The festive period can be stressful, to say the least. However, you no longer need to dread getting your period during Christmas.
PMS symptoms like period cramps, bloating and poor sleep quality are exactly what you don't want for Christmas. BeYou is here to help. We’ve put together this Christmas Period Survival Guide to help you through the menses during the festive season.
Christmas period pains
Whether it’s cooking Christmas dinner, or dancing all night long at the office Christmas party, this time of year is busy. When period cramps strike you shouldn’t have to slow down. Hot water bottles have been said to relieve menstrual pain despite the fact they can cause serious damage to your skin within 30 minutes. Plus, you can’t even take them on the dancefloor?! Many women take pain killers to soothe their menstrual cramps but taking pain killers when you have been consuming alcohol is never a good idea.
Our 100% natural BeYou patches can help. Essential oils have been used to naturally relief period pain for thousands of year. The BeYou patchesare infused with menthol and eucalyptus oil which are naturally anti-inflammatory. The essential oils alleviate the menstrual cramps by relaxing the muscles and releasing the tension created by the cramps. The fast-acting formula gets to work in 30 minutes and can last for up to 12 hours. The BeYou patches can be worn discreetly under your party dress or Christmas pyjamas so you can feel the relaxing relief throughout your Christmas period!
Christmas period protection
Finding the right sanitary product for you can be difficult, particularly one that can keep up with your busy Christmas schedule. You should only keep a sanitary towel on for around 4 hours due to the amount of blood they can absorb. Tampons should only be worn for a maximum of 8 hours because the harmful chemicals in them can cause Toxic Shock Syndrome. No one needs the worry of changing a sanitary pad or tampon during Christmas day.
That’s why the BeYou Menstrual Cup is here to save your Christmas Day. The BeYou Menstrual Cup is great for beginners, offering 12-hour leak-free protection all night and all day long. Simply fold and insert your cup before the party starts and take it out at the end of the night. The medical-grade silicone won’t disturb your pH balance as it contains no toxic chemicals, unlike sanitary towels and tampons. The menstrual blood won’t oxidise while using your BeYou Menstrual Cup, meaning there is no nasty smell, unlike other sanitary products.
Catching the Christmas zzz’s
The stress and excitement of Christmas can cause many of us to have sleepless nights. In combination with crippling period pain, it can be a recipe for restless nights. The BeYou Sleep Pillow mist has been created with a quality night’s sleep in mind. This can be a great addition to add to your bedtime routine for those who suffer from insomnia during their menstrual cycle. The expertly blended formula has been made with essential oils such as French essential lavender oil, Jasmine, Chamomile, Vetiver and Ylang-Ylang. These oils are used in aromatherapy practices to calm and soothe the mind, particularly before sleep.
Our Sleep Pillow Mist has been designed to melt your Christmas worries away before bed. Simply spritz your duvet and pillow with theSleep Pillow Mist. Lie back and breathe in through your nose for 4 seconds and slowly breathe out through your nose for 7 seconds. Repeat this process until you slowly drift off into a dreamy sleep. Now you can enjoy a peaceful sleep throughout your Christmas period.
Getting your period during the Christmas season should never be a pain. With BeYou you can be sure that this Christmas nothing can stop you from riding the crimson wave.
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Jess is our Content & Community executive who writes about, well ...everything! She loves talking about period positivity and body positivity and, let's face it, loves a good debate. When she isn't talking about all things BeYou, she has probably got her nose in a book, cuddling her Jack Russell Terrier, Buster 🧚♀🐶📖