Menstrual hygiene: tips for staying clean and healthy during your period

Maintaining good menstrual hygiene during your period is essential to prevent infection and stay healthy. In this article, we will discuss some tips for staying clean and healthy during your period.

Change menstrual products regularly

Changing your menstrual products regularly is essential to prevent odor and infection. Tampons or pads should be changed every 4-6 hours or more frequently if necessary. Menstrual cups can be worn for up to 12 hours, but it's essential to empty and rinse them regularly throughout the day.

Wash your hands

Washing your hands before and after changing your menstrual products is crucial to prevent the spread of bacteria. Use soap and warm water to thoroughly wash your hands.

Use water for cleaning

Using water to clean the vaginal area during menstruation is the best way to maintain good hygiene. Use a gentle, unscented soap or intimate wash if necessary. Avoid using douches or other vaginal cleaning products, as they can disrupt the natural balance of bacteria and cause infection.

Wear clean, comfortable clothing

Wearing clean, comfortable clothing during your period can help prevent odor and infection. Choose breathable fabrics, such as cotton or bamboo, which can help absorb moisture and prevent irritation.

Avoid tight clothing

Wearing tight clothing, such as tight jeans or leggings, can increase the risk of irritation and infection. Choose loose-fitting clothing during your period to allow air to circulate and prevent sweat buildup.

Use panty liners for backup

Using panty liners for backup can help prevent leaks and keep your underwear clean. Choose panty liners made from natural materials, such as cotton or bamboo, which can help absorb moisture and prevent odor.

Clean your menstrual products properly

Properly cleaning your menstrual products is essential to prevent the spread of bacteria and maintain good hygiene. Rinse reusable menstrual cups or cloth pads with warm water and soap and dry them thoroughly before reusing. Disposal tampons or pads in a trash bin and never flush them down the toilet.

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