Good personal hygiene also means clean underwear. Since young age, our parents taught us to change our underwear daily. It is a rule. But do you know why it is so important to do this every day?
Personal hygiene can be a bit confusing, since excessive cleanliness is not recommended and the lack of hygiene too.
Indeed, the vagina is an organ capable of self-cleaning and protection. This is the role of the vaginal flora which houses many protective bacteria, promoting immunity of this area. So cleaning the inside of the vagina or using harsh products can disrupt the balance of the vaginal ecosystem. The good bacteria are weakened, which can cause infections.
Furthermore, neglecting personal hygiene can also cause infections and many other diseases. And by vaginal hygiene is meant, washing it regularly, but also change of underwear daily.
Why it is important to change the underwear every day
For children as for adults, the rule is the same: it is important to change the underwear every day.
The panties can be a real bacteria trap. Whether in the anal or vaginal area, the bacteria rampant in this moist environment and can cause irritation or even infections. There are so many reasons that push us to bow to that rule; but if you’re still not convinced, check out what dirty underwear can cause.
Worn for a long time, panties accumulate many bacteria that can spread on the surface of the skin. This causes irritation and causes itching thereafter.
Dirty underwear can irritate the skin. Indeed, by dint of scratching this private part, because of the itching, it will eventually irritate and may even become inflamed. In this case, the skin irritation may look like burns, but if it is not treated in time, it can turn into open sores or wounds. One can completely avoid this situation by changing the underwear every day.
This intimate part can be quite difficult to deal with, since it is rarely aired.
- Strong and embarrassing odors
A strong odor that comes from your crotch is indeed a call to change your underwear. Apart from caused itching and irritation, the fact of not changing panties every day can result in a not very pleasant scent.
Although you perfectly take care of the body, this part of the body accumulates necessarily bacteria and sweating during the day. Result: you do not feel very good down there.
Not changing the underwear can also cause serious infections. When you sweat a lot, it can cause excessive moisture. As said before, moisture is an enabling environment for the growth of bacteria, which can eventually lead to infection. Keeping the same underwear for a long time can make the situation worse.
The quality of the fabric of your underwear also has a say here. Indeed, synthetic panties promote sweating and thus infections. Therefore, it is advisable to opt for cotton panties which absorb moisture and does not suffocate the skin.
Burning and pain during urination or very frequent urination can be very annoying and difficult to bear. Untreated, it can lead to complications, including pyelonephritis, infection affecting the kidneys.
Normally, urinary tract infections are caused by bacteria that pass through the vagina to reach the bladder. Thus, by not changing the underwear every day, you promote the growth of bacteria and increase the risk of getting a urinary tract infection.
Habits to adopt for good personal hygiene
According to several studies, it is important to change the underwear every day to avoid infection or other annoying problems. People who exercise daily should change up to twice a day, since they sweat a lot. The important thing is to preserve the cleanliness and freshness of this intimate part all day. Therefore, also make sure to:
- Wash your genitals superficially, one to two times a day
- Avoid harsh cleansers and soaps
- Wash the underwear, preferably by hand
- Do not forget to clean the anal area. Always start from the front (vagina) to the back (anus).