Four Habits to Maintain a Healthy Intimate Area
Every 31st of December, we find ourselves racking our brains for new (or old but unresolved) resolutions to better ourselves in the coming year. They’re often small, like taking the stairs every day or eating more greens. Sometimes we can be a little more ambitious and promise ourselves to get in eight hours of sleep every night. We’ve all been there. But you know what? We can change habits any day of the year – including today. Here are four easy ones that you absolutely need to start doing now for the betterment of your intimate area.
Stick to these habits to give your intimate area the care it deserves.
Do your kegels
These exercises are not just for pregnant women. Keeping your pelvic floor muscles strong can benefit your bladder, bowel function and Intimate area in the long term. It can help prevent incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse – a problem that over 40 percent of women have. Here’s how you do it:
- Contract your pelvic floor muscles as if you are stopping yourself from peeing.
- Hold this for three seconds and repeat 10 to 12 times.
- Slowly work your way up to 10-second contractions daily.
This is one workout you can do anywhere so saying you don’t have time to go to the gym is no excuse.
Pay a visit to your gynecologist
When was the last time you saw your gynecologist? Most of us probably put off these important appointments until we have something noteworthy to report. But guidelines recommend that women over 21 years of age should have an annual pelvic exam. These visits allow your doctor to check for signs of abnormalities or illness. They also let you get more comfortable about having to ask questions concerning your intimate area.
Go for a pap smear
This procedure is used to screen for cervical cancer. It usually takes only a few minutes and entails having your doctor collect samples of your cervical cells with a soft brush or spatula. Some women are reluctant to get a pap smear because they think it would be painful. Relaxing helps prevent discomfort. It is recommended that women start asking their doctors for these procedures around the age of 21 and have them performed once every three years.
Trade up to a quality feminine wash
Our intimate areas deserve only the best. It’s time for a feminine wash upgrade. We need one that truly understands and protects women’s intimate care needs – one like BETADINE® Daily Feminine Wash. The unique Tri-Care™ formula with prebiotics in BETADINE® Daily Feminine Wash protects against the unwanted symptoms associated with pH imbalance.
Specially designed for women’s daily feminine hygiene needs, it is gentle enough for everyday use and supports the intimate area’s natural pH balance.
Although these are just a few of many ways to achieve better intimate care, they’re a good start. Stick to these habits to give your intimate area the care it deserves.
The BETADINE™ Daily Feminine Care range is for external use only. This article is for information purposes only and not meant to serve as medical advice or to replace consultation with your physician or other qualified healthcare professional. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a worsening skin condition or other medical condition.