Why You Should Never Use Retinoids in the Morning
And 11 other crazy (but true!) facts that prove timing really is everything in your health and beauty routines
Why: Ever notice how much more sensitive your skin is during your period? According to Downie, the drop in estrogen levels causes your skin to lose water and become drier, which makes your skin more susceptible to irritation. To avoid extra pain on top of the aches and cramps you experience during your period, she suggests scheduling all hair removal procedures two weeks before you start. Downie also notes that hair grows faster during the hormonal surges after your cycle. To get more bang for your buck, schedule your appointments for the week after your period to get rid of more hair at once.
SEE NEXT PAGE: The best time to ... try on new shoes