We have a routine for our faces, skin, bodies, and even nails, so why does the most powerful part of us is often so overlooked? 

Vulva care is self-care, and you cannot fully practice self-care without caring for your sexual and reproductive health. Keep reading to learn how to practice self-care 'down there' in 2023 and beyond.

How To Take Care Of Your Vulva And Vagina

Start a skincare and hygiene routine for down there

  • The vulva is sensitive, and just like our faces, skin, and bodies, it needs its own feminine hygiene routine to thrive and stay healthy. Developing a feminine hygiene routine for our vulvas can help us avoid vulvovaginal irritation and certain vaginal infections such as BV and yeast infections. Pro tip: avoid using ingredients like fragrances, dyes, SLS, and parabens, as they can irritate your vulvas and lead to vulvovaginal irritation, vaginal infections, and even Cancer! Lucky for you, our products do not contain any harmful or toxic ingredients because your health matters to us. Click here to find a personalized Kushae routine for all your vaginal concerns.

Always Wear cotton underwear 

  • Unlike nylon and other synthetic fabrics, cotton underwear is breathable and doesn't trap moisture, which helps prevents bacteria buildup, itching, and feminine odor.

Don’t neglect your OB/GYN

  • Regular visits to an OB/GYN can not help you maintain good feminine hygiene; they can also help prevent and diagnose serious health problems, which might help save your life.

Masturbate often

  • Masturbation is a great way to take care of your vulva, as masturbation can be a great form of stress release. Masturbation can also help increase your sex drive by helping you connect with your body and explore what makes you feel good.

Go commando 

  • Sleep in your birthday suits as often as possible to let your vulva and vagina breathe. If sleeping in your birthday suit is not an option, you can sleep in cotton undies that are not tight.

Don't linger in sweaty clothes

  • If you can't take a shower right after you work out, do change out of your sweaty clothes and underwear as soon as possible. Staying in your sweaty clothes for too long can throw off your pH balance, cause vulvovaginal irritation, and may even lead to BV.

Eat a rich and balanced diet

What you eat affects every part of your body, including your vulva and vagina, so you must eat a balanced diet to keep 'down there' healthy. 

  • To balance your pH and keep 'bad' bacteria at bay, eat kimchi, yogurt, pickles, and kefir.
  • To boost your libido, eat apples and avocados. 
  • To alleviate vaginal dryness, eat your greens - kale and spinach.
  • To prevent UTIs, drink cranberry juice. 
  • To boost your immune system, eat foods rich in Vitamin C, such as kiwi, bell peppers, oranges, and strawberries. 

Always practice safe sex

  • Before having sex with a new partner, always discuss their sexual history and drug use.
  • Always use a condom, even when engaging in oral or anal sex.
  • Get tested regularly, especially before having sex with a new partner.
  • Check your body often for any signs of rashes, blisters, and unusual vaginal discharge.

Exercise often

  • Just as diet can negatively impact your vaginal health, so can a sedentary lifestyle. A sedentary lifestyle can cause severe menstrual cramps, constipation, and hemorrhoids.

Don't douche

  • Douching can disrupt your vagina's pH balance and may cause the growth of 'bad' bacteria 'down there,' which may lead to yeast infections or bacterial vaginosis (BV).
January 06, 2023 — Kushae Fulfillment

This article is for informational purposes only. It is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice.