1. Drink plenty of water! Your vagina is a mucous membrane, meaning that it secretes fluid based on your body’s hydration levels, you may find that if you are dehydrated, the vagina feels dry. Natural moisture within the vagina is important for the vagina to maintain its pH, so staying hydrated plays an important role in preventing infections, even down there!
  2. Avoid excessive shaving: For most women, bikini season calls for a little extra attention to grooming down below. The biggest dangers associated with excess shaving and waxing are ingrown hairs and folliculitis. Ingrown hairs and folliculitis, or an inflammation of the hair follicle, can lead to skin infections and abscesses which can become quite large and painful.
  3. Maintain your regular hygiene routine: Just because you sweat, doesn’t mean you need more frequent cleaning. Most Ob-Gyn’s would advise skipping the excessive cleaning and stick to your normal routine. Even if you have excess sweat down there, the body will self-adjust. If you feel like an extra shower is in order, remember to continue using a gentle, fragrance free cleanser on the external genitalia in order to maintain your vagina’s natural pH.