What means of intimate hygiene used by women before the appearance of gaskets


The story itself originates from ancient Egypt. Rich Egyptian women made tampons and pads from papyrus, which in itself is not cheap. A simple woman used for this dense fabric, which was then washed.

Byzantine women also used papyrus swabs, which with a stretch can be called comfortable because of their rigidity.

In ancient Rome, women used special cotton material for pads, and wool balls were used for tampons.

There is information that tampons were used in Judea and Ancient Greece, but still the most widespread were gaskets made from soft fabric, felt, silk, etc.

Japan, China, India - the countries in which feminine hygiene was valued very highly. It was in these states that disposable pads were first used, which were a paper napkin, folded in an envelope, which was held by a specially tied veil on a belt. In Japan, reusable belts were made with a liner for disposable paper napkins.

Specially prepared plants, tree bark or animal skins were used in Polynesia.

Female hygiene in the middle of the century was at the lowest level in Europe and women, especially commoners, used petticoats, which were tucked between their legs, as pads.

Like long pants or trousers, which were made of dense material, used by women in Russia in the 17-18 century. Menstrual blood was collected in them, and they, in turn, hid under the skirts.

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, women in Europe and America used home-made, reusable pads on their canvas, which were washed or thrown away.

The greatest changes in the issues of feminine hygiene occurred during the First World War. When the sisters of mercy noticed that the special celluclear material used in napkins for treating wounds absorbed menstrual flow very well and began to use it for personal purposes. These were the very first disposable pads, albeit self-made. Cellucoton was similar to cotton wool, and was made from cellulose, the American firm Kimberly-Clark was engaged in its production.

Gaskets and their history

This discovery made a real revolution in the issues of disposable pads and prompted the campaign to produce feminine hygiene products from this material. Soon, in 1920, the world's first disposable pads, called Tselyunap, were released, but their implementation was problematic. It turned out that women were ashamed to pronounce the name when buying. Although the sociological question showed a great popularity of gaskets. Soon the name was changed in “Koteks”, but all the same, they were sold in packages without pictures and inscriptions. Sales increased, but still remained fairly low. This situation has led to the fact that feminine hygiene products have been promoted in women's magazines. But women began to make wide use of pads only with the onset of the sexual revolution in the 60s, when many restrictions on television and street advertising were lifted.

It is now our modern hygiene products are comfortable and easy to use. What were these first personal hygiene products for women? We describe the belt, which was used for their attachment, it was different from that of the Japanese. It was a thin and elastic belt that was worn at the waist, two wide straps stretched from it, ending with iron clips, and the gaskets were fastened to them. They were long and thick, poorly absorbed menstrual blood, so sometimes they used two at once. Changing the gasket required some skill, as a result, women preferred to endure, and rarely tried to change them, this led to the emergence of infectious diseases. The pads themselves were soft and did not rub the perineum, but because they constantly slipped, women had to wear tight waterproof pants that increased the risk of developing infectious complications. These belts were used until the end of the 60s, then they were no longer produced, since gaskets with a sticky layer appeared, and they had a completely different principle of wearing.

Prototypes of modern pads appeared in the late 60s, in the early 70s, they did not need belts or stockings, they were attached to the panties using a sticky layer. But in fairness, it should be noted that the similarity of such pads was released by Johnson and Johnson in 1890 (!), But they did not take root, women were not yet ready for the very idea of ​​disposable pads.

Tampons and history of their appearance.

Here, again, the leadership belongs to the Americans. They were first released in the late 1920s. They did not have exhaust cords and applicators, and the famous “Tampax” appeared in 1938, in America. The forerunners of modern tampons, appeared all the same 60s with cords and plastic applicators.

But a wide distribution of pads and tampons, nevertheless, received in the 70s of the 20th century, before those about it were exotic. Advertising and emancipation contributed a lot to this fact.

Since the early 1980s. in the pads, the bottom is not wetting layer and the upper "dry" absorbing, in the manufacture began to use special absorbers that turn the blood into a gel-like state, which also reduces the flow, and this allowed the pads to become thinner and more comfortable. They got wings and anatomical shape. Tampons have become more "blood-consuming" with cardboard applicators.

