Intimate Zone Secrets for Summer: What You Need to Know

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Humidity, shaving, and even the fabric we use can cause discomfort in the intimate area. As women, we have to be conscious of what our bodies are trying to communicate to us in these situations, especially during vacation days at the beach or pool. Symptoms can include itching, burning when urinating, broken white discharge, and irritation when shaving, among others.

To prevent these discomforts, Dr. Sofía Herrera, a gynecologist who directs the Tu Salud Intima women’s health platform, together with Dr. Klara Senior, recommends three essential steps to keep vaginal infections at bay: drink plenty of fluids, not hold the urge to go to the bathroom, and consume foods that promote intimate health, especially those rich in vitamin C, including fruits such as cranberry, which contains beneficial substances to prevent infections.

For days at the beach or pool, Herrera emphasizes two additional tricks. The first is to “pack more swimsuit bottoms, (all of which you can pair with the top). As soon as you get out of the sea or the pool, it is advisable to dry yourself with a towel and put on a dry pantyhose”. Leaving your bathing suit wet creates the ideal environment for the proliferation of fungi and bacteria, and since the skin in the vulva is extremely delicate, it can be easily irritated.

The same goes for sweat pants. Although their design is beautiful, and the fabric promises to dry quickly so you can continue with your daily routine without having to change, sweat from exercise or the natural rise in summer temperatures can encourage the appearance of microorganisms that are not favorable for intimate health. Other valuable advice when you go on vacation is to have your intimate care kit at hand, which includes a special cleanser for the intimate area, moisturizing gel with hyaluronic acid to use after shaving, among other things.

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Total hair removal of the vulva is neither mandatory nor essential to care for the health of the area, but it is important to note that long hair can preserve secretions for longer typical of the area, such as flow and humidity, and if there is not optimal hygiene, it can be harmful. If you’re going to leave it on, make sure it stays lowered appropriately.

Your intimate area wants you to know that breathable fabric in underwear, that absorbs moisture, that is soft and fresh, is what it needs to be in peace. That’s why the most recommended is cotton, which is also hypoallergenic. Regarding perfumes, cleansers, and fragrance creams, they tend to be irritating to the skin, much more so to the intimate area, which is much more delicate.

After sex, it is necessary to urinate as it moves bacteria from one place to another, and women, anatomically, have everything close together: the urethra, the vagina, and the anus, whose bacteria can reach the urinary tract, reproduce, and cause infections.

Knowing our intimate area in-depth, keeping ourselves informed, and consulting specialists are all actions that add to our general health and wellness. Take the opportunity to see her, greet her and take care of her.

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