The Monthly Cycle
Of course, women get a little special treat with their flow of hormones going through changes during the months. So let’s have a closer look at this as well to get an appreciation of the phases a women skin is going through on a monthly basis.
Day 1 – Day 4 : Greasy and Acne prone
Skin is most problematic during this time in the cycle. It is oily and thus prone to acne, and you may have pronounced dark circles under your eyes. Your skin is also more likely to react to allergies at this time. Even if you don’t feel like it, try to work up a sweat with exercise – it helps remove dirt and unclog pores. Make sure you seep toner over your face afterwards to remove sweat and grease.
Day 5 – Day 10 : Dry
Your skin is likely to be dry and a little flakey at the beginning of your cycle. Drink plenty of water and increase your intake of healthy fats to help it to stay supple.
Day 11 – Day 21 : Normal and Glowing
Skin should be at its healthiest and clearest between days 11 and 21. However if you suffer from premenstrual syndrome, stress-hormones levels may increase, causing your skin to produce oil. This may lead to inflamed skin and spots. Engage in gentle relaxing exercises such as yoga, to help ease your stress levels and keep skin clear.
Day 22- Day 28 : Greasy and Acne prone
And it starts all again from the beginning.