World Menstrual Health Day: How to care for your skin around your periods
by Debdutta Mitra on May 28, 2023
As a woman, your body changes frequently. And so do your moods and eating preferences due to changes in your hormones. One such major change also happens to your skin, especially when you are on your periods.
Hence we at Leal, bring you tips and tricks to follow so you can modify your skincare regimen accordingly during your menstrual cycle.
Wash your face twice a day
This phase, your body undergoes increased sebum production which contribute to acne's onset along with external microbial exposure. Hence, wash your face twice daily with lukewarm water and a mild face wash to prevent bacteria along with dabbing your face twice daily with a tissue to remove extra oil. Exercise extra caution a week before your menstruation cycle starts.
Apply minimum to zero makeup
Apply minimal makeup as your skin needs to relax. Cleanse any makeup before you go to sleep. Most importantly, carry sunscreen if you spend time outside as the skin is more susceptible to the sun now.
Hydrate your skin to retain glow
During this period, your skin might become dry. Hence, use a light moisturizer and a mild, non-comedogenic cleanser as a moisturizer to reduce acne. Apply a toner made of rose water (that works for all types of skin) and a DIY moisturizing mask after you have washed your face
Be careful with your diet
Foods enriched with Vitamin E, Omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants such as nuts, seafood, soyabean, almonds, avocados, raspberries, spinach help your skin in reducing inflammation, maintaining its moisture, enhancing circulation and reducing signs of ageing.
If your skin type is oily, then there are chances of excess sebum production caused by hormonal imbalance that can cause breakouts. The trick here is to incorporate anti-acne face washes, face masks and non-comedogenic face oil/serums into your skincare routine on a regular basis.
Try a massage
A body massage may indirectly help your skin by calming nerves and easing cramps in your stomach. It will improve blood circulation, which may help your menstrual flow and hence, keep you more at comfort and ease.
Hence, if you follow a proper skincare during your menstrual cycle, your skin will see reduced breakouts and inflammation. It is also suggested to consult a dermatologist during this period if you need a personal skincare routine according to your lifestyle and needs.
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