8 Ways Your Daily Skin Care Regimen Should Change Along with Your Menstrual Cycle
You probably know about the link between hormones and acne, but were you aware that your menstrual cycle has a lot to do with "good skin days" too? Here's how to deal with the way your period affects your skin every day of the month
During your period: Use a skin-sootherCycle Day One corresponds to the first day of your period, at which point your hormones are very low. "You feel a little washed out," explains Booth. "And you may assume it's from blood loss, but there are also chemicals called prostaglandins that cause the run-down feeling by increasing inflammation." These prostaglandins are lipids that are released by our cells -- and they contribute to puffy, blotchy skin during the first few days of your cycle.
To help soothe your skin, use a moisturizer that contains anti-inflammatory ingredients like green tea, chamomile, or feverfew. Try Aveeno Ultra Calming Daily Moisturizer, $14.99.
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