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
Right before your period: Fend off breakouts Your skin most likely looks its worst during the days leading up to your period. Doctors refer to this phase of your cycle, as well as the days of menstruation, as the "reset phase" because your body realizes that it's not pregnant and prepares for another month of ovulation. It's also when estrogen levels dip and androgens (like testosterone) trigger your skin to produce more oil. "If your skin tends to be problematic during these days, use a product with salicylic or glycolic acid to help control oil production," says Shamban. It's also the perfect time to add a treatment mask to your regular routine. Try something with sulfur like DDF Sulfur Therapeutic Mask, $40, which will absorb oil and deep-clean your pores.
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