Say Hi to Hygiene
4th Dec 2018
Menstrual Hygiene – stay clean during your period
Needless to say, staying clean during our period is essential. Extremely essential.
Looking after yourself and keeping clean down there during “that time of the month” can be rather annoying at times.
Even though menstruation is not actually dirty, it can make quite the mess – stained underwear, waking up to a bed with a puddle of blood, blood smears on thighs, etc.
Saying bye to hygiene
Ladies, saying bye to hygiene when it comes to menstruation can lead to serious repercussions. So, let’s not do that. Sanitation is definitely not something that we should overlook.
Hygiene-related measures, or lack thereof, of women during menstruation can and is likely to have an impact on health. For example, not implementing correct menstrual hygiene can lead to potentially being more at risk to RTI (reproductive tract infections). The reciprocity of menstrual hygiene and RTI, amongst other factors, is discernible. Until today, millions of women suffer from RTI and its complications.
Say hi to hygiene
Having access to knowledge regarding menstrual hygiene and implementing them can and will save you from a lot of pain and suffering.
So what do you have to do to avoid all of this? Read this article and follow our guidelines, this article provides you with some tips on cleanliness in direct relation to menstruation, we hope that you find it helpful.
Period hygiene tips:
1. Frequently change pads and/or tampons - wearing a used pad for longer than a few hours exposes the area to bacterial infection and can cause some itching. Change your tampons every four hours or less to prevent toxic shock syndrome.
2. Clean area before changing pads and/or tampons
3. Groom pubic hair – pubic hair can trap some of the blood as it flows out of your body. So, if it is okay with you, consider getting rid of your pubic hair before your period begins.
4. Daily showers – Showering and washing the area with water is the best way to keep clean and fresh down there.
5. Remove blood stains – Sometimes, our periods prefer to have a mind of their own and make decisions without consulting us, super annoying, right? The result of this is blood stains. Get rid of these stains by; rinsing the items under running cold water and rubbing it with a little bit of soap (works best when the blood is fresh); or dab the affected area with club soda, vinegar, or hydrogen peroxide.
6. Avoid blood stains – what is even better than the satisfaction of removing the stains? Not having any stains to clean in the first place. Here are a few ways to do that:
- Overnight pads – long, maxi pads
- Period panties – an added layer of security
Keeping clean down there is vital in order to avoid any potential infections . Follow these tips for a clean period and If you have any queries, please feel free to reach us at Facebook or Instagram.