Ladies, let’s face it, hot flashes and night sweats are common and unwanted symptoms when going through menopause. Hot flashes are a common symptom of menopause. There’s nothing worse than feeling your body heat up when you are out shopping, eating with friends, or on a date night! With a sudden rush of heat from your chest to your head, you know it’s coming—a hot flash. Your skin gets red, and you feel like ripping your clothes off! For me, this happens mostly at night, which in turn disturbs my sleep.
Hot flashes occasionally creep up when I’m out and about, too. Did you know that hot flashes last an average of 5 to 10 years while diminishing in severity and frequency? That’s a long time to be uncomfortable and irritable! Below I’m sharing 3 tips to stop hot flashes when you are in a crisis.
1). LIFESTYLE CHANGES
If you’re looking to make small and simple lifestyle changes to help with hot flashes, you can exercise and avoid caffeine, alcohol, and spicy foods. If you can, also try keeping your alcohol to a minimum. I know it’s not what you want to hear, but I notice I have trouble sleeping at night because of hot flashes every time I have wine or a cocktail. Dressing in layers can help bring relief, no matter what time of year. After all, hot flashes show up in every season. In addition to these tangible lifestyle changes, you can practice deep breathing when you feel one coming on. Adding meditation and other stress-relief techniques to your daily routine can also decrease the number of hot flashes you have.
2). RELIEF SPRAY
I’ve recently started using the KINDRA Cool Down Mist, and I am thrilled with how well it works! Not only am I noticing fewer hot flashes during the day and less sweating at night, but I can also tell a difference in how nourished my skin looks and feels. That’s right – this Cool Down Mist doubles as a nourishing face spray. I feel refreshed, hydrated, and cool each time I use it. It’s as simple as it sounds… when I feel that familiar warmth coming on, I spray the mist on my skin, and it calms it right down. The best part is that it’s small and convenient to carry with you wherever you go! I have a couple at home, in my purse, and in my car to use on the go.
In addition to the cool down mist, I also use KINDRA’s core supplement. These capsules were created for peri/menopause and beyond, so we do not have to do it alone. The Core supplement includes super-antioxidant Pycnogenol that has been clinically studied and shown to support healthy body circulation, mental clarity, and skin suppleness. It has helped with my hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and brain fog. I’ve also noticed that my skin feels more nourished since they help with dryness. These supplements also contain Ashwagandha, which helps reduce stress and boost libido. What’s not to love?
If you want to learn more about KINDRA and how it’s helped me in my menopause journey, you can read about KINDRA’s couch conversations here.
For more self-care tips in midlife, read this post.
*This post is sponsored by KINDRA. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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