Many people don’t change their underwear as often as they should. In fact, some have admitted that they wear the same panties for 2 days or more. But besides putting on our underwear before washing it, there are a few other mistakes that most of us unknowingly make when it comes to underwear.
We admit that we rarely think about the unpleasant side effects of choosing the wrong panties. But after doing this research, let’s never underestimate the importance of underwear again.
You’re Wearing Lace Panties
While lace underwear may look better than cotton panties, wearing them presents serious health risks. Since lace and other synthetic fabrics absorb sweat easily and are not breathable, they create the perfect breeding ground for bacteria in the private area.
This, in turn, can lead to skin irritation and various infections. If you don’t like cotton underwear, make sure that at least the crotch of your panties is lined with cotton, as this can prevent the development of yeast infections.
You’re Wearing The Wrong Underwear To The Gym
You probably spend a lot more time choosing fluffy gym clothes than making sure your underwear is suitable for a workout. When it comes to choosing your underwear, it is best not to downsize, as tight underwear traps moisture that can irritate your skin.
It is best to opt for underwear made with natural fabrics that do not make you feel restricted. And don’t forget to change your underwear after training, because vaginal discharge and sweating can make your private parts itch.
You Throw Them Into The Dryer
Throwing your underwear in the dryer is the fastest way to dry them, but it also means that your delicate clothes won’t last long. The heat breaks down the fabric and causes it to shrink, leaving you with underwear that feels flaccid and shapeless.
It is best to put your underwear on a drying rack and, since they are small, they do not take long to dry.
You’re Using Scented Detergent
Another mistake you can make with your underwear when doing laundry is using a detergent that makes your underwear smell like flowers. These artificial fragrances in your detergent can cause rashes and allergic reactions and make your private parts itch and irritate.
As the skin around this area is more sensitive, it is best to opt for a hypoallergenic, fragrance-free detergent.
You’re Wearing The Wrong Cut For Your Body
Just because a certain style of underwear is trendy or looks cool doesn’t necessarily mean it’s right for you. Poorly fitting underwear not only causes visible wrinkles in the panties, but it can also cause various skin problems and urinary tract infections.
You’re Wearing Shapewear
While Spanx can make you look gorgeous when you wear a dress, it can also cause serious harm to your health if you wear it frequently. Shapewear compresses your body and puts extra pressure on your bladder, which means you have to go to the bathroom more often.
It also causes nerve compression, which in the worst case can cause long-lasting pain.
Are you making any of these underwear mistakes? What else could you add to this list?
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