The USSR was the last to join the modern innovations in feminine hygiene products. Until the end of 1980 tampons did not exist at all, and the pads were made in very small quantities and rarely appeared in pharmacies. They were called “hygienic”, completely repeating the situation in America in the 30s. This was compensated for by the fact that literally in every book intended for schoolgirls there was a detailed instruction on how to make a disposable sanitary pad from cotton wool and gauze. All Soviet women were fluent in this "innovation."

As for tampons, they first appeared in the USSR by the beginning of the 90s, thereby causing a real sensation among women. Burda was almost the only allowed Western magazine in the Soviet Union, and advertising tampons on its pages appeared in 1989, she said that with Tampax women Rossi would gain unprecedented comfort and freedom.

This was the difficult path of disposable hygiene products intended for female convenience and comfort.

If you want to receive the newsletter "Women's Health" you can subscribe here.

What used women in antiquity

In ancient times, women had to show maximum ingenuity in order to at least somehow cope with the bloody secretions that appeared every month. Although in fairness it must be said that frequent pregnancies, and then feeding babies with breast milk made it possible for a certain period to rest from their periods.

Rich residents of the Ancient East - Babylon, Syria and Egypt - used tampons rolled out of thin. Only poor reed was available for poor women. And in the scrolls found in the tombs of the Pharaohs, you can find information that noble Egyptian women used tampons made of flax during their monthly periods.

The Greek women were also not spoiled and were not afraid to use the means that they injected. They made tampons of cloth, folding it into a small roll. Also used the rods of wood, which was attached material that is able to absorb well. Such tools did not have elasticity, interfered with the movement, therefore, women had vaginal wall injuries quite often and only added discomfort associated with menstruation.

Women who lived in Rome used much safer intimate hygiene products. To do this, they rolled small rolls out of fine wool, and then greased them with fat. Rich Roman women ordered raw materials for delicate needs from the Caucasus, where they grew merino sheep, whose fleece is distinguished by its special silkiness.

Hygiene products for women in Asia

Personal hygiene among the inhabitants of Asia was a subject of worship hundreds of years ago. The fact that women who lived in India, Japan and China are far ahead of Europeans and invented devices that allow them to lead a normal life even during monthly bleeding is connected with this.

Already in the Middle Ages, Asians knew what washers for single use. Each woman necessarily knew how to fold a small envelope from a sheet of paper, and then fasten it on a special belt, from which there was a strip of fabric, passed between the legs. A napkin was attached to the belt, which was easy to replace with a new one.

European women selection

Medieval residents of Europe have come up with their own ways to overcome the difficulties associated with the onset of menstruation. They made a small pad of cloth, which was filled with dried sphagnum or simply folded the flap several times and then pinned it to the underskirt. Rich ladies chose fabrics made from cotton, but it was very expensive. Commoners had to be content with a rough cloth or wool, which they absorbed worse and rubbed their skin.

There were other opportunities to disguise the "guests" who visited once a month. There was still no underwear, and every girl wore a lot of skirts. The bottom and used, skipping between the legs. She absorbed blood. For the same purpose used and long shirts. And in order to avoid visible spots, on special days, many women put on their red skirts.

Russian women also had to adapt. Representatives of the upper class these days tried not to go out of their chambers, they were “sick”. Ordinary women despite bleeding had to work, as in ordinary days. For this reason, most of them simply did not pay much attention to the selection. Often the blood simply flowed, sometimes straw or burdock leaves were used to hold it.

In the 17-18 centuries in Russia began to use the so-called "confused ports", which are pantaloons of very dense fabric. They absorbed the secretions, and the spots on the underskirts remained invisible due to the numerous upper ones.

Intimate hygiene in other regions

Women who lived on the islands of Polynesia also kept their bodies clean on special days. As an adsorbent material, they used softened plant bark, dried grass. Ocean gave them such luxury as sponges, which perfectly absorb and retain moisture.

