Generally, health care start from personal hygiene. This also applies to the health of sexual organs, including the vagina.
Here are simple tips for vaginal care:
You can clean the vagina by washing the vulva (vaginal lips) carefully using clean water and mild soap after every pee, defecation, and while showering.
The correct way to wash vagina is from the front (vagina) to the back (anus), do not be reversed, because it will cause the bacteria that is carried around the anus into the vagina. Dry vagina and surrounding area by using a towel or non-perfume tissue.
Vaginal cleanliness can also be maintained with frequent change of underwear, at least twice a day.
If you prefer, you can use panty liners to coat underwear and keep the vagina from excessive moisture.
When menstruating, use soft sanitary napkins that absorbs well, does not contain ingredients that could make allergies (such as perfume or gel) and stick good in underwear. These need to be replaced about 4 to 5 times a day.
Always wash hands before touching the vagina.
Always wear clean underwear and made of cotton (other materials such as nylon and polyester will make chills and heat, so the vagina becomes moist. This is the favorite condition of bacteria and fungus to breed).
Also avoid using other people’s towels to dry your vagina.
Shave some pubic hair to avoid excessive moisture in the vaginal area.