The menstrual cycle is in constant relationship with the state of the woman’s skin. Hormonal changes directly affect her, causing her to undergo some changes depending on the moment of the cycle in which we are. We are talking about another symptom of Premenstrual Syndrome.
During the ovulatory phase and the menstrual phase, the skin increases its level of fat, which is why pimples and blackheads begin to appear. This problem is aggravated if we already have an acne tendency in itself.
The last days of menstruation the skin begins to heal, at the end of the period completely, the estrogen level begins to grow, which makes the skin look healthy.
Tips to prevent and treat acne during menstruation
- Wash your face abundantly the days before ovulation.
- Do not eat foods that promote fat on the skin such as fried foods, sugars and dairy products, among others.
- Use specific creams that contain benzoic acid or propolis. These compounds act on the skin preventing or reducing the appearance of pimples and blackheads.
- Go to the dermatologist if acne persists and is a major physical and aesthetic problem.
- Taking oral contraceptives will regulate our hormone level, we must tell our gynecologist so that he can find the one that best suits our body. Do not self-medicate, because even if a type of pill has been good for a friend, it can create the opposite effect on us.