It’s that time of the month again: your stomach is bloating, your emotions are swinging wildly—and to top it off, there’s a small colony of zits forming on your face.
For many women, menstrual periods are an inevitable fact of life. But when the cramps hit and you’re craving another chocolate muffin, it can be hard to manage erratic period skin. Here are our top tips for PMS skincare to keep your skin glowing all month long.
Check out the Period Skin Care Combo
Facial skin is incredibly sensitive to hormonal fluctuations, or changes in hormone levels of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. But while these changes are a natural part of our menstrual cycles, they can lead to ultra-greasy skin that traps dirt and bacteria.
Balance is key
Removing dirt without overstripping your skin will prevent oil overproduction. Our Hydro-Power Brightening Cleanser contains hydrating rosehip oil, while goldflower root extract in the Antioxidant Hydrating Toning Essence protects against dirt and pollution.
The root of the problem
Prevention is the best remedy
Cystic acne is notoriously hard to get rid of. Nip it in the bud with the Advanced Hyaluronic Serum and Miracle Glow Facial Oil: licorice root extract fights inflammation, while squalane penetrates deep into the skin to balance oil levels.
In the face of fatigue
Period fatigue is real: just as we’re more easily tired when Aunt Flo pays a visit, our skin also needs a little TLC. Stress hormones released during your cycle affect skin cell regeneration, leading to a dull, uneven skin tone. Age may be just a number, but aging skin isn’t a good look on anyone.
Catch some Z's
Re-energize period skin with an at-home spa treatment! The Hydro-Rescue Repairing Night Mask combines science and TCM wisdom: vitamin B12 strengthens skin capillaries, while chamomile extract soothes irritation. Best paired with a relaxing bedtime routine and 6-8 hours of beauty sleep—though in a pinch, a 10-minute mask will also revive your glow!
Written by Fion Tse