Menstrual Period. It’s a vicious cycle that only women can relate to so men shouldn’t even fight us on this.
Uncontrollable mood swings, massive food cravings, muscle cramps, and sudden breakouts, when these just ticked off your list of what you’re feeling right now, then you know… it’s almost that time of the month again.
It’s a roller coaster ride for us girls simply because it’s either uncomfortable and painful. During this period, it’s the hormones that do the talking. So if ever you are feeling all cranky and hangry, blame it on your hormones. After all, it’s probably the worst time of the month for women. If you’ve ever experienced time-of-the-month breakouts, you know all too well what this monthly hormonal activity does to the skin.
In this article, let’s talk about menstrual skin and how women can take care of their skin during red days.
Women on their Period: Mens-Related Skin Problems
Talking about menstrual skin, there’s a whole range of skin problems that women can encounter during their time of the month. The hormones responsible for the bodily changes are estrogen and progesterone. This helps regulate your skin’s elasticity, circulation, and appearance. They are also responsible for controlling menstruation. This only means one thing —- your skin and period are utterly related, that’s why it’s normal to break out before getting your period.
These hormonal changes even during normal menstruation can wreak havoc on your skin. Towards the end of the menstrual cycle, just before your next cycle, the progesterone, testosterone, and cortisol levels of the body all go up. This often leads to excessive oil production which can cause acne especially to those who are prone causing many women with acne-prone skin into an outbreak.
While some women have their menstruation normally, some experience hormonal imbalances and irregularities in their cycles which add up to more serious skin problems such as acne, dryness, and flakiness of the skin, as well as excessive body hair. Dull skin is also not out of the question. Notice how you look so tired on your period even when you’ve had enough sleep? That’s because the estrogen levels fall during the menstrual cycle which gives you that dull, dry, and washed-out look.
Healthy Tips to Taking Good Care of Your Skin During Period
Whether you experience dull, flaky skin before and during your period, there are tons of things that you can do to take care of and counter the breakouts that your skin may have during red days. Here’s what you can do when you have these skin conditions:
1. For dull and flaky skin
If you have dull and flaky skin at the start of your period, the best thing you can do is to keep your skin moisturized and your body hydrated. Moisturize your skin with gentle skincare products that deeply moisturize your skin. Aside from applying moisturizing products to the skin, you must also nurture and hydrate your body from within. Drink plenty of water, eat healthy food like avocado, nuts, and fish.
2. For dry and sensitive skin
When you have sensitive skin, only use products that are mild for your skin. Use products containing aloe vera and chamomile to calm and soothe your dry skin. Since there is an overproduction of oils in the skin during the period, use a lightweight moisturizer that can give your skin proper moisture while keeping your oils at bay. Exercise regularly to improve circulation and eat vitamin-rich foods, such as broccoli, almonds, and fruit.
3. For acne-prone, oily skin
Cleanse your skin with gentle products containing salicylic acid. Exfoliate your skin gently to strip off oils from your skin and moisturize with an oil-free moisturizer. You may crave a lot of food during your period but you have to refrain from eating greasy foods.
Your period might be the worst time of the month but it can’t be denied how rewarding it is to finally get over your red days—- well at least, until the next cycle. Ever noticed how your skin suddenly glows after your period? Your after-period skin is actually at its healthiest. It’s because during this time, the estrogen in your body restarts which stimulates the production of some important bodily components that give you healthy skin such as collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. These all encourage more healthy and elastic skin cells.
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