The geographical location also left its imprint on the hygienic habits of the inhabitants of northern latitudes. Women had to use animal skins, seaweed, or tufts of dried moss on menstruation days. It not only absorbs well, but also has bactericidal properties.

Innovations for women

Although it was not accepted to speak out loud on intimate hygiene topics, however, at the end of the 19th century, special stoves appeared on the market in the United States. Women several times used pieces of felt and fabric, which were enclosed during bleeding. Then they threw them into the stove. This was so until, during World War I, nurses in France did not notice that the material supplied from the USA - cellulokat - perfectly absorbs moisture and can be used to solve women's problems. This was the impetus for the beginning of the industrial production of cellulite gaskets.

The first batch of gaskets, called Cellünap, manufactured by Kimberly-Clark, appeared in American stores in the 1920s.

In order not to embarrass women who were very shy, the owners of shops and pharmacies began to put boxes on the shelves. The girls put money in them and took hygiene products from there. To overcome the hypocritical attitude towards menstruation and to teach American women not to be shy of the natural state, an advertising campaign launched in the 30s throughout the United States helped supplement the introduction of a section on the reproductive health of the girl into the school curriculum.

Our grandmothers, unlike American women, had to use improvised means on “these days” for a long time. In the prewar period, cotton fabric and gauze were rescued. But those women who happened to live in the villages still used flax and hemp tow, sheaves of dried grass or moss.

For most women, it was common to use cotton wool wrapped in gauze or bandage, or all the same bedcloths. With very heavy bleeding, pieces of plastic bags were placed under them. Some women did not throw away the used bag, but taking the inside out of it, laid a clean cloth there. Thus, he turned into a reusable device.

To find out what comfort is on special days, our women were lucky in the early 90s. At this time, Tampax tampons began to appear in the country. A few years later, on television began to advertise the pads, with might and main praising their convenience and telling which wings are better.

Today, a woman is already free from the need, as before, to think about how to more comfortably experience several special days in a month. Miniature tampons, thin pads for menstruation and daily use make it possible to feel the mistress of the situation in any situation.

Daily care

The first thing I want to talk about is daily procedures for washing away the intimate area. Many believe that this is a trifling matter. She took the soap, turned on the water, once or twice, and came out of the bath clean and fresh. In terms of the sequence of actions, everything is correct, but in terms of the attitude to these actions - not quite. Let's try to explain why.

Let's start with soap. It is not recommended to use for intimate hygiene, since it is incompatible with the vaginal microflora. The use of soap will lead to drying of the mucous membrane of the genital organs, which, you see, does not promise anything good. Moreover, it is not recommended that the intimate hygiene of a woman should be carried out using antibacterial soap. It will not only lead to dryness, but also destroy, along with harmful bacteria, the beneficial ones that exist in the vaginal microflora.

To perform this hygiene, you should use special tools, which we will discuss below. You can buy them at the cosmetics store or at the pharmacy.
By the way, a woman should wash at least twice a day (in the morning and before bedtime), as well as before and after intimacy. Apply a special tool can be once a day, and all the other ablutions to exercise with plain water. This is due to the fact that the mucous membrane of the intimate organs is very delicate and even special means with their frequent use can harm it.

If for some reason a woman cannot use a special tool for intimate hygiene, then it is better for her to use baby soap. It can be called a universal remedy that is suitable for any skin. It does not hurt the mucous membrane of the female intimate place. As for the rejection of intimate cosmetics, it is often associated with the occurrence of allergies to it.

Now let's talk about water. It must be warm (not higher than 30 degrees). Cold or hot water cannot be used. It is best to perform the ablution procedure under running water. A stream of water (do not make it too strong) should be directed from the pubis down. The hand should also move during washing. Reverse movement contributes to the movement of harmful bacteria from the anal zone into the vaginal zone, which is fraught with inflammatory processes.

