Let’s talk about easier periods. Periods are an essential aspect of a woman’s health and wellness. According to UNICEF*, on average, a woman menstruates for about 7 years during her lifetime. But, stigma and secrecy associated with periods keep several women away from the right education and quality period care. Feminine hygiene has come a long way in recent years. This National Girl Child Day, we apprise you of the plethora of new-age period care products that are not only focused to provide more comfort but are also sustainable & Eco-friendly.
1. Period-proof underwear
Period underwear looks and feels like regular underwear but has high absorbency and leak-proof reliability. No pads are needed, one just needs to slip this underwear on. Made with multiple layers of microfiber polyester to wick moisture, they are washable, reusable, and Eco-friendly.
2. Period pain relief patch
Generally enriched with herbal oil and ingredients, a period pain relief patch can help numb the muscles and ease period cramps or spasms. These are strip-like and can be stuck on the lower abdomen. Many patches also offer the cooling properties of menthol.
3. Cramp Relief Roll-On
Period cramps can be terrible! Cramp relief roll-ons are easy to use and aim to provide instant and continuous relief from muscle cramps during period days.
4. Reusable sanitary pads
Reusable cloth pads are a sustainable and Eco-friendly alternative. Made with natural, breathable materials such as cotton and bamboo, they are gentler on the skin and have a high absorption capacity. They can be washed and reused for years, reducing waste and saving money in the long run.
5. Menstrual Cups
These cups are made up of medical-grade silicone rubber that is inserted into the vagina to collect period flow. They can be worn for up to 8 to 12 hours without worrying about leakage. Moreover, both disposable and reusable options are available in menstrual cups.
6. Menstrual Discs
Menstrual discs are insertable products that are supposed to give 12 hours of protection. Initially, inserting and removing the disc comfortably may take a little practice, but once it’s in, it feels like nothing. A menstrual disc is the only one that allows a mess-free sexual activity during periods.
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With new-age products changing the face for period care, those difficult days are now a bit more tolerable.