Menstrual cycle health and hygiene
Menstrual cycle health and hygiene

Menstrual Cycle, Health & Hygiene

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An unexpected start to your period is nobody’s idea of a fun time. With a range of emotions and bodily changes, your period can often be challenging to navigate. Staying fresh and hygienic are often struggled with throughout your period, yet with Cottonelle’s refreshingly clean Flushable Wipes, you’ll be staying fresh through every cycle of life.

Let’s begin with the basics: a menstrual cycle is your body’s way of physically preparing for the possibility of a pregnancy. The length of a cycle can last anywhere in between 21 and 35 days. Menstrual cycles fall into four distinct phases including: follicular phase, ovulation, the luteal phase, and menstruation.

Menstrual Cycle Phases

The Follicular Phase is when your ovaries prepare to release an egg, and the uterus in return prepares for its arrival. This phase can last anywhere from one to three weeks and throughout you may find your energy levels and motivation rising as estrogen increases in your system.

Ovulation is when the egg that was prepared in the last stage is released. This means your body is fertile and ready for a pregnancy. The egg is viable for between 12 and 24 hours and during this window, hormone and energy levels are high.

The Luteal Phase happens only if the egg is not fertilized. Instead of a pregnancy, the body prepares to shed the lining in the uterus, which lasts 10-14 days. Your hormone levels decrease, and you could find yourself wanting to slow down and relax.

Menstruation, aka your period, lasts between 3 and 7 days. This is when the uterine lining is shed. Here your hormones are at their lowest and your body may crave more rest.

Looking to make your life easier? Try a period tracking app to enter symptoms, moods and the days you bleed. It may take a few cycles before it’s able to predict your next cycle but it’s well worth the effort. In the meantime, keep a pad or tampon of your choice stashed in your purse or bag for you, or a friend.

Keep a Pack of Feminine Wipes Handy

If you’re struggling to stay fresh while out and about on your period you’ll want to grab a pack ofCottonelle® FreshCare® Flushable Wipes and add them to your bag. Discreetly packaged, you can slide them right in alongside your tampons and no one will be the wiser! Made with plant-based fibers, our wipes also free of parabens, alcohol and harmful chemicals, so they’re safe for your vaginal area to achieve that intimate clean you’re craving! Plus, unlike your tampons, they’re flushable and septic safe!, As the Official Wipes of Pipes,Cottonelle® Flushable Wipes are designed for toilets and tested by plumbers, so you can flush them and forget about it. To feel fresher even on your heaviest days you can rely on Cottonelle to save the day.

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