As any girl would know, periods are no walk in the park. There are so many reasons we dread that time of month: PMS, painful cramps, and potential leakage, to name a few. But as if those weren’t bad enough, biology often throws hormonal acne into the mix, too. Boo. Luckily, we aren’t totally powerless against the side effects of Aunt Flo. When it comes to period-induced pimples, you’d be surprised how much proper, consistent skincare can do! No, it’s no cure-all—but with the right products, you can minimize damage and quickly heal those recurring zits. So, without further ado, here are 5 products that’ll keep your skin clear as day—even on red days. Scroll!

1. Innisfree The Green Tea Seed Serum, now on sale at P820 (limited time only) Biology may have given us hormonal acne, but nature gave us green tea A.K.A. one of the most potent acne remedies ever. In fact, it serves as the driving ingredient in this cult-status serum. Known for its anti-inflammatory benefits, this bestselling formula reduces redness and shrinks active pimples using organic Jeju green tea water. Pat it on immediately after cleansing for best results!

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2. Pixi by Petra Pixi Glow Tonic (15ml), P390 Gentle exfoliation is one of the most crucial steps in healing acne and we swear by Pixi’s famous skin-refining toner. Loved by beauty experts around the world, it lifts away dead skin cells and clears out oil with glycolic acid. Not only does this prevent pores from clogging, it also speeds up cell turnover. This allows your skin to heal itself faster and with less damage. Plus, the brightening effect doesn’t hurt either!

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3. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion, P1,280 For extra stubborn pimples, this award-winning spot treatment is our remedy of choice. It immediately disinfects the skin and dries up blemishes overnight. Seriously—we tested it. It’s made with a combination of calamine, zinc oxide, salicylic acid, and sulfur. When left to sit on the affected area, it’ll visibly shrink zits in just a few hours of use. That’s what we call a quick-fix!

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4. COSRX BHA Skin Returning Emulsion, now on sale at P828 (limited time only) When your hormones go on overdrive, excessive oil production is one of the most common side effects. Thankfully, it’s nothing this clarifying emulsion can’t fix! Made with lotion-like texture, it provides fast-absorbing hydration to balance out your skin and regulate oil glands. With a consistency so lightweight, it’s the perfect morning moisturizer to use under your sunscreen.

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5. Dr. Wonder Anti-Spot Acne Patch, P500 Treating active spots is a hassle, but dealing with post-breakout scarring is arguably worse. If you want to minimize the damage, protect your blemishes with acne patches like this one! It seals pimples away from external pollutants and absorbs bacteria to prevent further infection. This allows spots to repair without any disturbance—resulting in lighter, shallower scarring. Just wear ‘em under makeup and no one ever has to know!

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That’s one less thing to worry about every month!

Don’t let red days ruin your skin! These products are guaranteed to free you of that stressful skin troubles. Read more about acne here.

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