The lowdown on menstrual hygiene

Girls in a bathroom exchanging menstrual pads

Menstruation has historically been somewhat of a taboo topic, something only whispered about amongst friends or through bathroom stalls. This has led many women to grow up unfamiliar with their bodies and how to care for them, especially during menstruation. This is completely natural but the more you know, the better you will be able to enjoy your period and … Read More

What does a healthy menstrual cycle look like?

Have you ever wondered what an average menstrual cycle looks like, and whether your cycle is healthy? PMS, irregular periods, and hormonal imbalance are increasingly common today, and they all have an impact on menstrual cycle health. The four phases of the menstrual cycle The menstrual cycle is divided into four distinct phases: Menstruation The first day of menstrual bleeding … Read More

Managing Menopausal Acne

Say it ain’t so! Are you experiencing both menopause and acne at the same time? If you thought acne was associated with adolescence, you’re partly right. The type of acne likely to occur during puberty as well as during menopause is known as hormonal acne, and as the name suggests, it is linked with hormone fluctuations. Read on for what … Read More

Hormonal Imbalance & PMS: Are They Connected?

Our chemical messengers HORMONES are at the helm of nearly every cellular action in our bodies. Most of the time, your hormones are continually fluctuating, but usually in predictable patterns. However, it’s also expected that your hormones will fluctuate more dramatically at certain life stages as in puberty, pregnancy, and perimenopause. But when the changes become too extreme and your … Read More

Breaking Down Menopause: What Your (Laundry List of) Symptoms Really Means

Ladies, do you feel like there’s a lot of mystery around menopause, like there are certain things your mother just didn’t want to tell you? Or perhaps it was simply that she didn’t understand it herself. You’re probably well aware that as we age (gracefully, of course), and move past the child-bearing years, that the ovaries are still producing the … Read More