Feminine Odor: 5 Tips For How Women Can Deal With It

Many women suffer from bad intimate odor. This can be quite annoying in everyday life... But there are tips to prevent feminine odor

Women are disgusted when they have an intimate smell
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When your body stinks, even if you shower regularly, it can be super annoying and sometimes embarrassing! Especially when the bad smell comes from the genital area - most women can't stand that at all! Especially when we are always careful about hygiene, we find feminine odor really unfair. Most of the time, it's not even directly due to hygiene if there is a bad smell in our intimate area. Often, the reason can be a disturbed flora, for example due to an infection. In this case, a visit to the doctor is necessary! So what can you do about the bad smell? On the following pages we will give you some useful tips

A good tip against intimate odour is to drink plenty of water.
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#1 Drink Lots of Water to Fight Intimate Odor

Yes, everyone says that, but it's simply true: Water is important for the body and one or two glasses a day is not enough. You need to drink about 1.5 to 2 liters of water a day to stay healthy. By drinking a lot of water, you can also avoid chapped lips, for example! But water is not only good for this, possible causes of body odor, for example in the genital area, are also eliminated by drinking a lot. Water allows the body to flush out the harmful substances that are responsible for intimate odors. 

Citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C and therefore help women suffering from intimate odour.
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#2 Eat Lots of Citrus Fruits

Citrus fruits include lemons, oranges, grapefruits and pomelo. And these are true superfoods, as they work against strong female intimate odors! How do they do this? It's very simple: they all contain a lot of vitamin C. The body's immune system is thus better supported. And a strong immune system prevents possible infections. 

But there is also something else you should keep in mind when eating: 

Another tip against intimate odour is to eat less sweets.
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#3 Stay Away From Sweets!

Of course, not forever and not completely, don't worry, but too many sweets can also increase intimate odor. Bacteria and fungus can also develop from too much sweets and create an unpleasant odor in the intimate area. So every once in a while, swap that chocolate bar for an orange, even though it may be tough sometimes!

Apple cider vinegar can also be used by women for intimate odour
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#4 Smart Tip: Apple Cider Vinegar

Ideally, you should already have apple cider vinegar at home. It's really handy for intimate odors! Prepare a sitz bath for yourself and add about a cup of apple cider vinegar. Then you can sit in it for about 10 to 15 minutes. This miracle product balances the pH of your intimate area and prevents odors from developing. It also fights existing odors!

Shower gels can cause intimate odours in women
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#5 Incorrect Hygiene

It is very good that you wash yourself regularly and you should also wash your intimate parts! However, many women also use a lot of soap in their private parts - and this can even be dangerous! Shower gel and other soapy products can really upset the vaginal flora. So how do you clean your genital area properly? Water is actually sufficient! But if you want to be on the safe side, you can also use soaps specially designed for the intimate area. You can find intimate wash gels for a small price online – they will help balance pH levels!

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