This Patch Could Help With Period Cramps + Headaches
From bug repellant to birth control, patches have proven themselves as trusty health companions for a minute now. Still, we never thought we’d see the day when we’d be able to treat our period cramps with one.
Researchers at the University of Warwick in the UK have collaborated with the drug research firm Medherant to develop an extended-release ibuprofen patch, and it’s the first of its kind. The polymer patch can hold up to 30 percent by weight of the ultra-safe and effective anti-inflammatory drug, about three times more than your average gel capsule. But the most amazing thing about this transparent patch is its ease of use: Users just stick the patch onto their skin, and that’s it. There’s no need to re-dose for up to 12 hours. Thanks, science!
Gizmodo reports that the patch is especially designed with sufferers of chronic, localized pain in mind. While it isn’t quite as sci-fi as some of the other pain management devices that caught our attention this year (smart bandages and drug-free wearables, anyone?), we’re stanning hard for the set-it-and-forget-it potential of this smart new pharmaceutical. The patch is set to hit the market in roughly two years.
Would you use a pain relief patch? Tell us why!
(Photo via Warwick University)
Our undergarments might have taken a backseat in 2020, but with a new year upon us, we're feeling inspired to reprioritize our most intimate clothing layer — especially in time for Valentine's Day. Because hey, what better way to kickstart a season of self-love than by treating yourself to a confidence-boosting set of lingerie?
We turned to trusted intimates brand Adore Me to set us straight on trends for the year ahead, featuring size-inclusive bodysuits, romantic bustiers, lacy babydoll styles, and everything in between. Luxe sets start at $24.95 with free shipping and exchanges, and if you're not sure what style would work best for you, Adore Me has an at-home styling service called the Elite Box. You can try everything on from the comfort and safety of your home, keep what you love, and send back the rest totally hassle-free. Need more to pique your interest? Scroll ahead to see the silky lingerie and loungewear pieces we're adding to our cart.
Adore Me Svana Contour Set ($24.95): You can't go wrong with this playful satin cherry print and lace design.
Adore Me Luana Camisole & Short Set ($24.95): It was about time for a PJ upgrade, and this silky set is perfect for sweet dreamin' and lounging around the house.
Adore Me Gynger Unlined Set ($24.95): Va-va-voom! Hands-down the sexiest piece in the collection, this bra boasts a fiery red bow and skin-showing cups — literally confidence in a bra!
Adore Me Evetta Unlined Set ($24.95): This barely-there flouncy lace set is for when you'd almost rather wear nothing at all.
Adore Me Desirae Robe ($24.95): Take your self-care to the next level with this so-soft robe with subtle lace detailing.
Adore Me Clarisse Unlined Bodysuit ($24.95): This floral lace bodysuit with adjustable attached garters is straight out of our lingerie fantasy.
Adore Me Charlize Unlined Set ($24.95): If plum is more your power color, you'll love this sheer lace set.
Adore Me Helene Cheeky Plus (5 for $20): Our underwear drawer needs a little TLC too, and these comfy undies with coverage are the answer.
Adore Me Kaia Contour Plus Set ($24.95): Cutouts are all the rage, so why not have them in your underwear too?
Adore Me Kaia Contour Set ($24.95): Oh, and it comes in fire engine red — yes, please!
Adore Me Clarisse Bodysuit ($24.95): If you weren't sure about bodysuits, let this classic style change your mind.
Adore Me Corina Push Up Bustier ($24.95): Like more volume in the cleavage area? This sexy corset situation is for you.