For many of us, the start of our period marks the monthly occurrence of a major skin freak-out. Yep, that’s right, PMS is to blame for the increased oiliness, painful breakouts, and dull skin that appears in sync with the cramps, bleeding, bloating, and fatigue that comes along with a typical period.
Which is why we’ve decided to bring you an entirely new kind of beauty box – a survival kit with everything you need to get you and your skin through the blood, sweat, and tears (except chocolate, because let’s face it, the box wouldn’t be big enough).
Officially available now, this is one beauty box you don’t want to miss. Scroll down to find out what’s inside.
Carbon Theory Cleansing Bar
Period breakouts are real (we wrote all about them here). You’ll probably notice an increase of spots and oiliness in the days leading up to your period, throughout your period, and for a few days after as well – so it’s important to have a blemish-busting cleanser to hand. This viral skin-clearing soap contains tea tree and charcoal, perfect for keeping hormonal breakouts at bay.
Oh K! Pink Clay Sheet Mask
Most sheet masks focus on hydration, but this one goes a step further and uses pink clay and rosehip to help purify skin and unclog pores, all whilst it boosts moisture levels. Basically, it’s all the benefits of a clay mask, minus the mess. Take half an hour to chill, decongest, and soften your skin in one go.
Skin & Tonic Calm Balm
When the unrelenting symptoms of PMS kick in – irritability, nausea, and fatigue (topped off with cramps and back pain) it can be hard to feel truly calm and relaxed. This balm (a blend of chamomile, grapeseed, lavender, and jasmine) basically acts like aromatherapy – the scents trigger the brain to feel at ease. To use, massage into wrists and temples and breathe in deeply for a quick calming moment, then apply to palms and cup over your nose before taking three deep breaths.
Yes To Zit Zapping Dots
Hormonal breakouts (big, sore under-the-skin spots that pop up around your chin and mouth) are the worst – especially because they can be super stubborn and difficult to budge. To flatten oversized spots overnight, these stickers absorb oil and pus from blemishes while you sleep.
The Perfect V Sheets
Anyone who’s had a period will understanding the blessing/satisfaction that is getting in and taking a shower (or even better a bath) – especially on day one. But what about if you need/want to freshen up on-the-go? These refreshing pocket-sized wipes are perfect for quickly cleansing since they’re specifically formulated (and pH balanced) for use all over your body.
Grace & Green Organic Cotton Night Pads
Did you know that 90 percent of a traditional sanitary pad is made from plastic and that nearly 20 billion of them end up in landfill every year? If you want to take steps towards making your period more green, these lightweight, plant-based pads are vegan, organic, free from nasties, and 100% biodegradable. Oh, and on top of that, they provide night-long protection – with no leaks.