The beauty brands making skin care fit for women’s menstrual cycles

With skin care lines to target hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles and acne, Cosmetics Business finds out which brands are tailoring their beauty ranges to help tackle the effects of women’s periods

Common symptoms of women’s ‘time of the month’ do not just include cramps, mood swings and headaches.

Women’s skin can also be at the mercy of their monthly cycle. Breakouts and oily skin are common hormonal symptoms of the menstrual cycle, particularly on the chin and jawline.

Skin is also known to become more sensitive around the time of women’s periods and conditions such eczema and rosacea can flare up.

“Progesterones and androgens are the main culprits in blemishes, because they impact on sebaceous glands which are the oil producing glands in the skin,” Emma Wedgeworth, Consultant Dermatologist and British Skin Foundation spokesperson, told Cosmetics Business.

“In addition, . . .

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