Glow with Your Flow with #UBKForMe

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The world we live in is very complex – men, women, hormones, puberty, circumcision and yes … period! Some people would flinch just hearing that last word, but here’s the thing – it’s everything but normal. Yet a lot of us, even women don’t feel comfortable talking about their period, their day, their flow, aunt flow or whatever “slang” is out there to refer to our monthly visitor. Our generation have come so far. There’s innovative tech and inventions left and right. There’s unimaginable things that have taken place since I have been born in 1986! But when it comes to a woman’s menstrual cycle, it sure feels like we’re still living somewhere around the 1990’s. Let’s stop this cycle and start glowing with our flow.

glow with your flow #UBKForMe

Which is why on this post I’ve decided that I’ll share some tips how to prepare for an unexpected period and a few pointers to stay fresh and confident without having to slow down. If you’re ready then check out the easy to follow pointer below …

How to Glow with Your Flow

1. Grab a handy calendar, planner or use your phone – when your flow comes, mark the first day so you can keep tabs and be able to keep track for the upcoming ones. From there you can estimate that a few days before and after that marked day is when your next one will be.

2. Since there’s no exact date, always have your period essentials ready. My kit is stashed with U by Kotex® products. Having it ready means preparing one before that time of the month. That way, you can just grab and go.

3. You also need to prepare for the bloating, cravings and mood swing. So make sure to stock up on a few of your favorite snacks as well as a hot compress bag – promise, it will be handy!

4. The week before your expected visit, start drinking lots of fluid and lessen your intake of salty foods – your body will thank you for this.

5. When your flow comes, simply relax, unwind and watch a movie or two. Don’t forget the face mask, plush socks and popcorn!

Following these steps will surely get you started in the right direction. But what about packing for your period essential? It all depends on what your body and your flow needs. I’ll use my period essentials as example so you can grasp the idea.

My U by Kotex® Period Essentials

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  • U by Kotex® Curves® Liners – for the days that I need to stay dry but don’t need a whole lot of coverage. The regular ones is more than enough to keep me feeling secure and have my undies feeling and looking fresh.
  • U by Kotex® Cleanwear® Pads – I prefer the feel of the ultra-thin ones as they’re very lightweight and don’t feel like I’m wearing anything at all. The regular ones is enough to cover my flow and the wings keeps everything in place plus an added protection to make sure I don’t stain anything unexpectedly.
  • U by Kotex® Click® Tampons – for the lighter days that I need some extra freedom moving about, running or even sprinting in between my busy lifestyle.
  • U by Kotex® Security® Overnight Maxi Pads – for the nights that I feel like I just need to stay extra fresh and absolutely protected. After all, my linen and bedding are all white.

If I am heading out for the weekend, an overnight or whatever the case may be, I always make sure to stash my bag with these goodies – a few pieces of each of my period essentials.

U by Kotex®

… and if you’re wondering where I shop for my favorite essentials, I grab all of my stash on my nearest CVS (under the feminine care section and on the tampons and maxi pad aisle). Not only do I get to take care of my needs, I get to earn ExtraBucks Rewards too!

U by Kotex® CVS

U by Kotex® CVS

All that’s left for me is to enjoy the rest of “my day” (with all the pun intended for this post) 😉 I can be outdoors and be up and about without having to slow down.

U by Kotex®

U by Kotex®

If you’re looking for more inspirational reads, make sure to pop over the Daily Break website as they always have editorials that are worth reading and sharing. Last but not the least, if you love watching stories you’d definitely want to peak over at U by Kotex® The Period Projects.

As always, feel free to share your thoughts and opinion. I would love to know what you think about this post and most especially how you feel about your period, your needs and what helps you get through it all. Looking forward to reading it all!~

11 Responses
  • Lori Pace
    July 30, 2016

    Thanks for the tips!! :) (client)

  • Nikki
    February 4, 2017

    I use an app on my phone to track my period and so far it has never let me down!

  • Danasia
    February 4, 2017

    These are great tips! I never thought about increasing my water intake a few days before my period until now!

  • Jodie
    February 4, 2017

    It is surprising how uncomfortable we are. It’s only recently that i’ve stopped being embarrassed to buy sanitary pads – I’d deliberately buy lots of stuff with it. I like the idea of treating yourself to like a movie marathon. I feel like a monster eating everything sweet in sight x

  • Stephanie Cummings
    February 4, 2017

    I’m one of those who has no cycle i’m on 247 so i’m always buying pads and my bags are full of them. The packaging on the kotex looks really funky and do I spy wingless pads. They are a rarity and have only found boots own brand that still come without them.

  • Anosa
    February 5, 2017

    I too dont get why it is still a tabboo for many folks to talk about our flow. I love packing my overnight pads as I love the comfort and cover they offer.

  • stephanie
    February 5, 2017

    Great tips I always try and make sure I have a little stash in all my bags! x

  • Whatlauraloves
    February 5, 2017

    You’re looking absolutely awesome in this post. I love your outfit! xxx

  • Rhian Westbury
    February 6, 2017

    Because of my contraceptive implant I don’t have a regular cycle which is nice in a way as sometimes I can go months without a period, but other times it’s awful as I have no idea when I might come on, so I always have to be prepared x

  • Sarah
    February 6, 2017

    Great tips! I’m slowly transitioning from pads/tampons to menstrual cups, we’ll see how that goes. I still carry a couple of pads with me wherever I go just in case period starts early.

  • Lubka Henry
    February 7, 2017

    I like the look of the packaging. Very good review!

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