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
Schedule your dermatologist visit strategicallyNow that you know how to deal with your skin throughout your cycle, it probably comes as no surprise that you should try to schedule any dermatologist visit during the days leading up to your period -- especially if you're experiencing hormonal acne. "Try and see your provider when your skin is at its worst," says Shamban. "It's not always possible, but if you can get in during a breakout peak it will help the provider get an accurate picture of what's going on with your skin." On the other hand, if you see your dermatologist in the midst your best skin week of the month it may be a complete waste of time.