If you juggle between work, home and a million things in between, we know how it get worse for you during that time of the month. Apart from the pains and stains, skin problems are another downside of periods that is caused by using the wrong or uncomfortable menstrual products. Thankfully, there are period products that can save you from the skin rashes, discomfort and what not! Here is a guide to 4 such menstrual tools that all women can trust for a happy period and easier life...
Tampon is the comfier alternative to sanitary pads as it is inserted into the vagina to absorb blood. Generally made of rayon and cotton, it soaks up the blood inside and gives you a mess-free period. It is undoubtedly more hygienic and doesn’t cause any type of skin rash. However, if left in for too long can lead to a rare toxic shock syndrome (TSS), caused by bacteria build-up. Make sure you change it every 5-7 hours for a safe and happy period.
Looking for a product that doesn’t make a hole in your pocket every month? Invest in reusable menstrual cups. They are inserted just like tampons but collect the blood instead of absorbing and thus are a safer choice. You can dispose of the collected blood, sanitize and reuse the cup. They come in different sizes according to your age and flow and can be worn up to 6-12 hours.
These are just like your regular panties but with a slight (read revolutionary) difference. The underwear is a few layers thick and made of moisture-wicking cotton which is absorbent and leak-proof. What’s more is that they are washable and reusable and dry off quickly. They can be a bit pricey but are comfortable and can last all day for normal flow.
Organic cotton pads
If you’re overwhelmed by the tampons and menstrual cups and would rather stick to external protection methods, here is something for you. Organic sanitary pads are made with softer organic cotton which lessens the chances of infections and allergy and are gentler to your skin. Plus, they use 71% less water to produce and are eco-friendly too. They cost and last the same as regular pads but are better for your skin and the environment.