When getting dressed daily, most of us rarely think about our underwear or what we put on down there. Unfortunately, this is not always the right move. The vaginal area deserves some care, as wearing the wrong pair can cause darkening and other problems.
Here are some of the underwear mistakes that you might be guilty of:
Choosing fancy and synthetic fabrics
Silky undies may appear fancy or sexy, but they are not the best choice for your intimate area. Synthetic fabrics are not breathable, which means that they trap heat and moisture that promote bacterial growth and skin irritation. Stick to cotton and only wear silky undies on special occasions.
Whatever your reason is for wearing thongs, you should know that it can promote the spread of bacteria from your bum to your vagina. You may also have rashes and irritation if the underwear moves under your clothes. You can still wear thongs if you find them comfortable, but it is best to change daily with a pair of cotton undies
Not changing after a workout
Sweaty underwear can be a breeding ground for yeast and bacteria because they love the warm and moist atmosphere down there. Wearing your sweaty or dirty pair for too long can also spread bacteria to your vaginal area and cause irritation. Always bring a fresh pair and make it a habit to change immediately after your workout.
Wearing a smaller size
Your likelihood of having rashes and vaginal infections increases if you wear extremely tight undies, especially if they leave marks on your skin. Minor friction from your underwear, furthermore, can cause abrasion, as well as result in irritation and discoloration down there or in the groin area.
Washing using heavily scented detergent
The skin and tissues on your vaginal area are more sensitive than other parts of the body. This is why you should pay attention to the detergent you’re using and avoid harsh and heavily scented formulas. It is best to choose hypoallergenic or fragrance-free detergents and skip the use of fabric softeners or dryer sheets.
Not replacing old ones
Old and worn underwear can cause some problems, especially if the fabric/elastic is moving around and not staying in place. If you’re guilty of hanging on to your old pairs until they fall apart, you may experience extra friction and rubbing down there. Throw those old undies away and treat yourself with new ones.
Underwear tips for a healthy intimate area
It is best to avoid the underwear mistakes mentioned above and start taking better care of your private region. Here are some underwear tips for a healthy intimate area:
- Always choose cotton, which is the best fabric for underwear.
- Change your undies daily or more than once a day.
- Go underwear-free at night to keep the moisture from building up.
- Determine and buy the right size of underwear for you.
- Use a hypoallergenic soap when washing your undies.
- Replace old undies or buy new pairs every year.
What if you got a dark or discolored intimate areas?
While darkening is not always a serious concern, those who have this problem want to know if there is anything they can do to lighten the intimate area. A non-invasive vaginal lightening called the Pink Intimate System from Cutis Laser Clinics is worth considering if you worry about the discoloration in your sensitive areas.
What is it? – The Pink Intimate System uses a topical application that is CE marked and HSA Singapore registered for brightening the skin in sensitive areas. It can lift, lighten, and rejuvenate private areas, along with the benefit of improved self-confidence and enhanced intimacy during intercourse.
How does it work? – The whole procedure takes about 45 to 60 minutes. This begins with a deep purification of the skin and the application of the Pink Intimate System. This topical solution uses a delicate mixture of safe lightening ingredients, including kojic acid and glutathione.
What are the treatable areas? – This topical solution can be used on different areas of the body such as:
- Labia majora (outer folds of the skin on the vaginal opening)
- Mons venus (or mons pubis, the skin above the pubic area)
- Perianal region ( the area around the anus)
- Inguinal region (the area of the crotch)
- Areola (skin around the nipples)
- Inner Thighs
What results can you expect? – You may be able to notice improvement on the treated area after the first application. Just be sure to follow the recommended protocol, which is six sessions, with an interval of 7 to 10 days apart. If you had your period, you can only do this procedure at least 10 to 14 days after the last day of your menses.
You can check out our previous blog to learn more about non-invasive lightening and rejuvenation solution for delicate areas.
Schedule a consultation today
Ditch these underwear mistakes now and consider an aesthetic treatment for vaginal darkening. Contact Cutis Medical Laser Clinics in Singapore today and schedule a consultation with one of our aesthetic doctors to find out if the Pink Intimate System is right for you.
- If you would like to be an informed patient, please contact us at +65-6801-4000 or
- Cutis Medical Laser Clinics, 9 Scotts Road Pacific Plaza, Scotts Medical Center #08-07, Singapore – 228210