Vaginas have natural scents that can sometimes be masked by infections, poor hygiene, or hormonal imbalance. Luckily, the following tips can help your vagina smell great again.
All of us want our vaginas to smell great, but that can be tricky. Multiple factors, such as hygiene, sugar intake, and diet can affect the way your vagina smells. With that being said, it is unreasonable to expect your vagina to smell like Chanel No. 5. Healthy vaginas can have a funky smell that continues to change throughout the cycle; it may be metallic during your period because of the iron content of the blood. Luckily, vaginas are great at keeping themselves clean so any preservative-based products that claim to clean your vagina are unnecessary. If you are experiencing foul odor, however, then there are ways that you can deal with it. We have compiled a list of five things you can do to make your vagina smell like a bed of roses.
1. Wash yourself after peeing
You can find shelves of vaginal washes and bath salts in drugstores these days. However, if you truly want to avoid any foul smell, the most crucial step is rinsing your vulva with water to prevent any odor from the urine.
2. Wash your vagina after sex
Bad odor can be caused by a pH imbalance that follows the use of many different lubes, condoms, and sex toys. This is avoidable if you clean yourself with a wipe or water after sex. However, remember to never clean the area with toilet paper to prevent any infections/odor caused by scratches to the labia minora.
3. Drink plenty of water
If you stay hydrated, you can avoid any foul odor from your urine, making your vagina smell better too.
4. Don’t eat excessive junk food
Junk food can mess up your vagina’s pH. Eating excessive sugary food can even lead to bacterial vaginosis, an infection of the vagina. Eating yogurt, salads, fruits, and leafy greens can help improve your vagina’s smell.
5. Change your underwear every day
If you want to smell summery fresh, personal hygiene must become a priority. Make sure to change your underwear every day, and try to opt for cotton underwear over synthetic ones. If you sweat a lot, it is a good idea to change your underwear twice a day because sweat can cause foul odor and infections.
Bonus: Using a high-quality vaginal probiotic can help balance the pH of your vagina and keep you smelling fresh as a daisy!
It’s as easy as that to keep your vagina smelling great. It’s time to follow these simple tips and do away with fragranced vaginal products forever.