Cosmopolitan (UK) - - Glow -

As your body pre­pares it­self for ovulation, pro­duc­tion of testos­terone and oe­stro­gen con­tin­ues to steadily in­crease.

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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

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