It might be a while since most of us experienced our first menstrual cycle but it still feels like a whole new battle every month, even today. From fighting mood swings to cramps, periods can be rather frustrating for most of us women. Like these problems weren’t enough, our skin goes through a bad phase too courtesy hormonal fluctuations. Therefore you need to give your skin some extra TLC. Here’s a low-down on how to take care of your skin when you’re menstruating...
 

Pay attention to oily skin

Pay attention to oily skin

Remember how we told you what happens to your skin when you get your period? Now, we’re telling you how to care for it. The hormonal imbalances cause excessive sebum production. To make matters worse, the increase in magnified pores and an oily texture of skin result in breakouts. This is why you need an anti-pimple care like the Ponds's Pimple Clear White Face Wash in your skin care routine. It is infused with Active Thymo-T Essence that uses Lock + Clear technology to banish pimples. Using this face wash regularly in your skin care regime will keep period acne at bay and also work as a shield for coming next month.

 

Care for dull skin

Care for dull skin

Your skin turns dull and lifeless during this time. To regain its luster, you can use a skin exfoliator. We suggest using the St.Ives Fresh Face Apricot Scrub because this one has the power to remove excess oil and dirt from the skin along with cleaning your pores. It contains apricot that heals, soothes, protects and energises your skin. It’s also rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin B and Vitamin E—all of which leave your skin glowing and hydrated.

 

Keep dryness at bay

Keep dryness at bay

Due to the dip in estrogen, your skin loses out on water causing dehydration. This makes it look dry and patchy. Your wrinkles at this time might be more visible than ever. Using an intensively, nourishing skin cream would be advisable during this time. We suggest relying on the Lakmé Absolute Perfect Radiance Intense Whitening Serum and the Lakmé Absolute Perfect Radiance Intense Whitening Night Crème. Enriched with the dual power of micro-crystals and skin-lightening vitamins, this range delves deep to polish and lighten your skin for a lustrous finish.

 

Opt for healthy food choices

Opt for healthy food choices

Yes, those junk food cravings are irresistible, especially during this time! But eating healthy during this time will only do you good. Loading up on lean protein food like soy, turkey, fish, beans and lentils can stabilize your blood sugar, which will help offset your junk food cravings. Your body’s iron levels drop because of the elimination of constant blood—something that can cause weakness in your body. Healthy food options like green leafy vegetable, fruits, eggs, bread, milk give you the needed energy.

 

Relax those nerves

Relax those nerves

Getting a body massage during periods is highly effective, as it helps soothe stressed muscles and nerves and relieve stomach cramps. It might increase your menstrual flow for a bit as it improves blood circulation but it surely soothes your body of aches and pains.

 

Don’t compromise on sleep

Don’t compromise on sleep

Your body is going through a lot of change during your period. It needs good rest and sleep. If you compromise on sleep, it will only have adverse effects on your mood and will even take a toll on your skin. A restful sleep for eight hours is ideal for your body.