Beauty

Don't Know How to Deal With Period Breakouts? Here's How You Can Handle It Like a Pro!

Bust those blemishes!
IMAGE Majoy Siason

Breaking out? While it may be because of the pollution around the metro, it may also be because it's almost that time of the month again. Period breakouts are the worst because not only are they consistently there every month, they're also something that you don't have much control of since they're a hormonal problem. But worry no more because here are some tips on how to get you through that epidermal roller coaster.

Know what happens to your body before, during, and after your period!

A week before your period: Your estrogen levels go down while your progesterone goes up. What does that mean? More oil production. To fight this off, try using a toner with salicylic acid as an active ingredient.

During your period: You'll probably notice more pimples have popped up around your chin and/or your jaw area. That's from the progesterone, all right! Pick a facial wash that has benzoyl peroxide as the active ingredient to serve as your anti-acne cleanser and use an oil-free moisturizer to hydrate your skin.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

After your period: You can expect your hormone levels to go back to normal. But even so, make sure to stick to your skin care regimen religiously to help prevent breakouts the following month.

CONTINUE READING BELOW
Recommended Videos

Although there isn't much one can do to alter your hormones, there are a few things you can try in addition to the ones mentioned above. For example, try taking birth control. Contrary to popular belief, birth control isn't just for sex, it helps girls with their health issues as well and without it, some women experience excruciating pain. Birth control blocks the surge in hormones before your period, which causes your breakouts making it a great solution to prevent them from happening in the first place. But make sure to consult a doctor first before taking any form of pill. 

You can also take the extra step to avoid dirtying up your face. Disinefect your cellphone, shower right away after a workout, and make a conscious effort not to touch your face. Remember, your skin is super sensitive to dirt and bacteria build up during this time of the month so you won't go wrong by being extra careful.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

How about you? What do you do when you get your period acne?

your REACTION
HEART

8

CUTE

1

OMG

0

YAY

0

/////////////////////////////
COMMENTS. JOIN THE DISCUSSION BELOW!
Comments
VIEW more ARTICLES ABOUT
About the author
Ryanne Co
Fashion and Beauty Intern
VIEW OTHER ARTICLES FROM Ryanne

Create your content

Photo
Video
SoundCloud
Hi, you!
Title
Body Text
*1st 15 seconds will be uploaded
*File size limit (up to 60MB)
*File size limit (up to 60MB)
or
Upload Video
*For the direct video upload option, only the first 15 seconds of the video will be uploaded
*File size limit (up to 60MB)

By submitting your post, you agree to Candymag's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Thank you for submitting your post.
You will be notified via email once your entry has been approved by the Candy team.

Submitted posts will be subject to the approval of the Candy Team.

A few reminders:

  1. Candy Bulletin is an online platform where users can upload original work, personal passion projects, and other forms of self-expression, for the purpose of sharing with the community.
  2. You can upload photos of your curated OOTDs, 15-second videos, essays, poems, and more, as long as the submitted work is original, follows copyright laws, and free of any nudity, pornography, or profanity.
  3. You are encouraged to comment on one another's posts, as long as everyone remains respectful.
Submit Another Post View More Posts
latest on CandyMag.com
 
x
Share
Bright and Win will work again in a series, not as lovers but as best friends.
 
x
Share
Here are a few pegs to start you off.
 
x
Share
Plus other things to know about the PBB alum.
 
x
Share
Meet Gabby Banaag, an 18-year-old student and founder of a tech organization.
 
x
Share
Including the labor fee, landscape, and all the furniture inside.
 
x
Share
"I think I just want to show people na hindi ko na pinapalampas yung mga bagay na ganito," Julia shares.
 
x
Share
Celebs have decided to use their platforms to open up about their own mental health.
 
x
Share
Slough off dirt and even out your tone in two to three easy steps.
LOAD MORE ARTICLES
your REACTION
Pick a sticker to view stories by reaction!
/////////////////////////////
CONNECT WITH US