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: Amp up the glowProstaglandins are also responsible for making your skin appear dull. "They give the skin a pallor," says Booth. "And low estrogen levels don't help either." However, you can fake a glow by using a serum, moisturizer, or foundation that contains light-reflecting particles. The newly launched SK-II Cellumination Essence SX, $150, has a pearlescent quality that makes your skin look deceptively smooth and radiant -- even if it isn't.
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