Besides the mood swings, fatigue, and bloating, PMS can also affect your skin.
One of the most common signs of PMS in your skin is a noticeably dull complexion. Before your menstrual cycle starts, testosterone can become more dominant than estrogen, the hormone that gives your skin a beautiful glow, reduces pore size, and works with estrogen receptors to increase production of hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin. Testosterone can increase sebum (oil) production and adds lubricity to skin and hair, but it also increases pore size to secrete more oil.
Another common sign of PMS is acne, and it doesn’t affect only teenagers. Hormonal changes during the week or two before your period can cause skin glands to produce more sebum, which can clog pores and trigger a breakout.
How do you combat these affects?
Don’t fret! Skin masques are your best bet to absorb the extra oil secreted by the skin during PMS. BeautiControl’s Skinlogics Clear Purifying Scrub/Masque (14536) works as a scrub to gently exfoliate dead skin cells and surface debris, and as a masque, it works to pull impurities and toxins from the skin.
To order from BeautiControl:
- Visit www.beautipage.ca/holly_lloyd
- Enter item number 14536 in the search box on the upper right.