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
The week before ovulation: Maximize your "good skin" daysDo you sometimes marvel at how amazing your skin looks? Rest assured that it's not just good lighting or the serum you put on the night before. "A cycling woman will have her best skin days when her estrogen is at its highest," says Booth. "This occurs right before ovulation -- when she's at her most fertile." Pores are at their smallest, and your skin is more hydrated -- making it glow. Even collagen production increases during this time of the month.
"The Venus Week," the title of Booth's book, refers to this optimal phase of a woman's cycle. Booth suggests becoming aware of this particular time so that you can fully enjoy it. "This is the week to go without makeup," she says. "There's no better aphrodisiac than feeling good about your appearance."
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