Those monthly recurring menstrual periods are obviously annoying enough: mood swings, binge eating, stomach aches and to top it all off, an acne outbreak. About two weeks before your period, your hormones start to fluctuate and unfortunately this results in a few pimples here and there.
More pimples at the time of your period are also called hormonal pimples. Your body produces more progesterone and at the same time the estrogen hormone decreases. This is the important female sex hormone that regulates your menstrual cycle and a possible pregnancy. These are also exactly the hormones that influence the production of sebum and therefore acne. Especially during your period, these hormones play an extra role with the following result: an increased possibility of pimples and impurities. Take this into account and show your skin some extra love! Read on quickly to find out how to take care of your skin during this time.
Period and pimples: how to take extra care of your skin
1. Use lukewarm water to clean your face
Hot or cold water can cause more pimples.
2. Do not touch your face
Try not to squeeze your pimples. You really can't stay away from them? Then wash your hands first.
3. Avoid stress
You have a busy job, try to exercise a lot and also want to have enough time to spend with friends and do other fun things? This causes stress to all of us from time to time. You certainly can not escape stress completely but try to avoid it as much as possible. Why? Your body will produce more cortisol, the stress hormone, which in turn leads to pimples when you have your period. Keep your head cool. Literally.
4. Eat healthy
When caring for your skin from within, nutrition is of course an indispensable component. Sugars are just not conducive to a smooth skin without pimples.
5. Wear clothing made from natural materials
Examples are clothes made of cotton and wool because natural fabrics allow your skin to breathe better. Non-breathable, synthetic fabrics cause sweat and bacteria to remain on your skin.