Turning down the heat
Check out these smart and sneaky ways to chill your next hot flash.
For emergency hot-flash relief, tuck a Cleavage Cooler ($32.99 for two) into your décolletage. Seriously. These gels work to relieve your body heat and come with a thermal case to keep them cold.
Whether you’re wearing a power suit or your favorite sweats, in an office or out on a walk, a microweight tank from SmartWool ($45) will help regulate your temperature. You won’t believe you’re wearing wool. It’s available in black, white, and pastels like celadon.
Before bed enjoy a 100-calorie box of Dreamerz Chocolate S’Nores ($2.25 for an 8-ounce serving). It contains melatonin, a natural sleep hormone, and Lactium, a protein that—like a warm glass of milk—helps you unwind.
Better than coffee
Women with hot flashes should skip the caffeine and try Republic of Tea’s Get a Grip ($10 for 36 tea bags) instead. It’s specially formulated for menopausal women and includes black cohosh, chasteberry, and dong quai with rooibos, a South African herb celebrated for its antioxidant powers.