Sanitary pads remain the most practical solution for most women during the menstrual period. Easy to use and very accessible, they make life easier! Only, many women make mistakes when using them, without even realizing it. Here are the 4 mistakes to avoid in order to have good personal hygiene during your period!
Taking care of the private parts should be as important as taking care of the skin or the hair. These hidden parts require very special attention to avoid irritation, fungal infections or unpleasant odors.
During the menstrual period, it is recommended to pay more attention to your personal hygiene. This involves regular washing but without abuse, as well as proper use of sanitary napkins.
These sanitary products, very popular with women, are prized for their convenience. But you still need to know how to use them properly! Many women think they use it the right way, but this is not always the case.
Let’s see what you should or shouldn’t do not with the sanitary napkins and personal hygiene during period.
Don’t use a sanitary pads which has long been lying around in your bag
Almost all women keep a sanitary napkin in their bag for the unexpected. Only this napkin lying around in the bag for months is not healthy. Even if it is packed in its own small individual bag, it can easily absorb impurities from the purse. Bacteria, odors and dust, everything goes inside.
It is therefore recommended to use the sanitary napkin that has only spent few days or weeks in your purse. If you care to keep one anyway, put it rather in a specially dedicated sanitary napkin box.
Don’t keep a sanitary napkin on you for over 4 hours
Changing the sanitary towel regularly is an essential gesture during the menstrual period. Don’t primarily rely to advertisements extolling the virtues of ultra absorbent towels that help you stay fresh all day. They will certainly absorb your menstrual bleeding, but will not protect you from bacteria. Indeed, the towels are a real breeding ground for bacteria; forgetting to change may be the cause of infections.
The frequency of changing sanitary napkins depends on the flow of every woman, but it is generally advisable to change them every 3 to 4 hours.
Don’t neglect your personal hygiene
Many women feel ‘dirty’ during the period and try to remedy this by opting for aggressive methods to wash their private parts. Others, on the contrary, neglect their personal hygiene during the period of menstruation. All this is wrong!
Maintaining good personal hygiene during the period is as important as during normal days or even more. During this period, women are more likely to develop infections and fungal infections, so it is important to clean the intimate areas. Make sure to wash only the outside of the vulva using only water. Avoid intimate soaps and gels, which can cause irritation. Douching, which is washing the inside of the vagina, should also to be avoided because it unbalances the vaginal flora.
Try to wash after using the toilet and every time you change your napkin. Do not forget to dry your private parts. Moisture creates an environment for bacterial growth.
Don’t use several towels at once
Some women may have a much greater flow than others. They usually try to increase their protection to prevent leakage, using two towels together. This solution may seem effective, but is certainly not economical, comfortable, and even less environmentally friendly.
Try to choose long napkins with wings on the sides and with a high absorption capacity. There are a variety of products on the market that meet the needs of everyone.
- Never dispose of sanitary towels in the toilet, that is a pollutant gesture.
- Place the used sanitary towels in a trash can with lid, so that your pet does not venture there.
- Always wash your hands before and after handling a used sanitary napkin.