Why that zit?
Just like your moods, your hormones too feel the blues during this time. Before your period, your androgen levels increase, which automatically leads to a surge in oil production and blocked pores. This, often, takes the form of a pimple. Hence, acne during or before your period is a completely normal phenomenon.
Are pores getting larger?
When your testosterone levels increase almost a week before you get your period, your pores are often clogged with sebum due to increase in oil production. This is when they start appearing larger. If you have acne-prone skin, this can be a trying time for your skin. Expect larger pores and pimples.
Do you see dull skin?
It is usually on day 4 or 5 that your skin turns dull, especially if you have dry skin. This is because the sebum production goes down and your skin cannot retain enough moisture. Moreover, there is less blood circulation to the surface of your skin, which ultimately leads to a dull complexion and dehydrated skin. Hence, it’s best to moisturise optimally during this time.
What does your skin need?
Since excess sebum production seems to be the central problem during that time of the month, you need a solution aimed towards bringing your oil secretion to a normal level. This is why you need an anti-pimple breakthrough like the Pond’s Pimple Clear Face Wash, which is infused with Active Thymo-T Essence that uses Lock+Clear technology to banish pimples. Using this daily will ensure that when hormones cause mayhem before or during your period, your skin is armed with the right food to fight it out.