How to take care down there- Just for females!

Written By Dr Surbhi, MD Skin

Last updated: 26/11/15
Females commonly shy away from talking about “down there” and even delay their visits to the doctor until it is too late. It is important that we start talking more openly about issues like this, not only about our personal hygiene but also in becoming more aware of the ways we can keep ourselves clean and healthy. Through this article, we at Dermatocare help you understand what is the anatomy of your intimate parts, how to take care of them and when you should see your doctor.


Understanding the genital anatomy

Female genitals consist externally of the vulva that leads internally to the vagina. Vulva consists of two folds of skin called as labia majora and labia minora. The labia minora, the inner fold guards the openings of the urethra (from where you pass urine) and the vagina. The vagina is a soft muscular tunnel that connects with the womb and hence functions as a passage for the baby during delivery.


How do I clean “down there”?