Let’s talk about our Moon cycle, or should we say our periods. As women, our bodies go through a myriad of changes every single month, from being flooded with hormones near the middle of our cycle to having a hormone drop off during our periods. All these changes can have enormous effects on the way our bodies operate, affecting even our skin. Whether you’re the girl who experiences breakouts during her period, or eczema or psoriasis, we’re all here for you. That’s why we’ve come up with a period pampering ritual to help make this time of the month a little easier.
Let’s jump into the science real quick. First of all, PMS or Pre-Menstrual Syndrome exists during the period of time between ovulation and menstruation. This is when key hormones, oestrogen and progesterone, begin to fluctuate dramatically causing a domino effect on the rest of your body. Cortisol, the stress hormone, is often affected. This hormone has an impact on inflammation, which is why your eczema or psoriasis often flares up before your period. This same hormone, cortisol, also affects the immune system, meaning it can weaken during this time, so viral infections can come to play, such as cold sores.
Next, testosterone jumps into the game, which is the reason you’ll start to see increased oil or sebum production and a widening of pores, often resulting in breakouts and a dull appearance to the skin. Period skin is no fun, so here’s how we’re combatting it during our moon cycles.
Your Period Pampering Skin Ritual
First off, if you haven’t been tracking your period, start now. Tracking your cycle will help you stay prepared both mentally and physically for the changes in your body. Now you’ll know when you’re ovulating, the middle of your cycle, and can get ready for the journey ahead.
As you approach your period week, you can begin to make some changes to your routine to help combat how your period is presenting itself on your skin. If your skin is looking red or feeling irritated and inflamed, opt for your Lavender Beauty Drops. These calming drops are perfect for sensitized skin and soothing lavender will come to your rescue to battle inflammation.
If you begin to see a breakout emerging, start incorporating Geranium Beauty Drops into your routine. Geranium is amazing for hormonal breakouts as it balances your hormones and helps keep your skin calm and clear.
As your period gets ever closer you might begin to feel its effect on your mood. If you’re feeling unusually emotional, grab your Clary Sage Beauty Drops. As you apply these to the skin, inhale its scent deeply as clary sage will help promote mental clarity and help balance hormones when used as aromatherapy. Plus, this facial oil is perfect for those struggling with night sweats associated with menopause as clary sage is an internal coolant.
Your period is officially here, so take a moment to relax and regenerate with a detoxifying facial steam. Our Beauty Steam is formulated to bring vitality to your skin, ridding your pores of dirt and dead skin, while imparting healing, softening, and cell renewing goodness.
Dull or oily skin getting you down? Give our Turmeric Beauty Bar a try. This gentle exfoliator will help brighten your complexion without irritating sensitive skin. Plus, turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory which will help battle redness and reduce the appearance of blemishes.
Who said the increase in oil production was limited to your skin? Your hair is most likely affected too, so grab your Avocado Beauty Bar and use it as your shampoo to balance your scalp’s oil production while hydrating your strands.
For extra hydration and an anti-inflammatory boost throughout your cycle opt for Maqui Berry. Our Maqui berry Beauty Drops are perfect for mitigating redness, helping your skin look radiant and clear. Our Maqui Berry Beauty Whip helps visibly brighten the complexion while intensely hydrating your skin. Use it alone as a face mask or together as a powerful treatment.
Don’t struggle through your next period, use these natural remedies to help counteract all your skin woes during your cycle. With this beauty ritual under your belt, you should be prepared for anything your period throws your way.