It’s also important to work from the inside out when hormonal fluctuations come into play. According to Julie E. Russak, M.D., FAAD and founder of Russak + Aesthetic Center, not only is your diet important, but specifically the time of day you eat. She suggested skipping that late-night snack: “Sweets or even a sugary cocktail before bed can spike blood sugar levels and create inflammation, worsening acne.”
To really give your skin TLC, you should drink plenty of water and eat lots of bright fruits and veggies. Celebrity facialist Ildi Pekar also suggests cutting down on dairy and soy before and during your period as they also tend to cause flareups.