Menstruation is a natural phenomenon that takes place once a month, following the expulsion of the unfertilized eggs. Characterized by more or less abundant bleeding that lasts a few days, the periods are sometimes accompanied by abdominal cramps. In addition, hormonal changes that occur during this period weaken the woman both physically and psychologically. Here are some things to avoid in order not to make things worse!
During this delicate period of the month, the hormonal changes taking place inside the female body cause the appearance of many symptoms a few days before and during the bleeding, and the intensity and nature vary from woman to woman.
Symptoms announcing or accompanying the menstrual period:
- Appearance of acne pimples
- Back pain, pain in the legs
- More or less severe abdominal cramps
- Increased breast tenderness
- Lack of energy
- Loss of appetite, or on the contrary, constant cravings
- Bloating and digestive disorders (constipation or diarrhea)
- Anxiety and irritability
In addition to these symptoms that disrupt the normal life course of many women, they must be vigilant and take care of their vulnerable private parts, to avoid any risk of infection or irritation. You will find in the following text the actions that must be avoided during this sensitive period, to preserve the balance and health of your reproductive system.
3 things to avoid during menstruation:
Shaving or waxing
Because of the bleeding, women sometimes feel somewhat dirty, and seek to free themselves from this feeling. This is why some of them resort to shaving or waxing of their intimate parts. But by removing all of the hair, you eliminate the protective barrier of the vagina and thus increase your risk of infection or irritation. In addition, hormonal changes cause a weakening of the skin, making it more prone to injury and irritation, and you also might get worse than usual during epilation.
Trying new personal care products
The periods are generally accompanied by a characteristic odor, which is accentuated by the pubic sweat. Considered annoying and unpleasant, some women therefore resort to intimate hygiene products or scented deodorants, temporarily abandoning their usual products. However, this change disrupts your body, which needs time to adapt to the new composition of your product. As already suffered enough from the changes during this sensitive period, it is best to keep the same hygienic routine and especially to use warm water and mild and natural unscented soap that respects the nature of your vagina.
Wearing unsuitable underwear
As mentioned above, women usually feel irritated, nervous and less attractive during their period. To cheer up, some don’t hesitate to keep their indented or lace panties, but their disadvantage is that they are being uncomfortable and not adapted to the current conditions. It is therefore strongly recommended to replace them with cotton pants or shorts just as pretty, but comfortable, and that have the ability to better absorb perspiration.
The menstrual period is quite demanding and stressful for women, both physically and psychically. So, ladies, relax!