Currently, there’s no avoiding the scorching heat. And do not even get us started on the never-stop sweating. Leave the house for one minute and it feels like you’ll legit drown in that sweat. And it gets worse!
While your sweat-smeared face and limbs make you curse the weather, the status quo of your well-covered nether regions can make you cringe. More so, if you’re on your period and use a sanitary napkin. Your go-to menstrual aid can be quite a pain (literally) in the soaring temperature. All that perspiration and dampness down there can make your sensitive genital skin vulnerable to irritation. So when it comes in contact with a blood-laden pad, it can break into a rash. Ouch! It doesn’t help that most sanitary napkins contain several harmful chemicals used to conceal the period odour. This can make the rashes go from bad to worse and turn into excruciatingly painful blisters or pus-filled abscesses. But do not fret ‘coz we have got you covered. Here are five quick-relief tips to combat pad rashes:
The first step to preventing infections in the intimate area is to get rid of the dust, sweat, and germ build-up. According to the guidelines by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, it’s important to clean your nether regions once or twice a day. And nope, a simple water cleanse doesn’t cut it. You’ve got to use a mild, fragrance-free cleanser for a thorough cleanup. You can count on Sirona’s Refreshing Intimate Wash here. Made with natural ingredients like Tasmanian pepper fruit, it is gentle on the genital skin and leaves the intimate area fresh and squeaky-clean. Make this a daily ritual and you’ll be fine.
The menstrual flow, the damp pads, and the sweat are all breeding grounds for bacteria. They can cause redness, rashes and itching in the intimate area. So, you’ve got to keep matters fresh especially when you’re on the go. Contrary to what you might think, this one’s a cakewalk provided you have the right products. We recommend Sirona’s Intimate Wipes. All you’ll have to do is pull one out from the pack and wipe your intimate area from front to back whenever you change your pad or sweat profusely. Infused with aloe vera extract, they clean the skin in a single stroke and make you feel oh-so-good.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends changing your pad every 4 to 8 hours. However, you must focus on the lower limit here and change every 3-4 hours to keep dampness and bacteria at bay. That’s because leaving a pad on for longer means allowing more time for the infection-causing bacteria to breed on its damp surface. However, changing more frequently helps avoid trapping moisture and keeps rashes at bay.
Despite taking adequate precautions, you may still break into a rash if your sanitary pad doesn’t cooperate. The problem is most of them are made with synthetic materials, have odour-concealing chemicals, and trap moisture like there’s no tomorrow. This is why you need Sirona’s Rash-Free Pads. They are like a breath of fresh air. Made with ultra-thin, biodegradable material, they’re breathable, anti-bacterial, and keep dampness and germ buildup at bay. Plus, they’re devoid of harmful chemicals like chlorine, artificial colours, and parabens. So, you can count on them for a safe, rash-free period.
Do you know that you can prevent rashes altogether by switching to Sirona’s Menstrual Cup? Unlike pads and tampons, they’re inserted into the vagina to collect blood instead of absorbing it. Made with 100% medical-grade silicone, they don’t irritate the vagina. And of course, since they’re in there and make no contact with the genital skin, they also don’t cause rashes. The best part? You can wear them for 8 hours straight without any leakages or discomfort. All this while reducing waste creation on the planet and saving some big moolah! Win, win, we say.
Applying a rash cream like Sirona’s Anti-Chafing Rash Cream before stepping out can reduce friction between your thighs and keep rashes and skin irritation at bay. In case you already have a rash, applying a pea-sized amount of this cream can soothe your skin and alleviate the irritation almost instantly. This star product can keep you rash-free through all seasons and cycles.
Folks! That’s all you really need to keep your intimate area fresh and rash-free. Yes, it’s that easy. For more info on period management, do take this quick, little survey. Cheers to a happy period!
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