Every single month (if you're on schedule), most of us grown up girls end up dealing with the beloved - pre-menstrual syndrome. Of course, it comes a variety of symptoms, including bloating, moodiness, cramping, and skin breakouts. As if that wasn't enough Premenstrual Acne is extremely common among women and it usually comes from the change in hormones that comes around this time of the money. It is also known as hormonal acne, and no matter name you call it, women often find it extremely frustrating to deal with.
Dealing with acne, even when it is just acne PMS, can be devastating to women. Many women find themselves frustrated with their acne and it often can affect them psychologically as well. No one wants to deal with the appearance of pimples, even if it is only a few days each month. So, if you want to avoid dealing with premenstrual acne, here are a few tips that may help.
Tip #1 - Eat Plenty of Omega 3's - One thing that you can do to combat hormonal acne is to make sure that you are eating plenty of foods that contain Omega 3's especially during the time before you have your period. Some foods to try include salmon, rainbow trout, olive oil, mustard greens, and spinach. The Omega 3's that are contained in all these foods can to get rid of substances that can lead to acne and inflammation.
Tip #2 - Get Rid of Your Stress - Stress is a major factor when it comes to acne, so when you're going through PMS, you need to work extra hard to get rid of as much stress as possible. Taking the time to rest and relax will help you lower your stress levels, which helps in androgen reduction, leading to clearer skin.
This is why your face breaks out more during the holidays, final exams, and other stressful times when you're on your period.
Tip #3 - Try a Clay Mask - Using a clay mask during the days you have PMS is a great way to combat your premenstrual acne. These masks actually help you get rid of all the extra oil that tends to be secreted at this time. While they are fairly inexpensive and easy to use, don't go buy some cheapo mask. It may make things a bit worse. An all natural, name brand mask is probably best..
Tip #4 - Ask Your Doctor About Birth Control Pills - Today there are many women who have found great success with treating acne PMS with birth control pills. The pills actually help to balance out your hormones, and often women have found that it really clears up the problem. Of course you'll need to see your doctor to get a prescription for these pills, so take the time to visit your doctor if you're really have problems with acne PMS.
Of course, don't get the birth control pills just to prevent acne. Maybe I'm old fashioned, but this is one of the benefits that is held for the young married woman.
Also, try not to pop those nasty things. That makes things worse. But, here's the good news - the fun part about this is… we get to do it all again next month.