Choosing the Right Sanitary Products for Your Needs: A Comprehensive Guide by Azah
At Azah we understand the importance of choosing the right sanitary products for your needs. With so many options available in the market, it can be overwhelming to find the perfect fit for your body and lifestyle.
In this blog, we will provide you with a comprehensive guide on how to choose the right sanitary products that cater to your unique requirements.
Each Period is Unique
Each menstrual period is unique to the individual woman experiencing it, and can also vary for the menstruator from month to month. Some factors that can make each period unique are:
- Duration: The length of menstrual periods can vary from person to person, with most lasting between three and seven days.
- Flow: The amount of menstrual flow can vary from light to heavy, and can be affected by factors such as hormonal fluctuations, stress, and diet.
- Symptoms: Some women experience a variety of symptoms before or during their periods, such as bloating, mood swings, headaches, or cramps. The severity and type of symptoms can vary from month to month.
- Regularity: The regularity of menstrual cycles can vary from person to person. While a "normal" cycle is typically 28 days, cycles can range from 21 to 35 days or longer, and can be influenced by factors such as stress, travel, and illness.
- Colour and consistency: The colour and consistency of menstrual blood can vary from person to person, and can change throughout the course of a period.
Understanding Your Body and Flow
The first step in choosing the right sanitary products is to understand your body and menstrual flow. Every woman's body is different, and menstrual flow can vary from light to heavy. Understanding your body's anatomy and your menstrual flow will help you make informed choice.
Considering Your Lifestyle
Your lifestyle and daily activities can also influence the type of sanitary products that you choose. If you are an active woman who enjoys sports, exercise, or swimming, you may prefer sanitary products that offer greater flexibility and allow you to move freely without any discomfort. In such cases, period underwear and menstrual cups can be convenient options.
Period underwear is a great option for active women, as they offer leak protection and can be worn during physical activities like yoga or gym workouts. They come in a variety of styles, from thongs to high-waisted briefs, and can be worn alone or in combination with other period products.
Menstrual cups are also great for sports and other physical activities as they don't shift or move around during movement. They are a great option for women during travels because they are reusable and can be worn for up to 12 hours. This means less frequent changes and less space taken up in your luggage.
On the other hand, if you have a more sedentary lifestyle or spend long hours sitting, you may prefer pads or liners that provide comfort and breathability. Organic cotton sanitary pads are very lightweight and have great leak protection abilities. They are known for not giving skin rashes and for providing airy soft protection for everyday activities, including sitting or standing for long periods of time.
Disposable sanitary pads are the most commonly used menstrual product worldwide. On average, each menstruator will use about 5000 to 15000 pads in their lifetime. In today's environmentally conscious world, sustainability has become an important factor to consider when choosing sanitary products. Disposable pads, panties/diapers and tampons contribute to landfill waste which might take hundreds of years to breakdown and may contain harmful chemicals. On the other hand, reusable menstrual cups or period underwears are more sustainable options that reduce waste and promote eco-friendly practices.
Azah offers reusable menstrual cups that are made from medical-grade silicone, providing you with a safe and eco-friendly option for your menstrual needs. We also offer reusable period underwear made with cotton that are gentle on your skin and good for the environment.
Your Skin Deserves Care
Your skin deserves the best care, especially during your period. It's important to choose sanitary products that are gentle on your skin and do not cause any irritation or allergies. Look for products that are made from hypoallergenic materials, free from harmful chemicals, and have proper breathability to keep your skin dry and comfortable.
Azah's sanitary products are crafted with meticulous attention to quality and safety. Our pads, liners, and menstrual cups are made with premium materials that are gentle on your skin and prioritise your well-being. They are among the first few pads in India to be certified by Made Safe and SGS to be free from harmful chemicals such as carcinogens, reproductive toxins, endocrine disruptors (like phthalates), and allergens.
In conclusion, choosing the right sanitary products is a personal decision that depends on your body, flow, lifestyle, sustainability preferences, and skin care needs. Azah offers a wide range of functional and eco-friendly sanitary products that cater to the unique requirements of modern women. Make an informed choice that prioritises your well-being, comfort, and sustainability, and embrace your period with confidence.
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