It is not recommended to send a stream of water directly into the vagina, as this may cause leaching of beneficial lactic acid bacteria and dryness of the mucous membrane. As a result, the pH of the vagina will be disturbed and favorable conditions will be created for the development of inflammation and bacterial vaginosis. Also, experts in the field of gynecology are not advised to use washcloths for intimate hygiene, explaining that they may injure the delicate mucosa.

To complete such feminine intimate hygiene should wipe. But here there are some peculiarities. Do not rub too much genitals. Just blot them with a soft cloth or towel. It goes without saying that the means for wiping (whether it be a towel or a napkin) should be intended only for these purposes. It is necessary to change it every three days to eliminate the possibility of the emergence and development of bacteria.

Intimate hygiene products

Now it is the turn of hygienic cosmetics for the intimate area. Today, various products are manufactured for these purposes, including gels, milk, creams, mousses and the like. Все их можно условно подразделить на два вида: сексуальная и собственно гигиеническая.

Не будем детально останавливаться на первом виде, поскольку данные средства используют по большому счету лишь для придания приятного запаха. Let's talk in more detail about the second, because it is this intimate cosmetics is designed for what is described in this article.

The main difference between these products and soaps is that their acidity is as close as possible to the natural acidity of the vaginal microflora. And this suggests that cosmetics for intimate purposes affects the female genitals gently and gently, moisturizing them and removing the existing irritation.

Unlike other cosmetics, intimate hygiene products should not contain too many colors and flavors, which often become the causative agents of allergic reactions. Information on its composition can be found on the label. Also make sure that there are mentioned lactobacilli. They help to maintain the normal vaginal microflora.

Many types of intimate cosmetics also contain special natural ingredients that help get rid of minor troubles. For example, the presence of tea tree oil in a hygienic tool suggests that it not only helps to thoroughly clean the intimate area, but also enhances the protective function of the genitals. And the presence of chamomile, calendula or aloe extract suggests that this means for intimate hygiene helps soothe the skin and heal small wounds and cracks.

A little about the pads and napkins

Daily pads greatly facilitate the life of a woman. With their help, it is possible to maintain the hygiene of the intimate zone and prevent the discharge of secretions on the laundry. You must admit that the feeling of wet linen is not very pleasant, but everyone will like to feel “dry and comfortable”.

But use the daily pads should be according to the rules. Otherwise, instead of feeling comfort you can earn a lot of trouble. So it is not recommended to wear one gasket throughout the day. Absorbing moisture, it at the same time turns into an ideal breeding ground for pathogenic bacteria. To protect themselves from their penetration into the genital area, it is necessary to replace this hygiene product every three to four hours.

It should also be noted that female intimate hygiene is not the complete isolation of the genitals. The skin must breathe, and daily pads prevent it. As a result, irritation, hives and allergic reactions may occur. One way to avoid this is to periodically take breaks in the use of gaskets.

Another achievement of modernity - napkins for intimate hygiene. They are very convenient for use in those moments when, due to inappropriate conditions, a woman cannot perform the necessary procedures. When choosing this hygienic product, it is better to give preference to those species that contain herbal extracts or antimicrobial compounds. However, to get involved in napkins is not worth it, much less to replace them with washing. Too frequent use of them can affect the vaginal microflora and cause irritation.

Hygiene on critical days

In the period of menstruation, intimate hygiene of a woman should be carried out more carefully, because excretions occur constantly, and, as a result, excellent conditions are created for the appearance and reproduction of bacteria. And the wrong choice of underwear, moisture and the constant wearing of pads increase the risk of the occurrence and development of infection.

On critical days, in addition to the obligatory washing twice, it is advisable to find time for an additional water procedure (or several, depending on the intensity of discharge). If this is not possible, the above-mentioned napkins will come to the rescue.
As for underwear, during such a period it is best to choose things from natural fabrics, since synthetics are airtight. The presence of the gasket also interferes with the normal circulation of air, and this can cause an infection. Cotton underwear allows the skin to breathe, so on such days it is irreplaceable.

