Cramps, headaches, mood changes... Periods can often be associated with many unpleasant symptoms that are more or less apparent. However, there are ways to take care of yourself and your body at each stage of the cycle:
1) The menstrual phase (periods)
This phase can be particularly difficult for many women, because it is often accompanied by cramps, bloating, fatigue... For better comfort, opt for menstrual lingerie that is beautiful, comfortable and environmentally friendly. The Shonnead brand offers menstrual stockings (panties, tangas, high waists, there is something for all tastes and all flows) certified Origine France Garantie. To deal with cramps, opt for a hot water bottle . The heat will relax the abdominal muscles and provide a feeling of comfort. You will find soft and comforting ones, made from flax seeds, on the Shonnead website .
On the skin side, the skin balance is disrupted during this period and the skin is often inflamed. The routine must therefore be soothing and restorative. In the morning, use the multi-active anti-pollution hydra serum which slows down the breakdown of collagen, hydrates the skin and boosts its radiance. In the evening, the detox night cream will be your best ally: it helps to detoxify the skin, and optimizes cell regeneration during sleep, for a fresh complexion when you wake up.
2) The follicular phase
The follicular phase occurs just after your period . Estrogen levels (hormone involved in the menstrual cycle) increase, which helps produce serotonin (hormone of happiness and well-being).
Take advantage of this boost to return to a regular and healthy pace of life (sleep, hydration, balanced diet, etc.). As for physical activity, a little advice to motivate you: put on your best outfit! The Shonnead brand offers a sports bra that is both comfortable and elegant. Most ? You can order the bra / menstrual lingerie set to practice your physical activity, regardless of the phase of your cycle.
On the other hand, estrogen is also associated with collagen synthesis, improved healing and skin barrier strengthening. Choose a moisturizing and protective routine for the skin . Micellar treatment water enriched with organic cornflower water and concentrated in hyaluronic acid is perfectly suited. It is suitable for all skin types and can be applied to the face and eyes to tone, soothe and activate the skin's radiance while reducing the appearance of dark circles.
2) The luteal phase
The luteal phase is the last phase of the menstrual cycle before the onset of your period, making it a key time to prepare the skin.
To begin with, double cleansing is recommended in order to remove all impurities. Double cleansing consists of first using an oil-based cleanser then a second aqueous cleanser to rid the skin of oily substances (sebum and/or makeup) as well as impurities (sweat and/or pollution). ). Metamorphose makeup remover oil perfectly combines these two properties for double cleansing in a single product. It is suitable for all skin types and allows you to clean your face and eyes by removing makeup, even waterproof mascara, without leaving a greasy finish.
The luteal phase is also the best time to exfoliate your face , thus avoiding the accumulation of dead skin which could clog your pores. The exfoliating foam cream allows both exfoliation with fruit acids (see article “ The power of fruit acids in cosmetics ”) as well as very gentle mechanical exfoliation.
Once the pores are unclogged and clean, they must be protected against external elements and particularly against pollution, which could slip in . The antioxidant day milk fluid fulfills this role perfectly: its formula acts as a protective shield by preventing microparticles of pollution from adhering to the skin, leaving it clean and healthy.
But the skin is not the only one to undergo hormonal changes as the period approaches, the whole body is impacted. To combat the famous “sugar craving” created by the decrease in serotonin as the period approaches, we focus on a balanced diet, rich in iron and tryptophan (eggs, dried fruits, white meat, fish, etc.) because it the latter contributes to the synthesis of the hormone. Good hydration also helps limit cramps and headaches. And physical activity, even calm and without impact, improves blood circulation and secretes endorphins (another well-being hormone).
You are now ready to start a new cycle!
However, it is important to note that we are all unique and react differently during the cycle. Other factors can also affect the skin (stress, diet, aggressive products, etc.). Don’t hesitate to adapt your routine accordingly.
Take care of yourself 😊
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