Yes, periods are a torment. Hours of excruciating pain, bloated belly and an unending urge to punch someone! What makes it worse, is the havoc that it wrecks on your skin like—acne, rashes and what not! While you really can’t do anything about the inevitable cycle, you can make the situation a bit better by taking care of your skin so you don’t completely lose it during ‘that time of the month’.
Follow these 5 skincare tips to have a happy period, skin wise...
- Breakout at bay
- Stay hydrated
- Inner thigh care
- Scrub the dullness away
- Keep your skin well moisturised
Breakout at bay
If you get jittery as the ‘date’ approaches thinking of the pesky acne popping out of nowhere, you’re not alone. Period acne occurs due to higher testosterone levels and sebum production. To curb this acne, you can double cleanse your face with the Ponds Pimple Clear Face Wash to keep pores clean of all the excess oil and dirt.
Drink a lot of fluids while on your period to cleanse your body of all the toxins. It helps you get relief from abdominal pain and keeps skin hydrated.
Inner thigh care
Your inner thigh skin gets affected most during periods. Use of sanitary napkins can cause skin irritation, rashes, chaffing and infection. So ladies, don’t forget to change your sanitary pad after every six hours. Keep the area dry and wear only soft, breathable fabrics like cotton.
Scrub the dullness away
Your skin may lose its lustre in the first few days of your period due to low levels of estrogen and progesterone. Use a mild exfoliator such as the Lakmé Blush & Glow Face Scrub With Strawberry Extracts and scrub gently to get radiant, glowing clear skin back.
Keep your skin well moisturised
Periods can make your skin severely dry. Swear by a moisturiser for your face and lips to avoid flaky chapped skin. We suggest you use the Lakmé Peach Milk Soft Creme Moisturizer and Vaseline Aloe Soothe Lip Care for smooth and supple skin.