5 ways to take care of your skin when you’re on your period
We all know how uncomfortable being on your period can be. If it is not the cramps and the back pain, it’s the emotional roller coaster ride. I mean the last thing you want to worry about when you are on your period is your skin. Unfortunately, during our period our skin tends to be sensitive. Our skin creates more oil than usual during our period, which can cause blocked pores and can lead to pimples or acne. Do not despair Choma, here are a few ways you can adjust your skin-care routine when you’re on your period.
The oil that comes out of your pores is called sebum. This is a naturally occurring oil in our body. But during this time it can be too much. One way you can deal with excess oil, pimples and acne during this time is to wash, tone and moisturise your face with your choice of products. Try to wash your face twice every day. This will help open up your pores and keep our skin hydrated and clean.
Diet and water
We often crave certain things during our period. Some crave sweet snacks and some salty snacks. Well, be careful not to over eat these delicious snacks because they usually add to the skin problems you face when you are on your period. Rather try eating fresh fruit and vegetables. Fresh fruit and veggies usually carry good anti-oxidants, which tend to carry Vitamin E. Drink plenty of water so that you hydrate your skin from the inside. Water also helps you to flush out some dirt build up.
Fast acting products
If you suffer from annoying pimples when you are on your period, try using Calamine lotion or any fast acting pimple cream. These products usually work to remove the dirt from your pores and they help to reduce redness and swelling. Make sure that these products are safe to use on your skin.
Periods are uncomfortable already. Why not turn your skin-care routine into a self-care activity? You can do your own DIY masks at home. You can also steam your face, but be careful not to burn your face.
Leave your face alone
Some acne pimples are hormonal. Which means they will show up during your period or around the time you would be expecting your period. These pimples usually disappear right after your period is done for the month. So it’s better to leave your face alone. Avoid touching your face and resist the urge to pop the pimples.
We all like a good face beat here and there, but during your period it might be a good idea to avoid wearing make-up. It’s only for a few days and your skin will love you for it. If you must wear make-up, make sure that you wash your face before you go to sleep.
Our skin differs from one person to the next. Some may need to adjust their skin-care routine and some may not. You are beautiful just as you are, whether you are on your period or not. Just remember that any product you choose to use must be safe enough to put on your skin. If you happen to suffer from any serious skin condition it is advisable that you check with your healthcare practitioner or dermatologist.
Remember, if you or a friend need advice or help, you can always contact me here on Ask Choma, send me a Facebook Message, a Twitter DM, or a WhatsApp Message (071 172 3657).
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