“Women have different looks throughout the month. We are designed to look beautiful when we are in the fertile period because of high estrogen levels usually make the skin more beautiful,” said Rebecca Booth, MD, gynecologist and author of “The Venus Week.”
Hormones in the body will continue to affect skin. Hormones on the skin reaction is directly related to your age, this mean we must know skin care according menstrual cycle.
“The majority of women reach peak fertility with high levels of collagen at the age of 27 years. Then, hormone production gradually will decrease, until menopause,” she said.
Understanding the relationship between estrogen levels and skin, can help you deal with problems and proper care for your skin.
Here skin care according menstrual cycle:
- During the menstrual
Stepping on the first day of your period, you will feel weak because your hormones are at their lowest. “Your skin will look pale and dull because of the prostaglandin chemicals which cause inflammation, so the skin will be oily and acne,” said Rebecca Booth as gynecologist.
Prostaglandins are lipids that are released the body cells and cause inflammation or swelling, as well as the appearance of acne on the first day of menstruation. Not only that, these chemicals also make the skin look dull.
To help soothe the skin, use a moisturizer that contains anti-inflammatory drugs such as green tea, or chamomile. And use a serum that can keep your skin glowing.
- A week before ovulation
There are times where you will be amazed at the beauty of your skin when you enter the fertile period. “Skin will look beautiful when estrogen levels are at the top. This occurs just before ovulation, when the fertile period,” she said.
The skin will look radiant as well hydrated. Pores will shrink. In fact, collagen production was increased so that the skin condition is in the best circumstances.
“This is a week to go without makeup. Nothing better than your natural appearance.”
- After ovulation
After ovulation, estrogen hormone levels will experience a decline affects the quality of your skin. Now is the time to perform routine maintenance to keep it looking beautiful skin.
“Use a mild facial cleanser and unscented so it does not irritate the skin,” says Los Angeles dermatologist Ava Shamban origin, MD.
Rebecca Booth also suggested more frequent mild exfoliation during the days before the first day of menstruation.
- Just before menstruation
Most likely your skin is in the worst condition before menstruation. Doctors refer to this phase as ‘phase reset’ because your body will not be aware of a pregnancy and will be preparing for the next ovulation.
In this phase, estrogen levels decrease and androgens (like testosterone) triggers the skin to produce more oil. “Your skin is likely to trouble this week. Use products that contain salicylic or glycolic acid to help control oil production,” says Ava Shamban.
Do not miss skin care products that contain sulfur which serves to absorb the oil in the pores of your skin.