Debbi Gardiner, 30, of San Francisco, Calif., gets an unpleasant reminder each month that her period is coming. Two or three days beforehand, the psoriasis on her scalp gets worse, and she breaks out in eczema.
“It’s always in the same place; it’s always on my neck and my knuckles,” she says.
Catherine Schlueter, 32, of Fort Worth, Texas, finds that the chronic hives she has suffered from for the last 10 years get worse in the days before her period.
“Right around the time of my period, I break out really badly, starting with my feet,” she says.
Both women say their skin problems stop as soon as their periods start.
With the emotional depression and weight gain common in the days before a woman’s period, an exacerbation of a skin problem is the last thing most women need at that time of the month.
But it’s exactly what some women will get. Continue reading “Your Skin and That Time of the Month” »