In her most recent video, YouTube beauty blogger Wengie addressed a new topic: periods. In this video she discusses ten period “hacks” for all of her female fans. The first hack in the video is placing a warm heating pad on your stomach for cramps. She shows how to make one at home using a tea towel and rice; she says to simply pop it in the microwave to heat it up and make it ready to use.
The second hack she describes is eating a healthy diet with lots of vegetables during your period because it affects hormones. She suggests eating leafy greens and dark chocolate as well as calcium-rich foods. Wengie then shows how to remove blood stains using ice cold water and peroxide. Next she suggests buying underwear just for your period. She says they can be dark colors or just old pairs that you do not care if they get stained. In the next hack, she discusses how caffeine is bad to drink on your period because it can make cramps worse. Wengie says you should replace your morning coffee with tea or juice during that time of the month.
The fifth hack suggests stuffing a pad into your bra in the morning before you head off to school; this way, you can go to the bathroom to change without taking a bag and everyone knowing you are on your period. Another way to do this is to stick one pad on top of the other in your underwear. Wengie then suggests tracking your period on a calendar or app so you are not surprised by it. She also suggests taking a painkiller the day before your period is due to help reduce cramps. The next hack describes how to use a menstrual cup to save waste and money on pads or tampons.
Wengie’s next hack suggests sitting on the toilet while you dry yourself after a shower. This prevents any drips onto the bathroom floor. Her final period hack discusses what to do if you are stuck without a pad or tampon. One solution is using toilet paper. She also suggests napkins, hand towels, or even a sock to absorb the flow.
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