28, 07, 2016
We all may dread this time of the month, and for very good reason. Bears can smell the menstruation – Anchorman reference, anyone? No? Ok. On a more serious note, if you have an ovarian cyst like I do (mine is nothing serious) it can sometimes make your periods unpleasant. These are a few ways that help to make that time of the month a bit more likable.
Choose protection that is comfortable
We all have our preferences, but as for me I always end up back to my trusted pads. I know pads get a bad rep for the cause of leaks and chemicals that are bad for you and the environment, but as a long time pad user I can say pads have come a long way and aren’t what you once remembered them to be. The Veeda Natural Cotton Pads are a great example of that since they’re free of chemicals, synthetics, dyes, are hypoallergenic, fragrance free, and best of all are biodegradable.
For some ladies, periods mean it’s the one week they can let themselves go. I personally think it’s the time when you should take care of yourself the most. Maybe you’re lucky enough to be glowing when you’re on your period, but for a lot of us women we find that our skin isn’t cooperating well and leaving us with break outs to battle out. My favourite right now is the Nuvsio Start Pure Active Mineral Facial Treatment, which has really been helping to detoxify, nourish, and purify deeply into the layers of my skin. It has seriously stopped spots from trying to emerge to ruin my day, and instead has helped so much with the look and feel of my acne prone skin.
Shave and stay moisturized
Along the lines of trying to not let ourselves go – shaving and keeping our skin hydrated is a must. I’m usually already feeling frumpy and not fully myself, I like to at least look good and put together. I recommend using a shaving cream instead of plain old soap. Trust me, you will notice a huge difference the the appearance and feeling your legs afterwards. I’ve been loving the EOS Shave Cream in Vanilla Bliss, followed by their Berry Blossom Body Lotion, which has been the best combination I’ve used on my skin to date.
I know, I know – you just want to eat everything and anything bad when it’s that time of the month, but if you’re already feeling bloated it’s best to stay clear of anything fried or loaded with a lot of fat. It depends on what kind of diet you follow, but I find sticking to healthy hearty meals to be the most comforting food throughout these times. Soups, fresh salads, and tons of carbs are my go tos.
Read your feelings
I don’t know about you, but I’m an emotional wreak when I’m menstruating. One moment I’m cheerful and smiling, then the next moment I’m crying over spilled milk. You won’t catch me watching The Notebook, but you will find me relaxing with books along with the subject on love. It’s probably the hormones that get me in the romantic and loving mood. My current read right now is The 5 Love Languages – might I also mention it’s the first time I’m reading a book on Google Play Books and it’s pretty awesome to have a book on my phone with me wherever I go!
How do you make your period a more comfortable one?