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
After ovulation: Minimize your "bad skin" days After ovulation, your estrogen begins to decline, taking your glowing skin with it. This is the time to tweak your skin care routine to keep the "good skin" days going and minimize the bad ones. "Switch to a mild, fragrance-free, non-comedogenic cleanser that won't irritate your skin," says Los Angeles dermatologist Ava Shamban, MD. Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser, $10, is a dermatologist favorite. Booth suggests using a mild exfoliant with increased frequency during the days leading up to the first day of your period.
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