The stereotypical days of hiding away, tucked under your covers with a giant tub of ice-cream when your period shows up, are seriously played out. Now, it’s all about self-care and daily habits to ease and lighten those days that you dread. Outsmart and avoid your typical PMS and period symptoms with Source Beauty’s Guide to Periods. Let’s see if you can handle our unconventional approach to dealing with your monthly companion (we promise it’s a life changer).
Yes, we said it. In the days leading up to your period, high energy workouts can improve your mental and emotional health. Running, swimming, or any high-level cardio workout releases endorphins into your system. So if you’re feeling sad, moody, or all over the place, a good cardio workout can help centre and balance your emotions.
During the week of your period, your hormone levels drop, meaning your energy will too. Give yourself permission to take it easy. However, low-impact workouts such as yoga, pilates or even walking can ease period pains.
Foods such as caffeine and sugar can actually exacerbate your period symptoms. We know that you’re probably craving that giant chocolate bar that you have hidden at the back of your drawer. We’re here to tell you that that’s probably not the best way to handle this time of the month. Instead, fill your plate with lots of leafy greens and fruits; both contain a ton of magnesium which is a natural muscle relaxer.
Calling it a night is the best gift you can give yourself. Skip that Netflix marathon and get to bed as early as possible. When your body is tired it doesn’t function as it should. So show your body some love by giving it the rest it needs (8-9 hours of sleep is the recommended amount).
We can’t emphasize how important it is to carve out some time for yourself. Whether you turn off social media for a few hours, watch a movie, or read a good book, it’s essential that you do something for yourself. Here at Source Beauty, we’re partial to a home-spa day thanks to our close proximity to beauty products. These are our favorite products for that time of the month:
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