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Breaking out before I get my period

Posted by dietjunkie

Can anyone tell me why I always breakout  before I get my period?? I've tried everything including changing my diet and drinking more water. No matter what I do, I always break out. This is driving me crazy. Does anyone have any advice or suggestions?

Re: Skin Care & Beauty

Posted by BananaRama

A: Hormones, hormones, hormones. It is very common to breakout along the lower half of your face and neck because of hormones. Regular periods and regular break-outs go hand in hand, however, if you're having irregular periods, the imbalance of hormones could make your skin worse. Also, where acne is concerned, some birth control pills are less acne aggravating than others. The good news is that you can effectively control most premenstrual breakouts using  topical medications 30 days every month, to insures your skin stays clear every day of the month -- even when you have your period.   Visit your dermatologist for a prescription!  Only they will know what works best for you!

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