Don't Neglect Personal Hygiene. Follow These Simple Tips To Stay Healthy

Take precautions while using toilets, prioritize intimate care and don’t overlook body odour

Mohini Mehrotra Published May 21, 2020 14:38:44 IST
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As more and more of us strive to strike a balance between domestic work, professional lives and social responsibilities, we end up neglecting an important thing—personal hygiene. Here are three basic tips you should follow, every day.

Take precautions when using toilets

The toilet is a perfect place for germs and bacteria to breed. Make sure you clean the toilet bowl and seat regularly with a good disinfectant toilet cleaner. Public restrooms are used by several people, which increases the risk of infections, so if you need to use a restroom in your office or a public place, be very cautions. Use a toilet seat cover, disinfecting wipes or a toilet seat sanitizer before using the toilet. You can also use a disposable pee funnel to completely avoid any contact with the toilet seat. Make sure you wash your hands properly after use because you can pick up germs from door handles as well.

Intimate care is a must

You may already know that it’s important to bathe daily to keep yourself clean and fight harmful bacteria that thrive on sweat. It is equally important to take care of your intimate parts to avoid frequent vaginal infections. While bathing, wash the area around the vagina—avoid scented soaps and gels as they can affect the pH balance of the vaginal area, leading to dryness, itching and irritation.

During menstruation, make sure you use quality sanitary pads, tampons or panty liners and change them every 4 to 6 hours to avoid foul odour, infections, and a sweaty vaginal area.

Tackle body odour

Sweat and body odour become more pronounced during the summer months. If you want to remain fresh and dewy in summer, the first step is to opt for loose, breathable clothes. Switch to natural fabrics for your innerwear too—this can check body odour to some extent. While deodorants and antiperspirants are effective in controlling odour, perfumes too are a great way to mask smell.

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