How to Avoid Period ACNE before it Pops Up..! Menstrual Acne Reasons & More..
What does Zits remind us about our period every month?
Even though you might at times forget about your Periods, your Acne doesn’t. It is so punctual and obedient in its job. Isn’t it.? If you can remember, the acne that erupts especially at this time (a week before your that time of the month) are so specific about their places, the jaw line or near the nose area. These pustules are cased due to the imbalances in your hormones.
Just before a week or two of your period, the Progesterone levels go down and the testosterone increases which in turn increases the sebum production in your oil glands making your skin more oily and shiny. Upon that, our ski at his time sheds 5 rimes more dead skin than it does on the remaining days. And guess what, the oil + dead skin is a perfect ground of food treat to bacteria. It lives by this combination on the skin and thus ACNE forms.
Our skin at this time is more sensitive and not very resistant to fight with bacteria. It is really hard to just avoid and ignore these zits because these are sometimes painful and huge for some people.
But did you know that you still have a partial control over your skin at this time? Yes.! You can avoid your period acne by changes an adopting few things in your skin care and lifestyle.
Before that, It is always better to be aware of the triggers that cause Period ACNE. Here they are..
What are the triggers that flare up Period ACNE?
The reason is clear to us, that the hormone in our bodies are the main culprits that cause the excess sebum production on our skin, but not the bacteria remember? The bacteria attack is more likely in our hands. We are the actual culprits of causing acne on our face. Yes..! The bacteria can be introduced into our skin with even just using our smartphone. Some of the general triggers of Period ACNE are..
1. Touching your face more often. Our hands and fingers contains more bacteria that you can ever imagine. Touching your face especially in these days when your face is producing more oil will cause ACNE.
2. Dirty phones..! An average mobile user touches his/her phone on a average of 48 times a day. I know it seems to be small number to many. It is for me too. But its just an average. Image the amount of bacteria lying on your phone right now. 1000 times more than that of a toilet seat. Yes..! Want to throw your phone away.? 😀 Each time you keep your phone on your ear, it touches your jawline which in turn transfers all those bacteria to your skin causes ACNE.
3. Dirty towels, Bed spreads and pillow covers. Basically all those which may possibly touch your face in some or the other way.
4. Stress. PMS acne will absolutely be worse the more stressed out you are. So your first order of business is to make sure you’re controlling stress levels consistently throughout the month.
What you Can do to Avoid Period ACNE?
To put in a s Simple way..! Avoid the triggers that cause ACNE during that time of the month.
Be a clean freak especially before 2 weeks of your period and also follow a simple skin care as this..
Skin Care to avoid Period ACNE
1. Clean your face twice daily.
Use Natural ingredients to wash your face. Some of the cleansing grains to wash you face with are:
- Rice flour
- Almond powder
- Organic green Tea leaves
- Lemon peel powder
- Orange Peel powder
- Green gram Flour
- Chick Pea Flour
These cleansing grains will not only improve your skin’s health but also balances skin’s natural moisture without striping away the natural oils.
2. Tone with an Apple cider vinegar.
One of the most popular use of Apple cider vinegar for skin is using it as a toner. This is my favorite method to use Apple cider vinegar for my skin. It helped me a lot to clear my acne in my initial stages.
Its been more than an year I am using this Apple cider vinegar toner in my daily skin care routine. And you wont believe me, how this has helped me to cure all my skin problems including acne and acne scaring.
Using a toner, a natural toner that can balance the skin’s acidic pH is a must to include in your skin care routine. Toners also remove the excess dirt and makeup that your facial cleansers or normal oil cleansing routine have failed to do so.
3. Best Ingredients in a face pack to Look for. Clays and herbs
Clay like french green clay will draw own the impurity and unclogs the pores. This is the simple ingredient that is so helpful to oily skin beauties to draw our extra oil and hydrate the skin naturally
Neem, Turmeric and Tutsi are three main ingredients that kill the harmful bacteria and dries out the pimple. See for a face pack that contains at least one of these ingredients and apply it twice daily from before 2 weeks of your periods.
4. Moisturize with Aloe Vera
You already know that Aloe is a staple ingredient to treat any type of acne. use Organic Certified Aloe Vera gels to moisturize your face twice daily to keep it well hydrated and nourished.
What you should not do to avoid Period ACNE
Many suggest to use benzoyl peroxide and salicylic Acid to treat ACNE. Do not even go near them guurlll…! The more your skin gets used to those chemicals, the more you need to use it in your life. Th moment you stop using them, they come again in your life. What a deadly dependency. The do work, but with a cost of ruining your skin for a life time. The dryness these chemicals causes will age your skin more quickly and also makes your skin more sensitive to sun thus causing wrinkles and age spots too.
Again..! Your are what you eat, and so is your skin..!
Diet plays an important role in how your skin or hair looks from outside. You are what your eat, and so your skin. Taking a proper diet on a daily basis will not only prevent acne but also helps you achieve shiny and clear skin naturally.
Take a proper diet and keep moving. Exercise and a proper diet are a power pack combination to treat all skin diseases with just a snap. Your skin feels so radiant and fresh post workout or yoga. And do not forget to take a shower to get rid of sweat an bacteria from your face body.
Increase Intake of Vitamin A 2 weeks before your period to balance the hormones in your body and avoid all kinds of refined sugars and gluten.
Drink more water. Water flushes out toxins from your body, keeps you hydrated and doesn’t have any of the side effects of other beverages (sugar, carbs, hangovers)