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Skin problems and PMS

Skin problems can arise in PMS as a result of the hormonal changes you are experiencing


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  • Sumita Sharma's photo avatar
    Sumita Sharma — 21.07.2018 02:50
    I always get a lot of itching and acne, driest patchy skin before my periods. And I get a lot of scars too. Please advise


  • Ginalyn 's photo avatar
    Ginalyn — 02.06.2018 10:16
    This few months I get Rashes on my hands before my period comes I never experienced that ever since but this few months changes I always get Rashes.


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      Emma — 05.06.2018 09:11
      Hi Ginalyn, can I please ask what age you are and how long your cycle is, for example every 28 days. Also do you experience any other symptoms during this time?


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    Root — 16.12.2017 04:28
    I get sever dry skin above my lips 10 days before my periods that almost instantly goes away once my periods are over. How can I help fix this!


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      Emma — 18.12.2017 09:47
      Hi Root, we know that changing levels of hormones during this time can affect our skin. My advice would be to drink plenty of water – aim for 1.5l of plain, still water daily, and it may also be worth considering taking an omega-7 sea buckthorn oil supplement which can really help with dryness. A natural lip balm or topical cream may also be helpful.


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      root — 18.12.2017 10:12
      Ah! ok - great. I am already taking some vit d, fish oil and vit c supplements. Will omega 7 be ok to take along with them? Thank you so much emma!


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      Emma — 18.12.2017 12:49
      Hi Root, yes, this is all fine. Just watch your doses, for example, fish oil naturally contains vitamin D, so we therefore wouldn’t need huge doses of this vitamin on top of this.


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