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As a busy mom, you have a lot on your plate, drop-offs, pick-ups, and PTA meetings - leaving you little time for self-care. We get it; we're moms too! From busy moms to busy moms, here are our (5) tried and true tips to help you keep your vulva health in check while managing your busy schedule. Let's dive in!
Choose The Right Feminine Hygiene Products
When choosing products for your vulva routine, be sure to opt for gentle, non-toxic, and OB/GYN-formulated hygiene care products that will not put your health at risk. Many feminine hygiene products contain toxic chemicals such as dioxins, parabens, and sulfates that can cause cancer, reproductive and developmental problems, damage to the immune system, and can interfere with hormones.
If you are looking for non-toxic hygiene care products, you've come to the right place; our natural, plant-based vulvar products are backed by 20+ years of board-certified gynecological experience, so you can rest assured that your health will never be compromised.
Keep Your Vagina Clean and Dry
The first step to keeping things dry 'down there' is to wear cotton panties; cotton is a great natural fabric that cools the skin and wicks away moisture to help keep you dry. You should also change out of your sweaty clothes as soon as you can to decrease your risk of getting vaginal infections such as yeast and BV.
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Use a Feminine Deodorant for Sweaty Odors
If you tend to sweat a lot or suffer from hyperhidrosis, consider using a feminine deodorant to help reduce sweaty feminine odors 'down there.' The Kushae Feminine Deodorant Spray and Stick are the perfect products to help keep you fresh on the go. These products work by neutralizing the bacteria in the first place so that you can smell fresh and stay fresh on the go without worrying about any unwanted smells.
Protect Your Skin With A Protective Skin Balm
Prevent vulvar irritation, itching, and sweat rashes, by using a skin balm like the Kushae Protective Skin Balm; this skin balm prevents chafing and skin rubbing everywhere and protects your most delicate skin. It soothes and relieves perineal discomfort and can be used as a diaper rash for your babies!
Drink Up Mom
Staying hydrated helps balance your pH and decreases vulvovaginal dryness and vaginal infections. Chronic dehydration can lead to vaginal dryness, irritation, and even vaginal infections such as bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections.
(9) signs you might be dehydrated:
- Bad breath
- Peeing less
- Sugar cravings
- Muscle cramps
- Dark yellow urine
- Dry and flaky skin
- Dry mouth and lips
- Fatigue and weakness
Severe dehydration signs:
- Not sweating
- Heart Palpitations
- Headaches and dizziness
Seek medical attention if you are dealing with severe symptoms of dehydration.
How much water should you drink?
On average, women should drink about 91 ounces of water per day. However, this might change depending on one's body needs, activity levels, or during the summer months.
Drink the right amount of water/liquids for your body to stay hydrated throughout the day. And remember, you don't just have to drink water; you can hydrate by drinking tea or eating fruits and vegetables with high water content, like cucumbers, watermelon, oranges, and strawberries.
We know that our busy schedules can often make us forget to take care of ourselves, and we understand that. However, our vulva is 'so' delicate, and just like our faces, skin, and bodies, it needs its own feminine hygiene routine to thrive and stay healthy. We hope that by following these five easy tips, you'll carve out some time to care for your vulva amidst your busy schedule - so you can feel comfortable and confident 'down there,' every day. You deserve it, Mom!