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Hormonal skincare: How to care for your skin according to your cycle

Published: 20/12/2023 | Author: Valeria Solonari

Our skincare routines have long danced to the seasonal beat, from winter to spring transitions. But what about the rhythm your body orchestrates each month? Introducing hormonal skincare, where we explore the intricate connection between our bodies, health, and skin. Sure, there are products for hormonal acne, but we're taking it up a notch by syncing your whole skincare routine with your menstrual cycle.

What is hormonal cycle?

Your hormones are the DJs of your skin, spinning different tracks week by week. Recent insights from a WGSN (World Global Style Network) trend report have unveiled the secrets of how hormonal changes can mess (or bless) your skin. Let's break down the menstrual stages and understand how adapting your routine each week can keep your skin smiling.

Understanding the seasonal skin cycles

Your skin experiences distinct phases each week, akin to the seasons. Let's delve into the details and learn how you can tailor your skincare routine accordingly.

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Week 1 – winter skin: Dry phase

Ever felt like your face turned into a desert during that time of the month? The Dry phase, known as your skin’s winter season, is more than just dehydration – hormones are throwing a skincare snowstorm your way. Combat dryness with a hydrating cleanser and a heavy-duty moisturiser from the Novage+ Skinrelief range. Think hyaluronic acid and gentle exfoliators to prevent your skin from feeling like a crusty snowbank.

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Week 2 – spring skin: Improving phase

The second week signals the Improving phase – consider it your skin's wake-up call, so it’s time for a reboot. Exfoliate away the remnants of the winter blues with the Optimals Face Scrub. Use ProCeuticals Vitamin C Solution and an antioxidant face serum to give your skin a fresh start. It’s important to lighten up your products to let your skin breathe.

Week 3 – summer skin: Glowing phase

Ovulation brings the glow, so keep things light and breezy with hydrating formulas that mimic the summer vibes. Sunscreen is your everyday bestie but consider adding Retinol Power Drops to protect that radiant glow like you would protect your summer tan. This product works deep below the skin’s surface to help reduce deep wrinkles and increase dermal water content for plumper-looking skin.

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Week 4 – autumn skin: Oily phase

During your skin’s autumn season, things might get a bit unsteady, so it's all about finding balance. Combat excess oil with oil-free moisturisers and salicylic acid. Think of it as your skin's crisp fall breeze – refreshing but requiring a little extra care. Look for water-based serums like the Optimals Even Out to help you glow through the season, even during hormonal fluctuations.
In the end, hormonal skincare is all about deciphering your skin's unique tendencies each week. Adapt your routine, embrace the changes, and let your skin groove through the seasons.
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