We hope we can promise you that you will not have to go through all those crazy things we mentioned. But unfortunately, you probably won’t come through completely unscathed.
And we’d like to promise you that we can fix all your skin issues. But that would be a lie.
So, what can we do?
To help the skin adjust to the brutal hormonal change, we can help by addressing the symptoms we are experiencing. Not everyone will be having acne or dry skin so personalize your skin care regimen according to your own experience.
First, dry skin. You need to stop causing further skin dryness. Skip harsh soaps that strip away moisture from your skin. If a soap leaves your skin feeling tight and dry, toss it! Skip the deodorizing, heavily perfumed bar soaps. Bank on mild cleansers that don’t leave your skin feeling tight after washing it!
Soaps made of goat milk are helpful for deep cleansing while not harming the skin's natural barrier. Another great option will always be baby soaps, that are made from all-natural ingredients and are hypoallergenic.
Avoid long, hot baths. Hot water contributes to dry skin because it strips the healthy oils on the skin.
Apply moisturizer and lotion after bathing. Glycerin, olive oil, or coconut oil are great products to use to keep your skin hydrated. Apply these generously on the driest parts of your body like the hands, elbows, knees, and the heels.
As for your facial skin, it is wasteful to apply your expensive creams, serums, and moisturizers to skin that will eventually shed off. So before dabbing those skin-hydrating goodies, exfoliate first. And we mean, exfoliate effectively!
Microdermabrasion is a popular spa service that polishes your skin to perfection. What it does is remove the top layers (dead layers, so you are just helping your skin renew faster) with an abrasive tool like a diamond tip and reveal younger skin from within.
It also works with suction to vacuum all the skin debris and nasties that clog your pores out. The suction also stimulates blood circulation so your body’s natural healing properties (collagen and elastin) can kick in and heal your skin ASAP.
You can invest in your own at-home microdermabrasion system if you can’t afford to get frequent professional service. Having your own device is actually better so you can keep getting great results especially because our skin regenerates every 27 days! (3)
Now that you’ve removed the dead layer of your skin, it will be ready to receive all the nutrients from your skincare products.