.
8. Keep Dry
Make sure whenever it is you keep your cookie to stay dry. As you might know humidity in your private area can increase the chance of bad bacterial or fungal growth that can lead to some infections or vaginal discharge. It cn make change the odor and taste of your cookie. Also don’t stay in wet clothes (swimwear).
9. Wash Your Hands Before and After Going Into the Washroom
You never now what bacterial or dirts on your hands that can lead bacterial or fungal infections in your private area, so it’s important to always wash your hand before you go to the bathroom.
Also you won’t that bacteria on your cookie transferred to your face that also can cause breakouts. So make sure to keep clean before and after go to the bathroom.
10. Take Daily Probiotics
Lack of probiotics can make your floral bacteria growth unbalance which can turn your cookie smelly and taste bad. You can get from your food but you can also take a probitic supplement. Keep your body in balance is a key to stay yours in and out fresh.