On Monday, the model tweeted a video of herself wrapped in a white towel, frowning at what she called “period skin.” Rubbing her reddened nose, Teigen says, “This is my skin on my period. Look at it. So angry. Ow.”
Twitter followers offered the Lip Sync Battle host a slew of remedies such as apple cider vinegar and vitamin-rich serums, and many commiserated about experiencing acne during that time of the month.
Try apple cider vinegar mixed with filtered water as a toner. It may sting just a bit on any open bumps but it'll dry all that red right up
— Starr S. (@BnanaCremeKween) July 31, 2017
I always find it to be a real treat when 9 pimples decided to start a community on my face before my period. Truly blessed.
— krissy (@kerfufflepuff) July 31, 2017
chrissy use a serum with a high amount of niacinamide + zinc the week before that will regulate period skin!!!
— ✨ramniiks✨ (@ramniiks) July 31, 2017
“During a woman’s period, she experiences a drop in the hormone estrogen and a rise in the hormone progesterone, which can cause acne,” Ava Shamban, a Beverly Hills-based dermatologist and founder of SkinxFive, tells Yahoo Beauty.
It’s common for women to break out on the chin, where progesterone can be converted to the “male” hormone testosterone, which triggers an overproduction of oil. In Teigen’s case, Shamban (who does not treat the supermodel) speculates that her reddened nose is due to rosacea, a common skin condition affecting 16 million people, the causes of which aren’t exactly clear.
However, Teigen’s fans have some spot-on skin-care advice, according to Shamban, who endorses the nutrient niacinamide and the mineral zinc as methods for clearing up skin. “Apple cider vinegar is also a non-irritating way to reduce bacteria,” she says. “Be sure to dilute it, or you’ll smell like a salad.”
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