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Choosing the Right Sanitary Products for Your Needs: A Guide by Azah

Choosing the Right Sanitary Products for Your Needs: A 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:

  1. Duration: The length of menstrual periods can vary from person to person, with most lasting between three and seven days.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 choices. 


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.

Evaluating Sustainability

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.

Explore our website to know about our range of sanitary products and find the perfect fit for your needs. Join us in our mission to empower women through functional and clinical self-care! 

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The Art and Science of Facial Massage: Using Gua Sha Stone and Facial Rollers

Facial massage has been practised for centuries to promote relaxation and healthy skin. Recently, tools like gua sha stones and facial rollers have become popular for their unique benefits. In this article, we’ll explore the science behind these techniques and how they can help you achieve healthy, glowing skin.

What are Gua Sha and Facial Rollers?

Gua sha is an ancient Chinese technique that involves scraping the skin with a flat tool to improve circulation and promote healing. Facial rollers, on the other hand, use a smooth, handheld roller to massage the face and promote lymphatic drainage. Both techniques are believed to help reduce wrinkles and dark circles, tighten pores, and promote relaxation.

The Benefits of Gua Sha and Facial Rollers

Gua sha and facial rollers can help improve the health of your skin in many ways. They help stimulate blood flow, reduce inflammation, and promote lymphatic drainage, which can reduce puffiness and swelling. By increasing circulation, gua sha and facial rollers also help deliver oxygen and nutrients to your skin cells, promoting a healthy glow.

Jade Roller vs Rose Quartz 

There are several different types of massage stones that can be used for gua sha and facial rollers, popular ones include jade rollers and rose quartz rollers. Jade stone and rose quartz are both relatively cool to the touch and have the ability to stay cool even when they come in contact with the skin. Both types of stones are excellent for relaxation, facial contouring and toning.

Physically, Jade constitutes mainly two minerals: nephrite (a silicate of calcium and magnesium) and jadeite (a silicate of sodium and aluminium). On the other hand, Rose quartz, which is made up of calcium, magnesium, iron, sodium and oxygen, has a more adaptive nature that warms up to the temperature of the skin. However, Rose quartz is harder. Rose quartz measures 7 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness, whereas Jade typically measures 6.   

Metaphysically, Rose quartz is known as the stone of universal love and pure energy, while Jade has calming properties that balance the body, mind and soul.  

You can choose any stone (jade or rose quartz) as per your needs. Take note of the metaphysical effects (the energy and healing qualities) of the stones, and pick one that’s closer to your skincare and self-care goals. Additionally, if you’ll be using them more frequently, go with the stone with more solid material and a sturdy build. 

How to Use Gua Sha and Facial Rollers

To use gua sha, apply a facial oil or serum to your skin and use the flat side of the tool to gently scrape your skin in an upward and outward motion. For facial rollers, start at the centre of your face and roll outwards, using gentle pressure. Be sure to clean your tools after each use to prevent bacteria buildup.

How to Spot Fake Gua Sha  

Next time you are out buying a gua sha stone, check for these things:

  • Natural jade stone and rose quartz never have consistent or perfect-looking grain patterns, if they do, they are most likely fake. 
  • Natural jade stone and rose quartz have smooth surfaces, if you find bubbles they are most likely due to the injected colours. 
  • Natural jade stone and rose quartz remain cool when held against your skin, if not, it is fake. 

How to Pick the Best Gua Sha  

Always buy from a trusted brand, the markets are flooded with a huge supply of glasses or cheaper stones injected with colours and sold as semi-precious jade stones. You can check for certifications (Azah jade stone comes with an IDT certificate) that test and verify the authenticity of minerals and stones. 

Gua sha and facial rollers are excellent tools for promoting healthy skin and relaxation. By incorporating these techniques into your skincare routine, you can reduce puffiness, improve circulation, and achieve a youthful, glowing complexion. Give it a try and see the results for yourself!

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