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5 surprising things that happen to your skin before your period (and how to stop them)

13/02/2018 / Editor's picks

We all know the annoyance of the period breakout, as if the bloating, cramps and tendency to cry at the Amazon advert where the dog dresses up as a lion (just us?) wasn’t punishment enough, as soon as Aunt Flo takes up residence so do her unwelcome pimple pals but what about other symptoms PMS (Pre-Menstrual Skin)? The 7-10 days before your period can throw up whole host of pesky skin problems thanks to wildly fluctuating hormones. From bacne to sunburn it can wreak havoc with your complexion but luckily there’s plenty you can do to fight back…

By Jo Hoare

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