Embrace sun-safety on your period this summer

Ah, summer in Australia! The scent of sunscreen, the sound of crashing waves, and the feeling of sand between your toes. It's the perfect time to spend your days soaking up the sun, splashing at the beach and swimming with friends and family. Sun safety is important at any time of the month, but even more so during your period. Due to the hormone changes on your period, your skin can be more sensitive during this time of the month making you more sensitive to sun exposure.

Don't let your period put a damper on your beach plans! With a little extra preparation to slip, slop, slap and be sun-safe, you can enjoy beach day frolics and poolside lounging confidently, all summer long.

Sunscreen savvy

First things first, sunscreen is your BFF. For jam-packed beach and pool days, opt for a water-resistant formula with SPF 50 or higher, and don’t forget to reapply more frequently, especially after swimming or sweating. Be sure to apply properly on those hard-to-reach spots under your swimsuit straps and around your bikini line too.

Sunscreen is always important, but during your period the hormones that clog our pores and mess with our skin can also increase redness and sun sensitivity. You should never skip on the SPF, but be extra vigilant if you have sensitive skin. Grab the jumbo bottle of sunscreen!

Cover up in style

A little extra coverage can go a long way for sun protection, but it doesn’t mean you can’t cover up in style. Our top pick for sun-safe period swimwear is our Layla Long Sleeve Period Swimwear Set for Teens. Designed with UPF 50+ fabric and long sleeves for adequate sun protection, plus a floral, hibiscus print for added style. Our Layla Long Sleeve won the 2023 She-Com Award in the Sustainability - Zero Waste category.

You can also throw on a stylish sarong, hat or beach cover-up to shield your delicate skin from the sun's harsh rays. Remember, shade is your friend too! Seek shelter under an umbrella, beach cabana or shady tree, especially during the hottest and highest UV times of the day (typically between 11am - 2pm).

Hydration hero

A day in the sun can get hot, hot, HOT really quickly! Dehydration can worsen period symptoms like cramps and headaches which is no fun for anyone, so don’t forget your water bottle. Stay cool and hydrated by sipping on plenty of water throughout the day to replenish any fluids lost through sweat or menstruation. Packing snacks? Watermelon or other fruits are tasty beach snacks with a high water content that can help keep you feeling refreshed and hydrated all day long.

Listen to your body

Sun, sand, sea air and periods can make you feel tired. Don't push yourself too hard. If you're feeling tired, dizzy, or uncomfortable, take a break and cool down. Remember, it's perfectly okay to be honest and take it easy if your body is telling you it needs rest.

Now that you’re well-versed in how to be sun-safe on your period this summer, it’s time to hit the beach and pool all summer long – no matter what ‘time of the month’ it is. You deserve to have fun, swim, run, play and enjoy yourself without worries about leaks or anything else!

Where to Buy Azure Belle's Teen Period Swimwear

Empowerment is just a click away. Azure Belle's ladies and teen period swimwear collection is conveniently available online, allowing you to explore the styles, find the perfect fit, and have it delivered straight to your doorstep. Our user-friendly website makes the shopping experience seamless, ensuring that teens can embark on their journey to confident water adventures effortlessly.

Azure Belle's period swimwear is more than just swimwear – it's a symbol of empowerment, confidence, and self-expression. By prioritizing style and comfort, we aim to transform the way women approach water activities during their period. Join us in empowering teens to embrace the freedom of the water, allowing them to create cherished memories without hesitation.

If you’re ready to take the plunge and start enjoying the water even on your period days, Azure Belle has a range of discreet period swimwear that’s perfect for hitting the beach, stretching with some laps or just chilling by the pool.

With our range of women’s period swimsuits in one-piece and two-piece styles and teen period swimwear designed for anyone trying out period underwear for the first time, you’re sure to find the perfect fit. Shop our period swimwear online today, and never miss out on swimming even when it’s that time of the month again.

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