As your body prepares itself for ovulation, production of testosterone and oestrogen continues to steadily increase.
You’ll be at your glowiest. “Oestrogen boosts collagen production and keeps skin moist and plump,” says Dr Lauren Streicher, clinical associate professor of obstetrics and gynaecology. And testosterone makes the skin produce more sebum, which acts as a moisturiser, adds Vitti. However, if your skin is oily, testosterone can lead to pimples (P-acne, the bacteria behind breakouts, feeds off sebum), so use an exfoliating wash. L’Oréal Paris Pure Clay Glow Scrub uses three different types of clay and red algae to de-gunk pores.
L’Oréal Paris Pure Clay Glow Scrub, £3.99