Tips: How To Stay Fresh On Your Period

Hey there, period pals! 🌸 Let’s talk about a topic that’s as normal as your morning coffee but maybe not as openly discussed – staying fresh during your periods! We all know Aunt Flo can bring some challenges, but fear not, because I’ve got some tips to help you feel as fresh as a daisy throughout that time of the month. Let’s dive in!

Here’s your backstage pass to staying fresh and fabulous:

  1. Change Your Products Regularly:
  • Choose a menstrual health product that works for you.
  • Change them every 4-6 hours, or more often if needed.
  1. Stay Hydrated:
  • Drink plenty of water to help your body regulate temperature and reduce bloating.
  1. Good Hygiene Practices:
  • Take regular showers or baths to stay clean.
  • Use a mild, fragrance-free soap to avoid irritation.
  1. Wear Breathable Fabrics:
  • Opt for breathable cotton underwear to allow air circulation.
  • Avoid tight clothing that may trap heat.
  1. Carry Wipes or Tissues:
  • Keep wet wipes or tissues in your bag for a quick freshen-up.
  • Choose unscented options to avoid irritation.
  1. Manage Odor:
  • Change your products regularly to help control any odour.
  • Consider using panty liners for extra protection.
  1. Exercise and Stay Active:
  • Physical activity can help improve your mood and reduce period discomfort.
  • Change into fresh clothes after exercising.
  1. Healthy Diet:
  • Eat a balanced diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
  • Avoid excessive caffeine and salty foods that may contribute to bloating.
  1. Manage Stress:
  • Practice stress-relief techniques like deep breathing or meditation.
  • Enough sleep can also positively impact your overall well-being.
  1. Track Your Period:
  • Use a period tracking app to anticipate when your period is coming.
  • Being prepared helps you feel more in control.

Choma, remember, everyone’s body is different, and it’s okay to experiment with different products and routines to find what works best for you. Don’t be afraid to ask for advice from friends, older siblings, or trusted adults who can share their experiences and tips.

If you or a friend need advice or help, you can contact me here on Ask Choma, send me a Facebook Message, an  Instagram message, a  Twitter DM, or a WhatsApp Message (071 172 3657).