Every month when the menstrual cycle hits, our hormone levels fluctuate. This is why there is a change in our mood, food choices, sleep routine among other everyday things. Our skin too sees a fall during this time of the month.
We often make changes in our daily routine during the period cycle but what about skincare? It is crucial to make changes in our skincare routine accordingly to keep skin issues like acne, dryness among others at bay which are quite common during the menstrual cycle.
Making some small changes in our beauty routine can help us treat a lot of our skin problems during periods. Read on.
Use Petroleum Jelly For Dryness
A lot of us suffer from skin dryness during periods. An easy hack to keep dryness at bay is by having a petroleum jelly tub handy. Apply it generously all over your face, hands and feet while going to bed and in the morning, you will wake up with soft, smooth and hydrated skin. You can also use it for your lips. Apply a thick layer on your lips, keep it overnight and then wipe off.
Take Daily Shower To Prevent Discomfort
Wearing sanitary pads for long duration during the menstrual cycle can lead to a lot of discomfort. A lot of us develop itchiness, dryness around the vaginal area which can be uncomfortable. To prevent such discomfort, it is a good idea to take a daily shower especially during this time of the month. A relaxing shower will also give you relief from stress.
Say No To Makeup As Much As Possible
Your skin is vulnerable during your periods. Going too heavy with makeup can backfire even if it makes you feel good. Your skin sees a lot of changes during this cycle and you never know how a makeup product will react back. Try to stay off makeup as much as you can and let your skin breathe. If you still have to wear makeup for some reason, go light on makeup products.
Cleanse Your Face Everyday
Menstrual acne is a common skin issue and to prevent it, you should wash your face two times a day. Wash your face with a mild face wash with lukewarm water. This will help you remove excess oil, dirt accumulated on your face and further prevent acne.
Give Yourself A Facial Massage
It is a good idea to pamper your skin during your menstrual cycle. Use a face serum or oil all over your face and using a massage tool like gua sha, jade roller, or kansa wand, gently massage your skin. This will make your skin healthy and smooth.
Have A Healthy Diet
It is also essential to have a nutritious diet to keep the skin glowing and healthy during this time. Consume foods which are rich in vitamin E, omega - 3 fatty acids, antioxidants which all boost your skin health. These foods help you keep your skin moisturised, improve circulation in the skin and also slow down skin ageing. Have superfoods like Indian gooseberry, flax seeds, fish, berries, nuts, and seeds.
We hope these tips help you keep your skin healthy and glowing during your menstrual cycle. For more such skincare-related stories, stay tuned!
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