How Your Period and Hormones Affect Your Skin

How Your Period and Hormones Affect Your Skin

Our bodies go through wild changes during our cycle, and your skin is no exception. Just like your energy, mood, and cravings fluctuate, your skin has its own hormonal rollercoaster. Let’s break down what’s happening during that time of the month and how you can keep your skin glowing all cycle long.

What’s Happening: Your Skin During Your Period

In the days leading up to and during your period, you might notice your skin acting up. Why? Because all three major female hormones (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone) take a nosedive. This drop, especially in estrogen and progesterone, makes your sebaceous glands pump out more sebum (that’s oily stuff), leading to clogged pores and breakouts, especially along your jawline and chin. Even as testosterone rises by the end of your period, it keeps the oil coming, prolonging those pesky breakouts. Plus, low estrogen levels mean less collagen and hyaluronic acid, leaving your skin looking dull and tired. But hey, it’s totally normal!

What to Do: Your Skincare During Your Period

Got two main skin goals during your period: manage breakouts and banish dullness. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Double Cleanse: It sounds counterintuitive, but cleansing with an oil cleanser helps absorb excess oil. Start with Purified: Purifying Cleanser to gently remove impurities and excess sebum.

  2. Spot Treatment: Breakouts don’t stand a chance against clay masks. Dab Refined: Clarifying Red Wine Mask on blemishes to draw out impurities and reduce the appearance of inflammation.

  3. Probiotic Skincare: Probiotics are your skin’s best friend during breakouts. The Limelight: Brightening Probiotic Lotion delivers nutrients, fights bad bacteria, and soothes the appearance of inflammation.

  4. Hydrate: Combat dullness and fine lines with Essence: Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid & Ceramide Serum. Follow up with Luna Vitality: Restoring Moisture Cream to lock in moisture and keep your skin looking radiant.

Extra Tips:

  • Don’t Pick! Picking at breakouts can leave scars.
  • Light Makeup: Heavy makeup can clog pores, so keep it light and always double cleanse if you wear it.
  • Healthy Diet: Avoid high-sugar and processed foods that may cause inflammation.
  • Stay Hydrated: Drinking water helps reduce period symptoms like headaches, fatigue, and cramps.

Most importantly, take care of yourself! Hormonal changes and their effects on your skin are completely normal. Keep your skincare routine simple and targeted, and you’ll feel confident no matter where you are in your cycle.

By following these tips and using our recommended products, you can keep your skin looking its best, even during that time of the month. Embrace the glow and show your skin some love!