Intimate hygiene is important for overall health and fitness, but it is not just about washing down there quickly in the shower. There are more intimate hygiene tips that you ought to know and follow.
Intimate hygiene is an important part of overall wellness. Keeping the genitals clean is as important as the hygiene of any other part of the body. Poor intimate hygiene can lead to foul smell, itching, excessive sweat, rashes, pimples, etc., down there. Maintaining genital hygiene can keep infections at bay and improve your overall sexual experience. Because the genital region is sensitive, you need a hygiene routine that is gentle but good enough to keep things clean down there. But men’s intimate hygiene is different from that of women, as their body parts are different and so are their needs. Sadly, intimate hygiene for men is seldom discussed. As a result, many men are unaware of the importance or the basics of genital hygiene. International Men’s Health Week (June 14-20) is celebrated to highlight the importance of men’s health and wellness. On this occasion, we have listed a few essential intimate hygiene habits that every man ought to know and follow.
This is one of the most important intimate care tips for both men and women. Change your underwear often to avoid build-up of viruses, fungus, and bacteria in your intimate region. Also, avoid using undergarments made of synthetic fabrics, choose cotton when in doubt.
Wash your genital area regularly (at least once a day and after every sweat-soaked exercise) using a safe and natural intimate wash, and pat dry every time you’re done washing to avoid any fungal infection. It’s also advisable to clean up before and after physical intimacy. This may prevent the spread of infections as well as reduce the odds of transmission.
Public hair helps keep your intimate area clean and warm, but it is also true that it causes sweating. So, a trimming routine is essential to reduce sweating and thus the accumulation of bacteria. Use a good quality trimmer for the same and try to avoid using a razor. Shaving your pubes will cause irritation and itching.
Whenever you clean your intimate area and trim or shave your mane, follow with a good quality moisturizer. It will help minimise the aftereffects of using an external product on your most sensitive skin. For example, moisturising the area will help you deal with bumpy skin, dryness and irritation after shaving.
Eating a healthy, balanced diet can help in reducing sweat and foul smell down there. Including more citrus fruits and green leaves to your diet, drinking enough water and having green tea may help your intimate area smell better.