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Personal hygiene is one of those things that people are very particular about. And while we all know we have to shower and brush our teeth, there is so much more to personal hygiene than just that!
I, for one, love anything related to personal hygiene to the point that I’m completely down to trying new things related to it. Over the years, I have tried a lot of tips and tricks other people have shared with me.
Not every hack that I’ve tried agreed with my body, so it’s always good to try things out and see how your body reacts to them. However, some hacks have worked and I still use them to this day.
In today’s post, I am going to be sharing 6 hacks I think every woman needs to know when it comes to personal hygiene. Some of these, I found, not many women know about. They are however great tips for when you’re on the go, and for those days when a little extra TLC is needed.
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6 Personal Hygiene Hacks For Women
Carry A Pick-Me-Up Kit
This is my go-to personal hygiene tip! I carry a little pick-me-up kit in all my purses. Inside of a makeup bag, I carry things that I might need when I’m out and about. Here’s what I have inside it:
- Pocket tissues
- Feminine products
- Unscented wipes
- Blotting sheets
- Compact powder
- Hand lotion
- Perfume samples
- Travel-sized deodorant
These items have saved me when I’ve been out and needed some extra care when it comes to my personal hygiene more times than I can count!
Use Sanitizer In A Pinch
This is a really cool hack that I learned recently. If you’re ever out and you notice that your underarms aren’t smelling very fresh, dabbing a little sanitizer (alcohol-based) will kill off the smell-causing bacteria. Of course, this isn’t recommended to do frequently. We all know alcohol isn’t great for our skin. However, it does work when you’re in a pinch. Just remember to wash it all off when you get back home.
Wipes In Public Restrooms
The reason why I like carrying flushable wipes around with me is that they come in SO handy in public bathrooms. Only wiping with toilet paper is NOT enough. All that does, in my opinion, is smear things all around that area. Therefore, using wipes to clean up is something I advise every woman to do. Also, you probably know this, but wipe front to back.
Skip The Feminine Wash
Feminine washes are advertised as good for our bodies, however, they are more harmful than we may think. The general rule is to not put anything inside our area, as that may cause infections and throw off our PH balance. If you can’t stay away from feminine wash, use a natural-based feminine wash and only use them to carefully clean the outside of your area.
Drinking water throughout the day not only hydrates you from the inside out, but it also helps to detoxify your body of harmful toxins. This is the easiest personal hygiene hacks to do, but it can be a little hard to remember to drink water sometimes. What I found helped me with staying hydrated throughout the day is using a water bottle that has time markers on it. If you, too, struggle with drinking water, try one out yourself.
I had a conversation once with a friend who said she never thought she had to wash every nook and cranny. That shocked me, but it also led me to believe that she might not be the only one who thinks so! I guess there are harder to remember spots on the body like behind the ears, bellybuttons, back of the neck and back of the thighs. If you usually shower in a rush, you might not remember these areas either. Taking your time and scrubbing everything down is going to keep you fresh and clean all over.
To conclude this post, I do want to say that all bodies are different. Some of us might need more TLC than just what I outlined above.
When it comes to personal hygiene, the keyword there is personal. Everybody has things they swear by (like feminine washes, for example) which I personally never will use.
However, it’s always fun to experiment with different hacks and I’m all up for trying new things!
Do you have any personal hygiene hacks you swear by? If you do, please leave them in the comments! My readers and I would love to try them out. And before you leave, get your free copy of my self-care workbook!