From the means of hygiene during the menstruation period, women use pads or tampons. It is necessary to choose them based on the intensity of discharge and, of course, from personal preferences. Tampons, for example, are suitable for lovers of an active lifestyle, and in the case when you want to wear tight-fitting trousers or a short skirt.

Regardless of the choice of hygienic means, intimate hygiene will not be complete if you do not follow the rules for its use. Gaskets are recommended to be changed every three hours, since they can cause the appearance of bacteria, and tampons more often (two hours after the injection). The latter reside directly in the vagina, so it is very important to prevent the emergence of a favorable environment for the development of bacteria.

In addition to the named hygiene products used during critical days, today there is also a special bowl (another name is cap), which is just beginning to gain popularity in the post-Soviet space. The menstrual cup is a small funnel made of flexible plastic or silicone, into which the released blood is collected.

Choose this hygienic "device" should be based on the size of the vagina, since the method of its use is similar to the use of tampons. Empty the bowl several times a day (the number of “drains” depends on the intensity of the menstrual bleeding). After each emptying it must be disinfected and then returned to its place.

This cup can serve not one year, but, having mastered its wearing, a woman will not feel discomfort either during the performance of her job duties or in her normal life. Not everyone is allowed to use the bowl. For those who are prone to silicone allergy, inflammation and other problems of the intimate area, this hygiene product is strictly prohibited. In order to know exactly whether it suits you or not, it is better to consult a gynecologist.

Hygiene during pregnancy

Note that the intimate hygiene of women during pregnancy is not much different from hygiene in another period of life. True, there are some peculiarities that need to be remembered. One of them is a more careful selection of intimate cosmetics for care. In its composition should not be dyes and perfumes. It is better to choose products that include herbal extracts (calendula, chamomile, and the like).

The second important point is the frequency of hygiene procedures. Since the amount of excretion increases during pregnancy, ablution procedures will have to be performed more often. How much more often - it depends on the intensity of discharge and the health of the future mother. To help with the routine of water procedures can a doctor advising a woman during pregnancy.

As for sanitary napkins and panty liners, women who are in the position can use them. The main thing is that these hygiene products do not contain flavoring agents and alcohol.

Proper underwear is a guarantee of genital health.

Proper intimate hygiene women implies a correct choice of underwear. The best in this regard is cotton underwear. Choose it for everyday wear, but give preference to synthetic panties and strings only in exceptional cases, for example, if you are going to a romantic meeting.

Please note that at the point of contact of the panties with the crotch must be present insert from cotton fabric. If there is none, and you really like this underwear, then daily linings will help to fill its absence.
Another important point regarding the proper intimate hygiene of women: the panties must be changed daily. In doing so, try to wash them separately from other things (clothes, bed linen and the like).

As follows from the above, intimate hygiene is almost a whole science, knowing the basics of which you can always radiate freshness and purity. However, it is not so difficult to follow all the rules recommended by specialists in the field of gynecology, because they do not require special skills. The main thing is to follow them steadily.

Wash regularly

Not only feminine hygiene begins with this rule. Regular water treatments guarantee the health of women, children and men.

The procedure is required to be carried out twice a day, at a minimum, and best of all, every time after using the toilet. You can use special wet wipes, if this is not possible. Wash hands with soap and water before washing the external genitals. You also need to follow the direction from the front to the back so that you can’t get the infection into the vagina from the anus.. After washing it is necessary to wet the moisture gently with a clean towel, without damaging the delicate covers.

Wash requires only external genitals

There is a widespread misconception that it is necessary to wash not only the outer lining of the genitals, but also diligently rinse the vagina with a shower or a syringe. It is forbidden to do this. It must be remembered that excessive hygiene can lead to a violation of the vaginal microbiocenosis. If the doctor recommended baths and douching, then they can be carried out, following his recommendations, if not - you can not.

If necessary, only special products are required.

Doctors and ordinary people are advised to wash the genitals only with clean and warm water. But if a woman has any diseases, then doctors, as a rule, recommend specific means for intimate hygiene. For example, gel, liquid soap, cream or mousse with special extracts (thyme, St. John's wort, aloe, chamomile, etc.). You can not use the usual cosmetic soap, as well as household or antibacterial. Such funds will dry the mucous membrane, thereby causing impaired acidity.

