PMS Breakouts: What To Do When They Strike

Us girls never seem to have it easy. Here’s what you can do with PMS breakouts.

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All of us girls know exactly how difficult PMS week can be for us. Add to that some PMS breakouts, and that's just the cherry on top of the cake, isn't it? We'll tell you what to do with PMS breakouts now.

Erratic mood swings, constant crankiness, bloating and food cravings. Sound familiar? Well, we ladies have to go through a lot in life, don't we? These PMS breakouts can be really painful and huge. Since they are inflammations, they do hurt.

And the last thing that any of us want at such times is more pain. The trick lies in taking a little extra care of your skin when you know that the dreaded week is on its way. And yes, that includes avoiding succumbing to your cravings.

Here are some things you can do when PMS breakouts strike.

Ice It:

Use a cold compress or some ice to soothe the area and bring down the inflammation. We know how heated that area can feel and even itch and hurt at times. To avoid the urge to touch it or itch it, use some ice to cool it down.

Water:

During this time, make sure you drink at least 1.5 liters of water. This will help flush out toxins from your body, and keep your skin hydrated and clear. Always remember to drink water, especially during PMS week.

Diet:

Ever craved chocolates and sweet things like cakes and cupcakes during this week? It feels like you could eat an entire cake, doesn't it? Well, sadly enough the excess of sugar in these can encourage more breakouts. Avoid all sorts of sugary foods, and stick to salads and healthy food. We know it can be difficult especially when all you want is something sweet. To ease that, try drinking some green tea with honey in it. Not only will this calm you down, it will also ease the bloating that comes with PMS.

Clean:

Clean your face thoroughly every morning and night. Make sure you use a gentle cleanser and then follow up with a moisturiser.

Avoid Makeup:

It is very important to let your skin breathe during this time. So, avoid any makeup and keep your skin clean, using only sunscreens and moisturisers or a light tined moisturiser.

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