FAQS - Patches

Using The Patch

  • 1.How do I put it on?
    • The instructions for use are on the back of the pack, and on the product page. Simply take a patch out of the packet, making sure to reseal it, and  peel the back off, placing it where you need it most. Our top tip is to place it lower than you might think!

  • 2.What does it feel like?
    • When you place the patch on your skin, you may feel a cool, tingling sensation where you’ve placed the patch. That’s nothing to worry about, it just means it’s working! 😊

      Pro Tip: It can take 20-30mins before you start feeling "the tingle" / cooling sensation.

      Every woman is different though, so if you don’t feel a tingle, that doesn’t mean its not working – give it some time and see how you feel.

  • 3.Does it burn?
    • No. However, the initial ‘tingle’ can be quite an odd experience, “but in a good way!” This feeling doesn’t last all day, but that doesn’t mean it’s not working.

  • 4.What does it smell like?
    • You will smell the Eucalyptus and menthol once you open the package. It’s the soothing, natural smell of both plants.

  • 5.How long can I keep it on?
    • You can keep the patch on for as long as you want. However, as the effectiveness wears off before the 12 hour mark, it’s generally best to take it off and replace it with a new one.

  • 6.Is it safe to put on a second patch straight after removing the first one?
    • Yes. In fact, it’s one of the advantages of an all natural product! Many of the females in our tests have worn one patch during the day, and put another one on just before going to sleep with some even changing the patch 2-3 times a day.

  • 7.Is it safe to wear more than one patch at a time?
    • Yes. Some women who want to cover a larger area can safely use multiple patches in one go.

  • 8.How do I know if I’ve put it on properly?
    • Ensure you’ve applied the patch evenly over the area you feel needs it most. It’s just like wearing a plaster! You should feel the ‘cooling tingle’ after around 20 minutes. 

  • 9.Can I sleep with it on?
    • Yes - we’d recommend it! 

  • 10.Can I wear it while having sex?
    • Yes, but your partner will definitely smell the eucalyptus (if he/she doesn’t mind)!

  • 11.Can I wear it to the gym?
    • Yes, you can wear it at the gym. It is very unlikely that the patch will come off whilst exercising.

  • 12.Can I wear it in the shower?
    • Yes. In fact, if you have some hair on the area you have applied it, you may find it easier to peel off when you’re in the shower when the plaster is wet.

  • 13.Can I wear it swimming?
    • No, we advise not to as getting the plaster wet in the swimming pool could reduce its effectiveness.

  • 14.What if I’m allergic to any of the ingredients?
    • If you are allergic to either eucalyptus, menthol, or plasters, we advise you do not use our product. If you are not sure, we advise testing it out on a small area first. If any irritation arises please take the patch off immediately and seek medical help.

  • 15.I have sensitive skin, can I wear it?
    • Everything in the patch is natural so unless you are allergic to any of the ingredients, you shouldn’t get any irritation. However, if you do suffer from extremely sensitive skin, we advise you test it out on a small area first.

      Pro Tip: If you have sensitive skin, you can still use the patch, but we advise taking the patch off in the shower (once it has become wet) as the water will make it really easy to take off (so any irritation should be minimised).

  • 16.Can I use it when I’m not on my period?
    • Yes you can - the science still holds!

  • 17.I have endometriosis/PCOS/Muscular pain, will the patch still help with my cramps?
    • We can’t make any medical claims, however, the Monthly Patches can be used for a variety of reasons. To see what our customers really think about our patches, you can check out their reviews on the Monthly Patch page as well as on our Instagram Highlights. 

  • 18.Can I use the Patches when breastfeeding?
    • Unfortunately no - there is some anecdotal evidence to show that menthol can reduce the amount of milk produced. While that can be great for engorgement, it's not the intended purpose so we'd stay clear until breastfeeding is over. 

  • 19.Can I use the Patches when I'm pregnant or trying to get pregnant?
    • Menthol and eucalyptus oil aren't known to be harmful to use when planning or during pregnancy. In fact, lots of customers use (or have used) the patches throughout pregnancy - having been cleared by their doctor / pharmacist to use them - particularly in their first trimester.

      However, as with all herbal products, we always advise consulting your doctor first as we do know that some doctors advise against the use of any essential oils whatsoever - either when planning a pregnancy, or while during pregnancy. We just always prefer to be on the safe side, and it's also nice for you to have peace of mind if you speak to a doctor / pharmacist you trust.

Product Details

  • 1.How do BeYou Monthly Patches work?
    • Our Monthly Patches release the purest, steam-distilled Menthol and Eucalyptus essential oils over a period of 12 hours. This means no more refilling hot water bottles ever 2 hours (not to mention it is advisable to take a break from heat sources every 30mins), and certainly no mess from oils or balms getting stuck to your clothing! 

  • 2.Why are there 5 patches in one pack?
    • We wanted to ensure you have enough to cover every day you need them! 

  • 3.How do I know if the Monthly Patches will work for me?
    • While thousands of women swear by our Patches for many different reasons, we would never promise them to be any sort of miracle cure. To see what lots of different customers really think about our patches, you can check out their reviews on the Monthly Patch page as well as on our Instagram Highlights. 

  • 4.What are the patches made out of?
    • The fabric is a naturally derived medical grade polymer blend. The adhesive is a blend of naturally derived resins and rosin esters.

