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Article: Understanding the Link Between Your Menstrual Cycle and Skin Health

Understanding the Link Between Your Menstrual Cycle and Skin Health

Understanding the Link Between Your Menstrual Cycle and Skin Health

The dance of hormones throughout our menstrual cycle orchestrates a symphony of changes in our skin. From the radiant glow of ovulation to the premenstrual breakout, our skin reflects the ebb and flow of our hormonal rhythms. In this blog, we delve into the science and wisdom of holistic skincare to explore how we can nurture our skin through each phase of the menstrual cycle.

The Phases of the Menstrual Cycle and Their Impact on Skin:

1. Menstrual Phase (Days 1-5): 

  • Characterised by the shedding of the uterine lining, this phase can leave the skin appearing dull and less plump due to low estrogen levels¹
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    2. Follicular Phase (Days 1-13):

    • As estrogen levels rise, the skin becomes brighter and clearer, benefiting from estrogen's skin-enhancing properties, including collagen production²
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    3. Ovulatory Phase (Day 14):

    • Estrogen peaks, leading to radiant skin, but increased testosterone can make pores more prone to clogging³. 
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    4. Luteal Phase (Days 15-28):

    • Rising progesterone levels may lead to oilier skin and breakouts, while skin sensitivity can increase due to premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
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    Integrating Cycle Awareness Into Skincare: 

    Understanding the intricate dance of hormones empowers us to align our skincare rituals with our body's needs, supporting our skin's health at each stage of the menstrual cycle.

    The Power of Personalisation and Patience: 

    Everyone's skin is unique, and the impact of the menstrual cycle on skin varies. Personalisation and patience are essential in observing how your skin responds and adjusting your skincare rituals accordingly.

    Consultation with Experts: 

    For specific concerns, consulting with a dermatologist or skincare expert who appreciates the holistic link between hormones and skin health can provide tailored advice and support. Our beauty therapists and skin care experts are always on hand to discuss your personal skincare needs. 


    By embracing the natural rhythm of our menstrual cycle, we enhance our skin's natural beauty, celebrating its ever-changing landscape with grace and care. Let the wisdom of your body guide you to skincare choices that resonate with each phase of your cycle.

    References from AWWA Period Care:

    1. Dealing with Period Pimples: Causes, Prevention, and Solutions
    2. 7 Tips for Happy Hormones and Acne-Free Skin
    3. The One Thing That Gives You Better Sleep, Skin, Mood, and Periods

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