If you thought that periods cramps are the worst – well, period acne is much worse. All because of the change and imbalance in hormones.
It effects your moods, your body turns sore and contributes to other related symptoms to PMS. (Pre Menstrual Syndrome)
Today we’re going to discuss what period acne actually is, why it happens and it’s treatment.
1. What Is Meant By ‘Period Acne’?
While you’re menstruating, there’s a fluctuation in your hormone levels which results in acne, bumps & breakouts on your face. During your PMS, the production of estrogen (female sex hormones) level rises and progesterone reduces. This instantly increase the production of sebum and oil in female body and clogs your pores which causes pimples.
2. On Which Areas Does Period Acne Occur?
Period acne mostly occurs around the chin and jawline. Tiny bumps or cystic acne pops up during menstruation which can sometimes we very painful and you have to be extra careful while touching or face – be careful using your hands and nails otherwise you might pop up your cystic acne and end up bleeding. This can leave scars behind that won’t go soon.
3. Reason Behind Hormonal Fluctuation During Period
Hormones are most responsible when it comes to menstruation. This imbalance in hormonal levels contribute to acne and inflammation. Testosterone (male hormone) triggers sebaceous gland activity while progesterone and estrogen levels go all haywire. This triggers your acne.
4. Treatments For Period Acne – Through Acids & Home Remedies
It has anti-inflammatory properties and is a peeling agent. It controls and reduces acne and peels off the top layer of your dead skin for the growth of new skin.
Benzoyl peroxide consists in the form of gels and creams. It has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that reduces redness and swelling.
Slightly warm green tea bag:
This will help reduce redness and inflammation. Green tea has anti-inflammatory properties which can help control painful acne and swelling.
Tea tree oil has antimicrobial properties that help reduce acne symptoms such as redness and swelling and also consists of anti-inflammatory properties.
Turmeric & honey:
We all know the uncountable skincare benefits with this magical ingredient present in our kitchen. Turmeric has been used for many years as the perfect remedy for a bunch of skin and acne disorders. On the other hand, honey has antimicrobial properties that combats bacteria causing acne.
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