Skin Changes & Hormones
Although your skin type is genetically determined, it can be susceptible to environmental or hormonal changes. For example, if you notice that your skin is oilier than usual, hormonal shifts during your cycle may be to blame. According to beauty experts, shifting hormone levels can temporarily stimulate the sebaceous glands and cause them to produce extra oil. When this happens, your first instinct is probably to dry out your skin as much as possible. However, stripping your skin of too much moisture can cause inflammation down the line. Instead, use lighter serums and moisturizers and cleanse your face twice a day to keep your skin balanced and free of impurities.