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
All month: Use skin care with phytoestrogensThere's a lot of fear surrounding estrogen treatments, but they're not to be confused with phytoestrogens, which are something completely different. These ingredients are commonly found in skin care, and there's nothing scary about them. "The molecules are derived from plants like soy, barley, red clover, and flaxseeds," explains Booth. (You've probably seen soy in skin care, and you may already be familiar with other phytoestrogen ingredients like resveratrol.) "They affect the estrogen receptors on the skin, and stimulate the cells to hold on to water and increase collagen production." Booth recommends Veneffect Anti-Aging Intensive Moisturizer, $185.
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