The body is a temple. When it’s “that time of the month,” it is vital to not only take care of your body but to also clean after it. Whereas washing and wearing clean clothes are a given, intimate menstrual hygiene is also essential. For a healthy and comfortable period, consider these three menstrual hygiene tips for your body.
When menstrual blood is released, it can attract various germs from our bodies. Lack of hygiene can by consequence enable bacteria to grow and develop infections.
Ergo, it is important to change one’s sanitary napkins or tampons every 4-6 hours to curb the risk of infection. As for disposing of your hygiene products, do not flush them. Instead, wrap them around and dispose of them in their designated bin; don’t forget to wash your hands afterward.
Stick To One Method
When experiencing a heavy flow, the fear of staining one’s clothes is evident. Some women tend to simultaneously use both tampons and sanitary napkins to prevent this issue. However, while this technique may appear efficient, it is rather dangerous. Many practitioners of this technique often forget to change their tampons regularly. Leaving tampons in for a longer period can by consequence risk the body to accumulate bacteria and infections, which left untreated can lead to life-threatening complications like TSS. Instead, do not over-complicate your period and stick to one method.
A healthy diet can help ease the stress of your period. Make sure to drink 4-6 liters of water a day, the benefits of doing this can help prevent bloating and reduce breakouts in your skin.
Being on your period doesn’t have to feel like an illness, you be in control!
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