Sunday, 21 October 2018

Managing That Time Of The Month*

Periods can be a pain at the best of times - both physically and emotionally. I have been experiencing them since I was 10, and I'm now not that far off 18, so I've certainly had my fair share of nightmare situations, and discomfort throughout the years. I used to try and take standard Paracetamol, but I don't really like putting pills in my body, and I don't personally find them to work that well anyway. If you're the same as me, luckily for us, I've now found the solution...

About a month ago, I was very kindly gifted these Period Cramp Relief Patches, created by BeYou to help aid cramps, and back ache the natural way. With the 2 key ingredients being Eucalyptus and Menthol, it's no surprise that the slogan for this brand is 'Sourced from nature, backed by science'! 

Eucalyptus is an anti-inflammatory, and an analgesic, meaning that it can help to soothe any inflammation, and pain that is associated with muscular tension - as that's what causes the cramps in the first place! In addition to this, it's a natural vasodilator, which suggests that it can help to widen your blood vessels and therefore improve blood circulation around your body. 

On the other hand, studies into menthol demonstrate that it has the ability to significantly reduce the sensation of pain that us ladies often feel during that time of the month. Similarly to eucalyptus, menthol also has natural analgesic properties, so nerve impulses are blocked from pain receptors. When you put on the patch, you will most likely get a noticeable tingly feeling, and that's all thanks to the menthol extracts!

These patches are even simpler to use than you think too. It's almost like putting a plaster over your abdomen/back! You literally peel off the protective liner from the cuts in the middle, place the patch on the affected area (just below the belly, your back - or both!), wait for around 20-30 minutes for the sensation to kick in, and start working it's magic, then peel it off and throw it in the bin after how many hours it takes for you to feel A-OK again! 
I will admit, the first time I used it, I wasn't too sure how easily it was going to come off, but if you're in the shower, just wet the area slightly with warm water, and that should make it less sticky if you have any surrounding hair which it may get caught to. 

You get 5 of these patches in each pack, which is £6.99 in total, or you can subscribe for £4.99 a month, just in time for your next cycle. 5 of them should last for 1 each day, depending on your average period!

I have never used anything like this before, but I've needed a product, or a brand to revolutionise my period experience for the longest time, and I've finally found that! I personally really like the tingly sensation and the strong scent of menthol, because it makes me feel relaxed, and I can feel rest assured that no chemicals are being put onto my skin. The patches sit nicely wherever you want them too, so you can wear them in bed, in the shower, when you're travelling, at an event, or even under your school uniform!

The team behind BeYou are absolute angels, and they have clearly put a lot of effort into creating a brand for women that has been proven to work, and rely on. It's a life-saver for many, especially those who can't, or don't want to take medication like myself. I certainly think they're one to watch over the coming months!

Would you purchase these patches? Do you often get painful periods?

Love and light always,


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