Depilation of the intimate area should also be carried out carefully.

Use only disposable blades to eliminate the possibility of infection. After the procedure, wash with warm water using a tool for women's intimate hygiene. In addition, carefully choose shaving creams, for many of them, some women may experience an allergic reaction in the mucous membrane area.

Hygiene for "special days"

Of course, for any woman, menstruation is a special time, because on such days the vagina is most accessible to the penetration of pathogens. Therefore, it is required to observe not only the basic rules, but also take into account the following:

  • Gaskets need to be changed after each visit to the toilet. If you prefer tampons, they should be changed every 2-3 hours,
  • tampons during night's sleep is not recommended,
  • it is necessary to strictly limit your sex life, as well as swimming in any water bodies, to avoid infection during menstruation.

Hygiene for pregnant women

During pregnancy, women must comply with the standard rules of intimate hygiene. But, among other things, expectant mothers are required not to forget about the following:

  • taking pregnant baths is not recommended
  • if a woman has a tendency to relapse of fungal infections, then it is necessary to wash with intimate hygiene products that contain lactic acid,
  • during pregnancy it is best to limit the use of disposable pads, because in some cases they provoke infection and irritation.

In fact, feminine hygiene is simple, but it is very important to pay special attention to the little things that make up the results. What these results will be depends only on us, so follow the rules of feminine hygiene and be healthy!

And a good addition to the article:


  • Rules of conducting
  • Care products
  • Folk recipes

At all times, this aspect has received much attention. For example, Cleopatra used baths with the addition of herbs or with essential oils. In Russia, the bath has been popular at all times, and the number of decoctions with chamomile, aloe and other herbs and oils used for these procedures is simply enormous. Many of the recipes have been known and used for centuries. In general, the intimate hygiene of women is first described in the ancient monuments of Mesopotamia (approximately 2nd century BC), although the term itself appeared only in the middle of the last century.

Rules of conducting ↑

Despite the apparent knowledge of the issue, many women do not know how exactly intimate hygiene is carried out. Some give it too little attention, others, on the contrary, too much. And in fact, and in another case, there are various problems with women's health. So, what do you need to know in order to properly carry out all activities for the cleansing of intimate areas?

There are simple rules that will help you navigate this difficult question:

  • Rinse need running water at least twice a day. Ideal - after each visit to the toilet. This will keep the normal microflora,
  • Douching is not a method of washing away, but a medical procedure that needs to be done only as prescribed by a doctor,
  • When water procedures, you must use special tools marked "for intimate hygiene",
  • Genitals are washed from front to back. This will prevent bacteria from getting into the vagina from the anus,
  • For washings, you can make a herb decoction by prescription, if you add essential oils, they will remove the smell,
  • Before washing the genitals, they always wash their hands first, and only then proceed to the procedure itself,

  • During water procedures do not use sponges and scouring pads, it's not just that they can scratch the delicate skin. Usually a large number of bacteria accumulate on the surface of the sponge, including pathogenic and dangerous for the female intimate sphere,
  • In the absence of water and the possibility of full washing it is necessary to use wet wipes, which are marked "intimate hygiene", you must make sure that they are impregnated with extracts of herbs or oils: calendula, aloe, etc.
  • After washing, the genitals are gently soaked with a towel. You can not pass it through the crotch and move back and forth, it also contributes to the spread of bacteria,
  • For the intimate area there should be a separate towel
  • Important items of feminine hygiene - panties. Underwear should be from natural materials: cotton, flax, etc. It should allow the organs to breathe,
  • Wearing strings and panty thongs is not recommended, since a thin strip of fabric acts as a carrier of bacteria from the anus to the vagina,
  • It is necessary to know that intimate hygiene during pregnancy requires special attention, since the balance of microflora is easily disturbed and can spontaneously change.

