5 Products That Relieve PMS

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PMS sucks, minus the fact that I drown out my woes with a family-sized bag of Reese’s. But there are better (and healthier) alternatives. Call it PMS-friendly beauty!

These life-saving products address 5 of your most pressing premenstrual symptoms, including cramps, acne, fatigue, and more, so you can get through the worst time of the month. Arm yourself with these products now, so you’re ready for anything Mother Nature throws your way!

Acne flare-ups:

Indie Lee Banish Stick, $28

You know you’re close to your TOM when your face decides to break out in planet-sized pimples. The next time you feel a flare-up coming on, reach for a trusty spot treatment to clear acne fast. The Banish Stick zaps zits, redness, and irritation with an invisible formula infused with salicylic acid and witch hazel. The doe-foot applicator makes it easy to spot treat pimples while the invisible formula works undetectably (you can wear it under makeup!) for clear skin in about 12-48 hours.


Lord Jones Body Lotion, $60

I won’t get into too much detail on the continuous, throbbing, buckling pain that is premenstrual (and menstrual!) cramps. Let me just offer the solution: CBD-infused Body Lotion. This non-psychoactive, THC-free body lotion soothes cramps as well as other PMS-related aches and pains. It’s also formulated with mint-derived compounds that deliver a powerful cooling effect.


Uma Pure Energy Wellness Oil, $85

In my opinion, the second worst PMS symptom (cramps take the #1 spot) is fatigue. Having an overwhelming feeling of exhaustion with every exertion (both mentally and physically) really makes it impossible to be productive—then your period comes to make matters worse. Perk up with Uma’s Pure Energy Wellness Oil. Consisting of a blend of invigorating ingredients, including rosemary, peppermint and ginger essential oils, Pure Energy Wellness Oil boosts alertness and focus to increase and sustain your stamina.

Trouble sleeping:

Slip Sleep Mist, $32

Can’t fall asleep when you’re PMSing? Blame it on your hormones—specifically progesterone, known as a natural sleep aid due to its calming effects. When PMS strikes, your progesterone levels drop significantly, causing insomnia. When this happens, spritz Slip’s Sleep Mist into the air right before bed. The formula contains rest-inducing lavender oil, which promotes a deep slumber, so you can catch up on those z’s.


The Sacred Ritual Bath Salt in Happy Place, $26

Anxiety, irritation and unexplained tension are all commonly felt PMS symptoms. Take the edge off and go to your happy place with a bath that washes the nerves away. These vegan bath salts from Sacred Ritual feature stress-relieving bergamot, mood-boosting citrus, skin-brightening matcha and muscle-relaxing Dead Sea salts. You will emerge from the tub feeling renewed from head to toe.