Did you know that there are some special skin care tips for your period that you should keep in mind? You’ve probably noticed that your skin goes through some changes whenever that times of the months rolls around. Well, there are some things we can do to help make that time easier on our skin, keep reading for easy skin care tips for your period.
Before we get into these skin care tips for your period, I just wanted to add that these tips probably won’t apply to you if you’re on birth control. Birth control has been known to help calm or, in some cases, eradicate acne by reducing sebum, so it’s very likely that you won’t experience the same symptoms as those who don’t take birth control. According to one skincare Clinic, birth control is considered as an acne treatment when other treatments and prescriptions fail to work.
A great skin care tip for when you’re on your period and really anytime is to keep your skin well hydrated with a good moisturiser. Experts say that your skin is more sensitive and tends to be drier when you’re on your period, so it needs oil-free or comedogenic moisturisers to keep skin balanced during this stressful time.
Another way to pamper your skin during your period is to use a moisturising or exfoliating mask to moisturise dull and dry skin or get rid of flaky skin and balance it out. Not only will a mask improve the look and feel of your skin, it’s a fab way to relax and treat yourself to something nice while you’re going through something not so nice!
Another skin care tip to remember while you’re on your period is to use gentle skin care products. Your skin is more sensitive and can appear splotchy, puffy or washed out. Use calming skin care products with anti-inflammatory effects to soothe your skin and even things out. Look for skin care products with ingredients like chamomile or green tea.
During this time you might also feel like your skin looks extra dull. But who says you can’t fake a healthy glow?! Low estrogen and prostaglandins are responsible for making skin appear dull and have a pallor to it. Combat the effects of prostaglandins and estrogen by using a skin care or beauty product with light reflecting particles in it to give your skin a healthy but faux glow.