How to prevent and deal with PMS breakouts? | Hormonal acne

How to prevent and deal with PMS breakouts? | Hormonal acne

Emotional instability, tiredness, bloating and acne on the face, chest or jawline are the most prominent symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.  Whether adults or teenagers, one or two pimples before the menstrual cycle are pretty common with all age groups. The skin care professionals at The Makeover Place, Toronto revealed that PMS breakouts are a result of excess sebum production in the body due to hormonal fluctuation. And this turns out to be a perfect ground for microbes to thrive and cause pimples.

Here are some effective tips to keep your skin healthy and smooth by the best estheticians in Toronto to beat the breakouts during ‘those’ days.

It’s important to follow a proper skincare routine to fight and clear hormonal and PMS acne.

1.       Use gentle cleanser

You need to give special attention to your skin especially after entering the third week of your menstrual cycle. Attention doesn’t mean that you should keep on washing or lathering up your face with products more than required. Follow the same old routine but use a gentle cleanser that deeply removes excess oil and bacteria.

You can use Dermalogica ultracalming cleanser specially designed for sensitive skin. Apart from that, drink plenty of water to flush out the harmful toxins from your body. Having severe acne issues? Look out for an esthetician near you or plan a microneedling session after consulting skincare experts at the best salon in Toronto.

2.       Watch your diet

It’s always tempting to eat junk food when you are near your periods but opting for healthy foods will ensure maximum protection. Cutting back on sugary and dairy diet, alcohol consumption and processed foods would keep your skin glowing and clear in those days. Increase the intake of fresh fruits, green leafy vegetables, coconut water etc in your diet.

Undergoing a Hydrafacial treatment in Toronto once a month would additionally help to lock the moisture and make your skin happy.

3.       Fitness

Fitness, both mental and physical, plays an important role in striking hormonal balance by making you stay active all day long. You may feel a bit tired or lazy during periods but regular exercising makes you feel happy and energetic by making your body sweat. Yoga or mediation keeps your stress at bay.


4.       Spot Treatment

Spot treatment is one of the most popular ways of stopping acne in its roots. The moment you feel redness around an area or feel that a pimple is about to pop, use a spot fader to stop it right away. Dermalogica Age Bright Spot Fader miraculously reduces the appearance of active breakouts and post-breakout marks.

Consult an esthetician near you for a perfect skin care treatment for younger-looking and flawless skin. Explore some of the professional beauty services offered at The Makeover Place, Toronto.


Some dos and don’ts

  • Wash your face twice a day morning and evening. Apply a suitable night cream for effective rejuvenation.
  • If you are using any acne cream or product, always use a pea-sized quantity. Applying more than that could turn your skin dry or irritate it.
  • Don’t forget to wear sunscreen when you are stepping out from home and even while working in front of the blue screen.
  • Always prefer non-comedogenic products to mitigate the problems associated with clogged pores.
  • Before using any product, always perform a patch test near your jawline.
  • Prefer using cleansers having green tea extracts and tea tree oil.

Final Words

The exact timeline of PMS or hormonal acne varies from person to person. By being proactive, you can easily prevent and deal with these ugly breakouts.

If your problem still persists, book your appointment today with The Makeover Place- home to the best estheticians in Toronto. Call us at (+1) 647-545-4006 or email us your booking requests at info@themakeoverplace.ca. Don’t forget to share your experience of beauty services with us on social media.