If you suffer from pimples during your period, you are not alone. Many women experience this frustrating skin problem around the time of their menstrual cycle. While there’s no surefire way to avoid all pimples, some simple tips can help reduce breakouts.
It’s that time of the month again… and so are your pimples. Although rashes are unfortunately part and parcel of menstruation, there are some things you can do to try to avoid them. Here are our top 8 tips:
Keep your face clean.
Washing twice a day with a gentle cleanser can help remove dirt, oil, and makeup that can clog pores.
Do not scratch or crush your pimples. It would only make them worse!
When you scratch or squeeze a pimple, you damage the skin around the blemish, which can lead to inflammation and even infection. Plus, the bacteria that causes pimples thrive in warm, humid environments, so squeezing a pimple just creates the perfect conditions for new breakouts.
Use an anti-acne face cream or gel.
This is an option you should pay attention to when choosing face care products. If your skin is oily or acne-prone, it’s always better to have non-comedogenic products. If you have normal, sensitive or dry skin, it is advisable to use an anti-acne face cream or gel during your period. In general, these products work by helping to regulate hormone levels and preventing the buildup of oil and bacteria that can cause breakouts. Apply them to breakout-prone areas, such as the forehead, nose, and chin.
Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day.
For many women, pimples are a monthly phenomenon that coincides with their period. While a number of factors can contribute to this increase in breakouts, one of the most important things you can do to keep your skin clear is to stay hydrated. Drinking plenty of water helps flush toxins from your system and keeps your skin hydrated from within. Also, avoid sugary drinks and caffeine, which can make rashes worse.
Eat a healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables and lean protein.
When menstruating, many of us crave junk food or super-sweet snacks. Certainly, once they look in the mirror, and see their face full of pimples, this pleasure turns into a real disaster. However, it is recommended that at this time in particular to pay more attention to what you eat and to favor a healthy diet that includes fruits, vegetables, fibers and proteins. Also, replace frying with baking or steaming. Who knows ? Maybe you will find delicious healthy recipes that you will be addicted to! The important thing is that this type of diet will help you fight pimples better.
Get enough sleep each night.
It is true that during menstruation, some suffer from nocturnal awakenings, others have restless sleep. But you have to have that the quality of sleep impacts your hormones. The longer you have your 8 hours of sleep, the better your body is able to work on regulating hormone levels and regenerating cells. Which leads to less number of rashes. Put aside your hormonal fluctuations, negative emotions and stress and replace them with soft, relaxing music, soothing essential oils and a good night’s sleep.
Change your towels.
Since your body tends to produce more hormones during this critical time, more attention and care should be considered when it comes to hygiene. Starting with the towels! You should know that to prevent pimples, you must change your towels every day. Who says wet towel in the bathroom, automatically says a breeding ground for bacteria. Have a clean towel handy every day. This will keep your skin clean and dry and reduce the risk of skin conditions.
Avoid touching your face with your hands.
How often you touch your face can influence the frequency and severity of pimples. During your period, hormonal fluctuations can lead to increased oil production, which causes clogged pores and the appearance of pimples. If you touch your face more often during this period, you may see an increase in pimples. To avoid this, make a conscious effort to keep your hands away from your face. If you must touch your face for any reason, make sure you have sanitizer in your bag and keep your hands washed and sanitized.