Your Guide to Female Hygiene
Making the massive change from being a girl to being a woman brings with it loads of new responsibilities. One of the biggest changes that will happen to you is puberty. Some parts of your body will re-shape and grow to be more womanly – like our hips which go curvy and our breasts which get larger. You might also notice hair starting to sprout under your arms and in your pelvic area. With all these things going on ‘below the belt' you might start to worry about strange new smells coming from your body? Never fear, we are here to let you know the best way to feel clean and fresh, every day. Let Kotex® be your guide through the tricky subject that is female hygiene.
BO No Dramas
Let's start off with BO – AKA body odour. As your body develops those fab new curves, the processes that take place (known as puberty) cause the chemicals in your body to make you sweat more than you used to. This is perfectly normal and there are some dead easy ways to make sure you smell like roses, not the netball locker-room!
Pop to the supermarket and find the shelves with deodorant – it's next to the hair shampoo in case you need to ask – and spend time checking out all the different options. You can get either a normal deodorant that will mask any bad smells already there by covering it with a new smell (like perfume) or you can get an antiperspirant which actually prevents you sweating as much. There are also sprays that come in cans or bottles or roll-on's that can be liquid or cream sticks. Try some different types to find the one that is right for your body.
Female Hygiene Care
Many girls question if they smell “down there” — or whether their friends will notice when they have their periods? The reality is, pretty much nobody will be able to notice any kind of vaginal odour, even though you might think they can. What might smell strong to you is unlikely to be noticeable to anyone else and if you are showering each morning and after doing sport or other physical activity you should have nothing to stress about. However, if there is a super strong smell down there and it's something totally different to what you are used to you might wanna get your doc to check it out because it might be a sign of an infection.
The advice provided in this material is general in nature and is not intended as medical advice. If you need medical advice, please consult your health care professional.