Tips to maintain menstrual hygiene

For every woman, it's extremely important to follow menstrual hygiene and safe practices. Anika Parashar, Founder and CEO, The Woman's Company, lists 5 important tips. Let's check them out. (Pic: Pexels)

Change sanitary products often

Change pads or sanitary products often to prevent infections. If you have a heavy flow, change more often. Keep your supplies handy when you’re away from home. (Pic: Pixabay)

Invest in organic products

Use organic sanitary products as these don’t contain plastic and chemicals and therefore reduce chances of skin irritation, allergies and rashes. (Pic: Pixabay)

Do not use soaps

The vagina is very sensitive, avoid using perfumed soaps, gels, and antiseptics. These can affect the healthy balance of bacteria causing irritation etc. (Pic: Pixabay)

Discard sanitary products safely

Any lapse or carelessness in the disposal can cause infection not just to you but to people around you as well. So pay heed. (Pic: Pixabay)

Keep your hands clean

Personal hygiene is another critical aspect and one must wash hands thoroughly after the process to ensure there are no remains of bacteria and blood on your hands. (Pic: Pixabay)