As hormones trigger sebum production that means that not only does your skin get greasier but so can your hair. If you’ve got long hair that sits on your shoulders or back this might lead to the dreaded bacne. It’s a tricky area to reach yourself, so book in for a specific back facial; it will give you all the TLC and bacteria-fighting you’d get with a complexion treatment but works on your back and shoulders.
5 surprising things that happen to your skin before your period (and how to stop them)
We all know the annoyance of the period breakout. As if the bloating, cramps and tendency to cry whilst listening to Drivers License (just us?) wasn’t punishment enough. As soon as Aunt Flo takes up residence, so do her unwelcome pimple pals but what about other symptoms PMS (Pre-Menstrual Skin)? The 7-10 days before your period can throw up a whole host of pesky skin problems thanks to wildly fluctuating hormones. From bacne to sunburn it can wreak havoc with your complexion but luckily there’s plenty you can do to fight back…
By Jo Hoare