Chrissy Teigen’s “period skin” video is all too relatable
Chrissy Teigen is the patron saint of keeping it real. Whether she’s stanning for Taco Bell, getting blocked by Trump on Twitter, or showing off her “period skin” — she is truly one of us.
If you are a woman who hasn’t experience red, painful, cystic zits on your period BLESS YOU AND YOUR DNA. For most of us, period skin is a nightmare week every month where your chin, and your nose, and your forehead try kill your face with deep under-the-skin zits.
Teigen just got ultra real on Snapchat and posted this video in her robe completely unashamed of her hormonal breakout. It ain’t pretty, but that’s why we love her.
“Period skin. So mad,” Teigen captions the video.
Would we expect anything less from our relatable kween? Last year after Teigen gave birth, she posted this to Snapchat.
Dermatologist Debbie Palmer explained to Refinery29 why this happens to our skin. “Skin tends to look its worst during the days leading up to your period,” Palmer explained, “There is a decrease in estrogen and surge of progesterone and testosterone about a week before your period. This surge can cause oil production and pores to become clogged with sebum, making them appear larger.”
Just know that Teigen (and humans all over) are struggling with hormonal acne just like you are.
If you struggle with hormonal breakouts, certain birth controls, as well as topical tretinoin, can help regulate the effects of period acne.