Nothing is more irritating than a new crop of pimples sprouting up around your period every month. It can interfere with wedding pictures, date night, or even just your go-to no-makeup makeup look. No matter how many steps your skincare regimen is, no products are a match for hormones. Chrissy Teigen just gave us some encouragement in that department, though, with a “revealing” video on Snapchat.
The model posted a no-makeup selfie video on the social platform (and then posted it on Twitter), showing off her angry “period skin.” Like the rest of us, Teigen was not super thrilled to grapple with hormonal blemishes on Monday. We definitely feel her pain, but it’s nice to know we aren’t alone in waking up to breakouts during our period.
Since menstruation causes an increase in sebum production, if you already have an oil-prone complexion, you’re at risk for breakouts. “For some women it’s before their period, for some it’s during, and for others it’s after their period, but it is consistent for each woman,” says NYC-based dermatologist Neal Schultz. To treat your monthly breakouts, keep your routine regular. In addition to consistent cleansing and toning every day, you should also remove the build-up of dead skin cells on your face. “Daily glycolic exfoliation at home and monthly professional glycolic peels help to decrease these hormonal monthly breakouts (so time the monthly peel a few days before your expected breakout),” Schultz, founder of DermTV.com and BeautyRX.com, advises.
It’s not the first time Teigen has been candid about her body. She’s shown off her stretch marks, shared the details of her changing pregnancy body, and proudly shade a pic of her breastfeeding. We might know celebs are mere mortals, but sometimes their access to beauty treatments and their ability to show up places looking perfect makes us question it. Thanks, Chrissy, for keeping it real.
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(h/t Refinery29, photos via Dave Kotinsky/Getty)