Dubbed the “evil twin” of PMS, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) is a largely understudied and misunderstood condition affecting approximately 5% of the menstruating population today.
Just like with other mental health disorders, the good news is that there is help and hope out there for the women who are impacted.
While there is no“one-size-fits-all” approach when it comes to managing PMDD, there are ways to help manage or alleviate some of the symptoms through lifestyle changes such as diet, exercise & supplements and via seeking help from professionals and those around you.
PMS in the midst of a global pandemic? Not ideal.
Being cooped up at home, with limited access to some of the things we love the most or that usually cheer us up, can make it feel like… a recipe for menstrual disaster!
However, by learning the factors that can make your symptoms better or worse, you can help better manage PMS.
Within a 28-day cycle our complexion can change drastically; from crystal clear one minute to breakouts the next, super dry and flaky to oily and shiny. We just can’t win.
However, by understanding your hormones and how they change throughout your cycle, you can use this knowledge to build a skincare plan to achieve glowing skin on a 365-day loop!
Self-care is important all month long but it is often most impactful during your period when your mind and body can need it the most.
There are so many self-care tips out there but we’ve put together a list of our 5 favourites that can help improve your period.