Managing your period

Sometimes it can feel like your period can get in the way of every day life and can stop you doing the things that you enjoy, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

Feeling in control
Try marking the first day of each period on a calendar, or download one of the many period tracker apps available for your phone. It will help you plan ahead and make you feel more in control, as you should be able to predict when your next period will be.

If your periods are irregular it can be really difficult to know when your next period is due. To put your mind at rest why not keep some sanitary protection in your bag or at work just in case. Lil-Lets products come in discreet packs with removable sleeves so nobody needs to know what’s inside. Best of all Lil-Lets applicator tampons and FreshLOCK towels have a grey whisper wrapper for maximum discretion.

And with the right sanitary protection there’s no need to stop doing the things you enjoy. Lil-Lets tampons are available with and without an applicator and are ideal if you are more active or are going on holiday. And because they expand widthways they protect you better from leaks so you can have the confidence to get on with your day.

Feeling fresh and clean
During your period, it can be hard to maintain that clean, fresh feeling, but there are a few simple changes you can make to help you feel better. Like changing your towel or tampon regularly, wearing cotton underwear and avoiding tight clothing around that time of the month.

It can even be as simple as changing your sanitary protection. Lil-Lets FreshLOCK towels prevent odour developing, rather than masking it with harsh perfumes like other brands, and keep you feeling fresh for up to eight hours. They are softer and twice as absorbent as the leading brand, and are available in normal, long and night – all with wings.

Feeling good
We know you might not feel like it, but eating a healthy balanced diet can make your period a little easier. Leading up to the time of the month your body often craves salty or sugary foods, but it’s actually best to try to avoid these kind of foods as eating them can lead to water retention, bloating and energy crashes. Keeping your body hydrated by drinking at least 2 litres of water a day will also help you to feel your best.

Gentle exercise, a hot water bottle, and taking a warm bath with essential oils are great ways to help you cope with the pain, bloating and discomfort that come with your period. Try to get a good night’s sleep and maybe leave the window open as your temperature tends to rise which can make you feel restless and uncomfortable.

If you experience problems with your periods such as stomach cramps, you may also want to talk to your local pharmacist about vitamin and herbal supplements that will help make your period more manageable.

For more advice about periods and for information about Lil-Lets range of tampons and towels visit www.lil-lets.co.uk.