Does Getting Your Period Affect your Sensitive Skin?


Sensitive skin is the result of external factors.

A recent study of 278 women in the European Journal of Dermatology found that 42% of women with natural menstrual cycles experienced an increase in skin sensitivity in the days right before and during menstruation: “The majority of reported symptoms included the presence of bumps/pimples, dryness, itching, and redness, and the majority of reported stimuli were shaving, weather, toiletries, and emotions.”

Let’s Define Skin Sensitivity…

The wind, cold, stress or the wrong products for the skin may cause immediate irritation because the skin’s protective function is blocked.  Although extremely delicate skin is not a disease, its typical symptoms such as redness or persistent tension may negatively impact the 63% of the women in the U.S. who feel they have sensitive skin. Skin hypersensitivity may have various manifestations, from itching to redness. If you suffer from redness after a shower or you experience the unpleasant feeling of tightness or pulling on your face, you may fall into this category of women.


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