Become attune to your biological rhythm for flawless skin
Understanding more about your body can help you get to know more about your skin
As we enter 2018, we are increasingly aware that we can boost the effectiveness of our skincare regimes when we are more in tune with our bodies and their cyclical rhythm. Whether it’s throughout the day, on an annual basis or anywhere in between, our hormones and natural processes within our bodies can change, affecting the health and appearance of our skin. One of the main rhythms which can make our skin somewhat unpredictable is on a monthly basis, so keep reading to understand exactly what to do with your skin at every stage of your menstrual cycle to give your skin just the boost it needs.
Days 1-7: replenish your skin through the dry stage
During the first week, your skin will be in recovery from the previous cycle. Estrogen levels will be lower than normal, which will affect the elasticity, hydration and volume of your skin to leave your complexion looking dry, dull and somewhat lacklustre. But never fear, this is easily remedied with Aquasource Everplump ; enriched with a natural hyaluronic acid to water-plump and replenish your complexion from within by 22% in just one application. Its highly dense texture works to deliver moisture directly to the epidermis and strengthen your skin’s natural barrier to give your skin all the support it needs as it moves into the next stages of your cycle.
Days 7-10: rejuvenate your skin through the recovery stage
As your body moves into the next stage of its rhythm, estrogen production starts to restore itself and will naturally plump your complexion. Moreover, this increased estrogen production will stimulate the levels of collagen in your skin, strengthening and improving the elasticity of your epidermis. As new skin cells are forming, it’s important to give them the best environment for them to thrive. Biosource Daily Exfoliating Gelée benefits from a highly gentle formula, allowing for regular exfoliation without stripping away the skin’s natural oils. Formulated with Life Plankton™, L. Saccharina golden algae extract and low density volcanic rock, impurities are extracted one by one to leaving your complexion even, texture refined and giving you a radiant glow.
Days 12-16: strengthen your skin through the healthy stage
At this stage of your cycle, your skin is looking its best. Estrogen is thriving, moisture levels are high and collagen is doing its job. Keep up the good work with a skin-boosting serum to prep your skin for the hard work ahead. The Skin Oxygen Skin Strengthening Concentrate is enriched with the antioxidant, Chlorella, to detoxify and rejuvenate your complexion. Working directly with your skin’s natural barrier, this refreshing serum delivers oxygen to your epidermis to give it a healthy environment in which to repair and heal itself to leave your complexion stronger than ever before.
Days 17-24: purify your skin through the breakout stage
High estrogen and collagen levels are starting to dip, while the body simultaneously increases the levels of testosterone thriving around your body which stimulates the production of sebum, to leave your skin looking and feeling oilier. Counteract this effect and avoid the possibility of blemishes and breakout with a rejuvenating clay mask. The Skin Best Wonder Mud carries highly antioxidant properties as well as being formulated with Ghassoul Clay, in order to soak up excess sebum and rid your skin of impurities and dead skin cells... Brighter, more even and more refined, your skin stands a fighting change at this stage of the cycle!
Days 25-28: heal your skin through the peak stage
Even if your skin is not particularly acne prone, it’s at this stage in your rhythm that you’re most likely to suffer from hormonal breakouts. Progesterone and estrogen levels drop further, which can lead your skin to look puffy and inflamed, whereas testosterone is relatively high, causing excess oil production and breakouts. Whilst treating acne with an effective cleansing routine and topical products such as the Purefect Skin Targeted Solution , focus on healing and balancing the pH levels in your skin by using Life Plankton™ Essence both day and night as the step 0 of your beauty routine. Proven to create newborn skin in only 8 days thanks to its 35-strong blend of skin-beautifying nutrients, vitamins and amino acids, this rejuvenating essence penetrates deep in to your skin to soothe and repair your skin’s natural barrier.
It’s not easy to predict how your skin’s going to act, but with these healing tips your complexion certainly stands a good chance of looking healthy, radiant and soothed, whatever the stage of your rhythmic cycle.