15 Hygiene Tips All Women Should Know

15 Hygiene Tips All Women Should Know

Although talking about feminine hygiene may not always be well received by others because it may be considered taboo to speak about, it’s still important to address. I know there are people out there who don’t feel comfortable speaking of women’s private hygiene, but by not being aware of basic hygiene tips, you miss out on taking care of yourself and presenting yourself to others the best way you can. That’s why today I am discussing 15 practical hygiene tips all women should know.

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15 Hygiene Tips All Women Should Know

The Importance Of Feminine Hygiene Practices

It’s important to know what your body needs.

And as women, we need to be aware of basic feminine hygiene practices.   

Regardless of how people may feel, it’s best to know as much as you can about your body and how to take good care of it. Just because others may not want to discuss feminine hygiene, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t want to either. It’s best for everyone if you know how to take care of yourself in the healthiest possible way. 

As women, we are often busy with so many things to do. Some of us are busy working professionals with a social life to maintain and others are busy mothers, students, etc.

To be a woman can be hard with everything that society expects from us. 

Even so, we must take the time to focus on ways to make our personal hygiene our top priority. As busy as we are, having good feminine hygiene should be normal and easy to talk about with one another.

Here are 15 hygiene tips that all women should know about. 


1. Pay attention to your body. 

I know this tip may seem so simple but it’s very true. A lot of times, since so much is expected from women, we forget to pay attention to ourselves. 

We are so busy doing things for others that we always seem to come last. As a result, our personal hygiene can suffer. Learn to pay attention to your body and everything that it needs.

Some examples can be; having an issue with your period and putting off scheduling a doctor’s appointment to discuss your symptoms. 

You shouldn’t put off discussing important symptoms to medical professionals simply because you are embarrassed. And the reason most women are embarrassed is because they have learned to become so. That’s why I said earlier that feminine hygiene is almost considered “taboo” to talk about.

So don’t be embarrassed to get the help you need when you need it.

Focus on your health and make it a priority. 

2. Use soaps that are unscented and hypoallergenic. 

A lot of women don’t discuss with each other how they shower or what soaps they should or not use.

But you can be at the grocery store, trying to pick a soap and not know which soaps you should be using and where to find them. That’s why it’s important to talk about what to use and what to avoid!

Although soap is absolutely necessary to practice good hygiene, try looking for organic, unscented soaps so that your skin remains health, and hydrated.

Many scented lotions and soaps can cause skin reactions to flare up.

Another thing to look out for is to make sure you aren’t cleaning your private area with scented soaps. In some cases, scented soaps can cause you to have a yeast infection. So try unscented options!

3. Wear cotton underwear more vs. synthetic. 

Choose underwear that’s breathable and isn’t so tight on you.

You’ll notice you feel more comfortable like this and your skin will be less irritated.

Make sure you’re wearing 100% cotton underwear, which is best for sensitive skin types. 

4. Keep your underwear clean and dry. 

Now, this step may seem like common sense but it’s worth mentioning. Your underwear needs to stay clean and dry. Change your underwear daily to stay as comfortable and as clean as possible. 

5. Change your menstrual pads or tampons every 4-6 hours. 

Changing your pads or tampons during your period is very important.

You can develop a yeast infection if you wear a pad for too long because of bacteria and fungus. Bacteria can begin to build up and cause you to develop a yeast infection.

Changing your pad at least every 4 hours will prevent foul odors from developing. 

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6. Maintain your hair clean.

I know dry shampoo is a life savor, but you shouldn’t go too long without washing your hair.

Wash your hair as soon as you see or feel it becoming oily or greasy. 

If you ignore washing your hair on time this can cause buildup to happen on your scalp, such as dandruff. Or you can even damage your hair. So don’t go too long without washing your hair!

And if you are unsure how long you can go without washing your hair, you can even ask a dermatologist as well for more information. 

7. Wash your feet daily and scrub off dry skin with a foot scrubber. 

When you don’t remove the dry skin on your feet, thick patches can form on your heels.

And when that happens, your heels become cracked and are prone to infection. So avoid getting dry skin on your heels, by washing your feet daily and scrubbing off dry skin as soon as you see it.

8. Wash your hands thoroughly after using the bathroom. 

This might seem like a common sense tip, and that’s because it is.

Make sure to always wash your hands after using the restroom, especially after using a public restroom.

If you don’t wash your hands after using the toilet, many diseases can spread to you.

Avoid getting sick or being contaminated by any bacteria by washing your hands always.

9. Take a daily probiotic. 

Probiotics can help fight many infections and help support your gut health.

If you’re having trouble with infections, you can try taking a daily probiotic such as yogurt and honey.

Or you can find vitamins that contain probiotics.

10. Shower after you workout. 

Showering after working out is a great way to practice good hygiene after you exercise.

If you workout before work, you don’t want to go to work sweaty.

Or if you workout after work, you definitely don’t want to go to bed sweaty.

This can help you stay clean, avoid breaking out, and help your heart rate slow down.

11. Wash your makeup brushes often.

No matter how daunting the task may be, it’s important to wash your makeup brushes often.

Aim to wash your makeup brushes at least once weekly. You can avoid skin breakouts by doing so. 

Don’t just wash your makeup brushes with dish soap. Use one of your favorite hypoallergenic body washes to rinse them off. You can use cetaphil to rinse off your makeup brushes under cool/warm water. Hot water can damage your makeup brushes, so make sure you use cool/warm water.

12. Remove your makeup before bedtime. 

I’m sure we are all guilty of at least once going to bed with a full face of makeup because we were too tired to scrub it off. However, leaving your makeup off overnight can cause you to get blackheads, clog your pores, and cause your skin to age quicker. So, removing your makeup is a must.

You can use a makeup remover wipe or cleanser to remove your makeup quickly.

I like adding a moisturizer once I’m finished cleansing and drying my face.

13. Avoid using body wash that’s scented. 

Fragrance can often cause skin irritation. It contains chemicals that can be harmful to our bodies.

Try to use unscented body wash and lotions to have healthy and balanced skin.

So if you’re using scented body wash and notice your skin is breaking out, try switching to fragrance free and see how your skin feels after.

14. Use face masks to detox your skin, especially if you wear makeup daily.

Makeup can be hard on the skin, regardless of the makeup brand use.

So using face masks can help detox your skin and cleanse it.

And if you don’t like using store bought ones, there are plenty of homemade face masks you can make,

15. Set limits on using heat to style your hair to let your scalp breathe. 

We all love to straighten our hair and curl it, depending on the occasion.

It’s always fun to create new looks and keep up with the latest hair trends. However, make sure you are setting limits to how often you use heat to style your hair. 

Using too much heat can cause your hair to become super damaged. Your hair can start to fall out and become brittle. Too much heat is not good for your hair’s health. 

So take breaks from using heat on your hair to maintain your hair healthy.


I hope you’ve enjoyed these feminine hygiene tips that all women should know! Leave a comment down below if you found them useful. What other hygiene tips do you think women should know?

Until next time, 

Gabby Abigail

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