Staying fresh all month long

Staying fresh all month long

Intimate body odours are normal and natural and they vary throughout your menstrual cycle


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Did you know that a woman’s sense of smell varies during the menstrual cycle and that she’s more sensitive to smell and odours during the pre-ovulatory period than during other times in the cycle?

Intimate body odours might also play an important role as one of the factors that help us to select a partner with the right biological make-up for successful reproduction.

Here are simple steps you can take to help keep you feeling fresh and comfortable.

Gentle washing

  • Cleanse your intimate parts gently with lukewarm water using a soft washcloth, your fingers or gently rinsing the area while showering.
  • Avoid products that may alter your vaginal pH levels.

Keeping clean and dry

The intimate skin is a sensitive area and, especially when you’re having your period, you want to take care of your skin as well as possible. You can read more on intimate hygiene

Your underwear

  • Wear clean 100% cotton underwear.
  • Carry an extra set of underwear with you when you have your period.
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Consider pantyliners

Intimate body odours outside menstruation are natural and normal. If you'd like to reduce these intimate body odours, pantyliners can help as they absorb and lock away the moisture that can lead to the development of odour. Always scented liners [suggest link to Always scented pantyliners T&T page here] can also help you feel fresh and extra pampered.

Change your protection regularly

Menstrual blood is odourless until it comes into contact with bacteria and air. If you regularly change your tampon or sanitary towels and wash yourself regularly, you’ll feel fresh throughout your period.

When to visit your doctor

If you experience skin irritation in your intimate area (intimate irritation) or any change in natural discharge, visit your doctor to determine the cause and appropriate treatment.

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