Wellness

Strange and all as it might seem, your lady garden is a thoroughly sensitive area and it makes sense to take as good as care of it as you possibly can.

So how do you go about it? The number one rule is to be VERY careful when it comes to your nether regions. While the vagina is relatively good at cleaning itself (impressive stuff), you still need to make sure you don't damage the PH balance.

Speaking to Glamour, Nancy Herta, M.D., an obstetrician/gynecologist, explained the science behind vaginal 'self-cleaning'.

"It’s a delicate balance that makes the vagina hostile to bacteria. If you put stuff in there that changes the pH, you can allow bacteria to overgrow."

There are a considerable number of cleaning products specifically for vajayjay cleaning but this particular expert recommends staying away from them.

This is VERY interesting because the afore-mentioned products are quite popular, but there's no need for them, according to this health professional.

Dr Herta says washing with a mild soap is fine but avoid anything with harsh ingredients or perfumed scents.

Advertisement

Always remember to pat yourself completely dry afterwards because otherwise, your vagina remains moist which can lead to a yeast infection as yeast thrives on moisture.

The ob/gyn also says it's important to remember the "self-cleaning" properties of the organ itself. In other words, let your vagina do its thing unless you notice a funky odour. If you do, it's time to visit your GP for a check up.

Join the conversation on Twitter @HerFamilydotie

Read more about:

women's health