1Periods are the bane of our existence. Aside from that dyahe feeling on a particularly strong day, our hormones are on a roll. What makes it even worse is that red days come every month. To lessen the misery, we came up with a period survival kit to answer to every known woe brought on by Aunt Flo’s visit.

1. Dark, roomy bottoms
Worry less about tagos when you wear a pair of dark bottoms. This pair has the right bagginess without making you look wide on those days when you feel bloated .

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Uniqlo Slim Boyfriend Jeans, P2,490

Uniqlo is available at SM Megamall, Power Plant Mall, SM

2. Ultra-absorbent sanitary pads
This unique sanitary pad is extra thin, yet absorbs liquid well. You can dare to wear any tight-fitting bottom without looking and feeling bulky.
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Jeunesse Anion Ultra Day Pad
Jeunesse is available at department stores.

3. Feminine Wash
This organic feminine wash has tea tree oil and aloe vera to naturally protect you from infection during your period.
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Human Nature Red Days Feminine Wash, P149.75
Human Nature is available at Beauty Bar and Rustan's branches.


4. Pimple Slayer
Zits appear on red days because of hormonal imbalance. Heal them as you mask them with a powerful concealer.
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The Body Shop Tea Tree Concealer Stick, P450
The Body Shop is available at SM Megamall, Shangri-La Plaza, Power Plant Mall, Glorietta, Greenbelt, SM Mall of Asia, and SM Southmall.

5. Sweet Fix
A girl can have mad cravings during this time of the month, so grab a dark chocolate bar as a guilt-free sugar fix.
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Nips Dark Chocolate Bar
Nips is available at supermarkets.


6. Water
Drink lots of water to flush out salt in the body—too much salt triggers bloating!
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7. Mild painkillers
When you’re dying of  pain, a small dose of pain-killing meds can help you go through your day normally. Note: Make sure you get your doctor's approval before taking any pills.
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8. Iron supplements
During heavy flows, your body may experience iron deficiency. Bring back lost iron by popping iron supplements.
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Sangobion Organic Iron Supplements

Sangobion is available at drugstores.

P.S. While building your own period survival kit is important, so is taking a proactive approach. Make sure you do the following:

Download a period tracker.

1Be prepared for the coming red days by downloading a period tracking app that helps you monitor when your next menstruation is due.


Period Tracker
is free on iOs and Android.


Exercise
While taking meds may take the agony of dysmenorrhea away, it’s best if you bust a move to promote blood circulation and release toxins. If you’re not an active gal, stretches are enough to wake your muscles and get the blood flow going.
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