Varför får jag fler finnar när jag har mens?

Damer, de flesta av oss kan hålla med om att vårt månatliga besök från moster Flo inte är roligt.

Från humörsvängningar och ryggsmärtor till cravings och kramper, det för med sig alla möjliga oönskade biverkningar. Du kanske till och med har märkt att akne förvärras runt den tiden på månaden. Eller om din hud redan är klar kan du komma på att du vaknar till nya fläckar, särskilt på den nedre halvan av ansiktet - kinder, käklinje, haka och hals.

Inbillar du dig det eller är mensakne en sak som händer?

Låt oss rätta till saken: det är inte din fantasi!

Faktum är att mensakne är ganska vanligt. 65 % av de vuxna kvinnor som tillfrågades i en studie rapporterade att deras aknesymptom var värre med mens1.

Varför uppstår mensakne?

Ett ord. Hormoner.

Ja, allt beror på dina hormoner.

Som du kanske är medveten om (eftersom vi pratar om det så ofta), är roten till all akne tilltäppta porer.

Under hela din menstruationscykel stiger och sjunker dina hormonnivåer. Denna fluktuation av hormoner - nämligen östrogen och progesteron (de två huvudsakliga kvinnliga könshormonerna), samt androgener (manliga könshormoner) - leder till överproduktion av talg.

När överflödigt talg blandas med döda hudceller har vi det perfekta receptet för tilltäppta porer. Kasta i en klick bakterier så får vi de ökända, inflammerade röda fläckarna som dyker upp före och under vår mens.

Vad kan jag göra åt mensakne?

Till att börja med, försök inte att skjuta finnar. Det kommer bara att leda till mer obehag och kan till och med orsaka ärrbildning. Fortsätt med din vanliga hudvårdsrutin och lita på processen.

Vi rekommenderar att du applicerar Clear Out varje kväll, eller varannan natt om du redan har klar hud. Med medicinsk kvalitet retinol och azelainsyra kommer det ständigt att spola ut igentäppta porer och göra huden mindre aknebenägen.

När du börjar känna en finne komma, agera snabbt och dutta på Stop Spot* under hela dagen för att rikta in och behandla fläcken innan den dyker upp.

Du kanske också vill försöka reglera dina blodsockernivåer genom att äta mindre mat med högt GI. Det betyder mindre socker, vitt bröd och andra bearbetade livsmedel.

Först av allt, förstå att mensakne är helt normalt. Vila mycket, stressa mindre och ta extra väl hand om dig själv!


Har du en fråga om din akne?

Vi är här för att hjälpa dig! Kontakta oss via Messenger-chatt eller Instagram DM (@clearlybasics).

Referenser

  1. Lauren Geller, MD et al., 2014: Perimenstrual Flare of Adult Acne

*Stop Spot är känt som Calm Down utanför USA. Även om namnen är olika, är formuleringen exakt densamma.

Calm Down är endast tillgänglig som en tilläggsprodukt. Handla den här med dina Clearly-favoriter.

Ansvarsfriskrivning: Denna artikel ska inte tolkas som personlig medicinsk rådgivning. För medicinskt relaterade frågor, vänligen kontakta din hudläkare.

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