HOW TO PREVENT PERIOD STAINS.
Have you ever gotten stained in public before?
Do you occasionally wake up to a pool of blood stain on your bedsheet?
Is your period always a “bloody” one?
If this is you, then I’ve got great news for you. This blog post will help you prevent period stains.
Think of this, you might be having a good day but the moment you realize you’re stained, things go south. Even worse if it’s someone who called it to your notice.
I’ve had these instances a lot of times. Being one to have heavy period flow, I’m always super conscious and insecure when I’m menstruating. I go for the extra heavy flow pads because anything lower will increase my already high chance of getting stained.
If you’re like me, then you always have to carry two extra pads along to avoid embarrassment.
Hack on this:
- Don’t wear any bright colored cloth, in-fact anything other than a deep blue or black jean should be a no no for you. Reason is because if for any reason you get stained, then the stain won’t be obvious. It saves you the emotional trauma and stress of having to look for a jacket to tie on your waist in the aim of covering up the stain.
- Try to not seat fully in your bum. While seating, relax more to one side.
- DON’T SIT ON ANYONE LAPS. Avoid this. There’s a tendency that you might stain the person so please just sit elsewhere.
- Change your pads as often as necessary. If you’re beginning to feel full, run into the bathroom and change ASAP.
- Overlay your pads. How this works-
Install a pad on your panties then take another one, cut it’s back (which is sticky) and place then on the one you already installed earlier so you’re wearing 2 pads.
P.S this can be quite uncomfortable if it’s your first time. However, I advise people who are going on long journeys and don’t have the luxury of running to the bathroom every now to adopt this method to avoid being stained.
Now to bed stains,
Trust me it’s always annoying having to wash the bedsheets everyday just because you stained it over the night.
I find it quite depressing to wake up to bloodstain on my bedsheet too. It isn’t the best thing to wake up to honestly.
Because of this, I developed a hacker. That which I’m about to share with you.
Judging from my heavy flow history, I knew that the chances of me staining my bedsheet is even higher than me getting stained during the day. So the first thing I do is to:
- Set multiple alarms into the night. That is, if I’m set to sleep by 10pm, I’d set an alarm for 2am and another for 6 am just so I wake up to change my pads to avoid it getting to full which will lead to bedsheet stain.
- I also try to sleep consciously. I found out that I’m less likely to get stained if I slept on my stomach or on my side than if I slept on my back.
- Also, I make a deliberate effort to wear tight panties. This helps in keeping the pad in place to avoid it shifting which results in leakages and ultimately, blood stain.
- Lastly, I place an extra layer of folded bedsheet or towel just under where Iay so even if the blood defies all these preparations, it’d stain the towel or folded layer of bedsheet which is easier to wash than the entire bedsheet.
These are simple hacks I employ during my menstrual period and I hope it has taught you how to prevent period stains and helps you stay stain free too. I’ve previously written an article on HOW TO RELIEVE MENSTRUAL PAIN. It is very detailed and educative. Click here to read it.
I hope these post will help you as much as it has helped me.
Cheers to a stain free period.
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