Huge thank you to Benzagel, Canada’s #1 Pharmacist Recommended Acne Treatment, for sponsoring this post on how to prevent pimples before periods! All thoughts are my own.
Today, we’re going to talk about tackling those pesky pimples that come before your period. The dreaded period acne. The hormonal, often cystic, breakouts that make menstruating all the more traumatic. (And if you don’t have a traumatically painful period, then just know I am very jealous of you).
Like clockwork, I usually start breaking out about week before my period. I get a variety of pimples, but always at least one painful, cystic bump.
Because I can usually anticipate this change in my complexion, there are steps I add or emphasize in my skincare routine to reduce the amount of pimples I have at that time of the month. (And therefore reduce the amount of scarring and hyperpigmentation I end up with on the other side of my period).