  • 5.Does it come in different sizes?
    • At the moment the BeYou Monthly Patches only come in one size. While there is no smaller size you can always cut them up - they will work in exactly the same way! If you need more coverage, you can always use multiple patches to cover the desired area.

  • 6.Is it really all natural?
    • Yes, all ingredients used that touch your skin is 100% natural The plaster itself is a naturally derived medical grade polymer blend, and the adhesive is a blend of naturally derived resins and rosin esters. We are always looking to improve our product though, so watch this space!

  • 7.How is it different from a hot water bottle?
    • Hot water bottles are incredibly popular, however, it can be inconvenient to carry one around, and keep filling it up every couple of hours. The BeYou Monthly Patch just stays in place, releasing the natural ingredients over a 12 hour period, so you don’t have to keep changing it! The patch is so thin and lightweight, it’s easy to even forget it’s there!

      There is substantial evidence which suggests continued exposure to heat beyond 20-30 minutes causes what is known as a 'rebound phenomenon'. This is where the blood vessels that had previously been dilated due to the heat, then constrict. The body reduces blood flow by a reflex vasoconstriction to control heat loss from the area. Just to be clear, we’re not against hot water bottles! We just prefer to use our biodegradable patches while on the go, or when we're watching Netflix, or even when we're sleeping as we can control the amount of time that we’re being exposed to heat without having to set a timer! 

      Many experts also agree that the heat can soften and change the form of the fascia (the interconnective tissue which lies under the skin surrounding the muscles and internal organs). Once the heat is removed, the fascia will then reharden and potentially become even more rigid and painful.

      Lastly, long term hot water bottle use can also lead to a skin condition/rash called Erythema ab igne. This condition can lead to skin cancer in some cases which is very scary! We believe the Monthly Patch is a great, natural alternative to hot water bottles as you don’t run the risk of permanent redness, damage to the skin or scarring unlike hot water bottles. 

      N.B. Even if you love your hot water bottle, we advise not to use them at the same time, or over the patches. And if you feel any irritation, please remove the patch immediately and seek medical advice. 

  • 8.How is it different from Paracetamol / Nurofen / Ibuprofen / Feminax / etc?
    • The BeYou Monthly Patch is 100% natural and has no added chemicals. We'd always advise discussing with a medical professional if they have recommended you take regular medication before using the Monthly Patches. 

  • 9.Is the BeYou Monthly Patch vegan friendly and cruelty free?
    • Yes, it is! It is even registered with The Vegan Society.

  • 10.Where are the Monthly Patches manufactured?
    • The BeYou patches are manufactured in a state of the art factory in India.

  • 11.Where can I buy BeYou Monthly patches?
    • We are increasingly being stocked in more pharmacies and stores across the UK. We are currently stocked online at Amazon, Beauty Bay, Cult Beauty, Chemist Direct, Missguided and Superdrug as well as in selected Superdrug and WHSmith Travel stores. We are also stocked in pharmacies across the country. 

  • 12.How long do the BeYou Monthly Patches last once I open the pack?
    • The Monthly Patches are fine for 3 years from the date of manufacture. The manufactured date will be printed on the back of your pack. However, once the pack is opened and oxygen gets in, the effectiveness of the patches can be reduced. Therefore, it is important to always re-seal the pack once it has been opened.

Removal & Disposal

  • 1.What happens if it comes off? Can I put it back on?
    • Our patches don’t generally fall off. If, for some reason, your patch does become loose or falls off, we always advise using a new one. This is because they are designed to stay put. The primary reason it might fall off or not stick properly is if the area you are putting it on is too wet, or has become wet (e.g. in the shower or excessive sweating). If it is because of sweat, then the likelihood is that the same patch won’t stick back on as it has already lost its integrity.

  • 2.Will it remove my hair when I take it off?
    • Yes it will so don’t pull it off hard, this isn’t a wax strip! Gently hold the skin and peel it off slowly. Having said that, you can use some warm water to help remove it, or you can just peel it off slowly in the shower.

  • 3.How do I dispose of the patch when I’m done with it?
    • Just throw it in the bin! We generally advise people to fold the patch in on itself so it doesn’t get stuck to the side of bin.

  • 4.Can I reuse a patch?
    • No, our patches are made for one use.

  • 5.Is it recyclable?
    • The packaging can be recycled by 92% of curb-side recycling collections. It is also made from recycled materials. The Monthly Patches are not recyclable but they are biodegradable within 36 months.

Subscription

  • 1.Can I change the date I get charged each month?
    • Yes. Login to your account. From here click on ‘Manage Subscriptions’ on the left hand side.  You will now see a table with your subscription information. In the ‘Actions’ column in the table, click the green ‘EDIT’ button. Here you will see the ‘next charge’ date - simply choose the date of the next charge and click 'save'. You will now be charged on that day each month.

  • 2.Can I change my delivery date?
    • Kind of! Your delivery should arrive a few days after the charge date (because delivery is free, we ship it 2nd class). Simply change the charge date in your ‘Manage Subscriptions’ portal. We advise setting it to a few days before you want your patches to arrive.

  • 3.Can I skip my next delivery?
    • Yes you can. You can either do this from your account, or get in touch with us and a member of our team will be happy to help. 

  • 4.How can I cancel my subscription?
    • Just log into your account and hit cancel! You can also get in touch with us and a member of our team will be happy to help. 

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