Some girls find that when they start their period, they also start getting pimples on their face.
This is because during your menstrual cycle, the natural changes in your body cause your oil glands to produce more oil than your skin needs.
This can cause dirt and germs to get trapped in your pores and that’s what causes pimples. It happens to everyone, so there’s no need to feel bad or ashamed. The good news is you can keep them under control.
Don’t pop or press
- Popping or pressing a pimple can push more dirt into your skin. That can cause swelling, redness, even a small wound, which can leave you with a black spot on your face. You can try steaming your face. This helps open your pores, which helps get rid of dirt and oil that can get trapped in your skin. Pour hot water into a bowl, bend over the bowl and let the steam touch your face for a few minutes. You should cover your head with a towel to trap the steam better. Take care not to get too close to the water or you might get burned.
Do keep your face clean
- Washing your face with warm water and mild soap in the morning and at night will save you a lot of pimple trouble. Remember to rub a little cream or lotion after, so that your skin does not get too dry.
- Try not to touch your face with your fingers. It’s hard, but any dirt or germs that are on your hands can cause your skin to get infected. That’s why it is very important to wash your hands before you put any cream or lotion on your face.
Do drink a lot of water
- Water flushes out dirt in the body. It also stops your skin from getting too dry and keeps it healthy. Drink a glass of water first thing in the morning and try to keep drinking throughout the day.
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