It’s Getting Hot in Here
getting hot
In August's Everyday Runway column, Melissa Berry shares with readers her "Menopause Survival Kit" and the items she uses to beat the heat!

One evening not long after I had my prophylactic oophorectomy, I was so desperate for relief from my middle-of-the-night menopause hot flash that I decided to Google it.

I laughed and cried at the same time when I thought at first glance that I’d found my solution: “For natural relief from menopausal symptoms, simply put open the freezer and stick your head inside.”

Ten years later, I’m happy to report that there are many more options out there aside from sticking your head in the freezer! Check out my latest finds and I hope you find cool relief–and even look great doing it!

Pass the Patch, Please

These hot flash hemp-infused patches by The Good Patch ($16 for four patches) offer a steady release of premium hemp extract and other key ingredients over eight to 12 hours. Just peel and place one patch on the abdomen, ensuring the area is clean and dry. The patch may be worn for up to 12 hours. All done? Simply peel the patch off.

On-Demand Hot Flash Relief

If you’re looking for an on-demand hot flash solution, then the Embr Wave® wristband is for you! At the touch of a button, get precisely calibrated cooling or warming sensations to help you find relief and have more control over your hot flashes and related menopause symptoms, such as night sweats, chills and disrupted sleep. Pick one up right here from Embr Wave ($299).

Chill Out

This is such a brilliant example of fashion meeting function! Thank you, Soma, for bringing us this beautiful Cool Nights® Chemise ($68) made with an ultra-soft, comfortable jersey knit fabric that helps keep you cool all night long.

I’m a Fan…of Keeping Cool!

Keep this handheld mini fan in your handbag and you’ll be ready for a hot flash at any time. It’s slightly larger than a tube of lipstick and a full charge lasts up to 21 hours. You can also fold it into an L-shape and keep it at your desk to keep you cool all day long. Grab it on Amazon for only $13.99.


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