Like Chrissy Teigen has cleverly noted, period skin is the absolute worst, as hormonal breakouts and blemishes can leave your skin looking less than perfect. But before you throw in the towel, know that there are ways to salvage your skin before things get out of hand. Anti-inflammatory beauty buys (think serums, creams, and masks) that detoxify your pores are crucial to getting your skin back on track, as they can tame any breakouts and blemishes before they take over your complexion.
“Facial masks are a great product to have when you have your period,” Kyriaki Savrani, celebrity makeup artist at Factory Downtown tells HelloGiggles. “I love products like the Moisture Replenishing Mask by Jurlique, as it gives you fresh skin without causing new breakouts.”
To keep your skin in top shape next time Aunt Flo shows up, here are 19 beauty buys to effectively help you manage period skin.
Next time your period skin comes knocking, use this nourishing blend of essential oils and responsibly sourced animal fats to keep your face from becoming an inflamed hormonal mess.
These salicylic acid acne stickers definitely show those hormonal flare-ups who’s boss. They can be placed on your breakouts to help minimize their appearance in the morning.
This beauty breakthrough can be dabbed onto your breakouts to help dry them out fast. It’s a fan favorite for a reason!
Perfect for the girl on the go, this tinted pimple zapper conceals and treats your zits at the same time.
5Jurlique Calendula Cream, $37
Great for those struggling with sensitive skin, this calendula cream facial helps soothe irritated and blotchy skin.
Use this calming Hawaiian clay and pink calamine mask to give your period skin a much-needed break.
Keep period-induced breakouts at bay with this salicylic acid treatment serum, which also uses licorice and meadowsweet extracts to treat all your blemishes pronto.
Use this anti-inflammatory serum to combat problematic skin fast.
After cleansing your face, use these clarifying treatment pads to treat your skin with acne-fighting ingredients like Witch Hazel.
Containing algae and food grade chlorophyll, this green facial mask helps detox acne-prone skin without hesitation.
If you have a stubborn pimple that just won’t go away, this light therapy spot acne treatment uses special infrared light, which rivals dermatologist in-office technology.
Micellar water works wonders on hormonal period skin, as it is gentle enough for daily use and removes any lingering traces of makeup on your face. Use this no-rinse micellar water whenever your skin needs a helping hand.
Tackling even the trickiest of pimples, this super-powered acne spot treatment keeps blackheads, whiteheads, and flare-ups under control.
14DAVIDsTEA Organic The Glow, $9.98-$89.82
Drink your way to better skin with this organic tea blend, which boosts your complexion with cinnamon and rosehip.
This oil-free liquid makeup allows you to cover up your breakouts, without bringing more to the table.
Before you snooze, slap on this overnight facial, which uses AHAs, retinol, and probiotics to make your skin glow by morning.
This cooling clay mask soothes and reduces inflammation while also preventing breakouts. Use it two to three times a week for noticeable improvement.
Organic lemon, aloe, and cherry juices come together to clear imperfections and leave your skin glowing.
This ultra-gentle cleansing gel uses organic aloe vera and grape juice to keep your skin clear and radiant all cycle long.
Next time your period comes in swinging, reach for any of these beauty buysand manage troublesome period skin like a pro.