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How your cycle Affects your skin

How Your Cycle Affects Your Skin

We are talking about the phases of your monthly cycle and how each phase can affect your skin.
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There are four phases of your monthly cycle; menstrual, follicular, ovulation, and luteal.
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During each phase, your body experiences changes in hormone levels, oil production, and other functions—all of which can show up in your skin.
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During menstruation:
🌱Estrogen and progesterone are decreasing
🌱Your skin is excreting less oil, making it look and feel dull and dry
🌱Texture, fine lines, and wrinkles can be more noticeable
🌱Breakouts may happen and are likely due to a lack of magnesium & calcium in your diet
🌱Eat foods that are rich in these minerals—spinach, kale, avocados
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During the follicular phase:
🌱Estrogen and serotonin levels begin to increase
🌱Your skin looks and feels happier
🌱Breakouts may happen and are likely due to an imbalance in your gut microbiome
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During ovulation:
🌱Testosterone and estrogen levels begin to decrease
🌱Progesterone levels increase
🌱Your skin is excreting a bit more oil, providing a healthy glow
🌱Breakouts may happen and are likely due to inflammation
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During the luteal phase:
🌱Your hormones are fluctuating
🌱You’re retaining more water
🌱Your moods and emotions may be shifting
🌱You may be experiencing and indulging in cravings
🌱Breakouts may happen and are likely due to these indulgences
🌱Eat foods that are high in EFAs—fish, walnuts, chia seeds—and take your normal DMK EFA supplement
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If you need help maintaining your skin throughout your cycle, book an appointment with us online at SpaMelissaAllen.com.
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