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Taking Care of Your V-Zone

By Stephanie Shkolnik

Tips to take care of your V-Zone

* Kegel Exercises

You can do this throughout the day at any time, squeezing and then releasing your pelvic muscle. Three sets of 10-12 will do the trick, increasing blood flow & keeping your vaginal muscles tight.

* Keep It Clean

Although your vaginal canal cleans itself throughout the day, it is only cleansing the inside, therefore douching is not good for you.  It is very important that you wash your outer labia at least once a day, with non-fragrance soap. When you use the restroom, always wipe from front to back, because mixing vaginal and rectum products may lead to infection.


* Change Me Often Please!

When you are on your period, it is important that you change your tampon and/or your pad often, to avoid unpleasant smells. Leaving the same absorbent in for long periods of time also leads to discomfort. So whether you are experiencing a heavy period or not, change several times throughout the day.

* Give Me Air!

You need air down there too. Try to avoid overly tight jeans and pants, especially made of materials such as nylons because this may lead to yeast or bacterial infections. Do wear cotton panties that will give you air and decrease perspiration.  

* You Are What You Eat

Every woman has a different vaginal scent.  Eating certain foods may alter your scent for the better or the worse.  Have you ever realized that your urine smells different when you eat certain foods? For example, eating asparagus may result in a more potent urine smell, while eating pineapple or drinking pineapple juice may leave your vagina smelling fresh because of the rich enzymes. Spicy food, junk food, alcohol, and cigarettes contribute to vaginal odors, while natural foods create a more fresh smell.  

* I'm Thirsty!

Do not ever leave yourself dehydrated. Drink 8 glasses of 8-ounce water on a daily basis, which will help keep your hygiene at par.

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