Period pains are the worst!
Everybody responds differently to their period. We’re here to provide you with the best self-care tips and self-care strategies that can help you best when you’re bleeding.
If you’re noticing a shift in your energy levels, that’s okay - it’s because this is the time of the month when all your hormone levels decline.
So here are our 5 top self care tips for your period to feel more at ease:
1. TAKE A HOT SHOWER OR BATH
Soaking in a hot bath eases menstrual cramps! And it’s good to have one before and after your period to ease the pain and relax your muscles. Also, it’s just some zen time to yourself. Throw a bath bomb in or some essential oil drops and reeeee-lax.
2. COSY UP WITH A HOT WATER BOTTLE AND MOVIE MARATHON
Now we know we said hop in the bath, but you don’t want to wrinkle up and you certainly cannot stay in there all day! A warm and fluffy hot water bottle eases those cramps. We can confirm! It helps increase blood flow and relaxes the uterus’ muscles. Plus, you can tie our one round your waist and get on with your day - how convenient!
3. MAKE A CUPPA
Ginger tea. Ginger has been said to be a natural pain reliever, according to Women’s Health. And if ginger isn’t your thing, give chamomile a go or a nice herbal flavour.
4. SNUGGLE UP WITH A GOOD BOOK
Down time is important. Whether you’re going to read fiction, poetry or a magazine, it’s good to have some ‘you-time’ and let your mind wander away from “Ouch! My cramps.” or whether you’re leaking or not - which you won’t be if you’re a period pants fan. We suggest reading Maisie Hill’s ‘Period Power’ - the ultimate blueprint guide to getting your cycle working for you, not against you.
5. NOURISH YOURSELF
This is the time to up your protein and healthy fats. And remember to keep your blood sugar stable and provide your body with nutrients. When we bleed, you’ll be losing iron and zinc - so this is the time to refuel your body!
Here’s an extra one from us...
6. Have an orgasm.
Whether that be from yourself or with your partner, it’s been said to help alleviate cramps. Throw on a pair of sexy WUKA Lingerie and embrace your sensual side.
Remember: indulge in yourself a little more. If you’re feeling a little low, we’re here to remind you that you’re beautiful, strong and we’re here to support you.