No one likes unpleasant surprises. Getting caught off guard by your period at the worst possible moment is probably near the top of every one of our lists! You know the scenario: you are at school, minding your own business, you pop to the loo – aaaand there it is. Your period. Not fun!
Some of you might still be waiting for your first period, so you’re extra anxious, expecting it to come at any moment. In any case, you want to be prepared. Panty liners are a great way to prepare for the unexpected and help keep you feeling fresh all day.
So, Why Should You Use Panty Liners?
Panty liners provide protection — sort of like your own personal superhero. Ultra-thin, breathable layers, made of soft, absorbent material help keep fluids and odour away from your body to help you feel dry, fresh, and clean. That way, you’ll keep your confidence no matter the situation.
They are like a smaller, thinner version of a regular pad. They attach to the inside of your pants with a light adhesive to help keep them in place. They’re designed so that you barely notice you’re wearing them, leaving you more time and energy to focus on the fun stuff. Here are some of the reasons to wear panty liners:
Manage Vaginal Discharge
Even though vaginal discharge is completely normal, it tends to make your knickers wet or sticky. If it makes you uncomfortable or if you just want to keep your pants clean, a panty liner works wonders! Their material absorbs the liquid, leaving you feeling dry and much more comfortable.
Besides that, as the colour and amount of your discharge vary throughout the month, at certain times the staining will be more prolific or obvious than at others. By wearing a panty liner, you’ll make sure it is absorbed and you are left with clean knickers throughout the day.
It is a good idea to know and understand your discharge and what is normal, so you can see if any problems arise. One of the first signs that there is anything abnormal going on is a change in colour. The white of an Always Dailies Panty Liner is a good backdrop for being able to assess this and react when necessary.
Everyone’s discharge has an odour, but if it is healthy, it should be a mild, inoffensive smell. If you are at all self-conscious about this, however, the technology in Always Dailies Panty Liners neutralizes odours.
Back-Up Your Protection
If you use tampons, it’s great to have a backup plan. A panty liner can catch tampon overflow, helping keep your undies clean and dry.
Similarly, if you’ve started to use a menstrual cup for your period protection, and you’re still figuring out your ideal cup insertion technique (meaning: there might be leaks), a panty liner will be your saviour.
For light days during your period, especially towards the end, sometimes all you need is a little protection between you and your underwear, so a panty liner will do.
Avoid Unpleasant Surprises
Wearing panty liners every day “just in case” helps you to prepare for the unexpected – especially those of you who tend to have irregular periods. Always Panty Liners also come in tiny discreet wrappers, so you can just toss one in your bag to have at hand whenever you need it.
During heavy workouts or exercise, or on hot, humid days, the feeling of sweaty underwear can really put you off your game. Panty liners absorb wetness, pulling it below the surface to help you feel fresh.
Some women use panty liners to deal with low levels of adult incontinence due to a sensitive bladder. Whether it’s caused by stress, an intense workout or post-pregnancy incontinence, light bladder leakage can be managed just fine with a panty liner – just make sure to get ones with a higher absorbency level.
Should You Wear A Panty Liner Every Day?
Discharge is a daily occurrence. Panty liners can be, too. If it’s not because of the discharge, it can be any of those “just in case” reasons, or you’re expecting your period, or you simply need an extra layer of confidence.
Whatever the reason, panty liners are great for everyday use because they are thin and flexible, allowing you to go about your day without giving a second thought to your undergarments. They’re also small enough (and some are individually wrapped, too) so you can discreetly stash them in your bag for some on-the-go freshness.
Always Dailies are dermatologically tested, making them safe and healthy for daily use. There are sizes and shapes to fit virtually every kind of underwear and every type of flow. How's that for personalisation? Next time you’re at the shops have a look at the huge selection of Always Panty Liners. You’re certain to find the right fit for you.
How Often Should You Change Panty Liners?
Generally, a panty liner should be worn for one day. If it looks fresh and clean, you don’t need to change it more than once daily. However, it really depends on why you’re wearing one in the first place.
If it’s because of the discharge, it will depend on the discharge intensity, colour or odour. If at some point during the day you feel the need to change your panty liner, do so. There is no hard and fast rule, it’s about your personal choice.
If you are wearing it to stay dry and fresh, you can change it once a day – or as needed, especially when you experience leaks, or your discharge plays up. If you wear it on a light period day or as a period protection back-up, you’ll definitely need to change it just as you’d change a sanitary pad.