Aside from our man’s other woman (thank god I’m exempted) the second worst enemy of every woman is none other than PMS or premenstrual syndrome .
So what is a PMS?
PMS stands for Pre-Menstrual Syndrome as I’ve said and it’s the combination of symptoms that some women suffer from a week or so before their period. Symptoms appear before your period starts (as much as five days) and will disappear during your period.
Studies shows that SEVENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF WOMEN SUFFER from headaches, mood swings, bloating, and other problems that threaten their relationships, work life, and well-being.Especially to those people who are watching their weight and calorie intake. PMS symptoms are just ruining everything.
I’ve searched for the remedies and solution to help us women to lessen our PMS problem. Again “to lessen”, because it is more likely that it will hit us when its the time of the month.
Here are some Tips to control PMS and lessen its effect.
Exercise affects your body’s hormone levels and can decrease those symptoms that we all dread every month — from painful cramps to PMS. It can reduce the congestion in your pelvic area while increasing the endorphins in your system, resulting in a higher level of relaxation. You’ll feel better if you keep exercising.
2. Take some supplements
A number of supplements have been shown to help ease PMS symptoms by improving metabolic function and hormone metabolism.
- Magnesium citrate or glycinate — Take 400 to 600 mg a day.
- Calcium citrate — Take 600 mg a day.
- Vitamin B6 — Take 50 to 100 mg a day along with 800 mcg of folate and 1,000 mcg of vitamin B12.
- Evening primrose oil — Take two 500mg capsules twice a day.
- EPA/DHA (omega 3 fats) — Take 1,000 mg once or twice a day.
- A good daily multivitamin (all the nutrients work together)
3. Limit Caffeine intake
Reduce caffeine intake to feel less tense and irritable and to ease breast soreness. Drink herbal teas and other decaffeinated beverages while experiencing symptoms of PMS.
4. Avoid Salt
- Just try to avoid salt for a week or two. Salt can make your body bloat.
- Eat a lot of proteins like meat and nuts.
- Incorporate a lot of and high-quality carbohydrates such as (oats, barley, and certain fruits and veggies) for they have the ability to slow the absorption of sugar in your blood.
- Avoid refined carbohydrates such as rice , pasta, candy bars) increases blood levels land thats why you crave for bad foods or high-fat salty snack. which again can lead to BLOAT and WEIGHT GAIN
Remmeber: What you eat can also affect your mood!
Take a hot bath at night, get a massage, try yoga, learn deep breathing or meditation. These techniques and others can help balance hormones.
Noting that lack of sleep makes you more irritable and even less likely to exercise control over your diet, experts recommend eight hours a night.
Hope this post can help you ladies as it helped me to alleviate and control pre-menstrual symptoms. These lifestyle changes will help all help control irritability and mood swings. So good luck ladies:-)
I know all of us have been experienced of going to this after office big event or weekend event but thinking of how we can beautify ourselves and Tips on Taking Care of Your Skin even on a tight budget. Cant even go to a facial salon because of the limited time after office hours? Then this blog post is for you. This will surely give you an overnight or even just for 15 -20 minutes that will give you a surely a moisturized face after. Remember makeup adheres more to a moisturized face and so spare some 15 minutes of your time to do this routine and it will save you time during your makeup application:) Believe me even though I use OBAGI products, I badly need moisture on my face. That line will strip away the moisture on your face and will give you a slight peel to lighten the face.
Here are the things I do to take Care of my Skin to have a super moisturized face without spending too much
Step 1 wash the face with mild cleanser or your preferred facial wash. (Not containing salycilic acid for it will strip out the moisture of the face to treat the acne or pimple)
Step 2 apply 2 tablespoon of plain yogurt on the the entire face and avoiding the under eye area.
Tip: choose a non fat yogurt .Full fat yogurt contains natural source of proteins,vitamins and minerals to nourish and provide instant hydration.
Step 3 rinse it off with warm water then lit air dry
Step 4 put a moisturizing mask of your choice and leave it on for 15 minutes.
I got this mask on sale from Face Shop at Glorieta branch. It comes with this ampoules serum to be put first in the face before the actual sheet.
Step 5 Don’t forget to moisturize the neck as well . I suggest go for heavy moisturizer to put it in your neck and apply it upwards.
tip: choose a cream type moisturizer for your neck. The neck is an extension of the face and needs attention, too. Let’s not spoil a beautiful facial complexion with a dry and rough neck.
Step 6 Last dont forget the lips it is still part of the skin. Apply your favorite lip balm or lip moisturizer.
The end result?
good morning!! ready to go for my photoshoot
Thank you The Skin House Laser And Beauty Clinic for getting me as your model.
I’m craving for sugary foods!
You are not alone! All women has thigh high need for sugar or sweet foods during or before their period starts. Even to those people like me who’s not into sweets that much and prefers spicy and salty foods more I have this high sugar cravings before or during my period rock monkey known as PMS ( menstrual syndrome)
The answer: Yormones are to blame for your desire for fried food or candy in the days before your period, says Bontempo. During this time, the pesky stress hormone cortisol spikes, and the feel-good hormone serotonin dips. This fluctuation makes your body crave foods with lots of sugar and fat because they boost levels of serotonin and combat cortisol production, making you feel happier and more relaxed. That is, until you crash and need another sugary or fatty snack, says Bontempo.
The good news? Despite what many women think, your period doesn’t have to come with a side of cravings.
Eliminate this foods for2 weeks leading up to your perioid
1.processed foods- too much sodium and can cause bloatedness
2.caffeine -it increases your cortisol levels
3.Refined carbs-?causes your blood sugar to spike making you always hungry
upping your intake of fiber and protein—can help your hormone and blood-sugar levels stay relatively stable, she says. .)
But if you are really really craving for something sweet after a lunch or dinner try try eating sugar free mints.
My friend went to this gorgeous nail salon (Nail Files salon @Rada Makati) that offers waxing as well. She decided to get her arms waxed and its her first time to have an arm hair removal and my first to witness how its done. So I documented every step:
Step 1 Answering this questionnaire will know if you are a candidate for waxing
Step 2 Pre-Base lotion should be put before the waxing session starts
Step3 Testing the temperature of the hot wax on your skin.
Step 4 If the hot temperature is bearable then lets start
Step 5 Using a disposable waxing paper cloth to remove the wax
Step 6 Putting a cleanser to remove post-wax residue from skin
The result? ……
Before and After
SO which is better? WAXING or SHAVING
I noticed that hot wax didn’t leave any red marks on her sensitive skin. Having a fair skin redness is easily can be seen. This is my first time to witness arm waxing and I can say that it is a success:-)
That’s one of the biggest questions as far as unwanted hair removal is concerned. Unwanted hair growth is a constant point of worry and concern for many and there is always a debate of what is the right way to get rid of it. Here is a list of pros and cons of waxing and shaving, two of the most common methods adopted by women for hair removal:
Waxing vs Shaving
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