Unleash Your Confidence: How Menstrual Hygiene Can Help

January 30, 2023 | Health information brought to you by Kao Laurier Malaysia in partnership with DoctorOnCall

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Ah, menstruation—the one thing that everyone knows about and that nearly half of the world's population experiences every month. Despite this, there is still a stigma surrounding the topic. But it's not just something that happens to adolescent girls and women—menstruation is a natural part of life.

Your period has had many different names throughout history and in different countries, such as "Aunt Flo," "Dai Yi Ma" (Big Aunty), and even "Datang Bulan" (Time of the Month).2

It is the shedding of the uterine lining which usually happens once a month for three to seven days.3 For both women and girls alike, it is normal to experience cramps, fatigue, bloating, and mood swings due to hormone changes in the body.4 There are many different types of flows and cycles from person to person, but all variations are normal.3

There are many ways that menstrual care can help boost your confidence, whether it's maintaining good hygiene or understanding your body. Thankfully, Laurier Fresh Protect provides that extra care and protection, helping you embrace those heavy-flow days better than ever.

Long story short, yes it is.

According to the World Health Organization, promoting menstrual health and hygiene is important and has been an issue, especially for those living in developing countries.6 Personal hygiene is an important factor when it comes to a woman's reproductive health. 

Poor menstrual hygiene management can cause a range of infections and diseases, such as bacterial vaginosis, yeast infections, and urinary tract infections.7 Plus, poor menstrual hygiene caused by unsafe practices can cause emotional as well as physical discomfort to you and your body.

Practicing good menstrual health and hygiene is essential and according to CDC, this can include habits like:5

  • Changing your menstrual hygiene products regularly (at least every 4-8 hours)
  • Thoroughly washing your intimate area
  • Wearing breathable, comfortable underwear
  • Drinking plenty of water and maintaining a healthy diet

Physical discomfort, such as bad odours, can be a letdown, especially if it's so bad that you're afraid someone else might smell it as well! But not to worry, Laurier Fresh Protect pads have natural plant essence that is an effective way to prevent odour for up to ten hours to provide you with lasting freshness and comfort.

Women with busy, active lifestyles often worry about how their period will affect their daily lives.8 Many worry that they won’t have enough energy or that they might feel too uncomfortable due to cramps or other symptoms. Try to go for an annual check-up with your gynaecologist or your healthcare provider to keep tabs on your health.5

Ultra-slim sanitary pads are great for those with a low or light flow, as well as those who are active without sacrificing comfort. A study by Nazirah Mohamed even showed that ultra-thin pads are more comfortable to wear, which can help reduce stress and discomfort during your menstrual cycle.9

When it comes to being energetic and getting comfy, great absorbency is an important factor. Laurier Fresh Protect pads feature Advanced Japan Tech that helps to collect menstrual blood with maximum absorbency and freshness to keep you comfortable, even during sudden gushes.

Menstrual flows can come in heavy or light. By getting yourself a menstrual hygiene product that is designed to make it easier for you to be confident and comfortable, you can easily choose one that meets all your needs, whether it's based on comfort, size, absorbency, or more.

Most sanitary pads offer some kind of bacterial control to help keep your intimate area clean and healthy. Choose a pad that can help neutralize odours and provide anti-bacterial properties to keep yourself safe from reproductive tract infections anywhere you go.10

Laurier Fresh Protect contains Japan's SP+ Anti-Bacterial Formula and Clary Sage natural extracts, which protect your lady bits from harmful bacteria while also working to eliminate unpleasant odours, allowing you to enjoy your day feeling fresh and protected, even during the heaviest of flows.

We hope this article has been helpful to you! Don’t let what people say stop you from exploring what it means for your body and mind. Remember: The world is your oyster. It’s up to you to make your period an empowering experience.

That's why we are giving you the chance to be rewarded not just with confidence, but prizes as well with Laurier's Buy and Win contest. All you have to do is buy two packs of Laurier Fresh Protect, and you could be the lucky winner of prizes worth up to RM350 weekly, including a Sephora Gift Card worth RM250! Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity!

With Laurier Fresh Protect pads, you can be confident that your intimate area is safe and dry, so don’t miss out on the protection and comfortability you deserve! Click HERE to purchase Laurier Fresh Protect pads—it's time to show the world a More Confident You!

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