Written by Lisa Allen | Edited by Dr Mark Kapnoudhis
Your skin may experience some allergic reactions during menstrual cycle due to hormone imbalance, heat and dehydration, remnant menstrual fluids, physical stress and other causes.
Estrogen is the most common hormone which can vary leading to eczema, angio-edema, Erythema and dermatitis. These allergic reactions may occur during the premenstrual period of 10 to 15 days, during menstrual cycle or in the post menstrual period.
When the allergic reactions are in mild or moderate states you can opt for preparing homemade recipes. If you are unable to get relief from them or your skin is allergic to any of the herbal ingredients used, you need to contact your doctor immediately and take treatment from her.
Itching Skin During Menstrual Cycle
Itching skin during menstrual cycle can occur due to the effect of auto-immune system working against your skin. This is mainly due to imbalances in the estrogen levels in your body.
This happens due to the sudden increase of blood levels in progesterone. Your body reacts abnormally to this sudden increase in the form of skin itching, rashes and even red spots.
The symptoms normally go away after the menstrual cycle is complete. However the red spots may contact some infections during this period which can turn into serious skin disorders. They can then turn into acne, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, or cold sores called herpes type 1.
Acne can be cured with the combination of honey and Aloe Vera liquid. You need to add equal proportions to prepare an acne removal solution.
Optionally you can add 1 teaspoon of Guggul powder to increase the effectiveness of recipe. Apply it onto your skin areas affected by acne. Let it soak your affected skin areas in the skin for about 5 to 10 minutes. Then you can wash it off with warm water.
It is recommended that you avoid the usage of soap while washing (and also during the period when you are taking treatment for acne cure).
Acne can result in scars even after your skin has been cured of it. You need to use a combination of two teaspoons of vinegar, lemon syrup, Aloe Vera liquid and essential oils. Mix them in a bowl and apply on affected areas on your skin. Let the ingredients soak your skin for about 10 to 15 minutes.
Use a natural moisturizer after you have washed your skin areas affected by acne scars. It will help in preventing dryness caused by lemon. Repeat this procedure for two to three weeks. The acne scars from your skin will be eliminated for good.
Psoriasis during menstrual cycles is due to infiltration of antigen into the T- Cells which in turn cause the skin inflammation. Psoriasis is a skin allergic condition which can only be suppressed with the help of medications.
Using herbal recipes at home can help reduce the intensity of inflammations to considerable extent. However you need to remember that home remedies can work only when the allergic conditions are in the mild or moderate stages. Once they reach severe or chronic conditions you need to consult your doctor and get the prescribed medicines and treatments.
Home remedy can be prepared with the help of false daisy powder, Aloe Vera gel, basil powder and turmeric powder. Take one teaspoon of each ingredient and mix them in a bowl to make a fine paste. Apply the paste on affected skin areas to form a thick layer. Let the ingredients soak your skin for about 30 minutes.
- Guggul powder contains many anti inflammation elements along with toxin removal agents. These ingredients are able to reach to deeper skin layers and remove the toxic elements generated by psoriasis.
- Aloe Vera gel can remove the dead skin cells and make way for growth of new cells.
This treatment needs to be followed up with preparation of Guggul and false daisy powder with plain water. Add one teaspoon of these two powders in 1 cup of water and drink it early in the morning in empty stomach. It can enter the bloodstream and help pin reducing the symptoms of psoriasis to considerable extent. The treatment process may take many months, which depends on the intensity of psoriasis.
Atopic dermatitis (eczema) results from autoimmunity similar to psoriasis. The visible symptoms are brown / red patches in skin, raised bumps, swelling and constant feeling of itching and irritation. If you have a dry skin it can become severe within few days.
- You need to avoid woolen clothing when your skin is affected with eczema.
- Sweat deposition on skin needs to be cleaned and washed with natural antiseptic lotion.
- Avoid smoking and wear protective loose clothing to guard from pollution.
Homemade recipe for eczema can include mix two tablespoons of linseed oil with equal quantity of lemon syrup and apply on affected regions of your skin.
Linseed oil contains It contains natural fatty acids like linolenic acid olenic acid. They can help incurring your skin of eczema to considerable levels.
You need to follow up with consumption of one linseed oil capsule every alternate day. When you go through this homemade remedy for a period of 10 to 15 days you can see considerable results.
Skin Allergy During Menstrual Period
You need not run around looking for medicines for all types of skin allergies during menstrual period. Consult your gynecologist to know about the temporary ones and simple cure for them.
You need to worry only about the long term and repetitive types of skin allergies which bother you. Some of the allergies like rashes, pimples and skin irritation go away after the completion of menstrual cycle.
They can be kept under control or cured by taking Guggul powder capsules or linseed oil capsules.
Treatment for Itchy Skin Around Time of Period
This is a normal symptom which appears during this time. Consult your gynecologist to know about its nature and probable intensity.
If she recommends natural herbal solutions you can use any of the above listed recipes. If the intensity is severe she will be able to prescribe the medicines for you.