If you've noticed a lingering acidic scent or a fishy odor coming from your lady parts, it's not unusual, but it's not exactly any of us wants.
Although we've all got a scent, you'll want to consider speaking with your gynecologist if you're experiencing any itchiness, discharge or irritation down below. You might be showing signs of a UTI, yeast infection or some other underlying problem that might be the root cause of smelling less than fresh.
If you're in the clear, but you still worry about your signature scent, try a few of these suggestions for a couple of months - they might just do the trick!
1. Clean Eating
Sugary diets can lead to vaginal odor, as can diets full of processed food. Try swapping out your high-fructose diet with one that focuses on eating whole foods like fresh fruits, veggies and unprocessed meats.
According to writer, Erin Gloria Ryan from Jezebel.com, the sweetness of pineapple may have something to do with how well you smell downstairs. Theories suggest that apples and watermelon might work too.
3. Fermented Foods
According to dietician, Isabel Maples, eating fermented foods like yogurt, kefir and kombucha can help the body function properly. The healthy bacteria (probiotics) can help prevent BV (bacterial vaginosis), a common type of vaginal infection among women of childbearing age.
4. Switch to Cotton
If you're wearing satin or lacy underwear, stop. The buildup of sweat is one of the top causes of vaginal odors. Switch to cute cotton undies instead for a more breathable option.
5. Drink Less Alcohol
Sure, wine Wednesdays are a special part of your week, but alcohol can actually mess with your body's smell. If you notice that your pee smells a bit after a night of heavy drinking, it might be a good idea to switch to moderate consumption.
Other foods to eat in moderation that can affect your body odor: asparagus, garlic and spicy foods.