Care Products ↑

Any healthy woman has a huge amount of bacteria, both beneficial and disease causing, in the vagina. The microflora is in unstable equilibrium, which is easily shaken using improper, inappropriate feminine hygiene items. The fact is that the pH of the vagina is about 3.5. This indicator is necessary for the life and reproduction of beneficial lactic acid bacteria that are harmful in such conditions die.

Many infections also cannot overcome natural defenses. In ordinary soap, the pH is about 7, i.e. it creates an alkaline environment that injures the normal microflora of the vagina. And, while the body lacks good bacteria, pathogens may have time to multiply.

All means for intimate care (gels, milk) should have a neutral or slightly acidic pH. It is considered ideal if these numbers range from 3.5 to 4.5. A pH of 5 is also acceptable. If this figure is higher, then there is a great chance to disrupt the natural microflora of the vagina.

Currently, there are a large number of tools and recipes for intimate care. However, not all of them are equally useful and not suitable for all women. The main items of feminine hygiene:

  • Special soaps, gels, foams, milk. You need to carefully read the composition to make sure that the basis of the drug uses natural ingredients, for example, decoctions of chamomile, aloe or calendula, essential oils, and not chemical perfumes. Lactic acid-based products are also useful, since they restore the natural microflora and prevent the appearance of irritations,
  • Napkins for intimate hygiene is undesirable to constantly use instead of leaching. They are good at fighting odor and pollution, but this is an emergency option in case there is no opportunity to visit the shower at the end of the day or after using the toilet. Well, if they are soaked with essential oils or extracts of aloe, chamomile, etc.,
  • For those who want to avoid the appearance of the smell, they produce special deodorants for the intimate sphere, but they use perfume fragrances, which is not suitable for all women,
  • Cream for intimate hygiene is not a luxury, but the norm. They have antiseptic properties, protect against the penetration of harmful microorganisms, cover the vagina with a thin protective film, contribute to the restoration of the natural microflora. They need to use when swimming in open water and those who are over 40,
  • Ежедневные прокладки замечательные предметы женской гигиены, позволяющие сохранить свежесть, чистоту, избежать неприятного запаха. Часто их пропитывают маслами для придания приятного аромата. Но нужно ими правильно пользоваться. Меняют «ежедневки» не утром и вечером, а каждые 4 часа, т. к. на них скапливается большое количество выделений. With prolonged wear on the pads create ideal conditions for the development of pathogenic flora,
  • Gaskets for menstruation and tampons also need to be regularly and frequently changed so as not to cause irritation and the development of inflammatory diseases.

Folk recipes ↑

For washing up, many recipes using herbs: chamomile, aloe, calendula, etc. have been created. These remedies do not cause allergies and irritations, many decoctions are curative. Personal hygiene women is unthinkable without the use of popular recipes. Means with manganese, aloe, calendula and other herbs are very popular. You need to be careful when using recipes with soda, because it creates an alkaline environment.

So, in inflammatory diseases, chamomile flower infusion is very popular. The recipe is very simple: 1 tbsp. l chamomile flowers pour 200 ml of boiling water and infuse for an hour. It is advisable to use a thermos for steaming.

You can prepare a collection of dried grass coltsfoot and chamomile. They need to be mixed in equal amounts and stored in a tight-fitting jar. For procedure 4 Art. l collection pour 500 ml of boiling water and insist 2 hours.

Also often do douching with chamomile. For this 2 tbsp. l Flowers pour 1 liter of boiling water and infuse for 40 minutes.

Popular for douching and potassium permanganate. For the procedure, prepare a weak pale pink solution. You can not use potassium permanganate for erosion of the cervix, because you can exacerbate the disease.

Tea tree oil has an antimicrobial effect, therefore it is also used in recipes for intimate hygiene and douching. 1 tsp oils are mixed with 1 tsp. alcohol. Then 5 drops of the mixture is diluted in a glass of boiled water.

To observe intimate hygiene is not so difficult. Its rules are simple and clear. It is necessary to monitor the timely implementation of procedures and select the most appropriate products with the correct pH level.