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Period Lighter, Acne Worse?

I'm not sure how much this fits into this discussion board, but here goes.

I've been noticing lately that my period is lighter than usual. I'm 22, and I know that it's typical for women to go through changes in their cycle every so often. It's just that I've also noticed my skin getting worse as well. I've especially been experiencing more cystic acne and nodules.

After the first day of my last period, the inflammation seemed to go significantly down in the acne I had. It was like most of the redness was gone over night. I have been trying to eat better (more fiber, protein) but it was recently enough that I doubt that had much affect on my skin so quickly.

So, does anyone think there's a connection? Or, am I just turning a coincidence into something else?

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yeah, i think period cycles are really sensitive. some moderate changes to diet, less/more sleep than usual, stress, exercise, and other factors can change it. i think there's a connection because i also experience more breakouts on my period. what you could do that prob help some would be to use a stronger acne treatment a few weeks before your period.

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